ITAR Export Compliance Webinar

June 8 – 9, 2021 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm ET

The U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)and U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) will provide an educational program that spans two-days June 8 and June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day.

This program will help you understand how to comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations. It will cover topics that are not only of importance to the aerospace industry but also aerospace technology that is a concern for other government agencies, academia, research and development institutions.

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* Ohio Aerospace Institute Members and Government Employees may attend this event free of charge. Contact Jessica Tremayne at to register.

May 11, 2021|Events, Partner Content|

Public Law in Practice: Employer Vaccination Plans and Protocols
McDonald Hopkins Public Law Webinar Series

Session 1: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 12:00 pm ET
1-hour CLE credit pending with the Supreme Court of Ohio

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Employer Vaccination Plans and Protocols

Employers, and in particular public and government employers, have faced and learned a great deal since the onset of COVID-19 early last year. Although the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” appears to be on the horizon, new challenges continue to arise, creating a complex landscape for employers in 2021.

In this one-hour webinar presented by McDonald Hopkins Public Law Practice Group, labor and employment attorneys Jim Boutrous, Karina Conley and Ryan Neumeyer will provide practical guidance on some of the main issues employers are facing regarding vaccinations and other safety issues.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Employer obligations and best practices regarding vaccinations
  • ADA/Civil Rights considerations for employer-mandated or encouraged vaccinations
  • Increased federal, state and local laws/regulations related to employee health and safety
  • Maintaining a positive and safe work environment for employees
  • Employer leave obligations following the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”)
  • Litigation trends and state employer immunity initiatives

Panelists include:

Jim Boutrous is a managing member of the firm’s Detroit office and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Jim’s national practice involves both prosecuting and defending employers in non-competition and trade secret litigation, with significant injunction hearing experience.

Karina Conley is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. Karina’s experience includes representing employers in a variety of labor and employment and workplace injury matters, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and issues involving the Family Medical Leave Act.

Ryan Neumeyer is a member in the Litigation Department’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Ryan has the distinction of being a Certified Specialist in the practice of labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He represents and counsels public and private employers on a variety of employment law matters, such as employee leave, overtime, disability accommodations, termination and layoff decisions, and workplace injuries.

Moderated by:

Kevin Butler draws on his experience serving as in-house counsel to local governments as an advocate for and advisor to political subdivisions and private clients. He focuses on counseling government clients, businesses and individuals on zoning matters, government regulation, labor and employment law, public-official ethics and conflicts of interest, public records and open meetings, economic development and financing, real estate and land use issues and election matters.

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April 30, 2021|Events, Partner Content, Policy|

Celebrating 80 Years of Pushing Boundaries and Breaking Barriers: The Small Business Connection at GRC

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

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About this Event

The “Celebrating 80 Years of Pushing Boundaries and Breaking Barriers: The Small Business Connection at GRC” event will provide an opportunity for small businesses to learn about the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and how it fits into the agency’s small business program.

Additionally, attendees will hear about current procurement opportunities as well as future plans for space, technology, and Earth Science programs and initiatives. At GRC, we drive research, technology, and systems to advance aviation, expand human presence across the solar system, enable exploration of the universe, and improve life on Earth.

Attendees will learn about the skills, resources, and technologies needed to achieve the agency’s missions, programs, and research.

Sponsored by the NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) at Glenn Research Center.

The following speakers will be featured:

  • Mr. Charles T. Williams, Program Manager, OSBP
  • Dr. Marla Perez-Davis, Center Director, GRC
  • Ms. Robyn Gordon, Director, Center Operations, GRC
  • Ms. Eunice Adams-Sipp, Small Business Specialist, GRC
  • Mr. Kurt Straub, Chief, Procurement Division
  • GRC Small Business Contractor Panel

Log-in information for this virtual event will be sent after individual registration, and reminders will be sent the day before and the day of the celebration.

This celebration is open to all vendors, both large and small, who wish to do business with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

If you have questions about this topic, email them in advance to and type “OSBP GRC 80th Anniversary” in the subject line.

April 22, 2021|Events, Partner Content|

April 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Looking for new customers? Take advantage of this opportunity for you to learn about doing business with NASA and their prime contractors.

Announcing a 3-part event with NASA and its prime contractors to bring new business opportunities to manufacturers in Cook County, the Chicago region, and throughout Illinois. This event is brought to you by Cook County, in partnership with NASA, IMEC, and the Illinois PTAC.

If you are a manufacturing company looking to work with NASA and its contractors, attend these sessions to learn about the essentials of doing business with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, and its prime contractors. Registration is required for each event.

This complimentary series – addressing the #1 concern of Cook County manufacturers to create new growth – provides Illinois manufacturers the opportunity to connect with large government contractors through subcontracting programs, with the potential of growing their businesses and diversifying their supply chains.

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April 14, 2021|Events|

GlobalView 2021 Part 2: Conducting Business in the United States

This webinar features a panel of experts sharing their insights on what it takes for UK businesses to conduct business in the United States.

Thu, March 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
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About this Event

You are invited to join us for Part 2 of our three-part GlobalView webinar series focused on conducting business globally.

Each 90-minute webinar will focus on US and UK export opportunities, as both counties have proved to be rich with opportunities and serve as gateway countries to enter other regions in the world.

Our GlobalView 2021 webinar series is brought to you through the collaboration of Wegman Hessler (US) and Aaron & Partners (UK). These two law firms are members of the International Advisory Group (IAG), a powerful network of international firms from around the world. Their legal teams are committed to counseling clients about legal and practical business strategies to maximize global transactions and expansion.

Each webinar will feature legal and accounting/financial professionals who have expertly advised companies on ways to navigate effective ways to conduct business in the US and UK.

Part 2: Conducting Business in the United States

This 90-minute webinar features a panel of experts on what it takes for UK businesses to conduct international trade, establish a distribution/sales channel, identify trade partners, or stand up an actual operation in the US.

This webinar will feature clients and advisors who will bring their unique insights and experience about what it takes and how to effectively master the opportunities and challenges of international trade with the US.

Our panel will include:

  • UK business owners conducting business in US
  • Attorneys: Corporate, Employment, and Intellectual Property
  • Accountant and Tax Professional
  • British American Chamber of Commerce
  • Team NEO Global Trade Office

When: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM (UK-GMT) / 12:00 PM (US-EST)
Where: Webinar. (Link provided when you register through EventBrite)

Our panel will be hosted by Aaron & Partners and we will have a spirited discussion on a variety of timely topics, including:

  • What UK companies should consider when evaluating the US?
  • What type of due diligence should a UK company conduct?
  • How to identify good sales partners/distributors/agents?
  • Employment issues to be mindful of when doing business in the US
  • How do you protect your company’s brand, product, trademark, and IP?
  • What is the advantage of NEO and the US for UK businesses ?
  • What are the financial and tax implications of doing business in NEO/US?
  • What should UK companies watch out for when considering the US?
  • What resources and incentives are available for UK companies?

We will also address questions that you will share during registration and others that are raised during the program.

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March 19, 2021|Events|

“Now More than Ever: Regional Collaboration During COVID and Beyond”

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to do more with less as government revenues have been reduced. Even before the pandemic though, Northeast Ohio was struggling with declining population and aging infrastructure. With current trends as of 2010, Vibrant NEO predicted that all 12 counties of Northeast Ohio would be in a worse fiscal position by 2040, with expenses exceeding revenues.

To keep this from happening, one of the four key Vibrant NEO themes is “promoting collaboration and efficiency.” Working across political boundaries can help reduce costs, stabilize budgets, and improve quality of life. During this panel discussion with four elected officials, learn how they are doing just that.

Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
This is an online event.

Moderator: Michele Pomerantz, Cuyahoga County Department of Regional Collaboration Director


  • Robert A. Fiala, Mayor and Safety Director, City of Willoughby
  • Jim Hockaday, City Manager, City of Conneaut
  • Dennis Morley, Mayor and Safety Director, City of Eastlake
  • Rich Regovich, Mayor and Safety Director, City of Willowick

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March 11, 2021|Events, Partner Content|
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