Ohio Unveils Its First Flying Car

LIFT Aircraft brings its HEXA aircraft to Ohio. Hear from Governor Mike DeWine, US Air Force leaders, LIFT Aircraft executives, and more, as they unveil Ohio’s first “flying car.”

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February 11, 2021|News, Partner Content|

A New Opportunity

A new year is upon us and optimism is bountiful. A COVID-19 vaccine brings promise that the travel industry is on its way to a recovery, returning furloughed employees to work. Generally speaking, bringing more normalcy back to our lives.

As we look to aerospace growth, I am excited to say that the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) has been using the past year to grow our membership program and offerings. We have listened to our members, done research, and evolved our program to promote inclusivity and engagement. OAI’s Industry Association brings a member- exclusive supply chain matrix that spans across the state and to global partners. We are connecting our industry, academic and military members with new business opportunities to promote aerospace growth in the state. Membership is now open as we continue to rollout the reconfigured program.

We look forward to continuing contracted research, broadening our global reach and once again seeing you all in person.

John M. Sankovic, Ph.D., P.E.
President & CEO
Ohio Aerospace Institute

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February 11, 2021|News, Partner Content|

Notice: Paycheck Protection Program resumes January 11, 2021 at 9am ET

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the US Treasury Department, will open the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9 am ET. When the PPP loan portal system opens, it will initially accept First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), and Microloan Intermediaries.

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January 11, 2021|News, Policy|

How to Pay Your Property Taxes Before the End of the Year
Dale Miller, County Council
January 1, 2021

Although tax payments are not due until January 28, 2021 (just extended by 1 week due to mail concerns), we recognize some people desire to pay before the end of the year for Federal tax purposes. Below are instructions on how to do so.

  1. Go to
  2. On the banner at the top of the page, click on “I Want to Contact.”
  3. Under “popular agencies,” click on Treasurer.
  4. On the Treasurer’s front page, scroll down a whole page length down the main article until you come to the section on the left headed by “Property Taxes.”
  5. Under that section, click on View & Pay Your Tax Bill.
  6. The screen that comes up will give you choices on how to search for your tax bill. The permanent parcel number works best and should definitely be used if you have it available from an old bill. Enter your information and click search.
  7. Your name and permanent parcel number will appear on the left. Click on the permanent parcel number to display your bill. You can then print your tax bill and handle it just as if you had received it in mail. There are also electronic and phone payment options.
January 1, 2021|News|
“Zooming ahead? Not so fast!”

Henry Mintzberg
December 8, 2020

We are smitten with the latest videoconferencing technology much as a lover is smitten with a new partner. We notice everything that is wonderful and nothing that is not—for a while, at least. Then the reality sets in. Read More »

December 8, 2020|News|
Berea Offers Grants to Small Businesses

The City of Berea will again award $2,000 grants to area small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City gave $2,000 grants to 55 Berea businesses in May, using funds leftover from another business grant program plus funds contributed by City Council from its budget. This time, federal CARES money will fund the grants.

Mayor Cyril Kleem emphasized that the Emergency Relief Grant Program could be used for rent, mortgage payments, utilities, payroll, and other related business expenses.

Berea-based retail, personal service and food businesses are eligible to apply. Nonprofits, offices, and contractors are not eligible. The City will only be accepting applications submitted online at and applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 29, 2020|News|
The Aerozone: A Great Place to Live, Work & Grow
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