Partner Content2021-01-03T18:57:01+00:00

“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|

Our special presentation on the Impact and Opportunities for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on the Aerozone District and Surrounding Regions was held on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.


Register now and receive a free Economic Impact Study for Greater Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport


Welcome and Introductions

  • Stuart Mendel, Aerozone Alliance

Special Guest and Presenter

  • Alex Sekhniashvili, International Trade Consultant


  • David Gutheil, Port of Cleveland
  • John Senese, NEOTEC
  • Robbin Thornton Hudson, Management Consultant | Leadership & DEI Coach | Philanthropy Advisor
  • Lee Weingart, LNE Group
  • Jasson McClain, Ark Transportation


  • Vince Adamus, Greater Cleveland Partnership
March 5, 2021|Events, Partner Content|

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|

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

SBA Tools to Help You Get Through COVID-19

Raymond Graves from the SBA Cleveland District Office will be presenting information on the second round of funding for the popular Paycheck Protection program which sunset last August but was renewed by the Economic Aid Act signed into law in late December.

Businesses who participated in the last round may apply to be involved again, but the qualifications and parameters of the program are not quite the same as what they were.

First time applicants may also apply. We’ll be going over these subjects and also touching on additional resources enabled by the EAA including debt payment relief for SBA borrowers.

This Webinar Will Cover:

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (First Draw and Second Draw)
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Enhanced SBA Guarantee
  • SBA Debt Relief

Learn More and Register »

February 8, 2021|Events, Partner Content|
Unified Drone Detection Network Presentation

January 15, 2021

Protect your community and airspace today with Unified Drone Detection. UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) or Drones can be used in a variety of applications, for a lot of very useful activities, and can support many different industries. Their use and applications are continuing to grow as we discover how UASs can allow us to work smarter, faster and safer. Since there is little control of airspace and recreational users are also increasing, our safety is in danger. A proven solution is drone detection which consists of 2 things, software and hardware. Unified Drone (an Aerozone Alliance member) and Aerial Armor created a partnership to provide a subscription-based model for easy adoption. We are proud to be able to bring this detection network to you at a low cost to keep NEO protected and safe. The first step is a threat assessment for your community, we offer this accompanied with a 2-week trial allowing a better understand of the threats and issues you may be facing. As we’d like you to be early adopters of the system, we are offering Aerozone Alliance members a 10% discount.  View the Presentation »

January 17, 2021|Partner Content|
Final Rule for Remote ID Released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Drone Service Providers Alliance (DSPA) | December 28, 2020

On December 28, 2020, the FAA released the Final Rule for Remote ID. According to an article by the DSPA, a professional advocacy organization for Drone Service Providers throughout the United States:

“The Final Rule is almost 500 pages long, but if you have time and patience, well worth the read. You’ll gain quite a bit of insight into the minds at the FAA, as well as which aspects of the manned aviation industry support UAS, and which see us as a nuisance.

This article will in no way be an exhaustive explanation of the entire rule. Instead we will hit the highlights and lowlights, and give some feedback. We’ll try to get the major aspects of the new rule out in the open, and hopefully create industry dialogue between stakeholders.”

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January 8, 2021|Partner Content, Policy|
Featured Video: How to Get FAA Airspace Authorizations for Drone Flights Using LAANC and the FAA Dronezone

Courtesy of: Jason Damman, V1 Drone Media ( and the North Coast Drone Alliance (
December 28, 2020

This video provides a tutorial on how to get LAANC airspace authorizations for drone/uas flights using LAANC authorization providers such as UASidekick and through the FAA Dronezone portal if LAANC is not available. UASidekick app (LAANC Provider):  Watch Now »

January 3, 2021|Partner Content|
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