Enroll in the Northeast Ohio Safety Council

Safety is a topic that should be first and foremost on the minds of business owners here in Northeast Ohio and everywhere. Regardless of size, the safety and wellbeing of the workforce remains critical to the success of our local economy.

The Northeast Ohio Safety Council (NEOSC) has everything businesses need to create and maintain a safe working environment. From pertinent safety issues to qualified and experienced speakers, the NEOSC will provide your organization with the tools and knowledge you need to improve the safety culture within your workplace.

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    Additionally, your business can earn up to 4% off of your workers’ compensation premiums by joining the NEOSC today and attending our monthly breakfast meetings.

    NEOSC Open enrollment: Now through July 31, 2017

    Visit neosafetycouncil.com or call Margaret Bajic at 216-592-2373.

    Meeting Topics and Dates:

    Each meeting will include breakfast followed by a 30-45 minute educational seminar led by a qualified professional in the safety industry.


    Job Safety Analysis and Assessing Workplace Hazards Ergonomics
    The Employee Handbook Stress and Stress Management Workplace Violence
    OSHA Fundamentals and Compliance Drugs and Alcohol at Work Workers' Compensation Fraud vs. Abuse
    Safety and the Aging Workforce Anatomy of Wokers' Comp Health & Wellness

    July 12, 2017 November 8, 2017 March 14, 2018
    August 9, 2017 December 13, 2017 April 11, 2018
    September 13, 2017 January 10, 2018 May 9, 2018
    October 11, 2017 February 14, 2018 June 13, 2018
    *Meeting Dates and topics are subject to change.

    NEOSC Meeting Details:

    Where: Holiday Inn, Independence: 6001 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

    When: Second Wednesday of each month from July 2017-June 2018

    Time: 7:30 a.m. (registration) - 10:00 a.m.

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    In our cloud computing Q-and-A with Brad Nellis of Expedient, we referenced three reports that can help you get a grasp on how the technology could be useful for your business. Here are links to each of those reports.

    In our cloud computing Q-and-A with Brad Nellis of Expedient, we referenced three reports that can help you get a grasp on how the technology could be useful for your business. Here are links to each of those reports:

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     Want to know more about how to keep your cloud of the hands of the bad guys? The experts at Affordable-IT explain cloud computing best practices you need to know.

     

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  • FirstEnergy Rebates Doubled for a Limited Time

    Thinking about an energy efficiency upgrade? Now is the time to act. The FirstEnergy rebates available for lighting, custom projects and retro commissioning that save electricity have been DOUBLED! If you are a FirstEnergy customer, don’t miss out.

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    Thinking about an energy efficiency upgrade? Now is the time to act. The FirstEnergy rebates available for lighting, custom projects and retro commissioning that save electricity have been DOUBLED! If you are a FirstEnergy customer, don’t miss out.

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    Don’t miss out on getting paid for making energy efficiency upgrades and reducing utility expenses. COSE’s energy team is here to help you understand your energy usage through an audit and prioritize energy conservation measures so you can take advantage of increased cash rebates


    To incentivize businesses like yours to reduce electricity use, FirstEnergy has increased the value of the Energy Efficiency Rebates. The rebate program that was restarted in January, is being increased for a limited time. This rebate will improve the ROI on your project and reduce your utility spend.


    There is no cost to you to have COSE, a Program Administrator for FirstEnergy since 2009, facilitate your rebate application. As with previous rebate offerings, demand will be high and dollars may go quickly. When the dollars are gone, they are gone! It is imperative to review your current report, let COSE line up quotes and get you in line to access these larger rebates while they last


    Don’t delay! Let’s line up your project and determine if your business qualifies for a rebate. Please contact Andrew Smyser at (216) 592-2432 or asmyser@gcpartnership.com  


    Let us help you benefit from the limited rebate dollars and improve your space. 

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  • Five Questions About the Industry Digital Summit

    Start-ups are a really important part of the tech industry here in Northeast Ohio.  JumpStart was an early leader, providing funding, mentoring and more and in the past few years several tech accelerators have launched in the CLE:  Bizdom, FlashStarts and LaunchHouse.  They each strive to help start-ups get off the ground and gain early traction.

    Start-ups are a really important part of the tech industry here in Northeast Ohio.  JumpStart was an early leader, providing funding, mentoring and more and in the past few years several tech accelerators have launched in the CLE:  BizdomFlashStarts and LaunchHouse.  They each strive to help start-ups get off the ground and gain early traction.

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    New to the region, about a year or so ago, is TechPint, founded by Paul McAvinchey.  TechPint strives to connect start-up tech entrepreneurs to each other, to funders, and anyone else who's excited about start-up tech, hoping to help catalyze energy in our tech community.  Building on the momentum, Paul and the TechPint crew created the first ever Industry Digital Summit, a day-long conference for start-up tech. 

    The Summit is THIS Friday, September 5; paul McAvinchey shared some details with us.

    NEOSA: So, Paul, tell us about the inspiration for the Industry Digital Summit? 

    Paul McAvinchey: 
    When I arrived in Cleveland a few years back I was looking for a good place to meet other startup folks. And I thought a good place to start would be at a regional tech conference focused on entrepreneurship and innovation around digital technologies. But I couldn't find one. Why? I immediately started thinking about organizing one myself, but to be honest, I didn't know where to start. So I downscaled the idea into a mini-tech conference that we'd hold in bars quarterly, and that became the now notorious TechPint. Over a year later and after having made many new friends and connections, putting on a full scale conference just seemed doable. So we picked a name, a date and then worked hard to fill in all the missing pieces over the past 6 months. 

    NEOSA: What’s the theme, or focus of the content? 

    PM: Broadly speaking, the event is for forward-thinking people who are using digital technologies to build new companies, products or experiences. But the topics will be of interest to anyone interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. We have talks about raising money, efficiently creating products and even designing your team. And the event will have a distinctly Rust Belt feel - we are holding this in a warehouse and we'll be keeping things very casual and relaxed, TechPint-style. 

    NEOSA: I’m sure ALL the speakers are great, but who are a couple you’re especially excited about? 

    PM: I can't wait to hear Bob Moesta. He, along with Harvard Business School's Clayton Christensen created the famous jobs-to-be-done framework for product innovation. Christensen was actually a big hero of Steve Jobs and Moesta himself is a very well respected innovator and speaker.

    Ian Sigalow from Greycroft Partners in New York is going to be great, too. He's invested in the likes of Huffington Post and recently was part of the selling of Buddy Media for $80m. He's now armed with a $200m fund to invest in startups, including in the Midwest. 

    NEOSA: Inspiration, connections and knowledge are probably three great reasons to attend the Summit, give us three more. 

    PM: Nothing like this has been held in Cleveland before - you'll get such a good buzz when you see what our team has put together. And I can guarantee that it will be a day well spent when you look at the new ideas that you'll walk away with (this is probably inspiration, but it's worth repeating!). Plus we have a pig roast right after the conference! 

    NEOSA: How would you advise someone to get the most benefit from the Summit? 

    PM: Get rid of all your thoughts of what tech conferences traditionally are. Leave your tie at home, put on your sneakers and come with your mind wide open. It will be an experience from the moment you walk into the door until you leave our huge warehouse after party late, late at night.

    Complete details on the Summit are here and last minute ticket info is here.

    The line-up and schedule look great, it should be an excellent conference!


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  • Five Questions with Patrick Antos

    We’ve been working hard this year on deployment of the strategic plan that the NEOSA board laid out. One of the most prominent aspects of our plan centered on the talent needs of our members. So I’m very pleased to announce that Patrick Antos has joined our team, effective Monday, September 22, 2014.

    We’ve been working hard this year on deployment of the strategic plan that the NEOSA board laid out. We’ve made progress with re-branding (stay-tuned for a new name for NEOSA), business development services and Advocacy.

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    One of the most prominent aspects of our plan centered on the talent needs of our members. So I’m very pleased to announce that Patrick Antos has joined our team, effective Monday, September 22, 2014. Patrick will be our first ever, Manager – Talent Services; he’ll work to build out content and services around talent attraction, retention and development.

    So we thought it would be good to do a blog post interview, to help share a little of Patrick’s background and early plans.

    NEOSA: So, Patrick, share a little bit of your background with us.

    Patrick Antos: Prior to joining NEOSA, I had three plus years of technology staffing and education experience working with ITT Technical Institute and three plus years of account management/consulting experience working in the IT world with OEConnection. I also have a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and I’m looking forward to learning more about our members and partnering with them to help continue to grow their businesses.

    NEOSA: And what gets you excited about helping our members with talent issues?

    Patrick Antos: I think the thing that excites me most is the idea of being able to work with each member to understand where they’re coming from and where their business is going. Work with them to help them understand how to attract talent that is in Cleveland and retain it for the growth of their company. It’s important to keep our talent in Cleveland and let folks know that Cleveland is where it’s at for the best IT companies in the nation.

    NEOSA: Where do you plan to focus your early efforts?

    Patrick Antos: Early on, I plan to get to know the members through phone and face-to-face communication as well as NEOSA events. In doing so, I can gain the knowledge I need to support our members talent needs. Furthermore, I’m planning to build on the success of the NEOSA CoolTech Challenge; I’m excited about the opportunity to grow that program, get more HS students engaged and give out even more scholarship money.

    Medium term, I’ll look to take leverage NEOSA Tech Week 2015 and talent programs available to us through NEOSA’s affiliation with TecNA http://www.technologycouncils.org to help recruiting efforts for our members. And I’ll also step up our efforts with local colleges to bring continuing education and/or training programs out to our members.

    NEOSA: What’s one, quick piece of advice you can offer around recruiting tech talent?

    Patrick Antos: Employee satisfaction will bring one the most productivity. It’s one thing to stand apart from the crowd with cloud services, awesome apps, beautiful web designs or amazing software, but studies show that when a company pays the employee well and offers them the autonomy to be creative and lead themselves, that the return on investment is substantial. Companies retain talent better; staff will be much happier and will go above and beyond to give the company and its customers the best product and service possible. 

    NEOSA: Okay, here’s your random, business-unrelated question – the Browns are 1-2, what’s your prediction for wins/losses at the end of the season?

    Patrick Antos: This is a huge one! As a loyal season ticket holder, I should say the Super Bowl here we come! They’ve shown some signs of real talent, so I’m going to say 8-8; they seem to be a “win one and lose one” team so far with their youth. 

    We’re really excited to have Patrick on board and we’re looking forward to ramping up our services to help our members with their talent needs. 


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