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COSE WebEd Series: New DOL Overtime Rules – What the New Rules Mean for Your Small Business

The U.S. Department of Labor has posted final overtime rules that change the minimum salary level for professional, administrative and executive employees. 

This means that you’ll need to manage currently exempt employees who are making less than $47,476 per year as hourly employees, provide overtime, keep accurate time records, and adhere to other non-exempt rules.

Join us for this interactive webinar featuring employer law expert Keith Ashmus, of Frantz Ward LLP and HR consultant Mireille Wozniak-Michalak of PetioleHR.

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Succession Planning for Your Business Cleveland, Ohio

You spent years building your business, but have you taken the right steps to ensure your business into the future whether you are around or not?  This session will identify the different aspects of business succession planning and the different plans you can put in place to secure a successful succession. 

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Tech Growth: Budget Friendly Marketing for Tech Firms Lakewood, Ohio

Smaller tech firms can be challenged at times to commit resources and deploy capital for substantial or sustained marketing efforts.  But building a brand, growing awareness and feeding the company’s prospect pipeline are critical to growth.  

Technology advances, content marketing, social media and more have created incredible opportunities for budget conscious firms to accomplish their marketing goals in an effective, efficient and budget friendly manner.

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Summer Meltdown: An Unconventional Networking Event Cleveland, Ohio

It’s definitely shaping up to be a HOT summer in Cleveland! The Cavs ended our 52 year drought by winning a championship, cranes are in the sky rebuilding our building and bridges, and Cleveland will be thrust into the political spotlight during the RNC. If there ever was a time to celebrate Cleveland, it’s now. You have been working tirelessly in your business all summer long, take one night off and join fellow COSE members at the Summer Meltdown: An Unconventional Networking Event. Come snack on some delicious BBQ, down a sudsy beer, challenge a new friend to a game of corn hole, and take in the breathtaking views of Lake Erie at Wendy Park. Leave your suit and tie at home, flip flops are strongly encouraged. Oh and your four legged friend? They are invited too! 

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New Member Networking Event Warrensville Heights, Ohio

We invite you to join us for an evening of conversation, connections and cocktails as the COSE Ambassadors and the COSE Expert Network welcome new COSE members to the organization.  Enjoy time with new contacts, learn more about the value of your membership, enjoy good food and drinks, and have some fun at this casual networking event.  

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CIO Symposium Independence, Ohio

Since 2000, The CIO Symposium has offered an exceptional forum for CIOs and IT executives to share insights on critical business issues and make important connections with one another. Through thought-provoking keynote speakers and engaging breakout sessions, the 2016 CIO Symposium offers an invaluable experience for CIOs of any industry, for any size enterprise and at any stage of their CIO career.

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2016 Small Business Convention Cleveland, Ohio

Now in its 11th year, the COSE Small Business Convention is the premier event for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Midwest. Partners from across the region come together to produce the ultimate experience for small business professionals, complete with nationally-recognized keynote speakers, a business-to-business trade show, special events and unforgettable networking experiences. 

The Convention will take place October 13-14, 2016 at Cleveland Public Auditorium & Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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