Legislative Updates: News from the State House – July 2019

The Ohio House recently passed its version of the state’s $69 billion operating budget. In an expression of bipartisanship not usually seen with massive policy bills like the state budget, the House passed the bill (HB166) by a vote of 85-9. Prior tothe floor vote, the bill underwent some significant changes, including a massive tax overhaul. The bill eliminates the income tax on income below $22,250 […]

Sales Tip #443 Close for the Follow-Up

Close for the Follow-Up? You should never end the conversation with a Prospect before agreeing on a specific date and time for the follow-up, especially if they haven’t committed to purchase your product or service. Verify your next follow-up, then, send a meeting request for confirmation. If it’s a phone call, get their direct dial […]

Choosing a Credit Card

A credit card can provide you with the financial freedom you need to make larger purchases and quick buys when you do not have cash handy. However, credit cards can also saddle you with mountains of high-interest debt. The key to using credit wisely often lies in choosing the right credit card for your needs. There […]

ELA Wraps Up 2019 Chamber Leadership Academy with WHACC Members

Members and businesses from the Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce offered their experiences and perspectives to students enrolled in the Chamber Leadership Academy program developed by the Effective Leadership Academy.  The week’s events from June 3rd through the 7th where hosted at member businesses ABB, South Pointe Hospital, Warrensville Heights Family YMCA, Cuyahoga Community College, […]

[VIDEO] Homegrown in Ohio: The Local Food Movement

On June 5th, 2019 we presented Homegrown in Ohio: The Local Food Movement. Learn from local growers, chefs and food suppliers about this well received yet sometimes controversial industry movement. Our panel of experts on discussed the different health benefits, local economic impact, and growing popularity of farm-to-table tasty, fresh and nutritious food grown and […]

Warrensville Reaching New Heights Podcast – Episode 33 – Charles Izzo, President, Infinity Construction Co., Inc.

Listen as Mr. Izzo discusses some of his company’s high profile and impactful projects within Warrensville Heights and well beyond its borders. He touches on Infinity’s current involvement with the construction of the new elementary school here, and he shares details surrounding the the company’s development of the YMCA and library properties. For more podcasts […]

Considerations for a Closely-Held Corporation in Ohio

Considerations for a Closely-Held Corporation in Ohio The majority of successful family businesses in the United States are closely-held corporations: private (not publicly traded) companies with a limited number of shareholders holding the controlling share of corporate stock. Limited liability companies (or “LLCs”) also constitute a significant number of closely-held family businesses; however, this article […]

Legislative Updates: News from the State House -June 2019

GAMING/GAMBLING Casinos and racinos offering sports betting under HB194 (Greenspan-Kelly) would be required to pay an application fee of $100,000, as well as an annual renewal fee of $100,000 or 1 percent of the sportsbook’s “handle” over the previous one-year period, whichever is less. During sponsor testimony before the House Finance Committee on Thursday, Rep. […]