Oberlin - Love is in the air!

Join us!

Thursday, Feb 9, 9 am - 10 am,

Oberlin Public Library, 65 S. Main St.

Hear from local leaders from the city, college, and business community! Connect with public and private organizations. Meet and share, all while enjoying a cup of coffee and a treat on us!

Downtown Oberlin

  • Black History Month & Valentine's Day - Let us help you promote what you have going on this month! Be sure to check out the city banners painted by OCS students!
  • College Relocation - Offices are moving into 5 S. Main St. Let's welcome our "new" neighbors!
  • New parking signs on College St. 30 minute parking signs are up! Be advised that limits are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

OBP Member Information

  • OBP presented at the Feb 6, 2023 Oberlin City Council meeting. Check it out at: Oberlin City Council Feb 6 link.
  • Member Benefits: Advertising and promotional assistance. OBP members, did you know that OBP will help you advertise or promote what's going on in your business? Just reach out! To read up on ALL the resources available to OBP members, click here: OBP Member Resources.
  • Social Media: Send me your business updates! If you're a member, send me an email and I'll make a post for you! Maureen Simen: obpevents@gmail.com.

Business & Entrepreneur Resources

  • Advocacy: OBP can and does advocate collectively for its members, but YOU are still the best advocate for your business. Don't assume local, state, or national leaders know what is impacting your business.
  • OBP members, are you HIRING? Hosting an EVENT? Have a PHOTO you'd like posted on our social media sites? Having a sale? We're here to support YOU! Send details to Maureen Simen at obpevents@gmail

Amherst, Lakewood, Lorain, Oberlin - they're all on the distrx mobile app!

  • Is YOUR business on the Positively Oberlin Mobile App? If so, make sure it's up-to-date and that your customers know about it! If not, it's FREE! Click on the link:

Positively Oberlin Mobile App Sign Up Link

Community - City - College

  • City of Oberlin: Feb 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Prospect School. Comprehensive Plan, Public Input. To learn more, click here: City of Oberlin.
  • Oberlin City Schools: OHS Alumni Games are back! Saturday, Feb 18. For more info: Oberlin City Schools.
  • Oberlin College: Feb 14, 3:00 pm. Allen Memorial Art Museum. Tuesday Tea: Songs, Signs, and the Language of the Streets.

SCORE Event Highlight: Small Business Tax Questions - Ask the CPA. FREE!

From the website -

"Tax season will be here sooner than you think! If you have tax questions, we have tax answers.

Join us for this LIVE Q&A session with certified CPA and small business tax expert Micah Fraim. A whole hour dedicated to answering your tax-related questions and concerns, offering tax advice you can implement throughout the year.

Live attendees will receive free business resources, a copy of the slide deck, and a link to this webinar recording."

To register: SCORE Small Business Tax Questions

Looking ahead:

  • TUE: Apr 18: 8:30 am - 12 pm. The Hotel at Oberlin. Leadercast Women - Amplify Your Voice
  • FEBRUARY: Black History Month. Learn about local connections to Black History through OBP member, Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin Heritage Center
  • MARCH: OCS PreK and Kindergarten registration begins.

To stay up to date on the City of Oberlin, including council, board, and commission meetings, go to City of Oberlin Website

Be sure to check the Environmental Dashboard website for more events!

Make sure to keep your calendar up-to-date with Oberlin College's events at Oberlin College Events Calendar and the OC academic calendar at Oberlin College Academic Calendar.

  • If there is an important date you'd like to be considered for next week's newsletter, send me an email!

Register Now!

$59 per person or $300 for a table of six!

For more details and to register, click:

Leadercast Women

You can reach us at
Maureen Simen, obpevents@gmail.com and Janet Haar, obp.org@gmail.com
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