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2020 Lebanon Annual Chamber Awards - Virtual Event Announcement

Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 24, 2021

 

IMPORTANT: Due to extra precautions taken by our Government, our LACAS Awards Announcements will be Virtual this year!

The Lebanon Annual Chamber Awards (LACAS) recognizes the best of the best when it comes to businesses and individuals in the Lebanon and Warren County area. They make a significant impact, drive economic growth and help make this region a better place to work, live and do business. Winners exemplify excellence through proven growth or stability, innovation, creativity, community leadership and achievements.

Although the delivery of the LACAS Event will be a little different than past years, the message is the same, extraordinary professionals deserve to be celebrated

Take a moment of your time, and nominate that business or individual that deserves to be recognized for all they do to make our community the BEST around! 

The 2020 LACAS Virtual Awards Announcements will be streamed on our Chamber Website Page & Chamber Social Media Pages beginning Monday, October 12, 2020.  

 

Important Dates to Remember:

·       Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – last day to submit nominations.

Award applicants are narrowed down to three finalists in each category.

·       Monday, September 21, 2020 - Voting polls will open to cast your vote on one of the finalists in each category

·       Monday, September 28, 2020 - Voting polls will CLOSE

 

Congratulations to Our 2019 Award Winners

Business of the Year: The Golden Lamb 

Community Service Award :  Lebanon Youth Baseball 

Industrial Business of the Year: Conger Construction

Friends of Education : Premier Health

Ambassador of the Year : Fae Ochs

Small Business Award: The Black Barn

Young Professional Award : Adam Kwiecinski

Citizen of the Year Award : Bunny Brooks

Harmon Award: Joe Wilson

 

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Congratulations to our 2020 Industry of the Year Award Winner

 

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Business of the Year Award Winner

 

Small Business Award

Congratulations to our 2020 Small Business Award Winner

 

 

Congratulations to our 2020  New Business of the Year Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Innovator of the Year Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2020 President's Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Spirit of Lebanon Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Friends of Education Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Community Service Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Young Professional Award Winner

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Ambassador of the Year Award Winner

 

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Award Finalists
Award Finalists

Congratulations to our 2020 Lebanon Annual Chamber Award Finalists 

 

Business of the Year Award Finalist:

Hearing By Design: Hearing by Design has been in business for over 15 years. Brooke Buxton (owner) strives to offer the best hearing instruments available plus an exceptional patient experience. She know how important hearing is. She is alway here to help people, to ease frustrations and increase joy. Hearing by Design and Brooke regularly attends continuing education seminars and keeps up on the latest diagnostic techniques and technologies available in hearing aids to assist the patient. The Hearing by Design and Brooke work hand in hand with a foundation every year call Starkey Hearing Foundation. Giving back to the Foundation provides complimentary hearing care to people, empowering them to achieve their full potential. At Hearing by Design Brooke works with each individual to better understand his or her hearing difficulty. She is knowledgeable, honest and friendly. When you come into the office, she wants you to feel comfortable and know that she cares about the impact of hearing loss on you and your family. Hearing by Design and Brooke Buxton are an outstanding company and individual to work for and to be around.

Optimized Senior Living: A new, growing family owned and operated business, OSL continues to grow through challenging times providing a unique lifestyle and care opportunity for our aging population in Lebanon. They’re currently working on doubling their operations in physical foot-print, care capacity and employment providing a range of different jobs opportunities to our community. Lindsay McLaughlin, CEO, is active in the Chamber and an advocate for the community and business growth here in Lebanon.

SiteWORX Total Site Development: SiteWORX has the motto of "Purpose.Value.Integrity" all of which you can see on a daily basis through their quality, communication and customer experience. Everywhere you drive in Lebanon, you will more than likely see a "SiteWORX" sign as the construction begins on a new business or development. SiteWORX has helped lay the foundation for many successful businesses to help the economic growth in and around Lebanon. Matt also strives to make sure that his employees feel valued each and every day. One of his main goals is to help everyone feel like part of a family..a SiteWORX's family. Positive Culture is something that you will see shining brightly throughout this company. It is very important to Matt that everyone feels like they are involved and a part of this company. They strive to bring families together through a variety of community involvement activities. Even through this crazy 2020 year, Matt has continued to support many of our local events through his involvement and sponsorship. Not only has Matt Smith played a large role in driving local business and economic growth within our community through his business, but he has also played a large role in displaying best business practices and community involvement to his employees and this community. They are truly the fabric of this community.

 

 

Small Business of the Year Finalist:

Town Money Savers: Fae and Jerry of Town Money Saver have an incredible passion for helping businesses grow in Lebanon. They take the time to listen to their customers needs but furthermore they care about the overall community. They are active in the Chamber, civic organizations and you can find them
on any given day supporting one of Lebanon’s many small businesses. In the wake of COVID, they got creative and went out on interviews with our local businesses which they posted and promoted on social media so our local business community could share with the public how they are doing through this challenging time. Fae and Jerry are a gem of our community!

Mulberry St. Books: This business embodies community, innovation, and inclusion. Our town is a brighter, more welcoming place for it's presence. Angela Kovacich thinks outside of the box to reach a variety of community members. She strives to bring joy to everyone's face. Angela is always willing to help other businesses by offering her upstairs event room anytime the need may present itself. She is a true asset to our downtown business district. 

Market640: Two sisters, Kim & Shelley, owners of Market640 display a humble and generous spirit, that reflects consistently from their business model (working with 40+ small vendors to allow for win/win profitability); to the way they treat their employees; to their civic volunteering (sitting on many boards, opening their business for fundraisers, meetings, and much more). Kim and Shelly's philanthropic support is evident. They regularly donate their time, space and money to support others. In addition, their business decisions not only benefit their business, but benefit their employees as well. They are known for treating their employees like family. One thing always sticks out clearly in my mind regarding Kim and Shelly is their commitment to the betterment of everyone around them. 

 

 

New Business of the Year Finalist:

Mr. Jeff’s Musical Gizmos: Jeff has a strong passion for music and has the ability to share this passion. As a new business owner, he recognizes the positive benefit with networking with surrounding businesses. His music store will thrive in beautiful downtown Lebanon. "Mr. Jeff " has stimulated interest in music in many kids in our neighborhood by making it FUN. He has responded to our needs for instrument purchases and repairs as well. He is innovative, responsive, accomplished and will surely add to both the atmosphere and economy of the Lebanon area. Mr. Jeff's Musical Gizmos has brought a fun new business to downtown that is great for everyone. As customers our children love Mr. Jeff and the music lessons that they have started. He has the ability to play every instrument we have seen, but beyond that he has a teacher's heart and is able to adapt from child to child and bring a love of music to them as well. As downtown residents the entire area has benefited from the addition. There are now instruments along Mulberry there is music on the street. There is a community feel that everyone in Lebanon will benefit from. We look forward to Mr. Jeff being a long time part of the downtown Lebanon community. I love how Jeff has brought music to downtown. Watching Jeff and his students is such a pleasure. Jeff had brought life, creativity, and inspiration to our downtown. He has formed deep relationships with customers and business owners, as well as bringing new customers to downtown. He has collaborated with other businesses, supported them, and championed them as well.

Barkers Barbershop for Dogs: Hannah, has changed the game for dog grooming. Focusing on the overall brand experience, she has implemented new software innovations, an express transparent grooming concept, all natural products, and wellness evaluations to ensure that all customers and their dogs feel safe, welcome, and at home. She is one of only a few shops in greater Cincinnati that is AKC S.A.F.E. certified. AND she opened in downtown Lebanon during a nationwide pandemic... this displays her courage and fortitude to see her vision become a reality so that all her dogs can experience the best-of-the-best dog grooming services.

Your CBD Store: Tracy and Monty Hughes opened their doors with the hope to bring education in to the Lebanon community on alternative ways to manage pain and anxiety. They care about
their customers and are active in the chamber and community. They are involved in community service and civic organizations. They treat every customer that walks in the door with care and
respect and are passionate about serving the Lebanon
community.

 

 

Community Service Award Finalist:

Mike Stater (Warren County Small Business Development Center): this year has been record-setting for the Warren Co. SBDC, helping businesses survive through covid. This year, they have have surpassed 2019 totals and 2020 Grant goals, bringing to the Lebanon area a capital infusion of almost $9 million (Ohio Center average is $5.2mm) This is the most of the four southwest Ohio Centers.
2020 Return on Investment of 32 County Alliance Stakeholders @ $253 Economic Impact for each $1 invested in SBDC operations.
74 Clients seen from 45036 are the MOST in Warren Co and is over 16% of the work they do. Mike has been a 3-year volunteer for Main Street Lebanon, serving on our Economic Vitality and Design committee. Director Stater earned 2018 Ohio SBDC State Star as the best in the network!
Center earned SBA Ohio Excellence and Innovation award in 2019- the Best in the state! 2020 Center Production in Top 20% of all Ohio (28) Centers.

Aaron Reid (United Way of Warren County/Warren County Community Services): He not only heads United Way of Warren County, Aaron recently took on the top spot at Warren County Community Services. He continues to innovate the way services are provided to the Warren County community. Aaron continues to collaborate with many in the community, adding value and expertise to each relationship and project. His involvement has definitely added to the quality of life in Lebanon and Warren County.

 

Greg Davis (Avid Signs Plus & Sleep In Heavenly Peace): Greg gives his time and talents in abundance to the local community. He has been a long time member of the Lebanon Rotary and can be seen at all their community service events donating his time and energy to the community in which he was raised and loves. More recently, Greg started the Warren County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Their mission is that no child sleeps on the floor in our community. He organizes fundraising, materials and volunteers to build hundreds of beds and provide bedding for local children, some of which have never had a bed before.

 

 

Friends of Education Award Finalist:

Girdwood Orthodontics: Girdwood has stepped up to sponsor any sports team, fundraising event, student activity or group not only in 2020 but they have been doing this for years! They even donated water bottles to each student at Bowman Primary this fall when the pandemic hit and students were not allowed to use the water fountains. They are very active within our schools, community and chamber and are a pleasure to work with. Bart and Eileen give generously to the local school community. They provide accommodative services to students that need orthodontic services and have a long list of activities, events, and donations that they give on an ongoing basis to the school system. There is no better friend to our local school district than Girdwood!

 


Four Paws Animal Hospital: Dr. Rich Coleman at Four Paws Animal Hospital in Lebanon, OH has been an incredible support for our Veterinary Science program. He volunteers his time to guest speak in our classroom, perform surgeries with our students every week, lets our students observe his day-to-day practices at his clinic, and takes care of all of our classroom pets. He has accepted senior students out on early placement and has also hired our students. He has been an inspiration and example of positivity, leadership and compassion for our students. Our students get to assist in real surgeries for hands-on experience that puts them ahead in the job market and for veterinary science college programs. We have honored Four Paws with several awards over the years, including Valued Business Partner and OSBA Business Honor Roll. Dr. Coleman and his staff at Four Paws very much deserve to be recognized by the Lebanon Chamber for their support of education in Lebanon!

 

 

Young Professional Award Finalist

Lindsay Mescher (Owner of the Greenhouse Cafe: Lindsay has contributed so much to our town in such a short amount of time. She has opened a fast casual, farm to table fresh dining option downtown in Greenhouse Cafe giving residents and businesses expanded options and enhancing the vibrancy of our Mulberry Plaza. She carries herself in business and around town with the utmost positivity, even when faced with challenges. You will always find her with a smile on her face. When COVID happened, she didn’t shutter, but adapted and
remained opened amidst adversity. She maintained and
supported her employees and fought through the challenge. She also manages to serve the Chamber of Commerce and on the Lebanon Parks Board.

Stephen Johns (Coyne Insurance Company): Stephen is an independent Insurance Agent that truly loves his community. As a young business owner, Stephen's philosopy is simple - "treat our clients as we would want to be treated." This means providing outstanding, personal service along with comprehensive, competitive insurance products. Being an active Lebanon Rotarian and Chamber member, he continues to give back to his community and is always willing to serve wherever he is needed.

 

Courtney Carrier & Maggie Bremmer (Counselor,Transformative Wellness): Transformative Wellness has grown and become such an amazing asset to our community. Courtney and Maggie both care and thrive for their clients. They are patient and care for each individual member of our community. Their office is so calming to be in! It always smells fantastic! Here's to many more years of being apart of an amazing town!

 

 

The Spirit of Lebanon Award Finalist

Amy Brewer (Mayor, City Council Member): There is really no description needed, all you have to do is live, work or play in Lebanon and you will know why Amy Brewer deserves this award. She has always gone above and beyond for her community but in 2020 when the pandemic hit, she kicked it in to overdrive. Helping businesses, community members, churches and the schools. She has been present each and every day and in so many aspects of each group. It's truly unbelievable she can fit it all in every day. I am inspired by her and thankful that we have her to lead Lebanon. Even when she faces criticism, which would defeat most, she continues to put Lebanon first. She continues to show up and take care of what needs to be done. No one cares about Lebanon like Amy and for that we all get to experiene the best Lebanon. As a lifelong resident and a proud member of this community, I love having Amy as a community leader and friend.

Jenny Poling (Countryside YMCA, Executive Director, Youth and Family): Jenny Poling has worked for the Countryside YMCA for over 20 years. Within this organization, she leads a department of unsung heroes, our childcare providers. Under her care and tutelage, Countryside YMCA has become Warren County's largest childcare provider, with most centers having reached Ohio's "Step Up to Quality" 5 star rating. Our youth and family programs care for hundreds upon hundreds of children ages 6 weeks to school-age.  Jenny is a can-do person. She works hard to serve every family possible, even in situations where other childcare providers would not take the time or effort to find accommodations or workarounds for a child or family in need.  Jenny makes things happen. She is a master at "spinning gold out of straw" and seeing opportunity where she can grow programming in order to maximize our impact and serve the children of Warren County.  Jenny's staff are highly devoted to her because she is fair, honest and treats all individuals with respect. Through her work at Countryside, she truly lives our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. 

 

Marty Hubbell (Diehl & Hubbell Attorneys, Attorney/Magistrate):  Last year, Marty served as Vice President of the Warren County Community Services Inc while they were going through a very difficult time. Marty put in hundreds of legal hours to save the non-profit money, and put us on firmer legal grounds. The result was the organization saved hundreds of thousands of dollars not only in this situation, but he also handled the legal side of WCCS's purchase of a building in Lebanon - giving WCCS their first home since the 1980 inception of the organization. No one is aware of all of the work he does on behalf of this organization. He did this despite planning a wedding, renovating one of Lebanon's four historic mansions on Columbus Avenue near Glendower "The Gothic," handling magistrate duties for the City of Lebanon, serving as a board member for the Chamber and oh yes, taking care of his clients at Diehl & Hubbell. 

 

 

Innovator of the Year Finalist

Market 640: Market 640 has demonstrated tremendous resilience in the face of challenges this year. As a retail operation, they were hit hard with the challenges of a shutdown. They rose to the challenge and flourished in so many ways. They were creative in adapting to offering their retail products and services via social media, online and personal delivery. They showcase and sell products for many other local artisans and vendors. They helped them to continue to sell their wonderful products to the community. Furthermore, they utilized their soap production
facility to receive a grant from the state of Ohio and produce hand sanitizer. They were able to serve local residents, businesses and institutions with their PPE needs and will remain as an emergency manufacturer if ever needed again in the future. Lastly, when a local non-profit was in dire need this year, they stepped in to help. Market 640 cohosted a benefit event for the struggling Lebanon Theatre Company, who was shut down with no resources in the wake of the pandemic. The event helped the Theatre remain alive and battle through this challenging time. Market 640 is active in the community and has shown what true innovation looks like in
Lebanon!

Doc's Place: Mike & Patti Jacobs set a true example of what an innovator really looks like. An innovator is "a person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products". Throughout the last 6 months, our small businesses and resturants took a HUGE hit with all the State mandates that were forced on them. Mike never gave up, but changed his whole business plan to use the resources that he had available and continue to grow his business. He brought live music to his outdoor dining area, and provided an atmosphere that everyone enjoyed on the weekends. Both he and Patti have worked tirelessly throughout these months to keep their doors open, support/encourage their staff and provide a fun atmosphere for our community. We are thankful for their continuous efforts to keep our community alive.

 

Neighborhood Bridges-Lebanon: Rebecca Strole & her team brought this amazing concept to our great community when the need was at it's highest. There seems to be no community need too big or too small for this group. They have done some many things for so many families since they have started this organization. In a world that has become so negative and self centered it is nice to see an organization focusing on others and their needs. 
 

 

Chamber Chat @ Countryside YMCA Event Center Room

Oct 20, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Countryside YMCA Event Center Room 1699 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon, Ohio

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  • Chamber Chat

    Are you looking for ways to get the most up-to-date information about our City, County, and Federal Government Agencies? If so, you will want to be sure to join us for our Chamber Chats each month. Chamber Chats are open to anyone in the community that would like to join us!

    Topic: City Updates with Mayor Amy Brewer & City Manager Scott Brunka

    **In efforts to comply with the State’s orders and provide a safe & healthy atmosphere, we encourage social distancing during all Chamber Networking Events. We ask that you respect those around you, and practice healthy hygiene. Face Coverings: If you feel more protected and comfortable, please wear your face coverings. If you choose not to wear a face covering, we ask that you continue proper social distancing. If you are sick or have come in contact with someone who is sick, we encourage you to stay home and join us virtually. **

    Lunch & Learn with Dr. Byers & Sarah Bishop from Byers Chiropractic Center

    Oct 28, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Guest Speaker: 

    Dr. Byers & Sarah Bishop

    Time: 11:30-1pm

    Location: Doc's Place

    You can purchase lunch at Doc's Place.

     

    Lunch and Learns: 4th Wednesday of Each Month – 11:30am-1pm

    Lunch & Learn Series are designed to offer professional counsel on a variety of topics of interest to businesses. Sessions feature local business experts who are available to share tips, offer professional guidance and answer questions.

    **In efforts to comply with the State’s orders and provide a safe & healthy atmosphere, we encourage social distancing during all Chamber Networking Events. We ask that you respect those around you, and practice healthy hygiene. Face Coverings: If you feel more protected and comfortable, please wear your face coverings. If you choose not to wear a face covering, we ask that you continue proper social distancing. If you are sick or have come in contact with someone who is sick, we encourage you to stay home and join us virtually. **

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  • Snazzy Little Things

    Nov 8, 2019 - Nov 8, 2020
    Digital Strategy Assessment
    Snazzy Little Things

    Fill out their social media questionnaire and schedule a FREE 2020 Digital Strategy Assessment today!

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    Lamp Post Cheese offers 10% off to Chamber Members

    Nov 19, 2019 - Nov 19, 2020
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    Hello Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Member,

     

    Lamp Post Cheese is excited to offer fellow Chamber of Commerce members a 10% discount on our artisanal Cheese and Charcuterie Catering Trays.  Each tray includes Lamp Post Cheese favorites and locally crafted cheeses, cured meats, and accompaniments.

     

    Stop by Lamp Post Cheese for a sample Friday 4-10 pm and Saturday 12-10 pm.  We can also schedule a private tasting.

    Please contact me or visit www.lamppostcheese.com to order your Catering Tray.  If ordering online, enter COC in the Promo field to receive your 10% discount.

     

     

    Sam Wysong

    Manager

    Lamp Post Cheese

    sam@lamppostcheese.com

    513-934-7376

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  • 15% off Chamber Member's Ads

    Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 30, 2021

    Town Money Savers

    Town Money Savers offers a 15% discount to all Chamber Members.

    Town Money Saver (TMS) started in 1992 as a direct-mail publication featuring local advertisers in Grafton, Ohio. The idea was to provide advertising opportunities to smaller local businesses to help them compete with larger national chains. Town Money Saver's Mission is to provide affordable, effective advertising to local businesses that offers the best possible return on investment.

     

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    COVID-19 News, Updates & Resources

    Mar 18, 2020 - Mar 18, 2021
    C-19
    C-19

    As we all work our way through this Pandemic, we know everyone will be affected. With so many e mails and information changing every hour, we want to provide you with the latest updates from our local, state and federal government...as well as provide you helpful resources to help you sort out what you need to know. 

     

    Follow us on our social media pages as info will be posted there, too.  We are here to support our business community, local governments, schools, organizations and residents!! 

    #StrongerTogether

     

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    Local Updates

    New Updated Information: as of 5.13.2020

    Helping Businesses Reopen Safely

    Lebanon Closing Mulberry St For Downtown Dining This Weekend

     

    New Updated Information: as of 5.8.2020

    Ohio Restaurant Association

    High-Risk Groups

    Sector Fact Sheet 5 Hair Salons

    CARES Act Forbearance Fact Sheet for Mortgagees and Servicers of FHA, VA, or USDA Loans 

    NFIB’s Ohio Communications Director

    Restaurant and Food Establishment Best Practices

    Sector Fact Sheet 4 Restaurants

    New Updated Information: as of 4.30.2020

    COVID-19 Masks in the Workplace

     

    New Updated Information: as of 4.13.2020

    Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World: great information on how small businesses can work through their pandemic response and plans. 

     

     

    New Updated Information: as of 4.09.2020

    Warren County Local Resources: Check out this list of local resources that are available

     

    New Updated Information: as of 4.01.2020

    SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Comparison Spreadsheet

    City video on Social Distancing 

     

    New Updated Information: as of 3.31.2020

    Warren County Emergency Relief Fund: NONPROFIT COVID-19 NETWORK IN WARREN COUNTY

    The Warren County Emergency Relief Fund has been established at the Warren County Foundation, funded by WCF and other nonprofits.  The short-term emergency relief funds will allow UWWC/WCCS/WCF to start assembling 50% matches from the Nonprofit COVID-19 Network to help address critical needs. 

    The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

    The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.  

     

    Updated information from the City of Lebanon

    Updated information from the Warren County Health District

    Updated information from the Warren County Job & Family Services

    Updated information from the Lebanon City School System

    Updated information from the Regional Chamber

    Updated information from the Warren County SBDC

    Greater Cincinnati COVID-19 Resources 

     

     

    State Updates

    New Updated Information: as of 5.15.2020

    May 15, 2020

     

    PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

     

    Ohioans can now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new federal program that covers many more categories of workers than the traditional unemployment program.

     

    Those who believe they may be eligible should visit pua.unemployment.ohio.gov and click the button that says, “Click Here to Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.” Individuals who pre-registered for the program received an email with instructions for how to complete their applications.

     

    PUA was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The program offers up to 39 weeks of benefits to many who traditionally have not qualified for unemployment benefits, including self-employed individuals, 1099 tax filers and part-time workers. The benefit amount is similar to traditional unemployment payments, plus an additional $600 per week through July 25.

     

    If you have additional questions, please visit www.unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov or call (833) 604-0774.

     

    RESPONSIBLE RESTARTOHIO

     

    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted yesterday provided the following sector opening dates established as part of the Responsible RestartOhio plan.

     

    CHILDCARE: MAY 31

    Beginning Sunday, May 31, childcare providers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these providers can meet required safety protocols. 

    To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Early Childhood Advisory Council created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for childcare centers to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    To assist in the reopening of childcare centers, Ohio will use more than $60 million in federal CARES Act funding to provide reopening grants to all of Ohio’s childcare providers, including family childcare, childcare centers, and both publicly-funded and private providers. More information on how to apply will be posted to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' website very shortly. 

    Governor DeWine also announced that Ohio will fund a research project to study best practices for controlling the spread of COVID-19 in childcare settings. Information gathered from the study will continue to inform childcare regulations moving forward. 

    The reopening date of May 31 also applies to day camps that can meet required safety protocols. A detailed list of guidelines and best practices for day camps will be available very shortly at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    OTHER OPENINGS

    Campgrounds

    • Beginning Thursday, May 21, campgrounds in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    Horse Racing

    • Beginning Friday, May 22, horse racing in Ohio will be permitted if these operations can meet required safety protocols. Spectators will not be permitted. 

    This does not apply to casinos and racinos. Safety protocols for these venues are in development. 

    Bureau of Motor Vehicles

    • Beginning Tuesday, May 26, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) locations in Ohio will be permitted to reopen for certain services if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    Services that can be accomplished online should still be done online. More details on online BMV services can be found at oplates.com

    Gyms, Fitness Centers

    • Beginning Tuesday, May 26, gyms and fitness centers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    Sports Leagues (non-contact and limited-contact)

    • Beginning Tuesday, May 26, sports leagues in Ohio will be permitted to operate if these leagues can meet required safety protocols. This applies only to non-contact and limited-contact sports.

    Safety protocols for high-contact sports are in development. 

    Public/Club Pools

    • Beginning Tuesday, May 26, public pools and club pools that are regulated by local health departments in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.

    This does not apply to water parks or amusement parks. Safety protocols for these venues are in development. 

    To ensure that these sectors operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine established advisory groups that created detailed lists of guidelines and best practices.  The full lists of mandatory and recommended best practices for these and previously opened sectors are available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

     

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

     

    ONLINE:

    Please visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov for the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Health.

     

    PHONE:

    For any questions you have about COVID-19, please call 1 (833) 4-ASK-ODH from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m (7 days/week).

     

    SOCIAL MEDIA:

    @GovMikeDeWine

    @LtGovHusted

    @OHDeptofHealth

     

    DAILY UPDATES:

    Governor DeWine is holding daily press briefings at 2:00 p.m. to deliver the most recent updates as well as give updated guidance for the state’s response. These press events are carried live at www.OhioChannel.org.

     

     

                                

    New Updated Information: as of 5.14.2020

    Please share this latest information from the Office of Gov. DeWine with your stakeholders as appropriate. Thank you!

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2020

    MEDIA CONTACTS: Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957 Breann Almos: 614-799-6480

    COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following sector opening dates established as part of the Responsible RestartOhio plan. 

    CHILD CARE: MAY 31

    Beginning Sunday, May 31, childcare providers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these providers can meet required safety protocols. 

    To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Early Childhood Advisory Council created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for childcare centers to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    "Our goal is to have the safest child care system in the nation - one that nurtures the health and continued growth and development of our children and one that protects the health and safety of our child care workers and teachers," said Governor DeWine. "Moving forward, child care is going to look different for children, parents, and teachers. But we must get this right, or we run the risk of exposing more people to COVID-19."

    To assist in the reopening of child care centers, Ohio will use more than $60 million in federal CARES Act funding to provide reopening grants to all of Ohio’s childcare providers, including family childcare, childcare centers, and both publicly-funded and private providers. More information on how to apply will be posted to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' website soon. 

    Governor DeWine also announced that Ohio will fund a research project to study best practices for controlling the spread of COVID-19 in child care settings. Information gathered from the study will continue to inform child care regulations moving forward. 

    The reopening date of May 31 also applies to day camps that can meet required safety protocols. A detailed list of guidelines and best practices for day camps will be available soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    CAMPGROUNDS: MAY 21

    Beginning Thursday, May 21, campgrounds in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    To ensure that campgrounds operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for day camps to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices for both campgrounds and campers is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    OHIO BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES (CERTAIN SERVICES): MAY 26 

    Beginning Tuesday, May 26, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) locations in Ohio will be permitted to reopen for certain services if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    Services that can be accomplished online should still be done online. More details on online BMV services can be found at oplates.com

    To ensure that each deputy registrar location operates in the safest manner possible, the BMV is creating a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for deputy registrars to follow. A full list of mandatory and recommended best practices will be available soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    GYMS, FITNESS CENTERS: MAY 26

    Beginning Tuesday, May 26, gyms and fitness centers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Gyms Advisory Group is creating a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for gyms and fitness centers to follow. A full list of mandatory and recommended best practices will be available soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    SPORTS LEAGUES (NON-CONTACT, LIMITED CONTACT): MAY 26

    Beginning Tuesday, May 26, sports leagues in Ohio will be permitted to operate if these leagues can meet required safety protocols. This applies only to non-contact and limited-contact sports.

    To ensure that non-contact and limited-contact sports leagues operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Large Venue Advisory Group is creating a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for sports leagues to follow. A full list of mandatory and recommended best practices will be available soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    Safety protocols for high-contact sports are in development. 

    PUBLIC/CLUB POOLS: MAY 26

    Beginning Tuesday, May 26, public pools and club pools that are regulated by local health departments in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. 

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.

    To ensure that these pools operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Outdoor Recreation Advisory Group is creating a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for these facilities to follow. A full list of mandatory and recommended best practices will be available soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov. 

    This does not apply to water parks or amusement parks. Safety protocols for these venues are in development. 

    HORSE RACING (NO SPECTATORS): MAY 22 

    Beginning Friday, May 22, horse racing in Ohio will be permitted if these operations can meet required safety protocols. Spectators will not be permitted. 

    To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's administration worked with the Ohio State Racing Commission to create a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for agricultural horse racing operations to follow. A full list of mandatory and recommended best practices will be available soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

    This does not apply to casinos and racinos. Safety protocols for these venues are in development. 

    CURRENT OHIO DATA: 

    There are 26,357 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 1,534 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,718 people have been hospitalized, including 1,268 admissions to intensive care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov

    Video of today's full update, including versions with foreign language closed captioning, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel's YouTube page

    For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.



    New Updated Information: as of 5.13.2020

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    May 13, 2020

    Bret Crow, Bret.Crow@jfs.ohio.gov or
    Angela Terez, Angela.Terez@jfs.ohio.gov

     

    (614) 728-9656

     

    Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Available

     

     

    COLUMBUS, OHIO – Ohioans can now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a new federal program that covers many more categories of workers than the traditional unemployment program, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced today. Those who believe they may be eligible should visit pua.unemployment.ohio.gov and click the button that says “Click Here to Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.” Individuals who pre-registered for the program received an email earlier this week with instructions for how to complete their applications.

     

    “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we diligently worked to build this new system in record time for the agency,” said ODJFS Director Kimberly Hall. “We encourage anyone who believes they may be eligible to apply. Even after you return to work, you still may be eligible to receive retroactive benefits, dating from as early as February 2.”

     

    PUA was made possible by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27. The program offers up to 39 weeks of benefits to many who traditionally have not qualified for unemployment benefits, including self-employed individuals, 1099 tax filers and part-time workers. The benefit amount is similar to traditional unemployment payments, plus an additional $600 per week through July 25.

     

    Many who were denied regular unemployment benefits may be eligible for PUA. Those who have pending unemployment claims may apply before they receive a determination, and individuals who have exhausted traditional unemployment benefits and any available extensions also may be eligible. The program is effective through December 31. There is no minimum income requirement. To be eligible, individuals must NOT be eligible for regular unemployment benefits and must meet one of the following circumstances:

    • The individual has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or is experiencing symptoms and is seeking medical diagnosis.
    • A member of the individual’s household has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • The individual is providing care for a family member or member of the household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
    • A child or other person in the household for which the individual has primary caregiving responsibility is unable to attend school or another facility is closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 emergency, and the school or care is required for the individual to work.
    • The individual is unable to reach the place of employment because of a quarantine imposed as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
    • The individual is unable to reach the place of employment because a healthcare professional has advised him or her to self-quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns.
    • The individual was scheduled to commence employment and does not have a job or is unable to reach the job as a direct result of COVID-19.
    • The individual has become the breadwinner or major support for a household because the head of the household has died as a direct result of COVID-19.
    • The individual has quit his/her job as a direct result of COVID-19.
    • The individual’s place of employment is closed as a direct result of COVID-19.

     

    Over the last seven weeks, ODJFS has received more than 1 million initial regular unemployment claims, more than the previous three years combined. More than 89% of those applications have been approved, and fewer than 11% are pending.

     

    For more information, visit unemployment.ohio.gov/expandedeligibility.

     

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    New Updated Information: as of 5.8.2020

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    New Updated Information: as of 4.29.2020

    Responsible Protocols for getting Ohio Back to Work

    COVID-19 Economic Impact Updates and Resources

     

     

     

    Responsible RestartOhio

     

    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, yesterday made several major announcements regarding Ohio's plan to responsibly restart Ohio's economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    The guiding principles of the Responsible RestartOhio plan are protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families, supporting community efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, and responsibly getting Ohio back to work.

    Federal Updates

    New Updated Information: as of 5.19.2020

    Here is a link to the new PPP Loan forgiveness Application.  PPP recipients will need to submit this form and additional documentation with their PPP lender. Individual banks may require additional specific information based on their policies or interpretation of SBA/Treasury guidance:

    New PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

     

    New Updated Information: as of 4.15.2020

    Additional Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Certain Pledges of Loans

     

    New Updated Information: as of 4.13.2020

    National Small Business Town Hall Video Conference: In this National Small Business Town Hall Meeting from Inc. & US Chamber of Commerce you will find great Q&As. Check it out!

     

    New Updated Information: as of 4.06.2020

     

    New Updated Information: as of 4.01.2020

    SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Comparison Spreadsheet

     

    New Updated Information: as of 3.31.2020

    Financial Resources for 501(c)(6) Organizations

    Although 501(c)(6) organizations were not included in the $350 billion Paycheck Protection Act loan program, they are eligible to apply for a loan through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. To outline what is available to 501(c)(6) organizations through the EIDL program and the application process, the U.S. Chamber has created a one-pager that we hope will prove to be a useful resource for you and your members.

             For additional information on the EIDL program, we encourage you to visit the SBA's webpage.

     

    Financial Resources for Small Businesses

    The CARES Act has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some—or possibly any—of the loan. We encourage you and your members to utilize the U.S. Chamber's Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist to help answer common questions and navigate the process.

     

     

     

    Updated information from the Federal Government 

     

     

     

    Updated information from the US Small Business Administration (SBA)

     

         Helpful Resources from SBA:

     

    Updated information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

     

    Updated information from the US Chamber of Commerce

     

     

    Updated information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    Pandemic Partners Lebanon Resource Page

    Mar 31, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
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    A crisis of the magnitude that COVID-19 represents can reveal the lack of sustainable social safety nets in American society. Local, state and federal government assistance is on the way, but more help is needed to make sure everyone has access to a variety of services and assistance.

    Is your business or organization in need of assistance during the COVID-19 Pandemic? If so, please let us know so we can connect you with someone to help during this time. Click HERE to complete the form to help let others know how they can assist you. 

    Do you own a business that is available to provide valuable resources to other businesses and community members during the COVID-19 Pandemic? If so, we would love to share your information on our resource page. Click HERE to complete the form to help let others know how you can assist during this time of need.

     

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    Businesses In Need of Assistance

    • Premier Health: The biggest needs are for surgical gowns, face masks and surgical masks, gloves, respirators, isolation gowns, face shields, thermometers, foot coverings, ventilator tubing, and protective coveralls. 

     

     

    If your business is in need of assistance, please take a moment and complete this form so we can help connect you to the right resource. Click HERE to complete the form

    Business Resources Available

     

    • Premier Health: Telehealth Options, Virtual Care, Patient Triage & emergecy Department Procedures & Specimen Collection & Testing

     

    • Legend Web Works: We can help businesses make updates to their websites, create a website if they do not have one, sell services and products online via their website, and create software to help their teams work remotely, and more.If your business has a current process you need to move online OR if you want ideas for making your website more useful to your community, we can help. Give us a call and we are happy to talk through your needs.

     

     

    • Countryside YMCA:Pandemic Childcare Center for essential personnel families for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

     

    • Dorns Business Solutions: No contact delivery and curbside pickup. We are committed to keeping our community and employees safe and are taking every precaution.

     

    • COVID-19 REGIONAL RECOVERY FUND BUTLER AND WARREN COUNTIES JOIN EFFORT: Butler County United Way and the Hamilton Community Foundation are partnering with United Way of Warren County and the Warren County Foundation to join forces with Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC). This partnership will create a dedicated source of funding for Butler and Warren Counties to address critical needs in this region related to the coronavirus pandemic, especially for those who will be disproportionately affected, through the COVID19 Regional Response Fund.  
       
      For more information click HERE

     

    • Women's Center Free Pregnancy tests, Verification of pregnancy, Education via online methods, Emergency Assistance: diapers, wipes, formula, Maternity clothes, Boutique supplies, Emergency Packets Birth to 2T, Strong beginnings advocacy, resources, especially for applying for Medicaid

     

    • Spectrum - Free 30-second video to any business in need.

     

    • Buckingham Advisors - Financial Planning, Tax Planning and Investing Advice for Small Businesses and their Owner. We are accessible during business hours and are available through video conference or by phone call. 

     

    • Lavin Law Group, LLCDuring this time, we want to reach out to the community and offer our support. We are all in this together. The Lavin Law Group has remained open to assist our clients. We also will be offering complimentary consultations to all. We assure you that we are following the CDC mitigation policy which includes remote/virtual meetings. We are available to discuss the essential planning techniques to protect yourself and your family in these trying times. The idea of executing Wills, Powers of Attorney and certain Trusts are more important now than ever. Please contact our office at your earliest convenience to schedule your personal consultation.

      We would like to give back to the community and do our small part for all Ohio Healthcare Workers and First Responders. We are offering COMPLIMENTARY traditional Last Will and Testaments, as well as necessary directives while the Governors stay at home order is in place. This pro bono service can be done over the phone and mailed to you at no charge. You are also eligible for the complimentary consultation that was offered in the previous post in addition to these documents. Thank for all you are doing and please feel free to contact our office at your earliest convenience.

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    • My Team AccountingAs Ohio prepares to reopen, is your business ready to track new successes and challenges?  Accurate, up-to-date financial records are now more important than ever.  If your business accounting has room for improvement or doesn’t exist at all, reach out to me.  Let me see what I can do to help you.  * They are offering a free half-hour phone consultation for Chamber members. https://myteamaccounting.com and they can be found on Quickbooks' Find a ProAdvisor:  https://proadvisor.intuit.com/app/accountant/search?searchId=ellen-allen

       

    • Minuteman Express: To all of our friends and neighboring businesses:

       

      Firstly, from all of us here at Minuteman Press, we sincerely hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time in history.  One day, the next generation will not only learn about the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 in history class, but they will also learn about the great American recovery that followed.  The only way that we are going to help write that recovery chapter is by uniting as a community and helping all of our neighbors.   

      At Minuteman Press, we are doing our part to author America’s recovery story by running the Bounce Back USA initiative.  Bounce Back USA was created by Minuteman Press to offer two free services to help support all of our neighboring businesses as we find a way to work together through these trying times. First, we are distributing COVID-19 awareness and prevention posters at no charge to any business in our service area. Second, we are providing free local advertising on our site BounceBackUSA.com to stimulate business and help all of our neighbors overcome the tremendous economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We truly believe that a rising tide will lift all ships, and we want to make sure our communities stay afloat.  

      Please use the form on our page to submit your company’s special offer or supportive message for publishing on our site at no charge. Just upload your logo and the message or offer, and we’ll publish your message in the appropriate category.

      Join the coalition now to show your support and solidarity with the business community in our neighborhood! 

      Minuteman Press

       

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      Lebanon, OH 45036

      Phone 513-932-4222 /  Fax 513-932-0950

      www.mmpressleb.com / info@mmpressleb.com

     

    • People's Bank: Here is a loan program the Governor announced today.  Also they will be taking PPP applications again when the next phase is authorized. 

     

    Do you own a business that is available to provide valuable resources to other businesses and community members during the COVID-19 Pandemic? If so, please fill out this form so we can share your information on our resource page. Click HERE to complete the form. 

    My Team Accounting

    Apr 23, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020

    As Ohio prepares to reopen, is your business ready to track new successes and challenges?  Accurate, up-to-date financial records are now more important than ever.  If your business accounting has room for improvement or doesn’t exist at all, reach out to me.  Let me see what I can do to help you.

    I can offer a free half-hour phone consultation for Chamber members.

    https://myteamaccounting.com and I can be found on Quickbooks' Find a ProAdvisor:  https://proadvisor.intuit.com/app/accountant/search?searchId=ellen-allen

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    Bounce Back USA - supporting our business community

    Apr 23, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020

     

    To all of our friends and neighboring businesses:

    Firstly, from all of us here at Minuteman Press, we sincerely hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time in history.  One day, the next generation will not only learn about the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 in history class, but they will also learn about the great American recovery that followed.  The only way that we are going to help write that recovery chapter is by uniting as a community and helping all of our neighbors.   

    At Minuteman Press, we are doing our part to author America’s recovery story by running the Bounce Back USA initiative.  Bounce Back USA was created by Minuteman Press to offer two free services to help support all of our neighboring businesses as we find a way to work together through these trying times. First, we are distributing COVID-19 awareness and prevention posters at no charge to any business in our service area. Second, we are providing free local advertising on our site BounceBackUSA.com to stimulate business and help all of our neighbors overcome the tremendous economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We truly believe that a rising tide will lift all ships, and we want to make sure our communities stay afloat.  

    Please use the form on our page to submit your company’s special offer or supportive message for publishing on our site at no charge. Just upload your logo and the message or offer, and we’ll publish your message in the appropriate category.

    Join the coalition now to show your support and solidarity with the business community in our neighborhood! 

    Minuteman Press

    101 Dave Avenue

    Lebanon, OH 45036

    Phone 513-932-4222 /  Fax 513-932-0950

    www.mmpressleb.com / info@mmpressleb.com

     

     

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    Don't Worry, Be Happy Wednesdays @ The Golden Lamb

    Sep 9, 2020 - Dec 23, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    Don't Worry, Be Happy Wednesdays: Starting this week, from 4 p.m. to close every Wednesday, enjoy $5 craft cocktails from our menu and $5 local craft beer flights, served in the Black Horse Tavern or for carry out to Downtown Lebanon's DORA!

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