Friday, April 17, 2020
12:00 to 1:00 PM





Rick Dawson

Most companies participating in the PPP loan program are challenged to figure out how to use the funds they receive to positively impact their business while still qualifying for forgiveness. This situation is especially difficult if your business is operating at a slower rate than pre-COVID-19, which is the case for most manufacturers.

However, what appears to be a problem may, in fact, be a tremendous opportunity. Companies with the vision to identify a project or initiative may be able to advance their business by:

  • Pursuing a new product, process, or customer
  • Upgrading or updating their physical plant, office, or equipment
  • Training employees or reorganizing workflow

Now is the time to use your workforce to make an investment in your future and have the government funding pay for it. The challenge is to accomplish this project in an eight-week time period, so you must get started today.

Please join us to share your ideas and hear the thoughts of other manufacturers while having access to the legal and accounting expertise of our presenters who can advise you on whether or not your ideas are likely to meet the rules for forgiveness under the program.


Our Presenters

Morris Hawk focuses his practice at Roetzel & Andress on helping employers successfully navigate all legal aspects of the employment relationship. He advises employers on complying with federal and state employment laws and employee benefits law. He represents employers in traditional labor relations law before the National Labor Relations Board; in collective bargaining (including arbitration); and in union avoidance. Mr. Hawk also represents employers in workers compensation matters throughout Ohio.

Robert Shenton has spent 30 years at Plante Moran working with clients on their accounting, tax, and consulting needs. He works primarily in serving commercial clients with a focus in the manufacturing industry. Robert assists clients by making a "complex world simple" which is definitely a focus in our current environment. He has recently moved to Cleveland after spending the last 20 years in Columbus and has become involved with Manufacturing Works as part of the Resource Development Committee. Robert has been actively advising clients on the accounting, tax and business aspects of the CARES act and the various considerations, benefits and risks, from participating in the Payroll Protection Program.


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