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Free education program for Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs accepting applicants for 2019 program

January 7, 2019

Free education program for Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs accepting applicants for 2019 program

HUDSON, Ohio – Scalerator NEO, an educational program for entrepreneurs and leaders who want to expand their businesses, is accepting applications for its 2019 program.

Companies based in Northeast Ohio with annual sales of $5 million to $15 million are encouraged to apply for the free, six-month program, which combines classroom and peer-to-peer learning opportunities that aim to drive growth. Classes are held at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea.

Scalerator NEO’s 2018 class featured 12 businesses with a mix of manufacturing, construction, logistics, distribution and service providers. Participating companies all experienced growth since beginning the program. Participating companies were:

ALICE Training InstituteOmegaOneClearsultingExcelsior MarkingLakes Heating & Air ConditioningLogan Clutch CorporationMakerGearMarine Services InternationalQualTech TechnologiesRegency Construction ServicesSurface MaterialsThe Sheet Metal Products

Chris Mahovlic, president and owner of Sheet Metal Products, credits the program for the growth of his company — 12 new employees and $1.2 million in new revenue — to the program.

Scalerator NEO is supported by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Fasenmyer Fund. Edge, a nonprofit organization, serves as the program administrator.

The deadline to apply is March 1. Up to 20 companies will be selected for the 2019 program, which begins in April.

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