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Announcements

The 2021 BG City Guide will be mailed to every 43402 address in March 2021, over 16,000 homes and businesses.  The magazine is a comprehensive guide to life in Bowling Green, Ohio filled with 60 pages of information on the community and its members.  Share your business with all of Bowling Green for as little as $70 for a directory listing (All display ads include a directory listing).  Reserve your space today or by February 5, 2021 (limited availability).

Contact Beth Genson, publisher, at 419-308-7530 or lolagroupllc@gmail.com for more information.  Download the order form attached or click on this link to reserve your space: http://form.jotform.com/form/13212102190

Click here to view the 2020 BG City Guide online: https://cloud.3dissue.net/20656/20707/20876/27878/index.html?85820

The Bowling Green Arts Council is hosting a virtual exhibition of their annual Artists 4 Animals show now through January 15. The show features animal-themed work by kindergarten through adult artists.

CareWorks of Ohio, Ltd is merging with CompManagement Health Systems, Inc effective December 21.

You will recall that Sedgwick, CompManagement’s parent company, acquired CareWorks in 2019. For the past 16 months, the teams at CareWorks and CompManagement have partnered to develop best practices to ensure outstanding outcomes remain available to our members. We are excited to partner with this new level of managed care!

A couple of things to note below for our members who utilize Careworks MCO:

  • Your MCO service team will remain the same. Your Case Specialist, Nurse Case Manager and Account Executive will continue to work with you, your employees and your organization.
  • Any CareWorks Injury Reporting Packets that you have can continue to be used.
  • Your employees with an active claim will also receive a letter regarding this merger, along with updated instructions and reference information to share with treating physicians.
  • This does not impact the administration of our group rating or group retrospective rating programs.

Again, there will be no change in MCO contacts for you or your injured workers as a result of this merger. We look forward to the valuable resources that Sedgwick MCO brings to our members. For additional information, we invite you to visit SedgwickMCO.com.

NAMI Wood County has a variety of programming available to start the new year in January 2021. This programming is FREE and available to Wood County residents. The following program will be offered virtually:

  • NAMI Family and Friends will be on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 6:00-8:00p.m. This free and online seminar will help inform individuals with loved ones with a mental illness on how to best support them.
  • On Friday, January 29, 2021, join NAMI Wood County for their online Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.
  • NAMI Wood County will be hosting their FaithNet Presentation: Bridges of Hope on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 12:00-1:30p.m. This presentation will help educate faith communities about mental illness so that they can create stronger safety nets and welcoming communities of faith for people affected by mental illness.
  • Next month, starting Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 10:00-12:00p.m., NAMI Wood County will begin their Wellness Recovery Action Plan Workshop (WRAP). This course is free of charge, self-designed that works to identify personal wellness tools.

If you are interested in becoming a NAMI Wood County member, visit their website for more details. There are many benefits included in a NAMI Wood County member including: discounts on programs, newsletter subscriptions and more. Membership levels range from $5 to $60.

NAMI Wood County is continuing online support groups as well including Family Support Group, NAMI Connections, Parent & Caregiver, and others! Visit www.namiwodocounty.org for more information and to register for their programming. Email info@namiwoodcounty.org or call 419-352-0626 for more information, and be sure to follow NAMI Wood County on social media: @NAMIWoodCounty for additional resources and updates.

United Way of Greater Toledo is still accepting applications for grant funding across Lucas, Wood and Ottawa counties. If you are a community organization working in the areas of Education, Health, Housing or Financial Stability, they invite you to apply today for three-year funding. Applications for Lucas County close January 8; applications for Ottawa & Wood County close January 31.

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds. MRC units engage these volunteers as well as local and state-level partners to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities, and build community resiliency. MRC units prepare for and respond to natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and floods, as well as other emergencies affecting public health, such as disease outbreaks.

Once you've registered or if you have any questions, you can reach out to Julie Kauffman at the Wood County Health Department.

Events

7pm; Online

The 32nd annual Human Relations Commission tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held virtually this year on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. This year's program will feature keynote speaker Jennifer McCary, who is the Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer at Bowling Green State University. The HRC will also present the Drum Major for Peace Award. The Drum Major for Peace Award is given to a citizen of BG who has made significant efforts to further the betterment of human relations by actively promoting justice, peace, and respect, and who exemplifies Dr. King’s character and values of courage, truth, compassion, dignity, humility, and service.

You can view the tribute online here: www.bgohio.org/meetings

1pm-2pm; via Live Online

Dave Tippett of The EA will lead a seminar focusing on how leaders can equip their teams, on site or virtual, with the tools they need to thrive and not just survive. Register online, once you have registered you will receive and email with a link to access the webinar.

1pm-3pm; via Live Online

Bob Bethel of The EA will lead a skill-based webinar about common forms used in the HR world, and how to complete them.

8:30am-12pm

BGSU's Center for Regional Development will be holding a virtual State of the Region Conference bringing elected officials, economic developers, and business leaders together to discuss issues critical to the future vitality of our region and its people.

Tickets will go on sale February 1 for The Montessori School of Bowling Green's Ruby Redux Reverse Raffle with the drawing to be held on March 6. Tickets will be $50 each and all proceeds support the school. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

City, State, & Federal Updates

City of Bowling Green Updates
  • City Lot 3 Partial Closure
    The Public Works Division will be closing a portion of City Parking Lot 3 as well as a portion of the alley just east of the parking lot on Monday, January 4.  The work will begin in the alley, proceed into the eastern portion of the parking lot, and then will transition to different sections of the parking lot thereafter, with work lasting up to 2 weeks.  The closure is required to install conduit for future security cameras. This timeline is dependent upon progress of work and weather.
  • Christmas Tree Collection
    Christmas Trees will be collected starting January 4. Trees should be placed curbside by 7am, all decorations should be removed along with metal nails, lights, and tree stands. Once crews complete a street, they will not return.
  • End of Year Message from Mayor Aspacher
  • Tips for Reducing Utility Bills
  • Ongoing Capital Projects
  • The City of Bowling Green Official Website
State of Ohio Updates
Federal Updates