The Builders Association October 2020 Membership Meeting

The Builders Association of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania will convene for its next membership meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The meeting will be held at the Avalon Grand Resort in Warren, Ohio and is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.

The evening will consist of the following agenda items:

  • 4:30 p.m. – PPP Loan Panel
  • 5:30 p.m. – Cocktails
  • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. – James Landino of JCL Energy

Understanding The Payroll Protection Program

Our October 2020 meeting will kick off with a panel of esteemed accounting and financial experts hosting a discussion on navigating the Payroll Protection Program. If your company has taken advantage of this program, designed to assist businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial to thoroughly understand the ramifications to make sure you are maximizing the benefits.

The current and future status of the program will also be important topics in this dialogue, which will be in question and answer format. The panel will consist of industry professionals from the following organizations:

  • Farmers National Bank
  • Bodine and Perry, LLC
  • Arnett Carbis Toothman, LLC
  • Hill, Barth and King, LLC..Z

Revitalizing Sharon With James Landino

The final event of the night will be a presentation by James Landino of JCL Energy. Landino is a former owner of Sunbelt Transformers, working his way from sales leader to CEO and President of the company. Following the sale of Sunbelt in 2014, Landino invested in a variety of projects aimed at restoring and revitalizing his adopted hometown of Sharon, PA.

LIke many once-thriving towns in the Rust Belt, Sharon has experienced its share of economic hardship in recent decades, brought on by the rapid decline of manufacturing in the area—namely the American steel industry. But, Landino believes that the combination of a low-cost business environment, convenient location, and a high-quality, accessible workforce means the area is ripe for a renaissance.

Landino’s development group has been focused on purchasing distressed properties and rehabilitating them for both residential and commercial use. He also launched JCL Energy earlier this year, a company headquartered in Sharon that brings him back into the electrical transformer manufacturing market. This presentation will further discuss his vision for business success in the area.