Wednesday, May 11, 2022
8:00 am to 9:30 am ET

Aerozone Business Breakfast Event

Join us for this special breakfast event featuring a presentation by Dr. Maria Perez-Davis, Director of NASA Glenn Research Center. Learn about the future of the NASA Glenn Research Center and about potential opportunities for local businesses to engage.

Location: Ohio Aerospace Institute, 22800 Cedar Point Road, Cleveland, OH 44142


April 28, 2022|Events|

Monday, May 16, 2022
11:30 am to 1:00 pm ET

Expanding Air Cargo Capacity at Hopkins: Business Listening Tour

We are interested in hearing from local businesses about their perspectives on expanding domestic and international cargo capacity through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.


April 28, 2022|Events|

May 18, 19, 20, 2022

Biocene Conference

A three-day conference at the Aerozone District, where ideas and research on innovation inspired by nature – biomimicry – are shared – connections are made – and opportunities for collaboration are fostered.

April 28, 2022|Events|

June 22, 2022

Pack your bags…

We are going to Wallops Flight Facility NASA Center in Virginia to learn about the how to effectively build public and private partnerships to drive regional economy.

April 28, 2022|Events|

ITAR Export Compliance Webinar

June 8 – 9, 2021 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm ET

The U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)and U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) will provide an educational program that spans two-days June 8 and June 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day.

This program will help you understand how to comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations. It will cover topics that are not only of importance to the aerospace industry but also aerospace technology that is a concern for other government agencies, academia, research and development institutions.

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* Ohio Aerospace Institute Members and Government Employees may attend this event free of charge. Contact Jessica Tremayne at to register.

May 11, 2021|Events, Partner Content|

Public Law in Practice: Employer Vaccination Plans and Protocols
McDonald Hopkins Public Law Webinar Series

Session 1: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 12:00 pm ET
1-hour CLE credit pending with the Supreme Court of Ohio

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Employer Vaccination Plans and Protocols

Employers, and in particular public and government employers, have faced and learned a great deal since the onset of COVID-19 early last year. Although the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” appears to be on the horizon, new challenges continue to arise, creating a complex landscape for employers in 2021.

In this one-hour webinar presented by McDonald Hopkins Public Law Practice Group, labor and employment attorneys Jim Boutrous, Karina Conley and Ryan Neumeyer will provide practical guidance on some of the main issues employers are facing regarding vaccinations and other safety issues.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Employer obligations and best practices regarding vaccinations
  • ADA/Civil Rights considerations for employer-mandated or encouraged vaccinations
  • Increased federal, state and local laws/regulations related to employee health and safety
  • Maintaining a positive and safe work environment for employees
  • Employer leave obligations following the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”)
  • Litigation trends and state employer immunity initiatives

Panelists include:

Jim Boutrous is a managing member of the firm’s Detroit office and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Jim’s national practice involves both prosecuting and defending employers in non-competition and trade secret litigation, with significant injunction hearing experience.

Karina Conley is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. Karina’s experience includes representing employers in a variety of labor and employment and workplace injury matters, including but not limited to claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and issues involving the Family Medical Leave Act.

Ryan Neumeyer is a member in the Litigation Department’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Ryan has the distinction of being a Certified Specialist in the practice of labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association. He represents and counsels public and private employers on a variety of employment law matters, such as employee leave, overtime, disability accommodations, termination and layoff decisions, and workplace injuries.

Moderated by:

Kevin Butler draws on his experience serving as in-house counsel to local governments as an advocate for and advisor to political subdivisions and private clients. He focuses on counseling government clients, businesses and individuals on zoning matters, government regulation, labor and employment law, public-official ethics and conflicts of interest, public records and open meetings, economic development and financing, real estate and land use issues and election matters.

Learn More and Register »

April 30, 2021|Events, Partner Content, Policy|
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