South Side Business News & Notes
The Dapper Cat making house calls
NEW FRANKLIN — The Dapper Cat LLC is now offering in-house grooming services for cats.
The new business features a variety of grooming options, including full coat grooms and lion cuts, according to company officials.
According to company owner Kimberly Bryan, who stated she is a certified feline master groomer, these services reduce shedding, eliminate odors, prevent hairballs, remove matting and tangles, alleviate human allergies and keep cats looking and feeling good.
In addition, performing these services in a cat’s own home offers a low-stress environment for the cat.
Bryan stated she brings all needed equipment to appointments and sets up in a small area such as a bathroom in the home to perform grooming services.
“We offer a very specialized service,” she said. “You no longer have to worry about transporting your cat in a pet carrier and enduring a stressful car ride, only to be groomed in a room filled with dogs.”
Bryan said she graduated from National Cat Groomer School and passed four written and five practical examinations to become certified.
For more information, call 330-614-0804 or visit thedappercat.com.
In-home tutoring service now open
GREATER AKRON — Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services has opened a franchise in Northeast Ohio.
According to Mark Bowles, owner of Club Z! of the Western Reserve, the business provides high-quality individualized tutoring to students in their homes, focusing specifically on the curriculum they struggle with in school.
“In one way, we are like the old small town physicians,” he said. “We actually make house calls.”
Bowles added that tutoring in the student’s home offers a comfortable and noncompetitive environment for learning. In-home tutoring eliminates the pressure and potential embarrassment of the classroom setting and allows each student to focus on the lesson at hand, he said.
Club Z! offers tutoring throughout the Akron area in the core subjects of reading, math, science and language arts. In addition, tutoring is available to assist with study skills and SAT, ACT and other assessment test preparation.
For more information, call 330-969-CLUB or go to www.ClubZWR.com.
Contractor registration now required in Akron
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The City of Akron’s new contractor registration requirement went into effect Feb. 1.
The requirement, approved by Akron City Council in December, means that construction contractors must register with the city prior to performing work that requires a permit issued by either the City of Akron, the State of Ohio or the Summit County Division of Building Standards.
“The purpose of the Contractor Registration Program is to ensure that all contractors doing work in Akron are properly licensed and insured and that they are withholding and paying their fair share of taxes,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said. “Homeowners who wish to perform work on their own property will not be affected by this registration requirement.”
Registration forms are available at the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center and online at www.akronohio.gov/cms/engineering/planspermits/index.html.
The initial registration application fee is $100. All City of Akron contractor registrations will expire on the June 30 that follows the date after which a registration is issued. However, registrations obtained between Feb. 1 and June 30 of this year will not expire until June 30, 2018.
Contractors interested in registering should contact the City of Akron Plans and Permits Center at 1030 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron, OH 44319 or Plans&Permits@akronohio.gov. The phone number is 330-375-2010.
Before applying for a contractor registration, all contractors must first obtain an income tax registration number from the city’s Income Tax Division, if they do not already have one, at 1 Cascade Plaza, 11th floor, Akron, OH 44308-1100 or IncomeTaxRegistration@akronohio.gov. The phone number is 330-375-2037.
According to city officials, any contractor who fails to register or obtain the proper permits, as required, may be subjected to civil and/or criminal penalties.
For additional information regarding the registration, contact the city’s Plans and Permits Center.
Kathleen Folkerth and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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