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Business and Investment Resources

Business & Investment Programs
Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover Room
Have you created an estate plan for your family? An estate plan is a map of how you want your personal and financial affairs to be handled in the future.

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Porter Room
Presented by Les Szarka, CFP®, ChFC®, Chief Executive Officer of Szarka Financial, Sponsored by AAII Cleveland Chapter

Wed, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Dover Room
What is an SRES® and how can they help? For seniors opting to age in place, an SRES® can refer a specialist who can evaluate your home, find problem areas and suggest home... more
What is an SRES® and how can they help? For seniors opting to age in place, an SRES® can refer a specialist who can evaluate your home, find problem areas and suggest home modifications.

Mon, Jun 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room
Compete for a cash prize while learning entrepreneurship skills including making an elevator pitch, creating and designing business logos and more. Grades 7-8.
Registration opens Monday, June 17 2024 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dover Room
Foundations of Investing: Investment Strategy, Market Update, Investment Basics
Registration opens Saturday, June 15 2024 at 9:00am

The Wall Street Journal is available from WPPL on the Download & Stream page

Now available with your Westlake Porter Public Library card—The Wall Street Journal Online. Enjoy award-winning business journalism and unrivaled coverage of global markets, politics, world news, tech, arts and life, accessible anywhere.

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Resources for Nonprofits and Grantseekers

You can access Candid's databases for free using the computers in the library. One-on-one tutorial sessions are available; please contact Adult Services to schedule an appointment.

Foundation Center Online by Candid

Foundation Directory Online Professional is the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 224,000+ grantmaker profiles, 900,000+ recipient profiles, and data on 17+ million grants.

Foundation Grants to Individuals offers information on almost 10,000 funders that provide scholarships, grants, and other types of funding to students, artists, and researchers.

GuideStar is the world's largest source of information about U.S. nonprofit organizations, collecting and distributing data to encourage organizational transparency and charitable giving.