Support Your Workforce  



Current ERN Participants

Make an appointment with Luis today! Email him at:

Make an appointment with Susan today! Email her at 

Meet with our Operations Manager, Makenna Laser! Email her at 

Employees of Current ERN Participants

Schedule a meeting with your Work Wellness Coach today!

As your Work Wellness Coach, their main interest is you and to support you in your employment through coaching, resource navigation, and advocacy so that you continue to be successful and focus on what matters most to you. Luis or Susan can help you set new goals, learn new skills, connect to community resources like childcare assistance, public benefits, transportation, and a lot more. In addition, this program is completely confidential, and we can meet one-on-one in a private setting. This means that your information stays with the Coach and is not shared with your employer.

It is our pleasure to serve you, and we am looking forward to speaking with you. We are available as early as TODAY by phone, text, email, and even social media!

This one-on-one service is free of cost to all participating ERN employees. Connect with us today!

-Luis Quezada & Susan Shickley

Interested in implementing the

Employer Resource Network® in

your business? Contact us today to

start the conversation.

Employees Connected

Services Provided

Learn more about Luis here.

Learn more about Susan here.

Join the Network

We’re excited to partner with the Employer Resource Network of Ohio to

create a collaborative group of Employers dedicated to attracting, retaining

and supporting the employees you need. 

Benefits of the ERN:


  • Employee retention rates of 90%-98%

  • Average employer ROI of 500%

  • Increased employee engagement

  • Improved company culture

  • Informal regional human resource networks

  • Decreased employee reliance on public assistance

  • Increased family financial stability


  • Increased productivity

  • Reduced absenteeism

  • HR productivity increase

  • Outsourced social work

  • Increased EAP usage

  • Employer of Choice

  • Increased retention

  • Reduced training cost

  • Reduced recruiting costs

thanks to our 2023 ERN® Participants!

“Luis is wonderful to work with. Our employees have had excellent feedback. They appreciate the coaching and tools provided to assist them in meeting their goals. Luis is not only a great resource to the employees but relieves the pressure of needing to be the content experts relative to the breadth and depth of community resources. We know we are putting our employees in trusted hands when working with Luis. Our employees have a peace of mind knowing their concerns or private matters will remain confidential from any other employee in the organization, including Human Resources. “

-Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s

Manager of Benefits &

Workplace Wellness

Firelands Forward and the

Firelands ERN® wouldn’t be

successful without the

support of our community

partners. We appreciate your

collaboration! Here are a few

of our partner highlights. 



The Greater Sandusky Partnership (GSP) and the Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC)

Below is a press release jointly published by the GSP and ECEDC- For nearly five years, the business community in the Erie County and Sandusky region have been pursuing the creation of an integrated economic development organization to drive population and investment...

Erie County Workforce Fair Connects Students and Businesses for Future Success

Erie County, OH — The Erie County Business Advisory Council is thrilled to announce the successful completion of the Erie County Workforce Fair. Spearheaded by the Erie County Economic Development Corporation and Firelands Forward, the event brought together seven...

Erie County Students Exposed to Information Technology Careers

SANDUSKY, OH – Firelands Forward, North Point Education Service Center, Erie County Economic Development Corporation, and the Erie County Business Advisory Council conducted its first Student Boot Camp, a new innovative way to expose our students to workforce...

Firelands Tourism, Hospitality, and Main Street Business Alliance awarded state grant

The Firelands Tourism, Hospitality, and Main Street Business Alliance has been awarded an Industry Sector Partnership grant by the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.   The grant was one of 13 totaling $2.45 million announced by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on...

2022 Recap & Looking Ahead to 2023

Fireland Forward officials hope to expand the Employer Resource Network, launch a digital tool for students and job seekers, and build an industry sector partnership in 2023, according to the organization's director, David White. Firelands Forward is a regional...

Where is the Affordable Housing?

Firelands Forward, in partnership with many community partners, has commissioned a regional housing study in order to better understand the housing landscape in the Firelands. Now in its third year of operation, Firelands Forward is a regional workforce development...

Student Boot Camp Exposes Huron County Students to Information Technology Careers

Students hear from Chad Stein, founder of SC Strategic Solutions. Local high school students recently participated in Student Bootcamp — an innovative new format facilitated by Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) to expose students to workforce...

Firelands Forward Internationally Recognized

IEDC Recognized Firelands Forward for Excellence in the Field  Award winners were honored September 20th during the 2022 IEDC Annual Conference.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest nonprofit professional association...

Regionomics: Hierarchy of Workforce Needs

The complexity of the workforce landscape demands an integrated and tiered approach to begin to address the many underlying causes of low labor force participation. Firelands Forward created the Workforce Hierarchy of Needs (based off of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)...

Regionomics: More Small Businesses = Stronger Communities

What is a small business? This can seem like a straightforward question. It’s that mom-and-pop shop down the street from my house I have been going to for years. But to better study and understand small businesses, which is what we do at ECEDC, it is important to use...

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