September 30th, 2013

Latest Edition of Council Concepts

Please select the following link to view the Ohio Council of Retail Merchant’s most recent edition of Council Concepts. Our quarterly magazine is one of many great ways to keep track of the latest news, events, and information involving the retail industry in Ohio. Council Concepts, Volume 91, Issue 3        

Economics, Government, Local Business, News, The Council 0
June 3rd, 2013

Gordon Gough: Level the playing field for Ohio retailers

Gordon Gough: Level the playing field for Ohio retailers

By: Gordon Gough Ohio Council of Retail Merchants The U.S. Senate deserves a lot of credit, particularly Ohio Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, for passing the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would significantly help Ohio’s retailers. This state has always had a strong retail presence, from established stores with a national reach to […]

Economics, Government, News 0
May 2nd, 2013

Merchants Applaud Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Refund and Reform

Merchants Applaud Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Refund and Reform

Merchants Applaud Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Refund and Reform; “Today is Rare, Remarkable Day in Ohio History”   (Columbus, May 2, 2013) The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants supports Governor John Kasich’s actions today to create premium refunds and workplace reform at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. “Today is a rare, remarkable day in Ohio […]

Local Business, News 0
April 17th, 2013

Retail Merchants Applaud House Finance Committee E-Fairness Vote; Will Balance Retail Playing Field and Reduce Income Tax

Retail Merchants Applaud House Finance Committee E-Fairness Vote; Will Balance Retail Playing Field and Reduce Income Tax

(Columbus, April 16, 2013) The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, representing more than 4,400 companies across Ohio, welcomed new language approved by the House Finance and Appropriations Committee advancing E-Fairness in Ohio. “We applaud the hard work of the House Finance & Appropriations Committee to pass legislation that would level the playing field for retailers […]

Government, News 0
April 10th, 2013

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants Applauds Ohio House for Furthering Online Sales Tax Collection (E-Fairness) Debate

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants Applauds Ohio House for Furthering Online Sales Tax Collection (E-Fairness) Debate

(Columbus, April 9, 2013) The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, representing more than 4,400 companies across Ohio, welcomed language in the Ohio House of Representatives’ proposed budget aimed at advancing the online sales tax conversation in Ohio. “E-Fairness is important to our members,” said Ohio Council of Retail Merchants Executive Vice President Gordon Gough. “Online […]

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February 28th, 2013

Consumers Adjusting Spending Plans to Cope with Recent Payroll Tax Changes

Consumers Adjusting Spending Plans to Cope with Recent Payroll Tax Changes

             Seven in 10 Americans Adjusting Spending Plans to Cope with Recent Payroll Tax Changes, According to NRF Washington, February 21, 2013 – A change in federal tax law that decreased the take-home pay of many working Americans is impacting household budgets. According to NRF’s 2013 Tax Returns Survey conducted by BIGinsight, nearly three-quarters (73.3%) of […]

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February 14th, 2013

2013 Legislative Directory

2013 Legislative Directory

In an effort to help you stay in touch with your legislators on matters of importance to you and your business, we have created a legislative directory, suitable for printing on legal size paper, and made it available by clicking the link below.  The directory includes contact information for all legislators and statewide office holders, the […]

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February 4th, 2013

Dockworkers and Shippers may have reached an agreement

Dockworkers and Shippers may have reached an agreement

In a recent article posted in December, we reported on our efforts urging the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) to make every attempt possible to reach an agreement on a new labor contract. On February 2, 2013, the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, issued a […]

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January 17th, 2013

Council President awarded NRF’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants is proud to share some exciting news regarding our beloved President, John C. Mahaney, Jr., and his continued success. During a special, members-only luncheon on Tuesday at Retail’s BIG Show, inNew York City, the National Retail Federation took time to honor Mr. Mahaney for his leadership to the retail […]

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