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December 20th, 2018

3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2019, and it’s more important than ever that OCRM Members know how to mitigate the impact to their business. Here are a few things you should know about the changes to come: FedEx and UPS small package rates are increasing an average of 4.9% – effective January […]

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August 29th, 2018

Walmart Showcases Ohio-Based Suppliers

Walmart Showcases Ohio-Based Suppliers

Walmart Showcases Ohio-Based Suppliers Local Walmart representatives today hosted a forum at the Georgesville Walmart featuring Ohio-based suppliers and local and state economic development stakeholders to discuss the retailer’s effort to preserve and create new domestic jobs by supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Columbus event begins a multi-week program to raise awareness of Walmart’s Investing in […]

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August 24th, 2018

Tire Shop Owner Says Skilled Trades Offer Great Opportunities

Tire Shop Owner Says Skilled Trades Offer Great Opportunities

Article appeared on National Retail Federation Website Author: J. Craig Shearman When John Marshall and co-owners of Ohio’s Dayton-based Grismer Tire and Auto Service tried to open a new location recently, the ribbon-cutting had to be delayed by three months. The reason for the delay — trouble finding enough skilled mechanics and tire installers to […]

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March 14th, 2018

Ohio Bakers Association Awards Scholarships

Ohio Bakers Association Awards Scholarships

The Ohio Bakers Association awarded $500 scholarships to five culinary students. The scholarships are funded from the OBA and GCRBA annual joint golf outing is awarded to the scholarship application winners. The applicants have to be second year culinary students at Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. Each scholarship winner is awarded $500 toward their tuition. […]

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January 4th, 2018

2018 Retail Promotional Calendar

Use this calendar of special days, weeks and months to plan out an effective promotional strategy. DOWNLOAD 2018 RETAIL PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR >>> JANUARY January Clean Up Your Computer Month January Financial Wellness Month January Get Organized Month January National Hot Tea Month January National Skating Month January Oatmeal Month January Be Kind to Food Servers […]

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June 29th, 2017

WEBINAR EVENT: Hackers Are Out To Get You!

Hackers Are Out To Get You! Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (1:00 PM CT) 30 minutes | Complimentary | Advance registration required Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear about a security breach or incident involving the loss of sensitive data to outside influence or “hackers.” We will discuss several layers of risk management […]

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