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May 11th, 2021

Major Business Associations Publish Legislative Objectives

Major Business Associations Publish Legislative Objectives

COLUMBUS – Asserting that “Business is Everybody’s Business,” six major Ohio business associations today released legislative priorities aimed at improving and enhancing Ohio’s business and job climate, and increasing opportunities for Ohio families. The associations, including the Ohio Business Roundtable, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business Ohio, the Ohio Council of […]

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August 25th, 2020

Council Annual Golf Outing – October 5, 2020

Council Annual Golf Outing – October 5, 2020

Online Form – OCRM 2020 Golf Outing Powered by Formstack IMPORTANT COVID-19 WAIVER INFORMATIONSAFETY: Social distancing required; masks required when off-course. ASSUMPTION OF RISK: The Council cannot prevent you from being exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 during the Outing. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the virus. If you choose […]

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March 27th, 2020

Council Issues Statement Commending State Leadership

Council Issues Statement Commending State Leadership

COLUMBUS, OHIO – March 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants applauds Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and the Ohio legislature led by Speaker Householder, Minority Leader Sykes, Senate President Obhof, and Minority Leader Yuko for their bipartisan leadership during this difficult time,” said Gordon Gough, President and CEO.  “Throughout this […]

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March 4th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 4, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 4, 2020

Dear Council Member: Yesterday morning I spoke with Governor DeWine concerning precautionary measures the state is taking in anticipation of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, reaching Ohio. As you may have heard, the Governor, Columbus Mayor, and state health officials convinced organizers of the Arnold Sports Classic, scheduled to take place this weekend in Columbus, to […]

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December 13th, 2019

PartnerShip Rate Increase

FedEx and UPS will be taking their annual rate increases on both ground and air shipments. The UPS rate increases will take effect on December 29, 2019, while the FedEx rate increases will go into effect a week later on January 6, 2020. Please find the content for the 2020 annual rate increases that links […]

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July 19th, 2019

Council Honored by Smart Business Columbus as a “Smart 50” Company

The Smart Business Network (SBN) is an organization that talks to the country’s leading CEOs to discover how they made it to the top and to get their advice on how other leaders can do the same. They have numerous divisions around the country that publish newsletters, magazines and books as well as hosting events […]

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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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