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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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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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