2022 Golf Outing

Ohio Council of Retail Merchants and Ohio Energy & Convenience 2022 Golf Outing July 11, 2022 | 10am Registration | 11am Shotgun Ohio State University Scarlet Course 3605 Tremont Rd, Columbus, OH 43221 $275/Golfer REGISTER Diamond Sponsor: $7,500 4 player registration [ READ MORE... ]

99th Annual Meeting

OHIO COUNCIL OF RETAIL MERCHANTSVirtual Annual MeetingDecember 7, 2021 | 1pm REGISTER NOW KEYNOTE SPEAKER - BOB PHIBBS, THE RETAIL DOCTOR We are pleased to welcome The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, as this year's keynote speaker again. Bob is an internationally recognized business strategist, customer service expert, sales coach, marketing [ READ MORE... ]

Robust Holiday Retail Sales Ahead

Total Spending to Reach $31.4 Billion, Exceeds Pre-COVID Figures (COLUMBUS - November 23, 2021) The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants' research affiliate, Focus on Ohio's Future, and the University of Cincinnati Economics Center today forecast robust holiday retail sales for Ohio this year, with expected total sales of $31.4 billion, [ READ MORE... ]

OPMCA Annual Meeting

Please RSVP for the OPMCA annual meeting: Date: 12/9/21 Time: 11 AM – 1 PM Location: The Country Club at Muirfield Village, 8715 Muirfield Dr, Dublin, OH 43017 Online Form - OPMCA Annual Meeting

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 [ READ MORE... ]

Vaccination is the Key to Controlling COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants has been working closely with the Governor, Lt. Governor, the Ohio Department of Health and other business associations on ways to protect our members, your employees and your customers from [ READ MORE... ]

BWC Board Approves $5 Billion Workers’ Compensation Dividend

Yes, those checks you got in the mail from the BWC were real!  The BWC Board of Directors approved Governor Mike DeWine’s $5 billion dividend proposal on November 2, 2020.  This is the largest BWC dividend in state history and DeWine hopes it will serve as a lifeline to businesses [ READ MORE... ]

Important Change: 2021 Ohio Safety Congress Going Virtual

The 2021 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC21) — sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation — is about keeping people safe.  With all the uncertainty surrounding the future of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BWC will host OSC21 totally online March 10 – 11, 2021. The virtual event offers [ READ MORE... ]

Coronavirus Business Update – November 19, 2020

Health Director Signs “Stay at Home Tonight Order” On Tuesday during his usual press conference, Governor DeWine announced that Health Director Stephanie McCloud would be issuing an order creating a statewide curfew between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.  The “Stay at Home Tonight Order,” issued by the Director today, took [ READ MORE... ]