Testimony in Support of HB 118 Before House Ways & Means Committee

Testimony by Lora Miller, Director of Government Affairs & Public Relations Good afternoon, Chairman Roemer, Vice Chair Lorenz, Ranking Member Troy and members of the House Ways & Means Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to appear today and offer the Council’s support for House Bill 118. We thank Representatives Santucci [ READ MORE... ]

Recycling and Your Business:A Little Effort Can Go a Long Way

Recycling and Your Business: A Little Effort Can Go a Long WayArticle by Lora Miller, Director of Governmental Affairs & Public Relations No one should disagree that recycling is good for the environment. Many people recycle at home and many more would do so if it was more convenient for [ READ MORE... ]

Statement on “Ohio the Heart of It All” Logo Announcement

Statement on “Ohio the Heart of It All” Logo Announcement From Gordon Gough, President, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants The “Ohio the Heart of It All” brand perfectly conveys the energy, vitality and opportunity that Ohio offers to everyone. Those who live, work and play here already know this, and our doors are [ READ MORE... ]

Study Shows Big Jump in Ohio’s Economic Competitiveness,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more info, contact: Gene Pierce, 614/395-6480 gene@piercecomm.com Alexandra Denney, 714/422-7416 adenney@ohiobrt.com Dr. Timothy Nash, 989-859-0637 tgnash@northwood.edu Study Shows Big Jump in Ohio’s Economic Competitiveness, Future Gains Require Attention (Columbus, April 18, 2023) Ohio business leaders and economics experts today unveiled data showing Ohio’s economic competitiveness has [ READ MORE... ]

Taxes are Taxing in So Many Ways

Article by Lora Miller, Director of Governmental Affairs & Public Relations No one enjoys paying taxes.  This is an undisputed fact.  While we understand the need for tax revenues in general, making tax payments is about as pleasant as getting a root canal, with the latter being the least painful [ READ MORE... ]

2023 Annual Golf Outing

Join us at the Jack Nicklaus designed New Albany Country Club for our Annual Golf Outing. JULY 10, 202310am REGISTRATION • 11am SHOTGUN1 Club Lane, New Albany, OH 43054 COUNCIL MEMBER REGISTRATION OECA MEMBER REGISTRATION

Spring safety

Here we are in 2023 and the first day of spring has come and gone.  This is a great time for us all to leave the cold weather behind and look forward to warmer weather.   The hazards we face in the winter may be different than the hazards we face [ READ MORE... ]

Controlling costs with the handicap reimbursement program

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) offers the Handicap Reimbursement Program to potentially off-set claim costs and encourage employers to hire and retain employees with a handicapped condition. Ohio Revised Code 4123.343 recognizes 26 conditions / disabilities in which, under some circumstances, the employer may be eligible for reimbursement [ READ MORE... ]

Education Issues Take Central Focus in State Budget Process

Written by Alex T. Boehnke, Director of Legislative & Corporate Affairs The Council, along with fellow statewide business groups, has taken a keen interest in Ohio’s approach toward education. As businesses of all types and sizes struggle to find workers, we realize it is incumbent upon the business community to [ READ MORE... ]