The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants is your voice at the municipal, state and federal levels of government. Our highly skilled professionals have significant experience in government affairs, and protect the interests of retail and wholesale businesses. As an association, we have fought for Ohio’s retail industry for 100 years.

Our philosophy when it comes to government affairs is quite simple – ensure a positive business environment for Ohio’s retail, wholesale, and distribution industries. Supporting this philosophy takes hard work, strong relationships and steadfast attention to local, state and national policy.

The Council has successfully supported our members through a number of recent policy initiatives, including retail theft legislation, the Consumer Sales Practices Act, unemployment policies, consumer choice initiatives and much more.

The Council maintains close relationships with municipal and county chambers of commerce to ensure local policies favor retailers. In addition, the Council provides small claims consultation to members that require support in the judicial system.

Overall, the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants seeks to fulfill its goal of protecting the rights of our members at every level of government.