The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) is the leading not-for-profit business trade association committed solely to furthering Ohio's foodservice industry.

Founded in 1920, the ORA is backed with more than 93 years of industry experience. Through our commitment, experience and expertise, the ORA is dedicated to the representation, education, assistance and promotion of Ohio's foodservice industry. This is why more than 2,400 companies, representing more than 5,000 locations in Ohio, invest in ORA membership.

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Consider Attending an Upcoming Safety Event to Fulfill Ohio BWC’s Two-hour Training Requirement

There are several options available through the end of the month

ORA members can attend several safety events this month if they are required to complete two hours of safety training before Jun. 30, 2014.

Ohio’s Unemployment Falls to 5.5 Percent

ODJFS said the number shrank by 11,000 since April

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent in May 2014, down from 5.7 percent in April 2014. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in May was down 11,000 from April's figures.

Workers' Compensation Plans Designed to Meet Your Needs

ORA Workers' Comp PlansThe ORA and CareWorks, its third-party administrator, possess foodservice industry experience that assist them in helping members navigate the complex world of Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, which is why they developed the ORA Workers’ Compensation plans. With many aspects from which to choose, there is a plan that's right for your business. To learn more, CLICK HERE.


Health Care & Your Business

ORA Health Care & Your Business PNGThe ORA understands that our members will be impacted by the upcoming changes in health care. With this in mind, the association is committed to providing up-to-date information designed to help members comply with the changes outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).