INDUSTRY LINKS

ASK ORA Industry Links

People in the foodservice business need a range of information, some of it not easy to put your finger on. That's why the ORA has created a resource for our members. From Census and Labor Statistics information, to the best food, cooking, and chefs web sites -- we link you to them all.

Are You Ready To Own A Restaurant?


An article by our Strategic Partner RCI Business Brokers to help you determine if you are ready to own a restaurant.

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Find statistics on consumer spending, wages, demographics and much more.

CAT Tax Law Changes


A review of the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT).

County Health Departments


A complete list of Ohio county health departments.

Doing Business within the State of Ohio


Information on doing business within the State of Ohio, eCommerce, employer issues, licensing and permits, laws and regulation, taxes and fees and starting a business.

Local Health Departments


A complete list of Ohio Local Health Districts.

National Restaurant Association


The association for the restaurant industry at the national level.

Central Ohio Food Truck Association


The Central Ohio Food Truck Association is the industry association advocating for food truck owners and mobile food vendor operators serving central Ohio.

Official U.S. Citizenship


Find the information and forms you need to gain U.S. Citizenship.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration


Safety and health of U.S. workers.

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation


All of your workers' compensation information in one place.

Ohio Business Gateway


Offering Ohio businesses online filing and payment system.

Ohio Department of Commerce


Information and forms you need as a business.

Ohio Department of Education


High-quality educational options that lead to improved student achievement.

Ohio Department of Health


Food safety guide and contact info for local health departments.

Ohio Department of Taxation


Sales and use tax applies to the retail sale, lease, and rental in Ohio

Ohio Division of Liquor Control


A complete guide to serving alcohol in your establishment.

Ohio House of Representatives


Learn about your legislators and the laws currently in the House.

Ohio MarketMaker


National network of websites connecting farmers with food retailers.

Ohio Secretary of State Business Services


Includes information needed to start a business.

Ohio Tourism Works


NA collaborative effort by the Ohio Tourism Roundtable.

Ohio Wage and Hour Bureau, A Division of Labor and Worker Safety


Administers and enforces Ohio's Minimum Wage Laws.

Opening a Foodservice Business in Columbus, Ohio


This guide was designed to assist those who are planning to open a food business in Columbus or Worthington.

Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate


A downloadable Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate from the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Sales Tax Exempt Listing of Restaurant Equipment & Supplies


Industry specific listing of restaurant items that are exempt from sales tax as specified by the State of Ohio.

SCORE


A nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses.

Social Security


Social Security and Medicare information.

State & Local Governments


A directory of official state, county and city government websites.

The Ohio Senate


Learn about your legislators and the laws currently in the Senate.

U.S. Census Bureau


Statistics from 2000 U.S. census including people and business.

U.S. Department of Education


Includes specific sections for students, teachers, administrators and parents.

U.S. Department of Justice


Offers funding opportunities to conduct research.

U.S. Department of State


Did You Know? The U.S. State Department issues passports.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Information about Clean Air Act, water, mold, acid rains, recycling and waste.