UPCOMING EVENTS

AUGUST 22Less

AUGUST 22

Toledo Local Restaurant Alliance - 2PM - 4PMLess
Toledo Local Restaurant Alliance - 2PM - 4PM
Balance Pan-Asian Grille + Balance Farms: 215 N. Summit St., ToledoLess
Balance Pan-Asian Grille + Balance Farms: 215 N. Summit St., Toledo
Join the Toledo LRA for a "field trip (literally)" to Balance Farms - ORA Board Member Prakash Karamchandi's Aquaponics Farm, plus a round table event. We're inviting several leaders of the community to join us and learn about how a simplified supply chain works to lower food prices and increase quality control. Learn more at balancefarms.com and here.  Less
Join the Toledo LRA for a "field trip (literally)" to Balance Farms - ORA Board Member Prakash Karamchandi's Aquaponics Farm, plus a round table event. We're inviting several leaders of the community to join us and learn about how a simplified supply chain works to lower food prices and increase quality control. Learn more at balancefarms.com and here.  
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AUGUST 26Less

AUGUST 26

Are You Running Your Business, or is Your Business Running You? - 9 AM to 4 PM

Professional Session for Restaurant Owners, Leaders & Managers

Are You Running Your Business, or is Your Business Running You? - 9 AM to 4 PM

Professional Session for Restaurant Owners, Leaders & Managers

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Ohio Restaurant Association, Friedman Room
One Crosswoods Building
100 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235
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Ohio Restaurant Association, Friedman Room
One Crosswoods Building
100 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235

Speaker: Roy Getz, Professional EOS Implementer, Business Coach & Dynamic Public Speaker

Roy has been in the restaurant industry since he was 16 years old, moving from grill cook to business owner ... and everything in between!


Even the most successful restaurateurs occasionally find running a business more challenging than they expected. Many work more and get less ROI. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. 


In this session, Roy will introduce restaurateurs to the Six Key Components™ of successful businesses using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Attendees will leave armed with a set of simple, practical tools that you and your leadership team can begin using right away to get better results.


Coffee and breakfast snacks as well as lunch and beverages provided.

Seating is limited. Register early.

Ample & free parking in the lot at One Crosswoods building.

Speaker: Roy Getz, Professional EOS Implementer, Business Coach & Dynamic Public Speaker

Roy has been in the restaurant industry since he was 16 years old, moving from grill cook to business owner ... and everything in between!


Even the most successful restaurateurs occasionally find running a business more challenging than they expected. Many work more and get less ROI. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. 


In this session, Roy will introduce restaurateurs to the Six Key Components™ of successful businesses using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Attendees will leave armed with a set of simple, practical tools that you and your leadership team can begin using right away to get better results.


Coffee and breakfast snacks as well as lunch and beverages provided.

Seating is limited. Register early.

Ample & free parking in the lot at One Crosswoods building.

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SEPTEMBER 4Less
SEPTEMBER 4
Columbus Local Restaurant Alliance - 9:30-10:30 AMLess
Columbus Local Restaurant Alliance - 9:30-10:30 AM
Law Offices of Isaac Wiles- Two Miranova Place, Suite 700, Columbus, Ohio 43215Less
Law Offices of Isaac Wiles- Two Miranova Place, Suite 700, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Speaker: George Hunyadi, Co-Owner of Innovative Organic
George has been involved in the waste, recycling and composting industry for more than 25 years. While he initially provided equipment and systems to process municipal solid waste and organic waste, George quickly saw a need for a business that processed waste in Columbus and helped create Innovative Organics Recycling. George enjoys problem solving and troubleshooting within the waste and compost industry and is excited to help lead the movement in Columbus to find innovative ways to create a resources from waste.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Nieuwstadt at: jnieuwstadt@ohiorestaurant.org, or 614.246.0106 
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Speaker: George Hunyadi, Co-Owner of Innovative Organic
George has been involved in the waste, recycling and composting industry for more than 25 years. While he initially provided equipment and systems to process municipal solid waste and organic waste, George quickly saw a need for a business that processed waste in Columbus and helped create Innovative Organics Recycling. George enjoys problem solving and troubleshooting within the waste and compost industry and is excited to help lead the movement in Columbus to find innovative ways to create a resources from waste.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Nieuwstadt at: jnieuwstadt@ohiorestaurant.org, or 614.246.0106 
SEPTEMBER 11Less
SEPTEMBER 11
ORA TOWN HALL - 9 - 11AMLess
ORA TOWN HALL - 9 - 11AM
In every survey we conduct and in every conversation we are a part of, we hear that workforce development is perhaps the most critical issue facing our industry and our state today. The ORA is committed to engaging with our state and local leaders on these crucial topics, and we are excited to have State Senator Rob McColley, Chair of the Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Workforce Development Committee, who is on the front lines of the Ohio Legislature’s economic and workforce development efforts, join us at our upcoming Town Hall. The second part of the morning, we will explore some of the solutions to work.Less
In every survey we conduct and in every conversation we are a part of, we hear that workforce development is perhaps the most critical issue facing our industry and our state today. The ORA is committed to engaging with our state and local leaders on these crucial topics, and we are excited to have State Senator Rob McColley, Chair of the Senate Transportation, Commerce, and Workforce Development Committee, who is on the front lines of the Ohio Legislature’s economic and workforce development efforts, join us at our upcoming Town Hall. The second part of the morning, we will explore some of the solutions to work.
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SEPTEMBER 16Less
SEPTEMBER 16
Ohio ProStart Golf Outing - 11AMLess
Ohio ProStart Golf Outing - 11AM
Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina -  4260 Fox Meadow Dr, Medina, OH 44256Less
Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina -  4260 Fox Meadow Dr, Medina, OH 44256
Who likes to golf? It's time to hit a hole in one for Ohio ProStart students at our annual golf outing! Ohio ProStart is the exclusive industry training program for high school juniors and seniors pursuing food service industry careers, and we need your help. We have golf foursomes, sponsors, and prize donation opportunities available. Shotgun start at 11AM. Reserve your spot by contacting Steph Mazzocco at smazzocco@ohiorestaurant.org or visit oraef.org.Less
Who likes to golf? It's time to hit a hole in one for Ohio ProStart students at our annual golf outing! Ohio ProStart is the exclusive industry training program for high school juniors and seniors pursuing food service industry careers, and we need your help. We have golf foursomes, sponsors, and prize donation opportunities available. Shotgun start at 11AM. Reserve your spot by contacting Steph Mazzocco at smazzocco@ohiorestaurant.org or visit oraef.org.
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NOVEMBER 5-6Less
NOVEMBER 5-6
Restaurant Innovation SummitLess
Restaurant Innovation Summit
 Tenk West Bank - 2111 Center St, Cleveland, OH 44113Less
 Tenk West Bank - 2111 Center St, Cleveland, OH 44113
The 2019 Restaurant Innovation Summit (RIS) is being held in Cleveland, Ohio! Join us or this is a one-of-a-kind gathering convening the most innovative and forward-looking thinkers within the restaurant industry. The Summit will provide deep and actionable insights for restaurant operators who are solving tomorrow's challenges today.  Check out the agenda, including the half-day Interactive Design Thinking Workshop by ExperiencePoint in collaboration with IDEO. Less
The 2019 Restaurant Innovation Summit (RIS) is being held in Cleveland, Ohio! Join us or this is a one-of-a-kind gathering convening the most innovative and forward-looking thinkers within the restaurant industry. The Summit will provide deep and actionable insights for restaurant operators who are solving tomorrow's challenges today.  Check out the agenda, including the half-day Interactive Design Thinking Workshop by ExperiencePoint in collaboration with IDEO. 
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FEBRUARY 23-24Less
FEBRUARY 23-24
Mid-America Restaurant ExpoLess
Mid-America Restaurant Expo
Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 Less
Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
The Mid-America Restaurant Expo will attract an expected 4,000+ experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains and even franchise and national operations in the Midwest. It is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike! Learn more at midamericarestaurantexpo.comLess
The Mid-America Restaurant Expo will attract an expected 4,000+ experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains and even franchise and national operations in the Midwest. It is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike! Learn more at midamericarestaurantexpo.com
FEBRUARY 23Less
FEBRUARY 23
ORA Industry Awards CelebrationLess
ORA Industry Awards Celebration
George Bellowes Ballroom, Hilton Columbus, Downtown - 401 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215LessLess
George Bellowes Ballroom, Hilton Columbus, Downtown - 401 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215Less
Ohio Restaurant Association hosts an annual awards celebration spotlighting the hard work, dedication and outstanding professional & community services of our members.  We recognized extraordinary contributions and innovative ideas: their use of technology, charitable contributions, transformative products and dedication to education. Less
Ohio Restaurant Association hosts an annual awards celebration spotlighting the hard work, dedication and outstanding professional & community services of our members.
 
We recognized extraordinary contributions and innovative ideas: their use of technology, charitable contributions, transformative products and dedication to education. 
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                   Up Your EngagementLess

                   Up Your Engagement

Sponsor the Ohio Restaurant Association and its Education Foundation events. 
Find out what we mean by Tastemaker.
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Sponsor the Ohio Restaurant Association and its Education Foundation events. 
Find out what we mean by Tastemaker.

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