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ORA Endorses Troy Balderson

07/24/2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 24, 2018) -- The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) Board of Directors today enthusiastically announced its endorsement of State Senator Troy Balderson in Ohio's 12th congressional district..

 

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“Endorsing Troy Balderson sends a...

ORA/NRA Golf Classic Tees Up to be Great Success

06/26/2018

The 21st annual ORA/NRA Golf Classic was held at the New Albany Country Club on June 26. In addition to a beautiful course and amazing food, approximately 100 industry leaders gathered to celebrate a worthy cause with net proceeds from the event...

News Release: Ohio Restaurant Association announces positive sales trends in Buckeye state, robust restaurant growth and soaring expansion of food delivery

06/19/2018

 

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 19, 2018) – The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) today announced a broad range of data about the restaurant industry in the Buckeye state showing a robust business environment.

“In Ohio, sales are growing, the number of...

News Release: Restaurants Win Big at Smart 50 Awards

06/15/2018

DUBLIN, Ohio (June 15, 2018) – Last night, hundreds of business professionals and industry leaders gathered to celebrate the Smart 50 Awards Columbus Class of 2018 at Cameron Mitchell's The Exchange at Bridge Park in Dublin.

The Ohio Restaurant...

News Release: Ohio Restaurant Association inducts Sam Lindsley as Chairman of the Board

06/12/2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 12, 2018) – Restaurant and foodservice industry leaders and representatives gathered last week in Columbus to celebrate the installation of Sam Lindsley of Michael Symon Restaurants as the 90th Chairman of the Ohio Restaurant...

Ohio ProStart® Celebration of the Stars

05/08/2018

On Monday, May 7, the Ohio Restaurant Education Foundation and Ohio Prostart® hosted the annual Celebration of the Stars, which is an evening to award more than $50,000 in scholarships to high school students in culinary and restaurant management...

Michael Symon Back to Keynote Mid-America Restaurant Expo

05/03/2018

COLUMBUS, OH (May 3, 2018) Back by popular demand, Celebrity chef, restaurateur, James Beard award winner and television star Michael Symon returns as keynote speaker for the 2019 Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

 

The Expo is the premier Midwest regional ...

It's Managed Care Organization (MCO) Open Enrollment Season!

05/02/2018

 

Are you currently enrolled with CareWorks MCO?
YES: No need to read further! Go outside and enjoy the spring sunshine, and thank you for supporting the ORA and choosing CareWorks as your MCO provider.
NO: We're here to keep you on track, so read on!
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Have you registered? ORA Idea Factory on June 7!

05/01/2018

FEDERAL MENU LABELING ENFORCEMENT DATE IS MAY 8

04/27/2018

 

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The FDA announced May 4, 2017, that it has pushed the enforcement date to May 8, 2018. See Restaurant.org/MenuLabeling for full details.

Read articles that will guide you through this transition:

> Draft Guidance for Industry: Menu Labeling...

ORA and Members Head to Washington, D.C.

04/20/2018

On April 17-18, the ORA and a group of our members traveled to Washington D.C.to collaborate with the National Restaurant Association, restaurant and foodservice industry professionals from across the U.S. and lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Representing...

SAVE THE DATE: ORA Idea Factory - June 7

04/16/2018

#OhioWorksHere Tour - Where will you see us next?

04/13/2018

DID YOU KNOW the "O" in ORA stands for OHIO?​

Sounds like a silly question, but we want to make sure everyone knows we represent the entire Buckeye state. That's why the ORA staff is kicking off the #OhioWorksHere Tour to visit all of our members...

Farm to Table Secrets in Ohio Farm Bureau Interview

04/10/2018

ORA President & CEO John Barker was recetnly interviewed by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Communications Director Joe Cornely and Executive Vice President Adam Sharp. They discussed a wide range of topics, including industry stats, trends,...

News Release: Ohio Restaurant Sales Trends Promising, Operators Optimistic About 2018

03/19/2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Mar. 19, 2018) – The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) and Cleveland Research Company recently completed a new survey of a wide range of restaurant operators and foodservice professionals across Ohio, representing more than 125...

NEXT UP: ORA Idea Factory - April 11

03/15/2018

Want to attend?

This event is free for Ohio Restaurant Association members; there is a fee of $25.00 for non-members and $10.00 for students.
Networking reception featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar immediately following the event.

REGISTER...

News Release: ORA Endorses Mike DeWine for Governor

03/13/2018

'COLUMBUS, Ohio (Mar. 13, 2018) -- The Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) Board of Directors today enthusiastically announced its endorsement of Mike DeWine for Governor and Jon Husted for Lieutenant Governor.
“Mike DeWine has been a tireless...

JOB ALERT! Member Sales & Growth Specialist

03/12/2018

The Ohio Restaurant Association is seeking a dynamic, energetic and motivated Member Sales and Growth Specialist to join our team to help us grow our membership and propel our association to the next level of success. ​Click here to apply...

ORA Town Hall - March 7, 2018

03/09/2018

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Ohio Restaurant Association held it's first Town Hall of the year with A+ speakers, including Ohio Democratic & Republican Party Chairs, David Pepper and Jane Timken, Greater Cleveland Partnership President & CEO Joe ...

2018 Ohio ProStart® Invitational

02/28/2018

The 16th annual Ohio ProStart® Invitational, sponsored by Gordon Food Service, and the 2nd Burger Battle, sponsored by the Ohio Beef Council, will was held on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 at the Crowne Plaza at 6500 Doubletree...

ORA TOWN HALL ANNOUNCED - MARCH 7

02/14/2018

WHAT:

The ORA Town Hall Meeting will feature an inside look at Ohio's political races in 2018 and driving business growth in Ohio's three biggest cities.

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EST

WHERE:

Creekside Conference & Event Center
101...