As the leading not-for-profit business trade association committed solely to furthering Ohio's foodservice industry, the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) exists to help restaurants succeed.

Founded in 1920, the association is backed with more than 95 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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Ohio's 2015 Minimum Wage Increase

Ohio’s minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2015 to $8.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and to $4.05 per hour for tipped employees

Ohio’s minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2015 to $8.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and to $4.05 per hour for tipped employees. The increased minimum wage applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of less than $297,000 per year.

Rover Pipeline will Boost Business for Restaurants, Save Money

Job creation associated with shale gas development would total 930,000 manufacturing jobs nationwide by 2030, a Pricewaterhouse Coopers report says

Community leaders who attended recent public meetings in Ohio and Michigan to learn more about the proposed Rover natural gas pipeline project heard a lot of discussion about its benefits to the economy. That is a conversation we should be having about a $4 billion project that will create 10,000 local construction jobs along its 800-mile route.

 

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.