By visiting this site, permit holders and other visitors can learn about all the issues affecting the alcohol beverage industry, along with the latest activities of the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association!
Owning a tavern, carry-out, or state agency store, is one of the last ways left to pursue the American dream of owning and operating your own business. Of course, we don't need to tell you that pursuing this dream can be a tough road to walk for a number of reasons -- large organizations like insurance companies have economic clout that a small business owner cannot match, neo-prohibitionists like to demonize our industry in the media, and all too many politicians seem to be intent on tying our hands with regulations and then picking our pockets with taxes.
There is not a lot that an individual business owner can do in the face of all this. However, by joining in unity with other licensed beverage permit holders who care about their profession, there is quite a bit we can do. The Ohio Licensed Beverage Association is the best way of doing that -- enabling permit holders to stand together to fight the forces that menace our profession. The OLBA offers a number of benefits that will benefit both you as an individual and your profession as a whole.
Group Ratings - As a member of the OLBA, you are eligible to participate in our group rating programs. These programs include our Workers' Compensation Program, through Comp Management, which can save you money off your workers’ compensation premiums. In addition, other programs, such as our general liability and health, life and dental insurance programs will enable you to realize significant savings to your overhead.
Political Action - The OLBA maintains a strong political presence in the Ohio Statehouse. We have built solid political relationships with a number of key lawmakers, and we intend to use those relationships to fight bills that will hurt permit holders and pass bills that will help our industry. The OLBA is committed to protecting your interests, and we will do so, should that fight take us anywhere from your local city council meeting to the halls of the United States Senate.
Leadership Opportunities - The OLBA has a decades long tradition of activism. This means that there is the opportunity for you to achieve a leadership role in the organization, should you be interested in serving as an officer at the state or local level, or to serve on a committee. We are a hands-on organization, and we welcome your input, criticism and participation.
Please, if you have any questions about joining the association, feel free to e-mail us at the address below or call any of our State Office Personnel at 800-678-5995.
The purpose of the association is for the protection and advancement of the interest and welfare of retail and liquor permit holders in Ohio.