On April 19, 2013, Governor John Kasich was the special guest speaker at he Ohio Lobbying Association’s Signature Series lunch, held at the Capital Club. Governor Kasich addressed a record crowd, sharing his views on topics as far ranging as the state budget bill (“I wouldn’t change a thing”) to his relationship with God (“I can’t tell you how important my personal beliefs are to me.”) The Governor told his audience of OLA members that he will always work to provide relief for those in Ohio who are less fortunate. Following his remarks, the Governor took questions from the audience. Prior to his departure, the Governor paused for a photo with the OLA Board.
On April 19, 2013, Governor John Kasich was the special guest speaker at he Ohio Lobbying Association’s Signature Series lunch, held at the Capital Club. Governor Kasich addressed a record crowd, sharing his views on topics as far ranging as the state budget bill (“I wouldn’t change a thing”) to his relationship with [...]
On May 7, 2013, the Ohio Village Muffins defeated the Capitol Cannons (comprised of Ohio legislators) with a final score of 6-0. The Annual “Base Ball” game, held on the lawn of the Statehouse, had an excellent turnout, despite the intermittent rain, which hampered the outfielders chasing balls on slick grass. The Muffins scored all [...]
The forecast for March 5, 2013 threatened heavy snow and ice, but the weather cooperated and OLA members stayed in town to attend the Annual Meeting at the Capital Club. The agenda included passage of the 2013 budget, a summary of the successful inaugural Certification Program, and the election and installation of the 2013 Board [...]
OLA held two Signature Series lunches for members in February. On February 14th, we were honored to have Senate President Keith Faber address a membership in attendance that exceeded 100. Speaker Batchelder received the same overwhelming response when he spoke to us on February 21st. Signature Series Lunches are a member benefit that we hope [...]
On August 29, 2012, Director Zehringer was the featured guest at the August Signature Series Lunch held in Le Bistro Room of the Columbus Capital Club. Speaking before a full house, Zehringer shared the departments plans regarding digging projects in various parts of Ohio, touching specifically on plans to refurbish Ohio’s State Parks, restrictions on [...]
The Ohio Lobbying Association awarded one $2,000 scholarship to Ohio State University student Timothy Bosserman, a member of the John Glenn School of Public Policy’s Learning Community. OLA scholarships are awarded as part of an annual program designed to encourage undergraduate students toward a career in public service. Mike Carroll, At-Large member of the OLA [...]
The 2012 Board of Trustees was elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting on March 13, 2012 at the Capital Club. Following the meeting, the members joined legislators from the 129th General Assembly at a reception in the President’s Dining Room. A full article on the meeting can be found under the “OLA Headlines” [...]
At the 2012 Annual Meeting, outgoing president Kelly McGivern announced to the membership that her choice for the President’s Award was Rob Eshenbaugh. “Rob was an easy choice” said McGivern. ”As chair of the Ethics & Professionalism Committee, Rob steered two major initiatives during 2011: The Certification Program and the Mentorship Program and both have [...]
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Director of the Office of Budget and Management, Tim Keen addressed over 60 OLA members at the April Signature Series Lunch on April 15th. The Bistro Room at the Capital Club was the site for the highly successful event. More lunches are in the planning stages, so check back weekly!
The Ohio Lobbying Association held the second of two scheduled Signature Series lunches on Friday, August 20th. Republican candidate for Auditor of State David Yost shared his vision for the State and answered questions at the Columbus Capitol Club. The Democratic candidate, David Pepper, was well received at the August 6th lunch and members greeted [...]
On June 9th, Bill Byers, OLA President-elect and Yvonne Lesicko, Past President, attended the unveiling of the Ohio Statehouse Museum to accept an award presented to the association for the generous contribution of our members. A “thank you” note from the Foundation Board reads, in part: “Because of your generous gift, the Capitol Square Foundation [...]
Introducing a new online filing system called the Ohio Lobbying Activity Center (OLAC.). Stay tuned for more information.
On May 7, 2013, the Ohio Village Muffins defeated the Capitol Cannons (comprised of Ohio legislators) with a final score of 6-0. The Annual “Base Ball” game, held on the lawn of the Statehouse, had an excellent turnout, despite the intermittent rain, which hampered the outfielders chasing balls on slick grass. The Muffins scored all six runs in one inning! The Ohio Lobbying Association was happy to participate in the sponsorship of this yearly event.