Join Ohio Bartender Association

Join Ohio Licensed Beverage Association

The Ohio Licensed Beverage Association has created a new membership opportunity for bartenders! The Ohio Bartenders Association (OBA) is a membership service organization representing bartenders in Ohio. The Ohio Licensed Beverage Association, a group of permit holders, wanted to create this association so bartenders could also be involved with every aspect of the business and network with other bartenders.

By uniting with bartenders who care about their profession, they will be able to network, learn what’s new in the industry and meet decision makers in the industry. As a member of the OBA, bartenders will be invited to attend quarterly OLBA meetings held in various cities across the state. At quarterly state meetings, the OLBA hosts important state leaders as keynote speakers and often welcomes state representatives who come to address the members at local board meetings. So the bartender too will be able to voice their concerns within the industry. We are here to protect your interests and give you an opportunity to join forces with other bartenders and permit holders so your voice can be heard!

The OBA provides a variety of other benefits, including: Gas Bill Savings As a member of the OBA, you can enroll in a program that offers a competitive and consistent gas price for your home or business. You can save up to 1/3 of what you are currently paying. The Ohio Licensed Beverage Association has partnered with Consumer Choice Marketing in order to offer you better energy service with a lower energy cost. Signing up is easy, call our office for more information, 1-800-678-5995.

Exciting Events

Hopefully you just attended the 2010 Buckeye Bar Expo at the Arlington Entertainment Complex in Columbus, Ohio. The expo is the most exciting event of the year for permit holders and bartenders! The show features product sampling and demonstrations, educational opportunities and great entertainment. The OLBA schedules a variety of other productive networking opportunities each year and you will be invited too! Annual lobbying days, quarterly meetings and an annual convention provide members with the chance to interact with one another and others dealing with the industry. As a member of the Ohio Bartender Association, you get four free tickets each year!

Techniques of Alcohol Management

Don’t get busted! TAM can help you prevent an unnecessary citation! TAM, the Techniques of Alcohol Management program, is the leading server training program for the licensed beverage industry. The aim of the TAM course is to upgrade the skills and professionalism of beverage retailers and servers and to teach them detailed information about state laws. TAM is a complete, easy-to-understand educational package that is ideal for any bartender or server. Bartenders in all counties in Ohio can now take advantage of FREE Techniques of Alcohol Management training (TAM) until September 30, 2011.

For further information on how you can sign up for a class, please call the OLBA State Office at 1-800-678-5995 or visit www.olba.org.

Health Insurance

As a member of the Ohio Bartenders Association, you can enroll in several health insurance options offered exclusively to OBA and OLBA members. For more information or questions on the coverage plans please call Cindy Craig at 614-921-9100.

Other Exciting Membership Benefits Include:

  • Free access to legal counsel regarding laws and regulations (A $50 per use Value)
  • A full-time lobbying staff to protect your interests in the state legislature
  • Free subscription to the Ohio Beverage Monthly (An $18 Value)

Call the OLBA office at (800)678-5995 or complete the form below to join the OBA today!