Membership Benefits

If you are a permit holder who is not a member of the OLBA, then make a commitment that impacts your bottom line! It’s time for you to join the organization that protects your business and gives you the benefits you deserve!  Our benefits package is improving all the time. The OLBA has services that can help all permit holders save money, time and headaches throughout each year. Agency stores, carry-outs, restaurants and taverns and bars of all kinds can find a multitude of benefits to belonging to this association.

What is the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association?

The OLBA is a membership service organization devoted to representing owners and suppliers. The association exists for the protection of its members through a unified effort for the promotion of the liquor industry in Ohio. The OLBA is a professional association specifically targeted to permit holders and provides you with the opportunity to have a voice in your state government!

The OLBA is a non-profit trade association that represents the legislative and executive interests of all of those involved in the licensed beverage industry. The OLBA has a full-time lobbying staff and legal counsel on retainer working to protect its member needs.

Additional Member Benefits

If you have any questions about membership or what the OLBA can do for you, please call at (800)678-5995 or send an email from our contact page.


Exciting Events

The OLBA schedules a variety of productive networking opportunities each year. Annual lobbying days, quarterly meetings, an annual convention and the Buckeye Bar Expo trade show provide members with the chance to interact with one another and others dealing with the industry. The OLBA even holds its summer meeting each year at Put In Bay or other resort locations, providing attendees with a mini-getaway.

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Server Training (TAM)

Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM®) gives owners, managers and staff the tools they need to be safe and responsible retailers of beverage alcohol. OLBA offers TAM in convenient online training, in live classes at our Buckeye Bar Expo, or private classes for your establishment. Click the link for details on scheduled or online classes. For private sessions, please contact the OLBA State Office at (800)678-5995.


Health Insurance

As a member of the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association, you and your employees can enroll in several health insurance options offered exclusively to OLBA members. For more information or questions on the coverage plans please call Cindy Garner at (614)921-9100.

Worker’s Comp Savings

Cut your worker’s compensation premiums with the competitively priced OLBA-endorsed Group Rating Plan. Through the OLBA’s plan you can save up to 65% on the rates you would pay without a group with an effective rate of 51% after the break-even factor. Call Sedgwick at  888.436. 9530, option 1 to enroll or click the link for more information.

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Electricity Savings

OLBA and AEP Energy proudly announce an exclusive partnership to offer electricity supply and energy efficiency solutions to OLBA members. Under this exclusive partnership, AEP Energy may offer members significant savings on their electricity supply. This offer is designed to save members money and help protect against potential utility rate increases.

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Property and Casualty Insurance


Members can save 10% on their premiums through a partnership with Illinois Casualty Company. For more information call the OLBA state office at 800-678-5995.