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Wholesaler Membership

Membership dues are based on company annual sales volume of all products sold to customers in Ohio.  Dues are billed on a calendar year basis and pro-rated accordingly for new members who join throughout the year.

Associate Membership
Associate members include product brokers, manufacturers and companies whose products and services support the operations of wholesalers.  Dues are billed on a calendar year basis and pro-rated accordingly for new members who join throughout the year.

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Benefits of Membership

Issue Advocacy
As the only statewide organization dedicated to the interests of the tobacco and convenience store products distribution channel, OWMA knows that its members rely on the Association to be their voice with elected officials and administrators.  The Association's comprehensive government relations program focuses on educating legislators and key decision makers in government about issues that impact Ohio's wholesalers, facilitating relationships between wholesalers and their elected officials and promoting public policy that supports the future of Ohio's wholesalers.

Industry News & Notes
OWMA bulletins keep members informed about legislative, regulatory and general business issues that impact their businesses and the overall industry. 

Information Resource
Members can count on the Association staff to make connections, answer questions and offer guidance.

Insurance
Knight Insurance Group works with OWMA member companies to meet their business coverage needs including commercial, business practices, cash and tax stamps, and auto. 

Social Networking and Education
Members and industry partners enjoy the annual OWMA Golf Classic Tournament and the Tri-State Tobacco and Candy Distributors Convention, two great opportunities for brokers, product manufacturers and service providers to meet and network with distributors.  

Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program
Members who qualify can enroll in the OWMA Workers' Compensation Group Rating Program and receive reduced premium rates, claims management, workplace safety consultations and more.  The OWMA program is administered by Sedgwick, a leader in workers' compensation and unemployment compensation management for employers.  Complete the OWMA Form AC-3  for a free no obligation evaluation of your potential premium savings.  *OWMA FY21 Group Rating Accountability Letter*

 

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