Tag Archives: Coca-Cola

Legislative Day 2017

Our most visible event is the annual OSDA Advocacy Day. This year, over 100 beverage industry ambassadors briefed legislators on pertinent industry facts and issues. Although scheduling appointments with individual legislative offices is staff intensive, we believe it maximizes member time in Columbus. These conversations are important, visible first steps in establishing and maintaining relationships Continue Reading

Every Day is Earth Day

Every day is earth day for the non-alcoholic beverage industry. Leading the way on sustainable solutions has long been at the core of our business. We take environmental stewardship seriously because it helps two bottom lines: the Earth’s, and our own. As we mark Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, let’s take a look at the Continue Reading

Jobs & Community Connect Veterans

My father was a paratrooper who made perilous jumps behind enemy lines in Korea. This is something he rarely discussed—except to correct my history book’s description of his service as “police action”. He and many others served with little public recognition. My father buried this slight and got busy working in Akron’s then thriving rubber Continue Reading

Repurpose With a Purpose

Beverage facilities are models of recycling and repurposing materials.  From cardboard to out of date product, our members send very few things to landfills.  Common to most facilities are syrup barrels– large, rigid plastic containers that enjoy many “second lives” after they hold a key ingredient for soft drinks. In the Coca-Cola system, some of Continue Reading

Telling Our Story Matters

Every spring our Ohio Soft Drink Advocacy Day brings over 100 leaders to Columbus to meet with legislators. House and Senate members, and their very capable legislative aides, make time to hear about industry leadership and concerns.  Some years we have specific requests or concerns, but every year we tell our story of economic and Continue Reading