Tag Archives: Pepsi Beverages Co.

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

Farewell and Best Wishes

At the end of 2016, Mike Collins, Market Director for Northwest Ohio Pepsi Beverage Company, retired after 39 years in the beverage business. Mike also completed his service on the Ohio Soft Drink Association board where he served as president the last two years. Reciting his resume doesn’t capture the wit and wisdom of Mike, Continue Reading

Going High-Tech in Toledo: Interactive, Inclusive Play Equipment Coming to Middlegrounds Metropark this Spring

Get ready to get moving in Northwest Ohio. The Toledo community will have a new opportunity to be active and have fun— thanks to Ohio’s non-alcoholic beverage industry. In December, the Ohio Soft Drink Association presented Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson with a grant to fund the installation of an interactive and inclusive play system, which Continue Reading

Holiday Party with a Purpose

Northeast Ohio Pepsi Shows Support for Terminally-Ill Children with Christmas Event Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow is a non-profit organization founded in 1981, and it is dedicated to working with seriously and terminally ill children and their families to provide comfort and support throughout the final stages of the child’s illness. Many children ask to see Santa Continue Reading

Innovation: Oppurtunity & Challenge

In this business, there truly is a beverage for every taste and occasion.  Low, no or mid calorie?  Yes.  Caffeine or not?  Both.  Does that come in a different size or a different packaging?  Yes and yes.  All of these choices and more fill consumer demand for great taste, functional benefits and portability. All Good? 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