OGA Fall Conference and Social Event

The 2019 OGA Fall Conference was another success, and included great insight and discussion of some of the most topical HR issues in our industry. Thank you to our host, Mettler Toledo, and all of our sponsors for an amazing, informative event! Follow along below for all of the topics that were covered this year, as well as some photos from the event.

An eBook version of the conference will be available soon. Attendees can receive the eBook FREE of charge. Others can order it by contacting OGA.

Here are some photos from the event:

Personnel drama in the workplace can be a lot like a soap opera, but before changing the channel on your own HR Story, listen to what industry professionals have to say about the topics of hiring, staffing and keeping the right kind of team members – especially the Millennial generation.

BONUS CONTENT includes the latest information on Tobacco 21 legislation and Hemp legislation.


Keynote Session : Attracting and Retaining Millennials

Session Summary

Millennials are quickly becoming the largest portion of the workforce around the globe. Understanding the millennial generation is not only important to ensure you are attracting top talent, it is vital to the longevity of any business. Please join us on September 10, 2019 for a discussion on attracting, retaining, and engaging millennials.

Keynote Speakers

Karina Conley, McDonald Hopkins LLC

Stella Skaljac, Imagine HR

Ryan Neumeyer, McDonald Hopkins, LLC


How millennials differ from previous generations in the workforce

The importance of employer branding

HR issues that millennials and organizations face

The role of benefits in the changing business environment

Round Table Format/Discussions:

“Building a Bench” and Staffing Your Store for the Future 

Mike Davidson, Buehler’s Fresh Foods

Vendor Relations

Dan Lombardo, FlowersFoods

Special Feature/Update:

Tobacco 21 Update

Joe Ewig, CivicPoint

The High and Low(down) on Hemp…and Taking It to Market

Robert Ryan, Queen City Hemp


8:00am – 9:00am  Registration Open                                                 

9:00am-10:00am   Attracting and Retaining Millennials

10:10am-11:10am Round Table – Split crowd into 2 groups                                

                                    Vendor Relations

                                    Building a bench and staffing your store for the future.

11:20am-12:20pm   Round Table – Split crowd into 2 groups                                

                                    Vendor Relations

                                    Building a bench and staffing your store for the future.

12:20pm-1:00pm   Lunch – Networking  (Special Guests / Mid-Ohio Food Bank)

1:00pm-1:15pm     Tobacco 21 Update                                           

1:15pm-2:00pm     The Highs and Lows of HEMP

2:30pm-4:30pm     TOP GOLF/Happy Hour    (Must register in advance.)            

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