OHIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC

Delivering resources that will drive the economic health of Ohio

aka Ohio Chamber Research Foundation   |   Columbus, OH   |  www.ohiochamberfoundation.com

Mission

Promoting a healthy economy in Ohio by exploring strategies and delivering comprehensive, objective research and information.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Justin Barnes

Main address

34 S. Third St Suite 100

Columbus, OH 43215 USA

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EIN

47-5568413

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (S05)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Businesses, people and policy makers don't know who to trust or where to get credible, non-partisan information about how businesses, citizens and policy makers blend together and ultimately impact the economic well being of Ohio.
We were created to promote a healthy economy in Ohio by exploring strategies and delivering comprehensive, objective research and information.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Prosperity Pulse

The Prosperity Pulse is a survey and report conducted on a quarterly basis. We survey 400+ Ohio business leaders to gather information on profits, workforce, capital investments and expenses. We then create an index to measure the economic health of the state over time.

Population(s) Served

We are gathering information - both quantitative and qualitative to create a blueprint for the future of economic development for the State of Ohio. Our goal is to position Ohio for long-term economic growth through innovation.

Population(s) Served

We host periodic informational discussions among policy experts, public officials, and business leaders to increase awareness of and explore solutions to problems facing the business community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since the Research Foundation "opened" for business on January 1, 2017. We only had one article published in 2016 that mentioned the creation of the organization.

Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Prosperity Pulse

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

For 2017, this metric reflects the number of downloads of our Prosperity Pulse summary reports.

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Prosperity Pulse

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reports written/published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Ensure Ohio is a state where businesses thrive, communities are safe and strong, and public policy supports economic freedom.

1. Collect information to provide resources like blueprints and tool boxes to businesses, citizens and our policy makers. 2. Create opportunities for all Ohioans to own their space and place in prosperity.

We have a support structure through a supporting organization - the Ohio Chamber of Commerce that gives us 125 years of information, stability and credibility.

We have expanded upon our initial projects by publishing a landmark study on the need for additional coordination across the public and private sectors focused specifically on attraction of venture capital in four main areas, which will push Ohio back to the forefront of innovation and investment and boosting the statewide economy. We have also begun hosting informational discussions on issues of importance to the business community to highlight challenges faced by employers in a range of areas. And we continue to track the health of Ohio's economy in the eyes of the business community through our Prosperity Pulse.

We will continue to pursue studies and projects on public policy issues directly affecting the economic competitiveness of Ohio and publish research that will drive and promote the economic well-being of our state.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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OHIO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Brian Hicks

Hicks Partners

Term: 2016 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr. Thomas Zaino

Zaino, Hall & Farrin

Term: 2016 - 2020

Tim Snyder

Humana

Frank Carrino

Westfield Group

Walt Davis

Shakerland Farms

Larry Kidd

Reliable Staffing Services

Elliot Reed

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Keith Lake

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Maria Haberman

American Electric Power

Rita Williams

The Kroger Company

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2020,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.