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March 27-29, 2020

POSTPONED: 2020 OCRA Annual Conference

TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2020

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, Westerville, OH

2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2020 (official announcement coming mid April 2020)

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF OCRA IN 2020!

Please click here to view the announcement regarding the postponement/cancellation of the 2020 Annual Conference

The 2020 OCRA Annual Conference was scheduled to be held March 27-29, 2020, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris

On March 13, the OCRA Board of Directors announced the postponement of the OCRA 2020 Annual Conference.

Based upon the Ohio Department of Health’s March 12 Director’s Order limiting and/or prohibiting mass gatherings in the state of Ohio of 100 or more persons, and as a result of the overwhelming concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), the OCRA Board of Directors has determined that the 2020 Annual Conference – OCRA’s Centennial Celebration – must be postponed.

As this is a recent occurrence, details must still be worked through with the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris to determine when a rescheduled conference can take place. Unfortunately, the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the hospitality industry, and many entities are treading through uncharted waters.

We ask for your patience as we work through the next steps of official postponement of the 2020 Annual Conference.  In the coming week, OCRA will:

  • Contact registered attendees, vendors, speakers, and guests of the 2020 Annual Conference to ensure that this notice of postponement has been received by all affected (You may receive multiple notifications. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.)
  • Work with the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris with the goal of rescheduling the Annual Conference as quickly as permitted by law, if possible
  • Process refunds of all registrations, sponsorships, raffle ticket purchases, etc. (Please note that we will not begin processing refunds until Monday, March 23, 2020.)

Please remember to cancel your overnight accommodations at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris at least 72 hours prior to your check-in date by calling 833.427.0292.

Finally, thank you for your continued support of your OCRA and our profession at this time.  We are Ohio Family.  We are Ohio Strong.  We are Ohio Proud!


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS!  ALTHOUGH OUR 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED, WE COULDN'T HAVE PLANNED OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WITHOUT YOU.

Please note that refunds of all registrations, sponsorships, raffle ticket purchases, etc. will begin being processed the week of March 23, 2020

Vendors/Exhibitors

ProCAT

Stenograph

Stewart Richardson

Worth Business Equipment

 

Event and Session Sponsors

Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Cuyahoga County Official Court Reporters

Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)  

Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPE
and
Tammy McGhee, RMR, CRR, CRC

Friday Night Social/Vendor Reception ($400)

Veritext Legal Solutions

Saturday Continental Breakfast ($300)

Midwest Reporting Service (Susan Ingraham, RPR)

Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Gee Reporting (Susan Gee, RMR, CRR)

Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($500)         

Armstrong & Okey
and
PRI Court Reporting

Saturday Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC
and
Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR

Centennial Celebration!  President's Saturday Reception ($700)

OCRA Past Presidents

Doug Ackerman
Gayle Anderson
Douglas Bettis
Jana Colter
Michele Eddy
Lynn Els
Marie Fresch
Susan Gee
Susan Horak
Allison Kimmel
Bruce Matthews
James Mizanin
Terri Sims
Sue Terry
Yolanda Walton
Lisa Conley Yungblut
William Zaremba

Sunday Continental Breakfast ($300)

Integrity Reporting Group

Sunday Refreshment Break ($200)

The Sues

(Sue Coots, Sue Gee, Sue Horak, and Sue Terry)

Speakers 

($100 each or $300 Friday/$400 Saturday/$200 Sunday)

Friday and Saturday Speakers Sponsor ($700)

Federal Reporters of the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio

Sunday's Speakers Sponsors ($100 each)

Susan Coots, RPR

Ann Ford, RPR

 

General Conference Sponsors

Sponsor of the Century Level ($1,000 +)

  • Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation)
  • Cheri Steele (in memory of Vernon C. Steele)

The Prosperity Decade Level ($500 - $999)

  • Clark Realtime Reporting (Sara Clark, RMR, CRR, CRC)

The Pivotal Decade Level ($250 - $499)

  • Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

The Cultural Decade Level ($100 - $249)

  • Suzanne Vadnal, RMR (In memory of Margaret M. Arvay, RPR, and Constance Vadnal, RPR)

Define your Decade Level   ($1 - $99)

  • Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

 

Student Sponsors

Eileen Beltz, CRI, CPE

Janie Blair, RPR, CRR

Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR

Susan Coots, RPR

Kim Falgiani RDR, CRC, CRR, HI-CSR

Marie Fresch, RMR, CRR

Susan Gee, RMR, CRR

Susan Horak, FAPR, RDR, CRR (Ret.)

Susan Ingraham, RPR

Maria DiPaolo Jones, RDR, CRR

Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

James Mizanin, FAPR, RDR, CMRS, CRI, CPE (Ret.)

Sarah Nageotte, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

Linda Riffle, RDR, CRR, CRC, IL-CSR

Suzanne Vadnal, RMR

Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR

 

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2020-03-27 2020-03-29 America/Detroit POSTPONED: 2020 OCRA Annual Conference 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN TENTATIVELY RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2020 (official announcement coming mid April 2020) CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF OCRA IN 2020! Please click here to view the announcement regarding the postponement/cancellation of the 2020 Annual Conference The 2020 OCRA Annual Conference was scheduled to be held March 27-29, 2020, at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris On March 13, the OCRA Board of Directors announced the postponement of the OCRA 2020 Annual Conference. Based upon the Ohio Department of Health’s March 12 Director’s Order limiting and/or prohibiting mass gatherings in the state of Ohio of 100 or more persons, and as a result of the overwhelming concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), the OCRA Board of Directors has determined that the 2020 Annual Conference – OCRA’s Centennial Celebration – must be postponed. As this is a recent occurrence, details must still be worked through with the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris to determine when a rescheduled conference can take place. Unfortunately, the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the hospitality industry, and many entities are treading through uncharted waters. We ask for your patience as we work through the next steps of official postponement of the 2020 Annual Conference.  In the coming week, OCRA will: Contact registered attendees, vendors, speakers, and guests of the 2020 Annual Conference to ensure that this notice of postponement has been received by all affected (You may receive multiple notifications. We apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.) Work with the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris with the goal of rescheduling the Annual Conference as quickly as permitted by law, if possible Process refunds of all registrations, sponsorships, raffle ticket purchases, etc. (Please note that we will not begin processing refunds until Monday, March 23, 2020.) Please remember to cancel your overnight accommodations at the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris at least 72 hours prior to your check-in date by calling 833.427.0292. Finally, thank you for your continued support of your OCRA and our profession at this time.  We are Ohio Family.  We are Ohio Strong.  We are Ohio Proud! THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS!  ALTHOUGH OUR 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED, WE COULDN'T HAVE PLANNED OUR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION WITHOUT YOU. Please note that refunds of all registrations, sponsorships, raffle ticket purchases, etc. will begin being processed the week of March 23, 2020 Vendors/Exhibitors ProCAT Stenograph Stewart Richardson Worth Business Equipment   Event and Session Sponsors Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Cuyahoga County Official Court Reporters Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)   Kelly Linkowski, RPR, CRR, CRC, CPEandTammy McGhee, RMR, CRR, CRC Friday Night Social/Vendor Reception ($400) Veritext Legal Solutions Saturday Continental Breakfast ($300) Midwest Reporting Service (Susan Ingraham, RPR) Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Gee Reporting (Susan Gee, RMR, CRR) Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($500)          Armstrong & OkeyandPRI Court Reporting Saturday Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRCandYolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR Centennial Celebration!  President's Saturday Reception ($700) OCRA Past Presidents Doug AckermanGayle AndersonDouglas BettisJana ColterMichele EddyLynn ElsMarie FreschSusan GeeSusan HorakAllison KimmelBruce MatthewsJames MizaninTerri SimsSue TerryYolanda WaltonLisa Conley YungblutWilliam Zaremba Sunday Continental Breakfast ($300) Integrity Reporting Group Sunday Refreshment Break ($200) The Sues (Sue Coots, Sue Gee, Sue Horak, and Sue Terry) Speakers  ($100 each or $300 Friday/$400 Saturday/$200 Sunday) Friday and Saturday Speakers Sponsor ($700) Federal Reporters of the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio Sunday's Speakers Sponsors ($100 each) Susan Coots, RPR Ann Ford, RPR   General Conference Sponsors Sponsor of the Century Level ($1,000 +) Higgins & Associates Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation) Cheri Steele (in memory of Vernon C. Steele) Veritext Legal Solutions The Prosperity Decade Level ($500 - $999) Clark Realtime Reporting (Sara Clark, RMR, CRR, CRC) The Pivotal Decade Level ($250 - $499) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC The Cultural Decade Level ($100 - $249) Suzanne Vadnal, RMR (In memory of Margaret M. Arvay, RPR, and Constance Vadnal, RPR) Define your Decade Level   ($1 - $99) Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC   Student Sponsors Eileen Beltz, CRI, CPE Janie Blair, RPR, CRR Lance Boardman, RDR, CRR Susan Coots, RPR Kim Falgiani RDR, CRC, CRR, HI-CSR Marie Fresch, RMR, CRR Susan Gee, RMR, CRR Susan Horak, FAPR, RDR, CRR (Ret.) Susan Ingraham, RPR Maria DiPaolo Jones, RDR, CRR Allison Kimmel, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC James Mizanin, FAPR, RDR, CMRS, CRI, CPE (Ret.) Sarah Nageotte, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC Linda Riffle, RDR, CRR, CRC, IL-CSR Suzanne Vadnal, RMR Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR   Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, Westerville, OH