Ohio Business Development Coalition

The Ohio Business Development Coalition (OBDC) is a nonprofit trade association that encourages businesses to move to or stay in Ohio, United States. It is funded with a combination of public and private sector funds. The stated primary objective of the OBDC is to provide the Ohio Department of Development, the state's regional economic development organizations and chambers both qualified leads and effective tools to retain and expand Ohio companies, and attract new companies to Ohio. The OBDC website includes "Ohio InSite", a database of cities and industrial parks within Ohio, with economic and business data, sites and buildings, and detailed information for Ohio industries.

Crime comics

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Fredric Wertham put comic books through the wringer, an industry trade group, the Association of Comics Magazine Publishers (ACMP) was formed but proved ineffective. In 1949, spearheaded by the campaigning of MP Davie Fulton, crime comics were banned in Canada in Bill 10 of the 21st Canadian Parliament's 1st session (informally known as the Fulton Bill).

Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of America is a nonprofit trade association which advocates for the United States printing industry. It is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing more than 6,500 member companies and an industry with more than $174.4 billion in revenue and 1 million employees. Its purpose is to provide representation, training, education, research, and publications to the printing industry. Established in 1887, it had no permanent headquarters until 1902 when an office opened in New York City. In 1908 the office was moved to Philadelphia and in 1912 it was moved to Chicago, where it remained until a move to Washington, DC in 1929.

Hemp Industries Association

On September 28, 2004, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the appeal, allowing the Ninth Circuit decision to stand. The settlement between HIA and DEA was finally reached on May 25, 2018, in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. *

Publishers Association of the West

Publishers Association of the West (or PubWest) is a trade association established in 1977, initially called the Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association. PubWest is a professional organization that is a forum for the discussion of publishing issues. Members include a wide range of small independent presses, university and collegiate presses, and publishing companies with global operations; most members are based in the western United States and Canada. PubWest members include printers, designers, binderies, and publishing freelancers. PubWest provides many services and activities for members. It sponsors a National Publishing Conference and Book Industry Trade Show.

Out of Home Advertising Association of America

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The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) is a trade association representing all out of home (OOH) media formats in the United States. Founded in 1891, OAAA regulates industry member standards covering both digital and static out-of-home advertising. OAAA provides its members with current government regulations, marketing innovations and overall OOH standard operations. There are five main OAAA membership categories: General, Street Furniture/Transit/Place-Based, Associate, Affiliate, and International. OAAA's archives are located at Duke University. OAAA annually hosts two awards programs recognizing media planning and OOH creative work.

Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association

The Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is a trade association of owners and trainers of race horses in the United States and Canada. Originally begun in 1940 as an organization to help horsemen in need, the HBPA now represents horsemen's interests in a wide range of issues, including representing horsemen in negotiations over regulations, prize purses, and revenues from on-track, off-track and simulcast wagering. The association was co-founded by Leo O'Donnell (1896-1993), a thoroughbred trainer from Louisville, Kentucky, whose grandson, Bob Heleringer, was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1980 to 2002. * HBPA official web site

The Vinyl Institute

The Vinyl Institute (VI) is a U.S. industry trade group representing manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. It was established in 1982 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. *2002 - Blue Vinyl * The Vinyl Institute official site

Council of Fashion Designers of America

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(CFDA), founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert, is a not-for-profit trade association of over 450 American fashion and accessory designers. The first president of the Council was Sydney Wragge (till 1965). As of June, 2019, Tom Ford is the group's chairman. He follows Diane von Furstenberg who served as chairman for 13 years. Steven Kolb is the CEO and president since 2006. The organization's stated mission is to strengthen the influence and success of American designers in the global economy.

Private military company

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld justified the use of PMCs in Iraq on the basis that they were cost effective and useful on the ground. He also affirmed that they were not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Two days before he left Iraq, L. Paul Bremer signed "Order 17" giving all Americans associated with the CPA and the American government immunity from Iraqi law. A July 2007 report from the American Congressional Research Service indicates that the Iraqi government still had no authority over private security firms contracted by the U.S. government.

Tissue paper

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In Europe, the industry is represented by the European Tissue Symposium (ETS), a trade association. The members of ETS represent the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe and about 90% of total European tissue production. ETS was founded in 1971 and is based in Brussels since 1992. In the U.S., the tissue industry is organized in the AF&PA. Tissue paper production and consumption is predicted to continue to grow because of factors like urbanization, increasing disposable incomes and consumer spending. In 2015, the global market for tissue paper is growing at per annum rates between 8-9% (China, currently 40% of global market) and 2-3% (Europe).

Tom Simplot

In addition to his position on the Phoenix City Council, Simplot is President and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA), a trade association for Arizona’s apartment and rental housing industry. He is also an attorney and licensed realtor. He has worked in public service at the state and county levels as a senior advisor to former Arizona Governor Fife Symington and as chief of staff to former Maricopa County Supervisor Betsey Bayless. Simplot is a longtime resident of Phoenix and a native of Ottumwa, Iowa. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and his law degree from the University of Iowa.

Bollman Hat Company

Prior to the 1970s the majority of clothing worn by Americans were made in USA. After the tariffs and restrictions on imports were lifted, many manufacturing jobs left the United States. The textile and clothing industries were especially hard hit. Bollman Hat Company had to downsize significantly and laid off over 100 workers owing to the increased competition of less expensive imports. This led to the founding of American Made Matters by Bollman CEO, Don Rongione. American Made Matters functions as a Trade Association and lists member companies that manufacture products in the USA on their website and social media channel.

Airports Council International Europe

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National Airport Associations: trade associations for airport operators, operating at national level in European countries. Educational Establishments: third level institutions with a relevant specialism in aviation and air transport-related studies. 187 regular members operating 427 airports. 1 affiliated regular member. 6 national airport associations. 14 educational establishments. 152 World Business Partners. 4 affiliated World Business Partners. ACI EUROPE website. ACI EUROPE EVENTS website.

Promotional merchandise

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There are 26,413 business in this category and they employ 392,820 people across the United States. The most common promotional items include T-shirts (25% of the market), writing instruments, tech accessories, bags, keychains, brochures, bookmarks and notepads. The Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA) has conducted research to show the value of the promotional merchandise industry in Australia and New Zealand.

World Petroleum Council

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The World Petroleum Council (WPC) is an oil and gas industry forum and international organization representing the petroleum sector worldwide

National Chicken Council

The National Chicken Council (NCC) is a non-profit trade association based in Washington, D.C. that represents the interests of the United States chicken industry to the United States Congress and United States federal agencies. Members of the NCC include chicken producers and processors, poultry distributors, and industry firms. Chicken producers and processors in the NCC account for approximately 95% of the chickens produced in the United States. Issues important to the council include biosecurity in the poultry industry and avian influenza. The council sponsors EatChicken.com, a website providing chicken recipes, cooking tips, and food safety information.

Federation of American Hospitals

The Federation of American Hospitals is a trade association for investor-owned hospitals in the United States. It is based in Washington D.C. As of 2009 it was headed by "Chip" Kahn. * Home Page List of industry trade groups in the United States. Health care in the United States.

Children's Book Council (United States)

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The Children's Book Council (CBC) is a United States "nonprofit trade association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults", according to its website, dedicated to promoting children’s books and reading. The Children's Book Council was originally formed as the Association of Children's Book Editors in 1944. In 1945, the organization was given the responsibility of running Children's Book Week by the event's co-founder, Frederic G. Melcher. CBC organized the annual book week through 2007 after which it was succeeded by Every Child a Reader, the industry's "philanthropic arm", and it became a sponsor. Children's Book Council.

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America

(WSWA) is the industry trade group representing wine and spirits wholesalers in the United States. WSWA is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 1943 and has 360 member companies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It is dedicated to advancing the interests and independence of wholesale distributors and/or brokers of wine and/or spirits. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., WSWA provides its members with representation before Congress, executive agencies, regulatory bodies, courts, state-based wine and spirits associations and other alcohol beverage industry organizations.

Crane Manufacturers Association of America

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(CMAA) is an independent trade association in the United States. It is affiliated with the United States Division of Material Handling Industry. The voluntary association was incorporated as the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Inc. in 1955. Member companies represent industry leaders in the overhead crane market, serve the United States market from operations based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. CMAA, formerly the Electric Overhead Crane Institute, is an incorporated organization of leading electric overhead traveling crane manufacturers in the United States and an affiliate of Material Handling Industry.

Electrostatic Discharge Association

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EOS/ESD Association, Inc. dba Electrostatic Discharge Association (ESDA) is an independent trade association in the United States. EOS/ESD Association, Inc. is a voluntary association founded in 1982. EOS/ESD Association, Inc. supports a wide range of educational programs and activities that provide industry professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to meet the challenges of ESD. Educational offerings include technical Symposia, workshops, seminars, regional and national tutorials, ESDA online academy courses, computer-based trainings, training DVDs, and numerous written articles.

Greg Feith

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Gregory Allen "Greg" Feith is an American former Senior Air Safety Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He currently works as a consultant on aviation safety and security matters in the private sector, and as the aviation expert for NBC and MSNBC. He also serves as the technical advisor in a number of television programs such as Mayday (also known as Air Disasters in the United States and Air Crash Investigation in other parts of the world), Seconds From Disaster, and Why Planes Crash while maintaining a busy speaking schedule.

Toy Association

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The Toy Association is an American trade association for the US toy industry. The Toy Association’s member companies account for roughly 85% of U.S. domestic toy sales. In 2017, U.S. retail sales of toys generated nearly $27 billion. The toy industry’s annual total economic impact in the U.S. is nearly $110.9 billion. The average price of a toy is around $10, but the estimated 3 billion units sold across the United States each year generates approximately $27 billion in direct toy sales. From toy inventors to store clerks, the toy industry supports an estimated 691,263 jobs (FTE) generating $35.1 billion in wages for U.S. workers.

EC Comics

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Fredric Wertham of two articles: "Horror in the Nursery" (in Collier's) and "The Psychopathology of Comic Books" (in the American Journal of Psychotherapy). As a result, an industry trade group, the Association of Comics Magazine Publishers, was formed in 1948, but proved ineffective. EC left the association in 1950 after Gaines had an argument with its executive director, Henry Schultz. By 1954 only three comic publishers were still members, and Schultz admitted that the ACMP seals placed on comics were meaningless.