Business Membership


Membership is valuable to my business 

After more than 35 years working with museum exhibits, I have developed a passion for working with history and the arts in the museum community. That's why I'm a member of OMA!"

George Laurence, Owner, Designer
Museum Acrylics Co.

Get Involved

Trying to renew your OMA business membership?

To renew your OMA business membership, please have your Group Member Administrator log in and click on the "renew now" button on your member landing page, or in the "Membership & Participation section of your account. If you have questions about your group member administrator, or renewing your membership, please contact OMA.

Start your Business Membership today!

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Connecting your business to Ohio's state-wide museum community with OMA membership! Our affordable Business membership is based on a sliding scale, with benefits including special offers and opportunities from our partners, access to deep discounts on exhibit and advertising space at the OMA annual conference, sponsorship opportunities to help get your company's name and services in front of museums from across the state, and more!

Complete OMA membership - Based on your budget!

The Ohio Museums Association knows that businesses come in all shapes and sizes - and every museum service provider deserves the great benefits, discounts and money-saving partnerships that come as part of each OMA membership.

OMA's Business membership is based on a sliding scale so that your company can get all benefits and resources that come with OMA membership at an affordable price.

And, as an added benefit, all employees of OMA Business members are covered under their company's membership. That means deep discounts at all OMA events, workshops and conferences, special opportunities and more - for each employee of our business members!

Join the Ohio Museums Association's business community today and start taking advantage of OMA's resources and benefits to help get your company's name and services in front of OMA's statewide network of museums!

Membership Dues

The following due scale is based on the annual operating budget of the member company.

 Level 1  Budgets under $50,000   $60 
 Level 2
 $50,000-$249,000   $120
 Level 3  $250,000-$499,999  $240
 Level 4  $500,000-$999,999  $360
 Level 5  $1 million-$5 million  $480
 Level 6  Budgets over $5 million  $600

Membership Benefits

Business Member Benefits

The Ohio Museums Association provides the following services to its business members:

  • Professional Development and Networking Opportunities through participation in our workshops and annual conference
  • Discounted Registrations, Advertising and Exhibit Hall space for the Association’s Annual Conference
  • Free Subscription to Ohio Museums Monthly
  • A forum for free publicity for events in the newsletter and magazine
  • Free listing of job openings in the newsletter and web site
  • Free web site link and listing on OMA web page
  • Access to Workers’ Compensation Group Rating providing discounts in annual BWC fees
  • Access to group and individual health insurance through Tabit, Arganbright & Hazelbaker
  • Generous Discounts through supplier, Gaylord
  • Access to members-only offers on merchant services through our partner, Thrive Payments 

OMA offers access to Workers' Compensation Rating Group providing deep discounts in annual fees through our third party administrator CompManagement, Inc. For more information contact:

Kathy Redmond
Manager, Client Services
CompManagement, Inc.
PO Box 884
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.760.2409
Email: [email protected]

As an added benefit to all OMA members, the Ohio Museums Association has partnered with Gaylord to provide generous discounts on your everyday purchases!

Contact [email protected] to receive your member's priority code!

  • Save 18% on Archival Supplies
  • Save 10% on Furniture
  • 50% off shipping on all supply orders over $200

No matter how you choose to place your order just reference your OMA Member “Contract Priority Code” and you will receive your discounted pricing and preferential freight terms.

To receive your Gaylord Contract Priority Code, email [email protected] or call 614.297.2375

See our Member Benefits page for more info on this great benefit!

The Ohio Museums Association has endorsed TAH Benefits (formerly Tabit, Arganbright and Hazelbaker) as our preferred insurance representatives. Both individual and group health insurance programs are available through TAH. For more information, contact:

TAH Benefits
5007 Pine Creek Drive
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 800.237.2333
Fax: 888.284.1529
E-mail: [email protected]

Ohio Museums Association and Thrive Payments have partnered to help member organizations of all sizes improve the efficiency and security of their payment acceptance activities.


Thrive Payments (formerly Odyssey Merchant Services) is a U.S.-based merchant services provider specializing in providing credit card processing solutions to museums across the country. The OMA/Thrive partnership has resulted in a special offer specifically for our members:

  • One-on-one designated customer service and technical support specialist for each OMA member organization
  • Complimentary pricing analysis including transparent and fair pricing based on museum activity; no “canned” pricing grid
  • No termination fee
  • No contract term
  • No annual PCI compliance fee
  • Free 30-minute IT consult for PCI Compliance Security, when applicable
  • 1 free mobile account (excluding applicable ongoing transaction costs)
  • EMV Chip liability shift review; including strategy to protect museum against negative impact
  • Monthly donation to the Ohio Museums Association by Thrive based on active business

Not only does this partnership provide OMA members the opportunity to improve efficiency of their existing merchant services program, decrease cost, and increase data security but every member processing through Thrive Payments will also indirectly support OMA.

Each month, Thrive Payments will make a contribution to OMA based on active business. As such, processing with Thrive Payments assists the Ohio Museums Association in better serving our members, at no additional cost to the member organization.

There is no obligation to our members, but most museums find a financial review to be an enlightening and beneficial tool! Learn more about Thrive Payments at or contact Jeana DeBenedetto, National Sales Executive, directly at [email protected] or 781.756.8241 for your complimentary consultation and pricing analysis.

Support OMA with your
tax-deductible donation!

A contribution to the Ohio Museums Association will help us continue to provide important programs and services to Ohio’s Museums.