Congratulations to our TOBY and Member of the Year Award Winners!
BOMA Columbus would like to congratulate this year’s TOBY award winners and the 2019 Property Manager and Vendor Members of the year!
Last night nearly 200 BOMA members, associates and friends gathered for the Annual TOBY Gala Awards. This year 10 buildings competed at the local TOBY level in the categories of under 100,000 sq. ft., 100,000 – 249,000 sq. ft., medical office and suburban low rise office. The winners in those categories are:
Under 100,000 sq. ft., - Emerald II
Entered by Cathy Frederick, Colliers International
100,000 sq. ft. – 249,000 sq. ft. - Town Center
Entered by John Klancher – Newmark Knight Frank
Medical Office - Outpatient Services at Upper Arlington
Entered by Rick Sargent, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Suburban Office Low Rise - Atrium II
Entered by Amy Koenig, CBRE, Inc.
Our 2019 Property Manager Member of the year Award was presented to Bonnie Henry with IMC Real Estate Management. Bonnie is an incredibly active member who previously served on the Board of Governors as a Member at Large and as President. She continues to serve on a variety or committees and also volunteers as Treasurer for the BOMA North Central Region.
Our 2019 Vendor Member of the Year is Jane Rogaliner with Mammoth Restoration and Cleaning, soon to be Paul Davis. Jane has been a great, active committee member and leader among our vendor membership. She has dedicated much energy to this year’s TOBY effort and played a large roll in its success.
We are thrilled to have Bonnie and Jane as part of the BOMA Columbus family and thank them for volunteering their time to make our organization great.
Congratulations to all of our amazing award winners!
BWC Group Rating Program
BOMA Columbus is part of BOMA OHIO and under that arrangement all BOMA member businesses may participate in the BWC savings program negotiated for our group. Please read the announcement below regarding this year's program:
RE: Group-Rating Safety Accountability
Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.
Workplace safety is an important component of these programs. To succeed in accident prevention, we encourage you to use the many resources available to you. We believe a group-rating program is a partnership that includes you and your employees, your sponsoring organization or third-party administrator (TPA) and BWC. Each has specific roles and responsibilities, all designed to assist in preventing workplace accidents. This letter outlines the safety services expectations you should have as an employer enrolled in a group-rating program.
The employer will:
- Maintain a safe workplace;
- Attend safety training to enhance workplace safety;
- Use BWC’s safety services as needed;
- Fulfill the required two-hour training requirement and provide proof of attendance to sponsor for claim(s) occurring within the last year.
The certified primary and affiliated sponsoring organizations will:
- Sponsor eight hours of safety training (this may be done at one time or may be provided incrementally as long as the total is at least eight hours);
- Provide information regarding safety resources to group members;
- Possibly assist an employer in achieving its safety needs;
- Manage employer fulfillment of the two-hour training requirement, where applicable;
- Publish this letter to group members.
The TPA may:
- Assist sponsoring organizations with fulfilling the group-rating safety requirements;
- Assist an employer with its safety needs;
- Work in conjunction with sponsors to develop safety training and deliver safety resources;
- Provide resources for claims handling.
- Monitor all group-rating safety activities to confirm requirements are met;
- Remain in communication with sponsoring organizations to provide recommendations for fulfilling safety requirements;
- Provide safety training through Ohio’s Center for Occupational Safety & Health;
- Offer on-site safety consultation (hazard assessments, air and noise monitoring, ergonomics evaluation, training) by a BWC safety professional;
- Offer publications and videos for safety program support;
- Conduct employer visits to confirm the employer is meeting group-rating requirements, when appropriate.
The goal of this collaborative effort is to make sure all your safety needs are met. Using these resources will assist you in preventing accidents, reducing claims costs and achieving the highest discounts possible. Below you’ll find contact information for various resources.