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First complete our MEMBERSHIP FORM below or download an application here to get started!

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Central Ohio River Business Association. Your acceptance into the association is at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The nature of your business operation will be the primary factor in determining your acceptance into CORBA and also whether or not your firm will be a voting or non-voting member.

Nature of your business operations (Please check all that apply to your operations):

If “Other” is selected, please fully describe the nature of your business and indicate whether or not you are applying for voting (Class I) or non-voting (Class II or III) status.

LOCATIONS:                  (Please attach an additional sheet if more than four locations.)



By signing below, I attest that I am authorized to bind myself and the above named company and

that upon acceptance into CORBA, I and the company will abide by CORBA’s bylaws and other 

rules and procedures of the Association as established by the Board of Directors.


Class I: Generally companies whose operations are defined in one of the stated categories above, or otherwise has a presence on or at the Ohio River and her tributaries in the Central Ohio River region from approximately mile marker 356 to 560 of the Ohio River, the targeted region, or who have significant interest in River commerce throughout the region (i.e. inland shippers, freight forwarders, etc). Class I membership has voting authority regarding the affairs of the Association, and entitles the member to all the privileges and benefits of membership in CORBA. Dues are set at $500.00 per year. Class II: Generally companies or persons who do not meet the criteria for Class I membership, but who can otherwise demonstrate a significant interest in River commerce throughout the targeted region. Class II members do not have authority to vote on matters of the Association, but are generally welcome to participate in regular meetings and activities of the Association. Dues for Class II members are also set at $500.00 per year. Class-III: These are generally government agencies, other trade associations, or individuals granted “honorary” membership to the Association. These members pay no dues and have no voting authority within the association. All members are asked to actively participate in the affairs of CORBA. This could include serving as on the Board, or serving on one of the regular committees. CORBA exists for the benefit of its membership and will only be beneficial when its membership is active. Please submit the Member Application and a check payable to the Central Ohio River Business Association for the proper amount stated above. Should the Board of Directors deny the application for any reason the check will be returned immediately.