The general rule is that if it is not postedt, we dont ask. Example if the owner of the building your in does not have any signs, do not ask what their a thoughts are, that will invoke them to put up signs. As for your employer, good luck on that, 99% or more of employrs do not allow. If you want to carry at work, wait until you get your CHL, and then only carry if you can afford losing your job if found out. I do not want to be discouraging, just stating what I beleive to be the facts from other readings.
As for groups, I do not know any in that area, but we have one here in Licking County, although I have not been free to attend their group get togethers, I hear they are quite a good group of guys.