Category: Breaking News

Check out the organizations attending the June 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair

Get your ticket TODAY for the June 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair, hosted by Columbus City Schools. Don’t miss your chance to meet with: Columbus City Schools City of Columbus Department of Development Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Franklin County Board of Commissioners American Electric Power is interested in meeting with the following vendors: 33392    Material Handling…

OhioMBE issues travel advisory for Granville Oh Park Systems

Travel Advisory #OhioMBE Publisher, Ronda Barber is advising Black travelers to avoid the Granville, Ohio Park systems. “I have been criminally harassed by members of the Granville Recreation District, while peacefully walking my dog. On average I walk 50 miles a month in Granville,” said Barber. “I strongly believe the Granville Recreation District facilities are not…

Publisher’s Note: Columbus City Schools fails to meet LEDE purchasing goal for 5th straight year

Columbus City Schools, the largest public school district in Ohio, has failed to meet its 20% LEDE purchasing goal for the fifth straight year.  The district spent $88,203,222.01 during the 2016-2107 school term.  Forty-nine Black-owned LEDE, Local Economically Disadvantaged Enterprises, received $12,175,668.94 of purchasing contracts or 8.87 percent of all contracting dollars. Why can’t or…

Mingo to be keynote speaker at the 2017 OhioMBE Awards

Clarence Mingo to be keynote speaker at the 2017 OhioMBE Awards OhioMBE Publisher Ronda Watson Barber is pleased to announce that Franklin County Auditor and candidate for State Treasurer Clarence Mingo will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 OhioMBE Awards.  The OhioMBE Awards recognizes minority/female businesses and their advocates.  The award luncheon also presents…