Category: Ohio Government

Great Ohioan Award nominations due Dec. 1

Great Ohioan Award nominations due Dec. 1 The Award commemorates the significant role of Ohioans in an event or series of events of lasting significance in world. In 2003, the Capitol Square Foundation (CSF) launched the Great Ohioan Award to commemorate the significant role of Ohioans in an event or series of events of lasting…

State schedules two public auctions

State schedules two public auctions Public auctions are the last step in the state’s surplus program. State agencies declare property as surplus because it is either damaged or at the end of its life cycle for government use. In addition, property may include items seized by law enforcement officials as well as items surrendered to…

SBA & ODSA Boost Ohio’s Small Business Export Opportunities Worldwide

SBA & ODSA Boost Ohio’s Small Business Export Opportunities Worldwide Ohio Development Services Agency now accepting applications for the International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program The Ohio Development Services Agency’s Export Assistance Office is ready to help Ohio small and medium-sized businesses sell their goods and services overseas. Recently, the state of Ohio…

State MLK Commission seeks nominations for awards Deadline is Sept. 30

State MLK Commission seeks nominations for awards Deadline is Sept. 30 Nominations are being accepted for awards honoring Ohioans who carry on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards honoring such individuals and organizations will be given at the 2019 Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration, scheduled for Jan. 17, 2019, at Trinity…

S.B. 213 to create new loan program

S.B. 213 to create new loan program S.B. 213 calls for the creation of a Small Business Microloan Revolving program which would give small businesses up to $2 million per fiscal year with interest rates at or below current market rates. This program would make it easier for businesses to fulfill capitalization requirements and could…

Ohio Business Gateway is revamped

Ohio Business Gateway is revamped A modernized version of the Ohio Business Gateway is scheduled to go live Monday, July 2 at 7 a.m. The modernization project will transform the current Gateway into a more user-friendly, reliable and secure portal that provides Ohio businesses with online access to business-related services provided by the state. Some of…

Charleta Tavares seeks to expand contracting opportunities with SB 15

Senator Charleta Tavares seeks to expand contracting opportunities with SB 15 The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus has an extensive history when it comes to increasing support for minority businesses. It is not uncommon to see our institutions of higher education that are not state institutions sometimes forgotten when it comes to setting diverse business practice…

SOS Husted names May at “Main Street Ohio” Month

SOS Husted names May at “Main Street Ohio” Month Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced May as “Main Street Ohio” Month. Throughout the month, Ohio Business Profile will highlight select family-owned or independently operated businesses that are considered staples in their community. “In almost every city or small town, there’s a business that provides pride and…

Ohio program provides preferences to veteran-owned companies

Ohio program provides preferences to veteran-owned companies The State of Ohio’s Veteran-Friendly Business Enterprise (VBE) procurement program provides preference or bonus points to certified companies that compete to contract with the state to supply the goods or services it needs, including eligible construction services. The Ohio departments of Administrative Services (DAS) and Transportation developed the…