Category: Ohio Government

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

OFCC requests participation in survey

OFCC requests participation in survey The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) is requesting participation in a short survey regarding the State of Ohio’s EDGE participation program, specifically regarding OFCC-administered construction projects. From the surveys listed below, please complete the survey…

Ohio Invites Global Technology and Innovation Community to Advance Solutions to Curb Drug Abuse and Addiction

Ohio Invites Global Technology and Innovation Community to Advance Solutions to Curb Drug Abuse and Addiction Launch of the Second Phase of Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge Ohio is one step closer to finding new solutions in the battle against drug abuse…

MLK Statewide Oratorical Contest expands into three new regions

MLK Statewide Oratorical Contest expands into three new regions The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission has some exciting news to share! The MLK Statewide Oratorical Contest is growing! The 2018 contest will mark the 19th anniversary of the…

Husted Declares February As “Minority-Owned Business”

Husted Declares February As “Minority-Owned Business” COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced February as “Minority-Owned Business” Month. Throughout the month, Ohio Business Profile will feature minority-owned businesses from across the state. In Ohio, there are more than 120,000 minority-owned businesses…