Category: OhioMBE

Publisher’s Note: Who’s to blame for Columbus City Schools’ failure to meet purchasing goals?

Who is to blame for the state’s largest public school district, Columbus City Schools, failing to meet purchasing goals for the last five years?  The district spent $88,203,222.01 during the 2016-2107 school term.  Forty-nine Black-owned LEDE, Local Economically Disadvantaged Enterprises, received…

Prominent progressive group endorses Yes We Can candidates

Prominent progressive group endorses Yes We Can candidates COLUMBUS, OH – Democracy for America announced its endorsement of the Yes We Can Columbus slate of candidates running for City Council and School Board. “These candidates have proven their determination to build…

ECDI Capital for Construction

Denise Ransom received the first EDCI Capital for Construction Mobilization Loan for her company, Elite National Building Services. She will use the funds for labor and material costs. The CfC  program addresses financing gaps minority-owned construction subcontractors face when submitting…

From the SBA Blog: Why Bother with Financial Forecasts

Why Bother with Financial Forecasts Do you reject financial forecasting because it’s going to be wrong, or it’s too hard to do? Do you think it takes an MBA or CPA to do right? Don’t. Let me show you, with…

OhioMBE Certification 101 at the WBC

OhioMBE Certification 101 at the WBC We can help you get your business certified There are several reasons why you should get your business certified: Some entities have purchasing goals. Only certified businesses can participate. Certification adds legitimacy to your…

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Sept. 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair was a success

Providing access is the goal of the OhioMBE Procurement Fairs.  The Sept. 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair was hosted by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.  Businesses from across Ohio convened to meet with CMHA, Columbus City Schools, Columbus State Community College, Ohio…

Showcase your business at the OhioMBE Awards

Feature your business at the Ohio’s premier networking event, The OhioMBE Awards. The OhioMBE Awards recognizes MBE & FBE and their advocates on Oct. 25 in Columbus. Get your product/service in front of business owners, elected officials and purchasing agents.…

Nominations for OhioMBE Awards Top MBE & Top FBE Honorees are due Oct. 4.

We are accepting nominations for Top MBEs and Top FBEs from across the state. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 4.  The winners and nominees will be recognized at the OhioMBE Awards Luncheon on Oct. 25.  OhioMBE Awards Top MBE/Top FBE…

OhioMBE is accepting nominations for Top MBE & Top FBE

We are accepting nominations for Top MBEs and Top FBEs from across the state. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 1.  The winners and nominees will be recognized at the OhioMBE Awards Luncheon on Oct. 25. To submit a company, email…