Category: Publisher’s Note

OhioMBE Publisher’s Note: At This Time of Thanksgiving

At This Time of Thanksgiving By Ronda Watson Barber – Publisher At this time of Thanksgiving, I am abundantly grateful to OhioMBE’s advertisers, subscribers and distribution outlets.  It is an honor to provide access to purchasing opportunities to Ohio’s small…

OhioMBE Publisher’s Note: Advocate! Resist! Vote!

Advocate! Resist! Vote! By Ronda Watson Barber – Publisher Election season is upon us.  Folks are asking for your vote. These elected decision makers will have major influence in our daily lives.  They can raise our taxes, make departmental appointments,…

Publisher’s Note: How are you protesting?

Advocate! Resist! By Ronda Watson Barber Publisher The rallying cry continues.  There has been so much in the news recently about injustices and inequities. Folks are expressing their rights to protest and voicing their opinions.  Ours is not a perfect…

Publisher’s Note: Advocate! Resist! Vote!

Advocate! Resist! Vote! By Ronda Watson Barber – publisher It’s that time of year.  Those seeking elected office will be asking for your vote.  There will be rallies, baby kissing and campaign promises.  Business is political.  Our votes have power. …

Publisher’s Note: Advocate! Resist! Are you supporting the NFL Boycott?

Advocate! Resist! Are you supporting the NFL Boycott? By Ronda Watson Barber I have had many conversations about the boycott of the National Football League for its failure to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a contract for the upcoming football…

Publisher’s Note: Advocate! Resist! Kudos to Columbus NAACP

Advocate! Resist! By Ronda Watson Barber – publisher Resist and Advocate has been the rallying cry and theme for my columns during 2017.  As Americans, we have the responsibility to make a more perfect union.  We have to create an…

Publisher’s Note: We are Eight!

We are Eight! By Ronda Watson Barber – Publisher Happy Birthday OhioMBE! We have been advocating, informing and promoting minority owned and small businesses for eight years.  We have accomplished a lot. We have challenged organizations to do the right…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! By Ronda Watson Barber – Publisher Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that OhioMBE will be celebrating eight years of publishing with the Jan. 15 issue.  What a ride we have had.  There have been growing…