Category: Publisher’s Note

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…

Publisher’s Note: Be an informed voter

Be an informed voter By Ronda Watson Barber Publisher   Early voting has started.  Those seeking elected office are out canvassing and campaigning asking for your vote.  Our votes and dollars have power.  Use it wisely.  Ask questions.  Don’t just…

Publisher’s Note: Wakanda Forever!

Wakanda Forever! By Ronda Watson Barber – Publisher Black Panther fever has hit the planet.  The blockbuster film directed by Ryan Coogler and starring some of Hollywood’s elite Black actors have topped $700 million in ticket sales worldwide. Presently, it…

Publisher’s Note: Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month By Ronda Watson Barber Publisher Black History Month is a time to celebrate the world-wide contributions our ancestors have made.  We stand on strong shoulders.  Our fore-folks face unimaginable obstacles and they succeeded.   They didn’t give…

Publisher’s Note: OhioMBE celebrates nine years of publishing

OhioMBE celebrates nine years of publishing By Ronda Watson Barber Publisher OhioMBE is celebrating nine years of advocating, informing and promoting small businesses.  I take pride in publishing Ohio’s largest Black-owned business newspaper.  It has been a wonderful journey empowering…

Publisher’s Note: Happy 2018!

Happy 2018 By Ronda Watson Barber OhioMBE Publisher Happy 2018!  As you reflect on last year and embark on 2018, what are your goals? How will you grow your business?  How will you exercise political power? How will you empower…

Publisher’s Note: Advocate! Resist! Unite!

Advocate! Resist! Unite! By Ronda Watson Barber OhioMBE Publisher Throughout 2017, I have used the theme Advocate! Resist! for my columns.  I strongly believe that collectively we are powerful. Our votes are important.  Our spending power matters.  United we are…

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…