Category: ronda barber

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: Are You Being About Your Business?

Are You Being About Your Business? By Ronda Watson Barber – Publisher I recently hosted a business forum to introduce small and minority owned businesses to purchasing opportunities.  Only a few in attendance were  really ready and prepared to conduct…

OhioMBE Publisher’s Note: Are you advocating for your business?

Are you advocating for your business? By Ronda Watson Barber Publisher I continue to ask Black business owners, “Are you advocating for your business?”  “What are you doing to make sure Black businesses get a piece of the public purchasing…

Publisher’s Note: Taxation Without Participation Must End

Taxation Without Participation Must End By Ronda Watson Barber Publisher I’m still at it.  Why do I have to work so damn hard to convince entities that receive tax dollars from a diverse tax base that they need to be…

Why Aren’t Black Businesses Getting Contracts?

Why Aren’t Black Businesses Getting Contracts? By Ronda Watson Barber – Publisher I have heard this for years. Black owned construction companies are still complaining that they are not getting contracts. What’s up? It is 2016, why are Black construction…