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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…

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…