Category: OhioMBE


Nationwide ( From its sweet and savory seasonings to its hot and spicy sauces, Heritage Fare, Ltd. has created a line of convenience foods that capture traditional down-home African American flavors. Their brand, Heritage Fare, targets busy consumers who want authentic African American “soul food” taste. “We take you back home” is their tag line and…

Social Justice Awards is accepting nominations

Columbus made national history recently when the very first Social Justice Park was dedicated and opened up at the corner of Broad Street and Cleveland Avenue. The history of the park was the vision of First Congregational Church, who has been fighting for equal rights in Columbus since 1852. It is fitting that we as…

Publisher’s Note: Revamp Ohio’s certification programs

By Ronda Watson Barber OhioMBE Publisher Ohio’s Inspector General released a report this week outlining that hundreds of EDGE (Encouraging Diversity Growth and Equity) certified businesses didn’t qualify for the program because the State of Ohio failed to keep tabs on their eligibility. The report found that 357 business certified as EDGE businesses have violated…

Join OBDC!

MBE/DBE/FBE Contractor Membership Includes no-cost access to construction documents at the Columbus Enterprise Center Plan room Reduced fees to OhioMBE Procurement Fairs and other networking events sponsored by our partners. Inclusion in the Ohio Business Development Center Book of Lists. Fee: $9.99 month.  1st month is FREE

Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Columbus State Community College to attend Feb. 21 Foodservice OhioMBE Procurement Fair

Register today to make new contracting connections. If you are in the foodservice industry, this event is for you. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbus State Community College will be joined by Columbus City Schools, the Ohio State University, Franklin County, State of Ohio and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Register today at