Category: Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note: Who is looking out for Black-owned businesses at the Statehouse?

Black-owned businesses were removed from Ohio’s MBE certification program during the COVID pandemic By Ronda Watson BarberOhioMBE Publisher Black-owned businesses are essential.  Black-owned businesses are important to Ohio’s economy.  Black-owned businesses typically hire Black employees.  Black businesses matter. The State…

Dear Intel…

Dear Intel, I hear you have plans to build plants in Licking County, Ohio. Run…run..stay away. Find a progressive blue state to enrich. Your female employees will be second class citizens in the Buckeye state. Ohio has laws that force…

Publisher’s Note: Support your Advocates

Support your advocates By Ronda Watson BarberOhioMBE Publisher I advocate for business advocates. You know the people that suit up in armor daily to fight for Black-owned businesses.  Noted, all folks in Diversity & Inclusion, Purchasing, or Outreach positions are…