Category: Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note – Inspired

Inspired By Ronda Watson Barber Publisher I got to spend some time at the beach recently.  It was nice to sit and watch the ocean.  There were big waves and little ones.  Some came to shore with impact and others…

Advocacy has its costs

By Ronda Watson BarberOhioMBE Publisher Advocacy has its costs. Advocacy is hard work and it is not for the weak. There is a price to pay for speaking out against injustices. I was saddened to hear the Columbus NAACP is…

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…

OhioMBE Celebrates 10 years of Publishing

By Ronda Watson BarberPublisher Hip Hip Hurrah! OhioMBE is celebrating 10 years of publishing. It is an honor to advocate and highlight small businesses, particularly Black-owned businesses in the Buckeye state. I’m a business owner just like my typical reader.…