Category: Publisher’s Note

I had to shut down the petition

I had to shut the petition down because COMBA got flack from city officials.  Because of my advocacy they may lose very important funding; funding that directly benefits MBEs and microenterprises.  The goal of the petition was to start a…

I love the 1st Admendment

I carry a pocket copy of the United States Constitution in my purse.  Like my hero Barbara Jordan, I believe in this great document. “My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total. I am not going…

MBE Certification in Ohio

Certification in Ohio by Ronda Watson Barber Certification in Ohio is a hot mess. The Governor says he and his administration are committed to minority-owned businesses. As I stated in the last issue of OhioMBE, actions speak louder than words.…

Is Ohio still committed to Minority Owned Businesses?

There is something brewing at the Statehouse.  Governor Kasich and the Director of the Development Services Agency have initiated an unannounced effort that re-structures the Minority Business Enterprise Division. The MBED funds the statewide Minority Business Assistance Centers.  The Minority…