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…

Is your business making history?

It’s Black History Month!  So what are you doing to make history? The 912 Group is proud to announce that we have forwarded 2,022,206 emails. See me an email and let me know your business successes.  I’ll return the favor and give…

We are Four!

We are Four! By Ronda Watson Barber As the publisher of OhioMBE, I am proud to celebrate our fourth year of informing, inspiring and advocating for minority owned businesses.  As I reflect on the last three years, it is a…