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October 7, 2018

The October 1, 2018 issue features the nominees for the 2018 OhioMBE Awards, an absentee ballot for the Nov. election, bid notices, a list of upcoming events and a collection of small businesses.

Good Reading!

In this email: 
To post a bid notice, email news@OhioMBE.com
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Franklin County
Columbus Regional Airport Authority

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority values diversity and inclusion and the impact small and minority-owned firms have on the Central Ohio economy. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority invites you to access the following link:  https://columbusairports.com/doing-business-with-us/solicitation-opportunities to sign-up for RSS feeds to automatically receive notifications of new bid opportunities and results.

Email:  BusinessDiversity@ColumbusAirports.com for questions about the Diversity Programs at Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools issues solicitations on a regular basis for goods & services related to food, construction, technology, curriculum, & transportation. Interested vendors should periodically check our website at http://www.columbus.k12.oh.us/rfp
City of Columbus

The Department of Development is looking for diverse vendors and contractors who are licensed with the City of Columbus working in the following areas:

Graffiti Removal. Contact Eric Voorhees (614-645-7934 or eavoorhees@columbus.gov).

Grass Cutting and Solid Waste Removal. Contact Mike Schwab (614- 645-7122 or mfschwab@columbus.gov).

Demolition and Asbestos Abatement. Contact Mike Farrenkopf (614- 679-5873 or mlfarrenkopf@columbus.gov) or Seth Brehm (614-645-5659 or swhbrehm@columbus.gov).

Mowing, Property Maintenance, and Miscellaneous Services. Contact Audrea Hickman (614-645-8907 or aehickman@columbus.gov).

Construction trades including: General Construction, Home Improvement, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, and Lead Abatement. Contact Tim Tilton (614- 724-3009 or twtilton@columbus.gov).

Lead Safe Columbus has funding to train contractors for the Lead Abatement and Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Program. Contact Erica Hudson (614- 645-6739 or ejhudson@columbus.gov)

To register for notifications on upcoming bid opportunities, please visit http://vendors.columbus.gov/sites/public.



Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:30am
Certification 101 at the WBC

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:00pm
Akron MBAC Workshop: Doing Business with Akron Area Hospitals

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 11:00am
2018 OhioMBE Awards
October 25, 2018
The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Africa Event Center

Hosted by The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Sponsored by: Waste Management, Wesbanco Bank,
City of Columbus Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, City of Columbus Department of Development  and The Ohio Business Development Center


The OhioMBE Awards Luncheon recognizes top Ohio minority and woman-owned businesses and their advocates. The Frank W. Watson Scholarship are also presented.

Kudos to the following companies for being nominated for an OhioMBE Award:

Top MBE:

  • Total Technology Solutions
  • MLII Productions
  • Wright Behavioral Health Group
  • Corporate Clean
  • Surefire Innovations
  • A-Men Pest Controls
  • Ozone Cleaners
  • Monique’s Events
  • Elevar Design Group
  • Final Moments Concierge Services
  • Flairsoft, ltd
  • SavKon Construction
  • Colbert Painting and Reconstruction
  • Kay Onukwe, HKI
  • Dove Building Services
  • HM1 Trucking
  • See Columbus
  • LARS Painting

Top FBEs

  • Young Achievers
  • Momentuum, LLC
  • Swath Design, LLC
  • Critical Ops
  • First Invest
  • Contempo Design & Communication

Top Family Business

  • Battiste La Fleur Galleria
  • Spotlight of Columbus
  • Outreach Promotional Solutions
  • Computer Data Services
  • Hightower Petroleum Company
  • Screenpointe, Inc

More information is online at www.OhioMBEAwards.com

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