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November 5, 2018

The Nov. 1 issue of #OhioMBE features an update on the 2018 OhioMBE Awards, a guest column from #ColumbusNAACP branch president Nana Watson and bid notices. There is a collection of upcoming events. #bid notices #bizevents

Good Reading!

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To post a bid notice, email news@OhioMBE.com
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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.

OhioMBE Awards
A very big Thank You to all you attended, participated, and planned the 2018 OhioMBE Awards.  I greatly appreciate the hospitality of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.

Check out the pixs at www.OhioMBEAwards.com

  • Top Advocate: Monique Cox -Moore
  • Publisher's Award - Fran Frazier & Greg Williams
  • Frank W. Watson Advocacy Award - City of Columbus Dept. of Development
  • Civil Rights Award - Nana Watson, President Columbus NAACP

The following received Top MBE Awards:
  • Michael Lillie- MLII Productions - Akron
  • Antonio Sears - See Columbus - Columbus
  • SureFire Innovations – Robert Luft - Cincinnati 

Top FBE Honors went to:
  • Kamala Colbert - Colbert Painting & Restoration - Columbus
  • Rita Jackson - Young Achievers - Cleveland
  • Sandi Lange - Swath Designs - Cincinnati

Top Family Business:
  • Lars Properties - Lavita Stokes - Columbus
  • La Battiste La Fleur Galleria - Columbus

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 1:00pm
IRS Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Updates & Reminders


Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:00pm
Columbus Branch NAACP – General Membership Meeting


Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:30am
Certification 101 at the WBC

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:30am
Columbus NAACP Election
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