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The Nov. 15 OhioMBE Procurement Fair will be hosted by the Columbus Women’s Business Center, 1655 Old Leonard Avenue from 1 to 4 pm.  Small business owners get 15 minutes to meet one-on-one to promote their product/service.

The following organizations will be attending:

  • Columbus City Schools
  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Ohio Dept. of Transportation
  • Gilbane Construction
  • Elford Construction
  • NiSource

Make new contracting connections.  Don’t miss your opportunity.  Register online at www.OhioMBE.eventbee.com


The September 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair was hosted by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.  

The following organizations participated:

  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Kokosing Industrial & Kokosing Construction
  • COSI
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Ohio State University

Posted by OhioMBE Procurement Fairs on Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Thanks to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium for hosting the August 16 OhioMBE Procurement Fair.  Small business came from across the state to meet with CZO representatives.  ECDI and Wesbanco Bank were available to provide resource information.


The July 19 OhioMBE Procurement Fair was hosted by the Women’s Business Center.

The following organizations participated:

  • Columbus City Schools
  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • ECDI – Economic Community Development Institute
  • Rockford Homes
  • ODOT – Ohio Department of Transportation

The June 21 OhioMBE Procurement Fair was hosted by COWIC. The following organizations participated:

  • Elford Construction
  • Kokosing Construction
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Medical Mutual Insurance


The May 25 OhioMBE Procurement Fair was hosted by the Columbus Urban League.  The following organizations attended.

  • Columbus City Schools
  • Kokosing Construction
  • The Daimler Group
  • COWIC
  • CMHA


Thanks to Smoot Construction for hosting the April 19 OhioMBE Procurement Fair.  The following organizations met with small businesses:

  • Wesbanco Bank
  • The Daimler Group
  • Smoot Construction
  • Eldorado Scioto Downs
  • ODOT
  • Ohio EPA


The March 15 OhioMBE Procurement Fair was hosted by Homeport.  The following organizations met with small businesses:

  • Columbus Zoo
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Community Properties of Ohio
  • Dynamix Engineering
  • Columbus Airports


Thanks to the Women’s Business Center for hosting the Feb. 15 OhoMBE Procurement Fair.  We appreciate the following organizations for attending:

  • City of Columbus Department of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Franklin County Purchasing
  • Groveport City Schools
  • Thomas & Marker Construction
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Columbus City Schools


Thanks Women’s Business Center for hosting the Dec. 14 OhioMBE Procurement Fair


Thanks Homeport for hosting the Nov. 16 OhioMBE Procurement Fair


Thanks Eldorado Scioto Downs for hosting the Oct. 20 OhioMBE Procurement Fair
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The OhioMBE Procurement Fairs introduces small, minority and female-owned businesses to area purchasing agents.  During this fast-paced session, small businesses are allocated 15-minute appointments to meet one-on-one with represented companies/agencies. The goal of the OhioMBE Procurement Fair is to engage minority businesses and small businesses with contracting opportunities.

OhioMBE is published by The 912 Group, ltd.  The paper features business profiles, news, information and bid notices.  The bi-weekly newspaper has over 10,000 online subscribers and distributes 5,000 hardcopies statewide. The 912 Group has established a stellar reputation of reaching the minority and small business community in Ohio and assisting companies in meeting their good faith contracting efforts.  The 912 Group produces a weekly e-blast for both OhioMBE and www.OhioDiversityNetwork.com

The focus of OhioMBE and its programming activities are to provide access to contracting opportunities. The newspaper hosts a monthly procurement fair where purchasing agents and small businesses are introduced to one another.  Seminars are offered on a weekly basis to educate small business owners on the certification progress.

Past Participants: Groveport City Schools, City of Columbus Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Rockford Homes, Quandel Construction, Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority, Ruscilli Construction, Gilbane Construction, Ohio Heating, AEP, Medical Mutual, Webanco, HH&M Construction, Ohio Dept. of Administrative Services, City of Westerville, Ohio Dept. of Education, U.S. Bank, Telhio Credit Union, Licking Memorial Hospital, Dunlop & Johnston Construction, C.J. Mahan Construction, Elford Construction, Setterlin Construction, Scioto Downs Racino, City of Newark, Thomas & Marker Construction, Robertson Construction, Walsh Construction, Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, Gahanna City Schools, Columbus City Schools, ODOT, Kokosing Construction, Franklin County, Hollywood Casino, Park National Bank, Ohio BWC, Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, OhioHealth, City of Columbus Recreation & Parks, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation & Corrections, Columbus State Community College, COTA, The City of Canton, Ohio Job & Family Services, Community Properties of Ohio,Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, City of Columbus Dept. of Utilities and the Columbus Zoo.

Click here to register for an OhioMBE Procurement Fair