Strengthening Ohio Minority Businesses
Education Business Expo
To support continued efforts to expand access to state contracts for minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses, you are invited to participate in the Education Business Expo being held Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ohio State School for the Blind, 5220 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214. Use the front entrance of the school; signage will be available upon arrival for parking and for expo activities.
The event is sponsored by the Ohio State School for the Blind, Ohio School for the Deaf, Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Higher Education in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services and the Ohio Development Services Agency. Businesses are encouraged to register for the expo by June 24, 2016, but walk-ins are welcome. Admission and parking are free.
For more information, please contact the Ohio Department of Education at 614-728-7745.
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MBE Cross Certification is easier than ever!
The State of Ohio Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program has entered into reciprocal agreements with several similar programs operated by municipalities and other entities.
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Ohio Business Expo 2016 - April 19, 2016
We would like to thank all of the attendees of the 2016 Ohio Business Expo – suppliers and agencies alike. Click the image below for a video of the opening session. Workshop materials are now available online on the Certified Business Toolkit, located in Quick Links.
Tonya Prickett (foreground) and Maureen Studer of the DAS Office of Procurement Services talk with Ohio Business Expo participant Christopher Murillo of GPI Enterprises, Medina.
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Women in the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship
Opportunities are available!
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