Nominations Now Open for the 2023 OhioMBE Awards: Celebrating Ohio’s Top Small Businesses

COLUMBUS, OH – The 2023 OhioMBE Awards nominations are officially open, signaling the countdown to Ohio’s most esteemed small business event of the year. The 9th annual OhioMBE Awards, which recognize the contributions of small and minority-owned businesses to the Ohio economy, will take place at Huntington Park on October 26, 2023.

This premier event honors Ohio’s top businesses in various categories, including Top MBE (Minority Business Enterprise), Top F/WBE (Female/Woman Business Enterprise), Top Family Business, and Top Veteran Business.

OhioMBE Publisher Ronda Watson Barber said, “These awards are more than a ceremony; they celebrate entrepreneurship, vision, and the substantive economic impact of small businesses in Ohio. We’re excited to spotlight the best of the best in 2023.”

Award Categories

– Top MBE: Open to any Minority Business Enterprise based in Ohio, this award honors innovation, community involvement, and exceptional growth.

– Top F/WBE: Aimed at female-owned enterprises, this award celebrates leadership, business acumen, and market reach.

– Top Family Business: This category recognizes Ohio-based family-owned enterprises that have contributed significantly to their communities and shown robust growth.

– Top Veteran Business: This award celebrates businesses owned or operated by military veterans, recognizing their dedication, vision, and positive societal impact. How to Nominate

Nominations are accepted online at and must be submitted before the Oct. 1 deadline. 

Sponsorship & Ticket Information

Sponsorship opportunities are available and offer an incredible platform to showcase your brand to Ohio’s top business leaders. For ticket purchases and more information, please visit

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this prestigious event that shines a light on the small businesses driving Ohio forward.

About OhioMBE

OhioMBE publishes news, bids, public notices, and events that make doing business in Ohio more equitable and accessible for small and minority-owned businesses. With a proven track record of providing vital business information and hosting events that connect entrepreneurs to growth opportunities, OhioMBE continues to be a beacon for Ohio’s vibrant small business community.

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