2019 Honorees

Photos by Ronald Vilbar, a student a the Columbus Downtown High School.


The following were recognized for their work at the 2019 OhioMBE Awards:

  • Frank W. Watson Advocacy Award – Marleise Wicker, Franklin County Board of Commissioners; Lynnette Stevens, Ohio Department of Transportation; Terry Bolden, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Publisher’s Award – Joy Bivens, Franklin County Job & Family Services; Linda Parks 
  • Women’s Health Advocate Award – Dr. Janae Davis, Licking Memorial Hospital
  • Media Legends Award – Jerry Revish
  • Hall of Fame – Bobbi Bell-Barthlomew, State of Ohio and Damita Brown, City of Columbus

Top MBEs:

  • A-Men Pest Control – Broadview Heights
  • Brown Girl Mentoring – Columbus
  • Northeast Ohio Precast – Salem

Nominees:

A-Men Pest Control            
Angel Soto            
Broadview Hts

Flairsoft Ltd.         
Dheeraj Kulshreshtha         
Columbus

K. Zulene Adams 
Z Promotions        
Columbus

Lao Volunteer Association
Columbus

Leia Love Hair and Nail Salon
Dr. Leia Love         
Akron

Northeast Ohio Precast
Tony McCoy
Salem
RRightNow Communications
Regina Carswell Russo
Cincinnati

Spotlight of Columbus
Patrice Morris
Columbus

Tra’bian Enterprises
TJ Johnson
Dublin

TrueChoicePack Corp.
Henna Rathore
Mason

Brown Girls Mentoring
Jamie Blunt
Columbus

Phoenix Consulting Company
Toni Bell

Columbus

Top FBE

  • TreChoicePack – Mason
  • City Apparel – Findlay
  • Ascension Construction Solutions – Columbus

Nominees:

TrueChoicePack   
Henna Rathore    
Mason

City Apparel          
Andrea Kramer    
Findlay

Ascension Construction
Solutions               
Jeanna Hondel     
Columbus

Essentia Strategy Group    
Sarah Lee 
Columbus
Enlightened Financial Group
Tia Johnson
Columbus

Cannell DPS
Nicole Moore
Columbus

Phoenix Consulting
Company
Toni Bell

Columbus

Top Family Business

  • Just Naturally Yummy Bakery And Catering Company  – Columbus

Nominees:

Tiger Mushroom Farms
Te’Lario Watkins  
Blacklick

Resource International
Todd Majidzadeh

Columbus

Just Naturally Yummy Bakery And Catering Company      
Brandi Muhammad             

Columbus


Top Veteran Business

  • Mutt’s Sauce LLC  – Dayton

Nominees:

Mutt’s Sauce LLC 
Charlynda Scales 

Dayton

Rodriguez Financial Strategies
Jose “Rafi” Rodriguez
Beavercreek