about OCC


Ronda Watson Barber specializes in helping small businesses get certified.

The Ohio Certification Center is operated  by The 912 Group.  The 912 Group is certified as a Minority Owned Business with the State of Ohio.  The City of Columbus has granted the company FBE certification.  The company is also EDGE certified.

Ronda Barber, president of The 912 Group, ltd, specializes in assisting minority, female and disadvantaged businesses gain certification with various municipalities,  State of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Transportation.  She has over 15 years of experience guiding small businesses through the certification process.



State spends over $165 millions with MBEs

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The Basics of MBE/EDGE/FBE Certification workshops

The Kasich Administration, through the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, is working to increase participation by minority and women-owned businesses in state contracts. Many of these opportunities will require MBE (minority business enterprise) or EDGE (Encouraging Diversity Growth and Equity) Certification.

Attend this information packed workshop taught by certification expert Ronda Watson Barber. Learn about the various certifying programs and what documents need to be submitted with your application.

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