Our Team

The Cincinnati Minority Business Assistance Center team is here to help move your business forward

Director

Deborah

    Deborah Davis is the Director of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) which is one of seven statewide programs funded by the Ohio Development Services Agency.  The Cincinnati MBAC program is housed at the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce.  In her role, she helps Ohio small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development. As the Director of MBAC, Deborah is responsible for providing strategic direction and partnership for clients and small businesses to create solutions to drive innovation, growth, and market share. From 2017 – 2018, the Ohio Development Services Agency has recognized Deborah with two Partner of the Quarter Outreach Leader Awards and two 2018 Outstanding Business Solutions Partner awards.

    Davis received her master’s degree in Project Management from Keller School of Management and a master’s degree in Communication from Boston University. She also received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

    Program Coordinator & Content Creator

    James

      James Pullins is new to the MBAC team. He started with African American Chamber back in October and joined MBAC at the beginning of April. He does the Programs Coordinator and Content creator role on both sides. James has a background in retail management and art. He currently is enrolled in User Interface Design to further his creative career.

      Business Counselor

      R. Marlene

        R. Marlene Fout is the Business Counselor of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) at the satellite office located in Piketon, Ohio. She works with nine Appalachian counties in Ohio (Adams, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton). Her role is to help Ohio’s small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development.

        Prior to her role with MBAC – Piketon, Marlene worked for many small businesses within the counties she oversees, where she played a vital role in their growth. Her responsibilities ranged from managing daily operations, marketing and advertising, as well as providing customer service management. Marlene’s experience at these small businesses within her select areas has provided her tremendous insight into the needs of small business owners. 

        Marlene received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as her bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Legal Philosophical Interpretation from Ohio University. Marlene currently resides in Ray, Ohio, right on the border of Vinton and Jackson County. She is an avid volunteer for many organizations, mostly located in Ross County, including the Majestic Theatre and Adena Mansion and Gardens. She is also a member of the League of Women Voters and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

        Calling All Entrepreneurs

        Become an MBAC Client Enrollment is free

        Our services are available without cost to businesses located throughout Ohio and serve the needs of Ohio’s small, minority and disadvantaged businesses.

        Ohio

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        Facebook Page For News & Events

        Following the Cincinnati Minority Business Assistance Center on Facebook is a great way to stay updated on all the latest news and events.

        Main Office

        2303 Gilbert Avenue
        Cincinnati, OH 45206
        Phone: 513-475-7151
        Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

        Satellite Office

        1862 Shyville Road
        Piketon, OH 45661
        Working Remotely: Email
        Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

        Contact Us

        Main Office:
        Contact Form

        Satellite Office:
        Contact Form

        MBAC Cincinnati © 2021 All Rights Reserved | Site created by Kenbur

        Our Team

        The Cincinnati Minority Business Assistance Center team is here to help move your business forward

        Director

        Deborah

          Deborah Davis is the Director of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) which is one of seven statewide programs funded by the Ohio Development Services Agency.  The Cincinnati MBAC program is housed at the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce.  In her role, she helps Ohio small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development. As the Director of MBAC, Deborah is responsible for providing strategic direction and partnership for clients and small businesses to create solutions to drive innovation, growth, and market share. From 2017 – 2018, the Ohio Development Services Agency has recognized Deborah with two Partner of the Quarter Outreach Leader Awards and two 2018 Outstanding Business Solutions Partner awards.

          Davis received her master’s degree in Project Management from Keller School of Management and a master’s degree in Communication from Boston University. She also received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

          Program Coordinator & Content Creator

          James

            James Pullins is new to the MBAC team. He started with African American Chamber back in October and joined MBAC at the beginning of April. He does the Programs Coordinator and Content creator role on both sides. James has a background in retail management and art. He currently is enrolled in User Interface Design to further his creative career.

            Business Counselor

            R. Marlene

              R. Marlene Fout is the Business Counselor of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) at the satellite office located in Piketon, Ohio. She works with nine Appalachian counties in Ohio (Adams, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton). Her role is to help Ohio’s small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development.

              Prior to her role with MBAC – Piketon, Marlene worked for many small businesses within the counties she oversees, where she played a vital role in their growth. Her responsibilities ranged from managing daily operations, marketing and advertising, as well as providing customer service management. Marlene’s experience at these small businesses within her select areas has provided her tremendous insight into the needs of small business owners. 

              Marlene received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as her bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Legal Philosophical Interpretation from Ohio University. Marlene currently resides in Ray, Ohio, right on the border of Vinton and Jackson County. She is an avid volunteer for many organizations, mostly located in Ross County, including the Majestic Theatre and Adena Mansion and Gardens. She is also a member of the League of Women Voters and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

              Calling All Entrepreneurs

              Become an
              MBAC Client
              Enrollment is free

              Our services are available without cost to businesses located throughout Ohio and serve the needs of Ohio’s small, minority and disadvantaged businesses.

              Visit and like our

              Facebook Page For News & Events

              Following the Cincinnati Minority Business Assistance Center on Facebook is a great way to stay updated on all the latest news and events.

              Main Office

              2303 Gilbert Avenue
              Cincinnati, OH 45206
              Phone: 513-475-7151
              Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

              Satellite Office

              1862 Shyville Road
              Piketon, OH 45661
              Working Remotely: Email
              Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

              Contact Us

              Main Office:
              Contact Form

              Satellite Office: 
              Contact Form

              MBAC Cincinnati © 2021 All Rights Reserved
              Site created by Kenbur

              Our Team

              The Cincinnati Minority Business Assistance Center
              team is here to help move your business forward

              Director

              Deborah

                Deborah Davis is the Director of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) which is one of seven statewide programs funded by the Ohio Development Services Agency.  The Cincinnati MBAC program is housed at the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce.  In her role, she helps Ohio small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development. As the Director of MBAC, Deborah is responsible for providing strategic direction and partnership for clients and small businesses to create solutions to drive innovation, growth, and market share. From 2017 – 2018, the Ohio Development Services Agency has recognized Deborah with two Partner of the Quarter Outreach Leader Awards and two 2018 Outstanding Business Solutions Partner awards.

                Davis received her master’s degree in Project Management from Keller School of Management and a master’s degree in Communication from Boston University. She also received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

                Program Coordinator & Content Creator

                James

                  James Pullins is new to the MBAC team. He started with African American Chamber back in October and joined MBAC at the beginning of April. He does the Programs Coordinator and Content creator role on both sides. James has a background in retail management and art. He currently is enrolled in User Interface Design to further his creative career.

                  Business Counselor

                  R. Marlene

                    R. Marlene Fout is the Business Counselor of the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) at the satellite office located in Piketon, Ohio. She works with nine Appalachian counties in Ohio (Adams, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton). Her role is to help Ohio’s small, minority-owned, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses with state certifications, government contract opportunities, and business growth and development.

                    Prior to her role with MBAC – Piketon, Marlene worked for many small businesses within the counties she oversees, where she played a vital role in their growth. Her responsibilities ranged from managing daily operations, marketing and advertising, as well as providing customer service management. Marlene’s experience at these small businesses within her select areas has provided her tremendous insight into the needs of small business owners. 

                    Marlene received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, as well as her bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Legal Philosophical Interpretation from Ohio University. Marlene currently resides in Ray, Ohio, right on the border of Vinton and Jackson County. She is an avid volunteer for many organizations, mostly located in Ross County, including the Majestic Theatre and Adena Mansion and Gardens. She is also a member of the League of Women Voters and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

                    Calling All Entrepreneurs

                    Become an MBAC Client Enrollment is free

                    Our services are available without cost to businesses located throughout Ohio and serve the needs of Ohio’s small, minority and disadvantaged businesses.

                    Visit and like our

                    Facebook Page For News & Events

                    Following the Cincinnati Minority Business Assistance Center on Facebook is a great way to stay updated on all the latest news and events.

                    Main Office

                    2303 Gilbert Avenue
                    Cincinnati, OH 45206
                    Phone: 513-475-7151
                    Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

                    Satellite Office

                    1862 Shyville Road
                    Piketon, OH 45661
                    Working Remotely: Email
                    Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

                    Contact Us

                    Main Office:
                    Contact Form

                    Satellite Office: 
                    Contact Form

                    MBAC Cincinnati © 2021 All Rights Reserved
                    Site created by Kenbur