Derrick Watchman, CEO, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise and Chairman, NCAIED Board of Directors, Welcoming RES California Attendees.
TEMECULA, Calif. June 18, 2013 – Today’s opening session at RES California kicked off with several prominent speakers, including Derrick Watchman (CEO of Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, and Chairman of NCAIED), Gary Davis (President & CEO of NCAIED), Reggie Lewis (Chairman of Chuckchansi, Inc.), and Barry Brandon (Executive Director of Native American Financial Services Association).
Richard Piccotto delivered a rousing keynote presentation about his experience as the highest ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Tower collapse on 9/11.
The theme for this Reservation Economic Summit (RES) is “Sustaining Economic Momentum”, and our panel and presentation focus is demonstrating how Native enterprise and entrepreneurship is gaining ground for Native Americans.
Also debuting today is The National Center’s “Teaming Alliance and Business Development Expo”, a special presentation of the National Center Teaming Alliance (NCTA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Speakers will include Paul Smith (SBA), Robin Billups of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and Kasum Kavia, Vice President of Combustion Association Inc, and recipient of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Exporting.
This Expo will focus on helping small businesses connect with the National Center Teaming Alliance (NCTA), which is funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA). By working with the NCTA, small businesses will be able to grow and develop through access to these services:
Teaming & Partnerships
Business Plan Development
Strategic Growth Planning
Importing & Exporting
International Business Development
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 1:45 – 6:00 PM MAIN BALLROOM
1:45 – 2:30 PM - Incorporation & Certification 2:30 – 3:15 PM - 8(A) Certification 3:15 – 4:00 PM - Business Plan Development 4:00 – 4:45 PM - Procurement Assistance 4:45 – 6:00 PM - International Trade
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013 1:00 – 5:00 PM MAIN BALLROOM
Presented During RES California on Wednesday June 19th, 2013.
8:00am – 11:00am
“The Way” Leadership Advantage Seminar – Presented by Chukchansi, Inc.
The Way, Inc. is proud to present concepts from its Leadership Advantage Seminar (LAS) suite at RES California. The suite consist of three transformational leadership topics developed from books authored by our resident “Thought Leader” Dr. Robert Watts, “People Are Never The Problem”, “Swim SidewayZ”, and “L.A.D.S.” In addition to these platforms, we will engage leaders in a spirited, informative, and participatory discussion of wellness as a lifestyle choice that will prolong their value to their tribes. The following are the objectives for this three-hour LAS seminar:
To awaken leaders to the four most important truths about people and why they make it impossible for people to be problems;
To teach leaders to use the phrase “People Are Never The Problem, People Have Problems” as a tool to successfully manage people problems;
To empower leaders with knowledge and skills to perceive people separate from problems;
To build social engagement through reciprocity and empowerment; and
To educate and inspire leaders to choose wellness as a lifestyle for themselves and their people
Mesa, Ariz. May 7, 2013 – Chief Richard Picciotto, the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse, will deliver the keynote address at RES California at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Picciotto is scheduled to speak Tuesday during the opening general session from 8-9 am about his experience during 9/11 and his tale of survival.
Firefighter and inspirational speaker Richard Picciotto, a former FDNY Battalion Commander on September 11, 2001, rushed inside the World Trade Center to assist victims. He was subsequently found trapped in the smoldering rubble of the North Tower following its collapse. After four hours trapped beneath the debris he emerged the highest-ranking firefighter to survive the attacks.
“Chief Picciotto’s story struck a chord with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development team. His presentation about leadership and teambuilding is most beneficial to any organization and we know attendees won’t help but feel the power in his awe-inspiring tale of survival,” says events marketing manager Jim Norris, Jr.
Picciotto is the author of “Last Man Down,” a harrowing recount of his strength, determination, and survival during the North Tower collapse on 9/11. The New York Times best selling book is a tribute to the 343 firefighters and 2,400 civilians lost on that tragic day of infamy.
In addition to the keynote address, RES California will feature a variety of activities aimed at fostering small business, enterprise, and leadership development, an exhibitor’s trade show, an American Indian artisan market and the opportunity to meet with with many business leaders from across the country.
The theme of RES California is “Sustaining Economic Momentum,” and the activities will begin with the, “National Center Golf Classic” at the beautiful, Journey at Pechanga Golf Resort on June 17, 2013. # # #
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RES CALIFORNIA AND TO REGISTER TO ATTEND, PLEASE VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NCAIED.ORG.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE “TWENTY GRAND BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION,” PLEASE CONTACT THE NCAIED OFFICES AT 480.545.1298 OR E-MAIL BUSINESSPLAN@NCAIED.ORG.
FOR RES SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE EMAIL SPONSOR@NCAIED.ORG.
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise is excited to return to where it all began when we host our second RES Regional event in California! We will continue the momentum created at our National RES Las Vegas 2013 event with electrifying general sessions, entertainment, networking receptions, thought-provoking breakout sessions, a business trade show, artisan market, all held within this three-day multifaceted regional economic development conference. Tribal leaders, state and local elected officials, top CEO’s, established or aspiring Native American business owners, and many more all come together to learn, brainstorm, collaborate, and network in the innovative and motivational atmosphere that is created at the NCAIED’S RES events.
Reasons to Attend RES California
1. Get attention
Most of what you get at our National RES event, you will become a part of at RES California in a more focused, intimate setting. Our attendees have the opportunity to get more of what they need from the conference. From a networking standpoint, there is less “competition” to speak to the business and tribal leaders that can help you.
2. Captivating Keynotes
It is an awesome chance to listen to 9/11 Survivor and Former FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto deliver his Keynote at RES California about leadership, team building, survival and determination.
3. Tribal Business Leaders Forum
Stay informed about the latest amongst American Indian’s top movers and shakers. Participate in this thought provoking and dynamic collaboration between top executives, tribal leaders and government representatives. Listen as they discuss their accomplishments, obstacles and aspirations in building capital Tribal economic alliances and broadening the scope of domestic and global opportunities for Indian Country.
4. Education and Training
Join thought-provoking panels with cutting edge topics and discussions in addition to attending the RES California Business Trade Show, where you will have access to Native owned small businesses as well as corporations, plus a three part Tribal leadership seminar titled “The Way,” being presented by Chukchansi, Inc.
5. Bring back new visions for your company or organization
Learn new and exciting ideas from panel discussions, trainings, and collaboration with fellow attendees to help re-energize your workplace. Take advantage of the opportunity to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, enabling you to develop and expand your business on the go. Simply show up at the closing session for your chance to win.
6. Activate your business
Embrace the potential of your business or business idea through the valuable and unmatched startup and expansion strategies presented to you at RES.
7. Unite and expand
Make contacts through the unparalleled access RES California allows to tribal leaders, top executives, and elected officials. Let’s bring Indian Country together!
8. Experience and appreciate featured tribal art
Visit the American Indian Art Market where you can view and shop through the beautiful art and wares of the featured Native artists.
9. Enjoy the entire experience
From meals and entertainment to inspiring keynote speakers, RES California has been carefully planned to make your experience truly worthwhile. Get the most out of, and be sure to attend our general sessions, networking breakfasts, collaboration lunches, and receptions.