“Wide-Ranging Business Opportunities, Economic Development, Innovation, Scholarships and an Awards Gala Align for the Reservation Economic Summit Arizona (RES Arizona)”
Mesa, Ariz. – October 17, 2013 – Business is booming in Indian Country – and the Reservation Economic Summit Arizona (RES Arizona), October 22-24, 2013 being held in Chandler, Arizona at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino is poised to push it to even greater heights.
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is the most firmly established national, non-profit organization in Indian Country, having been solely dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency through business ownership for 45 years. The National RES, its signature event, is the largest and longest running American Indian business event in the nation. It is also the NCAIED’s annual fundraising event, helping to support its various programs and initiatives throughout Indian Country. RES Arizona is part of the expansion of the NCAIED’s highly successful National RES into regionally focused, nationally attended and relevant events throughout the nation.
Last year, the first Regional RES, “RES Oklahoma”, happened in November at the Tulsa Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was sponsored by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and Cherokee Nation Businesses. This past June “RES California” took place at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California and was sponsored by Chukchansi, Inc. and the Native American Financial Services Association. “RES Arizona” will serve as NCAIED’s third Regional RES and is being sponsored by Chukchansi, Inc. and the Gila River Indian Community.
RES Arizona will feature respected tribal leaders, state and local elected officials, top CEO’s, the National Center’s “Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition”, the 38th Annual Indian Progress in Business (INPRO) Awards multiple networking opportunities, a leadership seminar, teaming opportunities, a business development expo, procurement expo, business trade show, the 5th Annual “Native American 40 Under 40″ Awards, American Indian artisans, Tribal Business Leaders Forum, National Center Energy Forum and much more. RES Arizona will also include the RES Arizona Golf Tournament to be held at the beautiful and award-winning Whirlwind Golf Resort.
RES Arizona will premiere the NCAIED’s “Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition” wherein both “start up” and “established” Native American businesses (wholly owned by an enrolled member of any State or Federally recognized Tribal Nation, Alaska Native or Canadian First Nations), from across North America, will compete for the chance to win a $20,000 cash award from the NCAIED.
Gary Davis, the president and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, has contributed to National RES for the past decade as a vendor, its host and emcee and as a former NCAIED board member. The expansion of NCAIED’s Reservation Economic Summit’s are part of a proactive approach to business in Indian Country – which includes, among other visions, the idea that the power of the NCAIED’s National RES could be grown by way of its regional summits throughout the year.
Mesa, Ariz. May 22, 2013 – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) will have several board and staff members presenting at the upcoming Developing Tribal Energy Resources and Economies Conference.
This conference highlights the close relationship of tribal energy resources and tribal economic development. The goals of NCAIED are to identify and generate new economic opportunities for Native American business.
Roundtable and panel discussions will include several NCAIED board members, including:
Derrick Watchman (Dine’, Chairman of NCAIED Board of Directors and CEO of Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise), Ernie Stevens, Jr. (Oneida Nation, Chairman of NIGA and member of NCAIED Board of Directors), Susan Masten (Yurok Tribe, Co-President, Women Empowering Women for Indians Nations, and Vice-Chairwoman of NCAIED Board of Directors), and Michelle Holiday (Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, President of Michelle Holiday & Assoc., and member of NCAIED Board of Directors).
Robert Shade, Director of the Native American Global Trade Center at NCAIED, will be on the panel discussion Nation to Nation: Building International Partnerships. Ron Solimon (Laguna Pueblo, Director of Center for Lifelong Education for Institute of American Indian Arts, and member of NCAIED Board of Directors) will be giving the Welcome Address and Closing Remarks.
The Developing Tribal Energy Resources and Economies Conference will be on June 10-12, 2013 at the Sandia Resort and Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, NM. For more information visit www.regonline.com/tribal-energy, or call 505-924-2820.
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.
Mesa, Ariz. May 3, 2013 – Promoting small businesses in Indian Country, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) introduces the new “Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition,” which will grant competitors the opportunity to win $20,000 by presenting their business plan to a panel of judges at RES California, held at Pechanga Resort and Casino from June 17th – 19th, 2013.
This unprecedented competition will feature both “start up” and “established” Native American businesses that are owned by an enrolled member of any State or Federally recognized Tribal Nation, Alaska Native, or a Canadian First Nation. These businesses will compete for the chance to win a $20,000 cash award from the NCAIED. Competitors will present their business plan at RES California to a panel of respected and accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders who will serve as judges of the competition. The business plans and presentations will be judged based on several criteria, including: Business Structure, Financial Viability, Personal Abilities, Business Experience, and the Quality of the Plan. The deadline for participants to complete the submission process is 6:00 pm Pacific Time on Friday, May 31st, 2013.
RES California is a great opportunity for small businesses to expand their network and gain access to respected tribal leaders, state and local officials, and top CEO’s. “Attending events like RES California help small businesses make connections and opportunities that are imperative for small businesses to flourish,” explains Derrick Watchman, NCAIED Chairman & CEO of Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprises.
The “Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition,” will be a part of RES California, which is to be held at Pechanga Resort and Casino on June 17-19, 2013. The competition is being sponsored by Chukchansi, Inc. The theme of RES California is “Sustaining Economic Momentum.” The event will bring together tribal leaders, top CEO’s and respected State and local elected officials. It will importantly deliver high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business, enterprise and leadership development sessions, a business trade show and an American Indian artisan market. In addition, RES California will feature a three-part Tribal leadership seminar being presented by Chukchansi, Inc. RES California activities will begin with the, “National Center Golf Classic” at the beautiful, Journey at Pechanga Golf Resort on June 17, 2013.
Several tribes, companies and organizations have stepped forward to support RES California’s unique marketing and networking opportunities. Chukchansi, Inc., is supporting RES California as one of its Presenting Sponsors, and is also sponsoring the “National Center Golf Classic” as well as the “Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition.” The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) is also contributing as a Presenting Sponsor of RES California. GEO-Bet Network, Inc., is also sponsoring the “National Center Golf Classic.” NOVA Corporation and Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems have signed on as On-Site Sponsors of RES California. # # #
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.
Mesa, Ariz. April 29, 2013 – Following the success of the National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) Las Vegas 2013 this past March, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) announces that it will continue to expand its RES brand with regional events throughout the nation. Its next RES event this year will be “RES California,” an exciting new three-day event to be held from June 17 -19, 2013, at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA.
The theme of RES California is “Sustaining Economic Momentum,” and the NCAIED will do just that by offering an all inclusive RES event that will feature business leaders from across Indian Country and provide a variety of activities aimed at fostering small business, enterprise, and leadership development. RES California activities will begin with the, “National Center Golf Classic” at the beautiful, Journey at Pechanga Golf Resort on June 17, 2013.
Similar to the NCAIED’s National RES event, the Regional RES events will provide the same attention to national and global business topics impacting Indian Country, but in a thoroughly focused and intimate setting. Regional RES events will be held in various tribal communities throughout the country to encourage partnerships, teaming relationships and increase business opportunities in Indian Country. RES participants are offered learning sessions focused on specific topics relevant to business and geared toward enhancing business opportunities.
The featured keynote speaker at RES California is former NYFD Chief Richard Picciotto. Chief Picciotto is the highest-ranking NYFD firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center. His keynote is entitled, Last Man Down and he addresses what happened on 9/11 and how he and his group of firefighters worked inside the burning World Trade Center to evacuate everyone; eventually leading his men to safety.