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The National Center’s RES Arizona will be held October 22nd – 24th, 2013 at the Wildhorse Pass Casino and Resort in Chandler, Arizona and is being presented by Chukchansi, Inc. 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 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 and business trade show, the 5th Annual “Native American 40 Under 40″ Awards, an American Indian art market, Tribal Business Leaders Forum and much more.
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 by attending and presenting their company’s business plan at RES Arizona to a panel of respected and accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders who will serve as judges of the competition. The business plans will be judged based on Business Structure, Financial Viability, Personal Abilities, Business Experience and Quality of the Plan.
RES Arizona is part of the expansion of the NCAIED’s highly successful National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) into regionally focused, nationally attended and relevant events throughout the nation. The annual National RES will be held again March 17th – 20th, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: HTTP://WWW.NCAIED.ORG.
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Make plans to attend RES California, June 17-19, 2013 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. This Reservation Economic Summit will feature important presentations covering tribal enterprise and economic development will panels and presentations on energy and utility, taxation, gaming, finance, and much more.
There will be several new and dynamic presentations at this summit, including “The Way” Leadership Advantage Seminar, presented by Chukchansi, Inc., will present concepts from three transformational leadership topics developed by Dr. Robert Watts.
The National Center is also introducing the RES California Teaming Alliance and Business Development Expo, a dynamic multi-day presentation with The National Center’s NCTA program and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The National Center’s Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition will now be held at our Regional RES on Oct. 22-24. By extending the date of the Twenty Grand Business Plan Competition we are giving competitors more time to refine their business plans and collect necessary resources for the competition. There’s even a chance that we will be able to have greater prizes and awards available for competitors at our fall Regional RES event.
Attend RES CA for more information and updates!