Native Edge Institutes Will Visit Spokane in June 2020




Event will convene business, government contracting experts in Spokane, Washington.

February 24, 2020

SPOKANE, WA – The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are hosting a Native Edge Institute in Spokane, Washington on April 8th and 9th. NEI Spokane will feature a schedule packed with expert speakers and training sessions on federal programs, government contracting and procurement, and accessing capital via Community Development Financial Institutions. The April 8th mixer will take place at the Spokane Tribe Casino, owned by the Spokane Tribe of Indians; NEI Spokane on April 9th will take place at Kalispel Tribe of Indians owned Northern Quest Resort and Casino. “The National Center is excited to once again join forces with SBA to host an NEI, this time in beautiful Spokane,” said National Center President and CEO Chris James, “NEI Spokane will continue our mission to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge necessary to grow their small businesses. Attendees will be provided with access to high caliber networking, expert speakers, government contracting pros, and the small business know-how to help you succeed. We hope you’ll join us at NEI Spokane!” NEIs are one-day, in-person training events that provide both established and aspiring business-owners critical business training. NEIs also connect participants to existing resources available in their region, to go along with one-on-one business counseling/coaching and matchmaking services. Access to the National Center’s unique N2N (Native to Native) business network will be made available to all attendees, as well as the National Center’s in-region procurement and technical assistance training. Federal program and procurement coaching, accessing capital via Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and navigating the SBA and Bureau of Indian affairs will also be featured prominently at the events. For a full schedule of National Center Events, including other NEIs, please click here. NEI Spokane When:                June, 2020 Time:                 Opening mixer will take place June at 6:00 pm                            Welcome and Opening Remarks for NEI Spokane on

April 9th start at 8:30am

Location:           Mixer: Spokane Tribe Casino, 14300 US-2, Airway Heights, WA                            NEI: Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA Cost:                  Free to attendees Register:           https://www.ncaiedevents.org/event-details/native-edge-institute-spokane-washington



About the National Center: The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 50 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – The National Center has evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation serving over 500 clients and providing over $4 million in contracts to its clients. The National Center has nine offices throughout the nation with its home office located in Mesa, Arizona. The National Center is actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals and are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people - both now...and for generations to come.

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