RWI Benefits, LLC Named 2017 American Indian Business of the Year

MESA, AZ – RWI Benefits, LLC will be honored as the 2017 American Indian Business of the Year as a part of this year’s National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) hosted by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The National Center will recognize several Native American business leaders and those who have made significant contributions to advancing economic development in Indian Country during National RES. The award winners span businesses large and small, and award categories include tribal leadership, gaming, women-owned business, volunteers, and public advocacy. RWI Benefits, LLC is a wholly-owned Native American insurance management firm specializing in all lines of insurance including employee benefits, property and casualty, and worker’s compensation.

The awards are part of the 31st Annual National RES, taking place at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 13-16. National RES is the largest economic development gathering in Indian Country, bringing together over 4,000 Native American leaders, businesses and business owners, subject-matter experts, government officials, and others.

RWI Benefits, LLC was founded in 2007 by Robert Weaver, a member of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. Mr. Weaver uses his experience to help several tribal enterprises save money on their employee benefits. RWI Benefits is located in Miami, Oklahoma, and it also has an office in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Mr. Weaver is a 2012 winner of the National Center’s 40 under 40 awards. You can learn more about RWI Benefits at

“RWI Benefits exemplifies the spirit of the American Indian Business of the Year Award,” said Chris James, the National Center’s President and CEO. “They share the National Center’s commitment to helping Native businesses get to the next level. We look forward to honoring the important role RWI plays in supporting Native enterprises and their employees.” For more information about National RES and the National Center, please visit

About The National Center: The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation. Our motto is: “We Mean Business For Indian Country” as we are 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.

CONTACT: Lewis Lowe, 202-333-2234

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