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American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) is a non-profit 501 (c)(6) Corporation

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma
Primary Location
PO Box 141424
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Fax: 918.872.6382
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Physical Address
5411 S 125th E Ave
Bldg C Suite 302
Tulsa, OK 74146
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2017 The Gathering Business Summit


The Gathering is the largest event hosted by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma each year.  The conference will offer sessions that highlight successful business plans of Native-owned  businesses, how to seek government contracts, obtaining financial assistance for your businesses and business matchmaking sessions.  

Along with the informative breakout sessions held during The Gathering; there are excellent networking opportunities, the AICCO Annual Awards luncheon and also the Leadership Native Oklahoma graduation ceremony.

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Gain new information and ideas from experienced business owners and leading professionals in their industries. Take the opportunity to attend beneficial sessions concerning Indian-owned business certifications and benefits at Tribal and Federal levels. Visit with the directors of preferred Indian-owned programs and TERO from a number of tribes across Oklahoma who champion for Indian-owned businesses.

Take advantage of thriving businesses and entrepreneurs who offer value-added opportunities to increase your clientele base and vendor lists.

Experience one-on-one time to visit with Tribal Directors and other Native-owned businesses.  

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Opening Session Keynote Speaker

Gary "Litefoot" Davis

Executive Director, Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA)

Gary Davis is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

Before being appointed as Executive Director of NAFSA, Mr. Davis served as President and CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and as a member of the NCAIED’s Board of Directors. He has served as Vice-President of Native Affairs for the Triple Five Group, owners of the world’s largest retail shopping malls; the Mall of America and the West Edmonton Mall and he previously served as co-chair of the National Indian Gaming Association’s, American Indian Business Network.


Lunch Speaker

J.D. Colbert

(Chickasaw/Muscogee-Creek/Cherokee/Citizen Potawatomi) 

In addition to being an avid student and highly sought-after speaker on the history and culture of the Muscogee Creek people and the early history of Tulsa and Indian Territory, J.D. Colbert is president and CEO of Holisso Hakv Inc., a banking and financial services consulting and advisory firm. He is a recognized expert on matters related to commercial banking and Indian tribes. He is also active in legal, regulatory and policy formation in the areas of banking, community development, economic development and Federal Indian policy. He holds an undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Oklahoma and master’s degrees from both Harvard and Johns Hopkins  


For Sponsorship Information Contact:

Annetta Abbott- 405-208-9253 or

William Lowe - - 918-457-8186

Conference and Trade Show

The Gathering Business Summit Agenda - Printable

Sunday, October 22nd

  • 4:00 7:00pm Trade Show Vendors begin moving in
  • 5:30 6:30pm AICCO Annual Meeting and Elections - Deer 1 (Elections: 3 State Board positions)
  • 6:30 7:30pm Networking Reception for vendors and conference attendees - Ballroom Foyer

Monday, October 23rd

  • 8:00 8:30am Networking Continental Breakfast - Ballroom 
  • 8:30 10:00am OPENING SESSION - Ballroom
  • 9:00am 5:00pm The Gathering Trade Show - Ballroom Artisans Vendor Booths - Council Room
  • 10:00 10:15am Networking Break
  • 10:15 11:15am Breakout Session #1 - Deer 1 Breakout Session #2 - Deer 2
  • ف:00 1:30pm Networking Break
  • ف:30 2:15pm Breakout Session #1 - Deer 1 Breakout Session #2 - Deer 2
  • ق:30 5:00pm BUSINESS MATCHMAKING SESSION - Ballroom
  • ك:00 4:00pm Making The Most Of Your AICCO Membership with the Native Knot Business Directory-Deer 1
  • ل:15 5:15pm Breakout Session #1 - Deer 1 Breakout Session #2 - Deer 2
  • م:30 6:30pm Networking Reception - Ballroom Foyer

Tuesday, October 24th

  • 8:30 9:00am Networking Continental Breakfast - Ballroom
  • 9:00am 3:00pm Trade Show Open
  • 9:00 10:15am GENERAL SESSION - Ballroom
  • 10:15 10:30am Networking Break
  • 10:30 11:30am Panel Discussion - Ballroom
  • 11:45 1:30pm AICCO ANNUAL AWARDS* LUNCHEON - Ballroom
  • ق:00 3:00pm Panel Discussion - Ballroom 
  • ك:00 3:30pm CLOSING SESSION - Ballroom


  • Small Business of the Year
  • Large Business of the Year
  • Chapter Members of the Year, Pamela & Paul Bickford Volunteer of the Year
  • Leadership Native Oklahoma Graduates will be recognized