The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) is a non-profit 501 (c)(6) Corporation. Membership is open to both American Indian businesses and individuals.
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.
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.
EVENING NETWORKING RECEPTION
Experience one-on-one time to visit with Tribal Directors and other Native-owned businesses.
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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.
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
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2017 The Gathering Agenda
Sunday, October 22nd
Monday, October 23rd
Tuesday, October 24th