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Native American Business Conference coming to Tulsa in May

Our Native American Business Network has chosen Tulsa, Okla., for their 11th Annual Native Trading at the River Conference.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will host the conference May 5-6 at the River Spirit Casino and RiverWalk.

“Trading at the River is a unique experience for entrepreneurs, small business owners and economic development practitioners to gather, exchange and grow,” said Veronica Hix, ONABEN Executive Director. “The change in venue next year will be a great opportunity to be able to share Trading at the River outside of the Pacific Northwest.”

The two-day conference focuses on content to facilitate growing strong economies on tribal reservations and in communities through entrepreneurship, developing and growing small businesses and building partnerships.

For the past 11 years the conference has been held in Oregon and Washington but the conference needed to expand and grow to other areas of Indian Country, said ONABEN Board Chairman Jack Lenox.

ONABEN will also partner with the Cherokee Nation TERO and Mvskoke Loan Fund to present Trading at the River. Anchoring the conference is a marketplace where Native artists, crafters and other vendors can showcase and sell their products and services.

For more information about ONABEN and Trading at the River, please visit ONABEN.org and TradingattheRiver.com.