“We provide honest service. Nowhere do we make shortcuts. We give you what you pay for—quality every time. Our cleanliness is unquestionable. We’ve really worked our way into the trust of the locals,” said Thomas Begay, co-founder of Chief Burgers Food Truck on the Navajo Nation.
Michele Justice, Navajo, never imagined that her first internship at age 16 with Sandia National Laboratories would serve as ground zero for her future career and the business she would launch in 2004, Personnel Security Consultants.
Since its 2014 inception, the Native Entrepreneur in Residence (NEIR) Program counts 30 entrepreneurs graduated, 128 new jobs created, and more than $8 million new gross revenues generated as a result.
Kendra Wilson-Clements (Choctaw), founder and president of We The People Consulting, LLC: “I want to continue to impact and positively affect the living conditions and economic conditions of our tribes and small businesses.”