Pre-early bird registration rates for what is sure to be one of the most dynamic business events in Indian Country end this Friday, November 30. Tribal leaders, corporations and native entrepreneurs and businesses from across Indian Country will gather for the innovative and immersive Native Business Summit, taking place May 13-15, 2019, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation Businesses will serve as the presenting sponsor of the summit.

Native Business Magazine Co-Founder and Publisher Gary Davis is a well known entrepreneur in Indian Country and a long standing advocate for business development and growth, and has led national efforts to expand economic opportunity for Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations and Native American entrepreneurs.

Davis—who received the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency’s National Director Special Recognition Award, was appointed as an Ambassador of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Initiative and was also appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities—is no stranger to organizing and facilitating large-scale business events. Davis served as a Board member, and then as the President and CEO, of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, which presents the annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas.

Davis oversaw and expanded RES nationwide during his near five-year tenure leading the organization. He states, “Attaining new and diverse levels of success in Indian Country requires constant evaluation of economic opportunity in order to ensure long-term viability. The Native Business Summit will help inspire financial diversity, self-sufficiency and long-term sustainability. Attendees of the Native Business Summit should get ready to feel energized. Get ready to learn and grow. Get ready to network. Get ready to be inspired.”

Carmen Davis, Co-founder, Publisher and Executive Editor of Native Business Magazine, had this to say, “Native Business is unique because every day on our website, and on a monthly basis via our print magazine, we provide the news and insights that inspire and shine a light on Tribes, ANCs and native businesses who are innovating and growing the economy of Indian Country. The Native Business Summit will bring together the businesses and entrepreneurs our readers have learned about in Native Business Magazine and assemble them together at our Summit to share their knowledge and further inspire business growth and creation.”

“We’re going to take that energy and send it through the roof,” Gary Davis said. “You’ll get to interact with our subject matter experts and receive beneficial information and insights across a diverse array of business sectors from them. You’ll hear from tribal and ANC leadership, and from executives of enterprises and corporations who are advancing economic development in Indian Country. And for all these reasons, it is a must-attend event—especially for companies interested in doing business with Indian Country.”

Summit attendees will gain powerful insights from workshops, inspiring keynote speakers and seasoned presenters covering important topics such as energy, finance, technology, cannabis, gaming, infrastructure, healthcare and much more.

The Native Business Summit and Native Business Magazine serve to advance self-sufficiency and sustainability throughout Indian Country. The Native Business Summit will help stimulate and catalyze business creation and growth for future generations of Native people.

“It’s vital we maximize all of the economic opportunities before us today. But we also have to think about those who will come after us. They should have more access to business and entrepreneurial support systems than what has previously been available. The Native Business Summit will provide training, mentoring, networking, business opportunity, insight and inspiration, which is a compliment to the vast amount of news, trends and best practices found online and in the print issues of Native Business Magazine. We work very hard to provide companies across Indian Country with a surplus of timely and relevant information that businesses need in order to be successful,” said Carmen Davis.

The Native Business Summit is a major step forward in accomplishing just that.

You won’t want to miss the first-ever Native Business Summit in May 2019. Pre-early bird rates to attend the summit end Friday, November 30. Register for the inaugural Native Business Summit at

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