Mr. Seneca is a member of the Seneca Nation and started his first business in 1987.
Enjoy this insightful and inspiring Native Business Virtual Summit broadcast interview delivering entrepreneur mentoring from Mr. JC Seneca who is the Founder of Tallchief Hemp, Native Pride Travel Plaza and Six Nations Manufacturing.
Mr. Seneca is a member of the Seneca Nation and started his first business in 1987, selling 60 cartons of cigarettes from his camper. He transformed that operation into a 50-acre property and truck stop called Native Pride Travel Plaza, which today houses a smoke shop, gas station, high-speed Diesel pumps and a popular diner on Seneca territory in Irving, New York.
He also developed and trademarked his own brand of cigarettes: BUFFALO Cigarettes, which he produces at his tobacco plant, Six Nations Manufacturing — self-capitalized with the income created through his retail business.
His operations are completely self-sufficient, and revenue from one is funneled to capitalize the next. Most recently, he added Tallchief Hemp to his portfolio of businesses.
Many other thought provoking ideas and insights are shared. Enjoy and please feel free to share this video with your network.
Carmen Davis - Founder, Publisher and Executive Editor of Native Business Magazine
Mrs. Davis is the founder, publisher and executive editor of the only Native American owned and operated national tribal business publication, Native Business Magazine, and the producer of the annual and nationally attended Native Business Summit.
Mrs. Davis is also president of Davis Strategy Group has over 23 years of service to Indian Country and as an entrepreneur she has successfully established, operated, managed and grown several businesses in multiple sectors. She is equal parts a strategic visionary and behind-the-scenes implementor, essential in guiding and overseeing every process of brand development, business expansion, nation-to-nation relationship building and more.
She was named in 2009 as one of the first recipients of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming community and business leaders from across Indian Country.