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Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Native Edge Institute- Spokane Washington

Northern Quest Casino 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001

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Native Edge Institute- Spokane Washington
Native Edge Institute- Spokane Washington

Time & Location

Jul 24, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001, USA

About the event


                                                                     Native Edge Institute - Spokane 

Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and The Small Business Administration



                         Spokane Tribal Casino, Three Peaks Kitchen & Bar, 14300 West SR-2 Hwy Airway Heights, WA 99001 

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: NCAIED Handshakes & Happy Hour Opening Event 

 Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 North Hayford Road, Airway Heights, WA 99001 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chairman Glen D. Nenema (Invited) - Kalispel Tribe of Indians, 

Chris James (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) - President and CEO, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 

Helvi Sandvik, NCAIED Board Member (Invited) 

Honorable Jay Inslee - Governor, Washington State (Invited) 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Leadership and Management in the Workplace

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Small Business Resources & Technical Assistance 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Networking Treasure Hunt (each table is provided a list of questions they need answered- completed list are collected and the clients receives a ticket for PM raffle)

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Overview of Small Business Contracting and Tribal 8(a) Program Development

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: 8th Generation & Sister Sky- Small Business Highlight

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM: Luncheon with Gonzaga University Dean of American Indian Entrepreneurship 

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Energy in Indian Country- Bonneville Power- First Nations Power Authority TBD

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Construction & Bonding with Wilmer TBD

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Networking Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Gaming & Entertainment

3:30PM–4:30PM: Training Table Discussions: Join us for small group discussions from our expert speakers and local mentors for follow-up questions and in-depth discussions per topic. Network further with people that can help fill the gaps in your organization. (2 rotations of 30 minutes)

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM: Closing and raffle upon survey completion


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