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NEI - Washington, DC Pre-Recorded at The Residence Inn Capitol

Native Edge Institute - Washington, DC Residence Inn Capitol, 333 E St. SW, Washington, DC 20024 Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency

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NEI - Washington, DC Pre-Recorded at The Residence Inn Capitol
NEI - Washington, DC Pre-Recorded at The Residence Inn Capitol

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2020, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

About the event

                                                      Native Edge Institute - Washington, DC

Pre-Recorded at The Residence Inn Capitol, 333 E St. SW, Washington, DC  20024

Tuesday November 17, 2020

9:00 AM MST – 1:20 PM MST and 11:00 AM EST – 3:20 PM EST

Please note beginning times are approximate in hour/minute/seconds as this was videotaped and pre-recorded

9:00 AM MST / 11:00 AM EST

Introduction: Chad Marchand, Vice-President, NCAIED

Welcome Remarks

Chief G. Ann Richardson, Rappahannock Tribe Inc., Virginia

Derrick Watchman, President, Board of Directors, NCAIED

Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director for Business Development, Minority Business Development

Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce

Charlie Galbraith, Secretary, Board of Directors, NCAIED

9:13:24 AM MST / 11:13:24 AM EST

Economic Diversification: Building Relationships and Resources, Featuring the Four Fires Hotel Partnership and other tribal economic development ventures

The partnership serves as an economic model, benefiting other tribes interested in working together to strengthen efforts and diversify their economy and represents one of the largest business investment collaboration for American Indian tribes in history. And hear from other tribes to hear what they are doing within their community to strengthen economic development.

Introduction: Amber Childs, Business Development Specialist NCAIED

Moderator: Lillian Sparks Robinson, Treasurer, NCAIED and President/Owner of Wopila Consulting

  • Kip Ritchie, BOD NCAIED and Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin, WI
  • Cristina Danforth, Oneida Nation Treasurer, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, WI

9:59:17AM MST / 11:59:17 EST

Federal Roundtable Contract Policy Updates and Program Processes

This session will feature briefings by the senior leadership responsible for Native American small business programs. The panel will review the agencies’ mission, forecasts, and policy updates and program processes so you can position your entity for success. Additionally, key policy initiatives and legislation impacting federal acquisition programs will be discussed.

Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED

  • MBDA – Efrain Gonzalez, Associate Director for Business Development, MBDA Department of Commerce (confirmed)
  • USDA – Jeff Harris, Office of Tribal Relations
  • SBA – Shawn Pensoneau, Office of NA Affairs

10:46:25 PM  MST / 12:46 PM EST

Fueling Small Business Opportunities: Harnessing Economic Strengths & Assets

This session will discuss ways the small business owner can learn how to harness and grow their business through networking, leadership and harnessing their economic strengths & assets, to assist you to reach your goals.

Introduction: Chad Marchland Vice President, NCAIED

  • Dennis Smith, MBDA Program Manager, Washington D.C.

10:51:44 AM MST / 12:51:44

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: Program Services Overview-PTAC’s

This session you will learn about how the PTACs provide local, in-person counseling and training services for you, the small business owner. They are designed to provide technical assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments, you will learn about various ways on how to best market yourself and how to get involved with Government Contracting for your small business, the various programs and services will be discussed.

Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED

  • Crystal Pierce, Procurement Specialist, NCAIED PTAC
  • Venessa Kadiri, M.A.,Procurement Technical Assistance Specialist, DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center, DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

11:21:46 AM MST / 1:21:46 PM EST

Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations

This session will train nascent federal contractors regarding the benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs. We will review eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and discussions on how to maintain eligibility. Small Business Contracting Programs to be discussed include the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Businesses. And review the New Rules and Regulations.

Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED or Chad Marchand, VP NCAIED

  • John Shoraka, GovContractPros

12:50:43 PM MST  /  3:50:43 PM EST

Access to Capital: Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity The Division of Capital Investment manages the Indian Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program which breaks through the conventional barriers to financing for tribes and individual Indians. The loan program helps facilitate loan financing for borrowers that would not be able to do so otherwise. The Division helps secure reasonable interest rates and reduces risks for all parties involved. We bring lenders and borrowers together so that all may prosper.

Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED

  • David B. Johnson, Acting Division Chief, Department of Interior, Division of Capital Investment

1:14:46 PM MST / 3:14:46 PM EST

Closing Remarks

Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED

Walt “Red Hawk” Brown, Chief, Cheroenhaka Nottoway Tribe

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