We are a non-profit organization made up of more than 425 professionals, Tribal Entities, Governments, Small Businesses, Organizations, Artisans and Individuals.
Our vision at the Chamber continually promotes the development of a healthy, self-sufficient American Indian Economy, both on and off the reservation. Our mission is both simple and powerful: “To help Native People achieve successful economic development initiatives while incorporating, strengthening and building upon Tribal Values.”
On behalf of the entire New Mexico Small Business Development Center Network, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of NM and our 30+ partners, it is an honor to welcome you to the 2015 New Mexico Small Business Week Awards Celebration Luncheon page. This year, in the spirit of collaboration and teaming, we will come together to host this important Awards Celebration at the 9th Annual New Mexico Native American Economic Summit.
During this time each year in every state of the country, community leaders and partners honor the men and women whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and hard work have been the backbone of this country throughout its history. It is therefore critical that we take this time to remember this fundamental part of our Nation that makes us Americans.
The New Mexico Small Business Development Center has been providing no cost consulting and low cost training to New Mexico small businesses for a quarter of a century with incredible results. We at the New Mexico Small Business Development Center and each local center are humbled that we have played a small, intricate part of small business success around the State. This could not be achieved without the collaboration, support and assistance of many of our small business partners such as the American Indian Chamber of Commerce.
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To Register for our 9th Annual NM Native American Economic Summit
We would like to Congratulate the following 2015 New Mexico Small Business Week Award Winners and Lender Awards:
2015 NM Small Business Person of the Year
Richard Jackson, American Document Solution Services, LLC - Las Cruces, NM
2015 NM Women in Business Champion of the Year
Julianna M. Silva, WESST - Albuquerque, NM
Region VI Prime Contractor of the Year
Mario Burgos, President - Burgos Group - Albuquerque, NM
2015 NM Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
Manuel Ortega Jr., Ortega's Appliance Service Today - Albuquerque, NM
2015 NM 7(a) Lender of the Year
Wells Fargo Bank, Katrina M. Tracy - Albuquerque, NM
2015 NM 504 First Mortgage Small Business Lender of the Year
New Mexico Bank and Trust, R. Greg Leyendecker - Albuquerque, NM
The New Mexico Native American Economic Summit has been presented by both the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico and the State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department, for the past 8 years, with great growth & success.
We will be inviting Native American Tribal government representatives, elected officials, entrepreneurs, business owners, private industry, and State, Federal and Tribal government agencies from Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Washington DC, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington State and more, making this a Nation-wide Audience, focused on working with New Mexico Companies. Last year, we had a total of 67 cities representing 17 States in attendance.
The Summit will showcase Economic Development projects on Native American Lands. Showcase Top Native American Businesses in New Mexico, success stories and grant / contracting opportunities for New Mexico Native American governments, Tribal entities, prospective entrepreneurs and business owners. Invited agencies are NM State Indian Affairs Department, NM State Economic Development Department, United States Department of Agriculture, Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, Bernalillo County Purchasing and the City of Albuquerque Economic Development department to name a few.
We have designed this Summit as the “place to meet” and introduce Native American businesses and its leaders in order to synergize & strategize with proper Strategic Growth Initiatives. There will be plenty of networking and contracting opportunities for all during the Summit, which can only strengthen our businesses and our local economies.
A final outcome for the end-user (attendee) will be: A better informed individual, company or organization that can begin to seek and request assistance and funding for initiatives that will benefit our local economies. Also, our audience can and will be encouraged to tap into the numerous resources that are available to both entrepreneurs, companies and Tribal Entities, from all walks of business life at the local, state Tribal and federal levels.
Questions? Please contact Russell Pedro at 505.766.9545 - Summit
Small Business Week Awards Luncheon - Contact
Adriene Gallegos at (505) 428.1624
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