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FYI, Free business training for minority owned small business owners:
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Thursday November 4, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MDT

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
MC: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
Prayer: Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Spiritual Leader Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, 19th Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Bundle (invited)
Chad Marchand, Vice-President, NCAIED (confirmed)
Lynn D. Rapp, Board of Directors, NCAIED (confirmed)
Pamela K. Selberg, Sr. Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration, Rapid City, S.D. (confirmed)
Chief Henry Red Cloud, Owner, Lakota Solar Enterprises and Executive Director, Red Cloud Renewable (confirmed)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Procurement Technical Assistance
The Native American Development Corporation Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers one-on-one assistance and training to help businesses in MT, WY, ND, SD, and NE, a part of the BIA Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions. Businesses are offered technical assistance and training to help them in local, state, federal, and tribal government contracting, and help them understand business registrations into the federal arena, and help with certifications such as the 8(a) program, woman owned program, service-disabled veteran program, and HUBZone program and the certifications. They also can help you develop your capability narrative in a format that is conducive to federal contracting and contracting officers.
Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
• Marshall Lucas, Procurement Specialist, NADC PTAC (confirmed)

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Business Plan Development
By organizing your thoughts on a possible business venture into a business plan, you begin the process of creating a successful enterprise. A business plan will help you communicate your idea, not only to financers, but also to employees, potential employees, suppliers, and customers. Planning is a continuous process. Once you have written your business plan, you should not consider it finished. It is a document that will guide the formation and growth of your business you should continually revise.
Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
• Mark Retersdorf, Business Consultant, SBDC Rapid City South Dakota (confirmed)

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM The Key Goals to Your Marketing Plan
The concept of target markets is one of the most important aspects of marketing. It is unrealistic to think that you can attract everyone, so you need to identify your ideal customers. You want to know what they like, what they don't like, and where you can find them. A marketing plan is an essential part of your overall business plan and should focus on the business's target audience. A good marketing plan will help guide your efforts each year and will always ensure that the marketing strategy you use lines up with the goals and plans you’ve made for your business.
Introduction: Shelby Kinlichee, Export Business Development Specialist, NCAIED
• Michelle Kane, Director, Black Hills State University, South Dakota Women’s Business Center (confirmed)

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Workforce Development, Marketing Your Brand
In this session learn what employers are looking for when hiring a new candidate, and why selling yourself to your future employer is important. Learn the key skills when marketing your brand to potential employers.
Introduction: Ali Rumbaugh, Program Coordinator, NCAIED
• Jim Stone, General Manager, Fort Randall Hotel and Casino, Yankton Sioux Tribe (confirmed)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch Keynote: Native American Leadership Panel
The Great Plains is a vast landscape rich in culture, history, and resources. This panel will inspire entrepreneurs by learning what the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association Inc, is providing member tribes in their governmental and programmatic development consistent with their goals for self-determination and self-sufficiency to build effective public relations and education programs with non-Indian communities. Red Cloud Renewable brings renewable energy, organic food, sustainable housing, and green job trainings to assist tribal members and communities to move toward energy independence through sustainable living projects and workforce development and training skills.
Moderator: Chad Marchand, Vice-President, NCAIED
• A Gay Kingman, M.Ed. Executive Director, Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (confirmed)
• Chief Henry Red Cloud, Owner, Lakota Solar Enterprises and Executive Director, Red Cloud Renewable (confirmed)

12:45 – 1:30 PM: Financing Your Business / Access to Capital
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are specialized community based financial institutions with a primary mission to promote economic development by providing financial products and services to people and communities underserved by traditional financial institutions. Many entrepreneurs are first-generation business owners who need additional support in becoming loan ready. Hear from one Community Development Fund Institution located in Eagle Butte South Dakota and see what they have done to assist their community with financing needs and learn from subject matter experts to access your business capital needs.
Moderator: Lynn D. Rapp, Board of Director, NCAIED
• Lakota Vogel, Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund (confirmed)
• Onna LeBeau, Executive Director, Black Hills Community Loan Fund (confirmed)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: 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 Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs. And review the New Rules and Regulations.
Introduction: Chad Marchand, VP NCAIED
• John Shoraka, GovContractPros (confirmed)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Elevate Rapid City
Elevate Rapid City was established in 2019 merging the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organizations to lead the economic development and small business efforts in the Black Hills region creating a diverse business, economic and workforce ecosystem to elevate, inspire, create, a strong vision of making Rapid City and the Black Hills the place to live, learn and grow as a community. Elevate Rapid City is committed to promoting business and personal advancement in western South Dakota through a targeted spotlight on jobs, infrastructure, and overall quality of life in and around the Black Hills region and Rapid City metro area.
Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
• Mitch Nachtigall, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (confirmed)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Export and Trade
In this session learn about the importance of culturally based business and strategic planning and how Indigenous-run organizations and businesses can be healthy, enjoy financial growth, and succeed within the dominant business system without compromising cultural values.
Introduction: Sadie Belton, Project Director, NCAIED Export Center
• Cinnamon King, Director, U.S. Commercial Service South Dakota (confirmed)
• Carl Pilon, Consul, Trade Commissioner Service Team (confirmed)

4:00 PM – Closing and Survey
Free Registration limited to the first 50 onsite participants, or viewable via webinar. Register at: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/305660252552527374
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FYI, Free business training for minority owned small business owners:
AGENDA:
 
Thursday November 4, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MDT

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Welcome Remarks
MC: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
Prayer: Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Spiritual Leader Lakota, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, 19th Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Bundle (invited)
Chad Marchand, Vice-President, NCAIED (confirmed)
Lynn D. Rapp, Board of Directors, NCAIED (confirmed)
Pamela K. Selberg, Sr. Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration, Rapid City, S.D. (confirmed)
Chief Henry Red Cloud, Owner, Lakota Solar Enterprises and Executive Director, Red Cloud Renewable (confirmed)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Procurement Technical Assistance
The Native American Development Corporation Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers one-on-one assistance and training to help businesses in MT, WY, ND, SD, and NE, a part of the BIA Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions. Businesses are offered technical assistance and training to help them in local, state, federal, and tribal government contracting, and help them understand business registrations into the federal arena, and help with certifications such as the 8(a) program, woman owned program, service-disabled veteran program, and HUBZone program and the certifications. They also can help you develop your capability narrative in a format that is conducive to federal contracting and contracting officers.
Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
• Marshall Lucas, Procurement Specialist, NADC PTAC (confirmed)
 
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Business Plan Development
By organizing your thoughts on a possible business venture into a business plan, you begin the process of creating a successful enterprise. A business plan will help you communicate your idea, not only to financers, but also to employees, potential employees, suppliers, and customers. Planning is a continuous process. Once you have written your business plan, you should not consider it finished. It is a document that will guide the formation and growth of your business you should continually revise.
Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
• Mark Retersdorf, Business Consultant, SBDC Rapid City South Dakota (confirmed)

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM The Key Goals to Your Marketing Plan
The concept of target markets is one of the most important aspects of marketing. It is unrealistic to think that you can attract everyone, so you need to identify your ideal customers. You want to know what they like, what they dont like, and where you can find them. A marketing plan is an essential part of your overall business plan and should focus on the businesss target audience. A good marketing plan will help guide your efforts each year and will always ensure that the marketing strategy you use lines up with the goals and plans you’ve made for your business.
Introduction: Shelby Kinlichee, Export Business Development Specialist, NCAIED
• Michelle Kane, Director, Black Hills State University, South Dakota Women’s Business Center (confirmed)

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Workforce Development, Marketing Your Brand
In this session learn what employers are looking for when hiring a new candidate, and why selling yourself to your future employer is important. Learn the key skills when marketing your brand to potential employers.
Introduction: Ali Rumbaugh, Program Coordinator, NCAIED
• Jim Stone, General Manager, Fort Randall Hotel and Casino, Yankton Sioux Tribe (confirmed)

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch Keynote: Native American Leadership Panel
The Great Plains is a vast landscape rich in culture, history, and resources. This panel will inspire entrepreneurs by learning what the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association Inc, is providing member tribes in their governmental and programmatic development consistent with their goals for self-determination and self-sufficiency to build effective public relations and education programs with non-Indian communities. Red Cloud Renewable brings renewable energy, organic food, sustainable housing, and green job trainings to assist tribal members and communities to move toward energy independence through sustainable living projects and workforce development and training skills.
Moderator: Chad Marchand, Vice-President, NCAIED
• A Gay Kingman, M.Ed. Executive Director, Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (confirmed)
• Chief Henry Red Cloud, Owner, Lakota Solar Enterprises and Executive Director, Red Cloud Renewable (confirmed)
 
12:45 – 1:30 PM: Financing Your Business / Access to Capital
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are specialized community based financial institutions with a primary mission to promote economic development by providing financial products and services to people and communities underserved by traditional financial institutions. Many entrepreneurs are first-generation business owners who need additional support in becoming loan ready. Hear from one Community Development Fund Institution located in Eagle Butte South Dakota and see what they have done to assist their community with financing needs and learn from subject matter experts to access your business capital needs.
Moderator: Lynn D. Rapp, Board of Director, NCAIED
• Lakota Vogel, Executive Director, Four Bands Community Fund (confirmed)
• Onna LeBeau, Executive Director, Black Hills Community Loan Fund (confirmed)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: 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 Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs. And review the New Rules and Regulations.
Introduction: Chad Marchand, VP NCAIED
• John Shoraka, GovContractPros (confirmed)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Elevate Rapid City
Elevate Rapid City was established in 2019 merging the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organizations to lead the economic development and small business efforts in the Black Hills region creating a diverse business, economic and workforce ecosystem to elevate, inspire, create, a strong vision of making Rapid City and the Black Hills the place to live, learn and grow as a community. Elevate Rapid City is committed to promoting business and personal advancement in western South Dakota through a targeted spotlight on jobs, infrastructure, and overall quality of life in and around the Black Hills region and Rapid City metro area.
Introduction: Yvette Fielder, Program Manager, NCAIED
• Mitch Nachtigall, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (confirmed)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Export and Trade
In this session learn about the importance of culturally based business and strategic planning and how Indigenous-run organizations and businesses can be healthy, enjoy financial growth, and succeed within the dominant business system without compromising cultural values.
Introduction: Sadie Belton, Project Director, NCAIED Export Center
• Cinnamon King, Director, U.S. Commercial Service South Dakota (confirmed)
• Carl Pilon, Consul, Trade Commissioner Service Team (confirmed)
 
4:00 PM – Closing and Survey
Free Registration limited to the first 50 onsite participants, or viewable via webinar. Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/305660252552527374Image attachment
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What time? Can't really see the time..

Please wear a face mask over your Halloween mask 😂

Kandy Antelope look we should take bags over for our students.

Leona R. Half lemme steal ur kids 😂

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From ARPA Senior Home Repair Program:

The ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Home Repair Program was established by the Northern Arapaho Tribe for the purpose of home repairs for Enrolled Arapaho Senior Homeowners over the age of 55.
We have begun by taking care of the older Elders of our tribe first. We will continue with the list of applicants by age, so if you are among the younger applicants, we will get to your home at a later time. We will be in operation until 2023 so please be patient if you do not hear from us right away. We strongly recommend to everyone who wishes to apply, to please get all the necessary paperwork turned in to us by October 27, 2021. Please provide a good phone number on your application so we can contact you to come assess your home. Also, there will be no repairs approved for the Homeowner if they do not reside in the aforementioned property.
You can request an application to be emailed to you or pick up an application at the Tribal Office @ Ethete. You can email the completed application, drop it by or fax in to 307-332-7543.
If you have any questions, please call Annette @ 332-3060 ext #500 or text Francis Acebo @240-0255.
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CENTRAL PARK AVENUE

Karen C Hair

Lura Whiteplume

Terrell Wayne

Is this for tribal members living on the reservation and Fremont county only?

What bout members with disability ???

What's your email address

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Hiinono’ei Hii3einoon
25 Buffalo for the Northern Arapaho have been provided through the Inter-Tribal Buffalo Council in partnership with the Nature Conservancy. The animals are traveling from the Dunn Ranch in Missouri. These buffalo are brucellosis-free and are descendants from the Wind Cave National Park herd, known to have a high rate of unique genetic alleles and traits, identified as important for conservation of buffalo as a species.
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Hiinono’ei Hii3einoon 
25 Buffalo for the Northern Arapaho have been provided through the Inter-Tribal Buffalo Council in partnership with the Nature Conservancy. The animals are traveling from the Dunn Ranch in Missouri. These buffalo are brucellosis-free and are descendants from the Wind Cave National Park herd, known to have a high rate of unique genetic alleles and traits, identified as important for conservation of buffalo as a species.
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Oh WOW, that is incredible, good job!!

That's wonderful news.

Yay!

That's great news.

Question: where will they be put? Or will they be allowed to roam free?

Awesome!!

Bernardo Dávila Gerardo Peña Medrano

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The ARPA Senior Home Repair Program will continue taking applications for Senior Homeowners until October 27, 2021. Please get your application in before this deadline. You may request an application to be emailed to you or pick one up at the Tribal Complex @Ethete.
Also, those of you who have an application on file with us, there is additional paperwork you will need to complete so please reach out to us so we can assist you.
If you have any questions, please contact Annette Crispin @332-3060 ext #500. You may contact Francis Acebo @240-0255 by text only.
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I live nearby but off the reservation, can I still get help with my home

Sent a text to the other number listed as well. See what happens I guess.

We are trying to get ahold of these people Theresa marie wells Jessie Spoonhunter Marie Duran Alberta little Wayne brown Gloria willow Have them call the office so we can get them an application

WOULD IF YOU LIVED AT THE NEAREST GALAXY

What if you do not live on the reservation?

PatSandi Iron Cloud

Karen C Hair

Cee Berry

Called you Frances Acebo said you would return my call and still waiting

Zola Killsontop Kay Killsontop someone tell grandma to get ahold of these guys.

Is there anything for handicapped tribal members

Is the extension wrong? I got csbg.

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