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2017 Indian Biz Expo: Indigenous Innovation
04/11/17 Denver, CO
- RMICC hosted it's 14th Annual Indian Biz Expo at the Doubletree Quebec in Denver, CO.  More than 100 Businesses, contacts, leaders were present to move commerce that benefits American Indian Communities. 

The event kicked off in partnership with Denver Mayor's Office of the National Western Center.  During the breakfast presentation, attendees learned about the massive renovation that is changing the look of the northern entrance to Downtown Denver. 

Workshops were presented by the Purchasing Department of the City and County of Denver.  Attendees learned the five steps for doing business with the City and County and how Minority/Disadvantage Business goals affect the process.  The second workshop was presented by RTD with highlight from the State of Colorado Worker's Compensation Division.  Attendees learned about certification with RTD.  

This year's keynote address was Navajo Nation President, Russell Begaye.  His dynamic speech covered success stories of Navajo Nation, areas of need and opportunities in working with Navajo Nation.  

The power hour social allowed attendees an opportunity to cross network with other general attendees.  Participants were encouraged to give three solid contacts and solicit three solid contacts within the hour. 

The event closed out with Business Matchmaking, sponsored by NCAIED PTAC and IBM.  Participants pre-registered for the session that paired buyers and sellers to move business.  


Milender White Construction
Xcel Energy
BearWoman Enterprises
Denver Public Schools
Hodishooh Specialty Maintenance
Native American Bank
Denver Indian Health and Family Services

Event partners:
City and County of Denver Mayor's Office of National Western Center, Navajo Nation, City and County of Denver Purchasing, Crow Nation Tribe, Alvarado Construction, Anadarko Corporation, Iron Woman Construction,Kita Wines, Tribal Business Journal, Denver International Airport, Miller Coors, PCL Construction, BNSF

Please keep these American Indian Businesses/Professionals in mind:

Facility Maintenance/Janitorial Support
 Hodishooh Specialty Maintenance, Abiegail Yazzi  5054860381

Dream Catcher Carpet Cleaning, Clarence Smith

Sultan Royal Services (hood/fire systems), Basim Sultan 7203837330

Payless Rooter (plumbing) Anna Sais 303-981-5966

Construction Industry
Milender White Construction, Shane Fobes 3034349739

Iron Woman Construction, Tom White 3034191220

Bear Woman Enterprises (asbestos abatement), Dee St Cyr 7204438009

RJS Construction, Richard Sevigny 509-930-1666 

MOA Architecture Bob Outland routland@moaarch,com 393 308-1190 

Great Denver Iron, Molly Dowd  7206414516

Digital / Web / Creative Services
Knowledge Press, Stan Sams 314-780-2524

G&G Advertising, Michael Gray 4068503510

KGNU American Indian Voices, Theresa Halsey (303) 447-8830

American Indian Reporter, Cheryl Lucero 7202995268

Financial Services
Native American Bank, Mika Leonard mleonard@nabna.co7205950169

184 Mortgage Specialist, Paula Crawford 7203529125

Employer Essentials (payroll/HR) Matt Rinn, 7202566665

Business Consultant / Technical Assistance
Contract Consultant, Pearl Cuny 7204036314

NCAIED PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance for American Indian Businesses) Colleen Honomichl 7204602065

Revolution Advisors, Melisa Antol 323 5137110

3Li LLC, Valerie Anderson 303-909-8733

Printing/Office Supply/Furniture
CADDO Solutions, Don Kelin 3036383631


The Harris Law Firm (Family) Dianne Vanvorhees 7202343411

BKids Workshop, Barbara Williams 970-420-0680

Community Support Services
Denver Indian Center, Dr. David Welch (720) 626-3936 

Denver American Indian Commission, Maymangwa Flying Earth 3035185619

Denver Indian Heath and Family Services, Adrianne Maddux 3035646358

National Native AIDS Prevention Center Pat Roberts 4158451857

Crow Nation, Norbert Hill 4066655723 / Paul  Littlelight 4066290317 / Derrick Littlelight 4066290317 / JD Stone 4066290421 

Navajo Nation, Robert Joe 9285512450

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