Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ONABEN Trading At The River Conference, April 19-20

ONABEN's Trading At The River Conference is coming up soon! April 19-20 at the Embassy Suites in Portland, Oregon Trading at the River is the PREMIER event in the Pacific Northwest for Native entrepreneurs and Tribal Business Development. ONABEN brings together Native-owned businesses, social entrepreneurs and leaders in Native American business development initiatives in a continued effort to grow the economies of Indian Country and strengthen cultures and communities. In its 10th year, the conference will continue ONABEN's exploration of the multiple dimensions and applications of creative enterprise to community and economic development. This year’s conference theme is “Transforming our Communities through Entrepreneurship: Catch the Dream, Follow the Spirit, Make it Happen.” Trading at the River is a celebration of the spirit of Native American innovation and a showcase for Native American enterprises of all shapes and sizes. Like the historic gatherings that occurred among traders of this region in our past, Trading at the River creates a venue where goods are exchanged services rendered, inspiring stories are told and lessons are learned. It is a place where connections are made--business-to-business, native-to-native, tribe-to-tribe, and past to present. Be sure and stop by to meet all of the Native American vendors at the event. We are Native people operating Native owned businesses. Buy Native!

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