“Aspire to Inspire: Arts…Culture… Entrepreneurship” is the theme for Trading at the River 2015
Hello, Friends! What’s new with ONABEN? On Monday, Selena and I will travel to beautiful, Santa Fe, New Mexico, for the Administration for Native American’s Grantee Meeting. We are always excited to network with our peers, many of whom are more like life-long friends than colleagues! And we are honored to have been asked to sit on two separate panels … Read More
Aloha, Friends! Team training in Moloka’i with OWEESTA.
Aloha, friends! This week the team and I provided a training in beautiful, Moloka’i, Hawaii. As I have often said, the people and the place are truly a wonderful experience. It is so very exciting to watch the entrepreneurs of this happy island grow their capacity as small business owners! We have made some life-long friends in this community, and … Read More
Happy New Year from ONABEN!
Happy New Year, Friends! ONABEN’s team is excited for the year ahead. We believe that 2015 is going to be a year of endless possibilities as we look forward to our work in Native communities throughout Indian Country! What’s new with ONABEN? Well, with a new year comes new ideas and opportunities. In the coming months, our staff will embark … Read More
ONABEN’s exciting work in North Dakota!
Hello, friends, colleagues and partners! I hope this email finds each of you enjoying the changing seasons. The weather is brisk in Oklahoma, and before long no green will be left on the trees. I wanted to provide a quick update on ONABEN’s work – I love the ability to share our adventures with you on our website through images, … Read More
The Latest from ONABEN, including a video highlighting our work in Moloka’i!
Hello, friends! As usual it is a busy time for ONABEN. This week our staff is attending the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference in Denver, CO. As a team, this time together is a great way to brainstorm about upcoming projects. And, as an organization in an ever-evolving industry, the time with our peers will be beneficial to the growth … Read More
The Latest from ONABEN!
Hello, Friends! ONABEN is recovering from a flurry of activities this past week! But, that’s just how we roll….so, it was all good! Isn’t it funny that we often do our very best when we are stretched a little thin? Although, I don’t recommend it! 🙂 So, what’s new with ONABEN? Well, for starters our team was awarded a technical … Read More
Introducing the Authentically Cherokee video!
Well, here it is! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share our video marketing the Authentically Cherokee brand and the work that we do in partnership with Sequoyah Fund, a Native American Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Cherokee, North Carolina. I know it may not seem like a big achievement to you, but trust me, … Read More
An Update from ONABEN!
Hello, friends! It’s a great day at ONABEN. We are so excited at all that is before us. Let me begin today’s blog by saying how much we appreciate the partnerships we have forged, the entrepreneurs that we encounter, the communities that we visit, and the work that we do. What a rewarding job we have! There is nothing that … Read More
ONABEN provides Entrepreneurial Training in Moloka’i, Hawaii!
Aloha from the beautiful but rainy Moloka’i, Hawaii! Our work took us on quite an adventure this week! It has certainly been one of those weeks in which I can say, there is NEVER a dull moment! But, in true ONABEN fashion, our team made some rather delicious lemonade out of what could have just been lemons! We love our … Read More
ONABEN’s work in North Dakota with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Greetings from me to you! This week’s post details our training experience on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation in Belcourt, ND. The ONABEN team provided entrepreneurial services to this community as a result of a grant from the Administration for Native Americans. This community is small, but embraces the entrepreneurial spirit! As in every community that ONABEN finds its team … Read More