ONABEN CEO Chosen as United State of Women Ambassador

Veronica Hix Chosen as United State of Women Ambassador ONABEN is pleased to announce that our Executive Director, Veronica Hix, was chosen as part of the United State of Women’s second class of Ambassadors, a program designed to train and equip women to take action for gender equity in their communities. Hix was one of eighty women spanning forty states …

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Real Change | Burns Paiute Tribe

The Burns Paiute Tribe (BPT) is Oregon’s smallest, most isolated Tribe. The Tribal reservation area is defined by small, rural communities isolated from urban amenities. Approximately 150 tribal members live on the reservation itself, with another two to three hundred living in the adjacent town of Burns (pop. 2,800). However, the Tribe has implemented numerous programs and projects to enhance …

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Amanda Looney Success Story

Amanda Looney is the wife of an air force veteran, mother of two, and the owner of “Let’s Get Personal,” a home-based business that offers customers unique, and often customized designs via t-shirts, tumblers, face masks, blankets, and key chains to name a few. Amanda started her business without considering the importance of planning and utilizing important business tools. Two …

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Damon’s Success Story

Damon Davidson graduated from Sequoyah High School where he began his fitness training through competitive sports.  He quickly realized that not only were there physical health benefits, there were also mental and emotional benefits as well, and he wanted to share these with other people.  After relocating to Durango, Colorado to attend Fort Lewis College, he gained his Personal Trainer …

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Laura’s Success Story

Laura Corn, a Cherokee Nation Citizen has dreamed of opening a bakery for many years.  During the Covid pandemic she took the opportunity to leave her corporate job and pursue her goals of small business ownership.  Laura’s cakes and cookies have long been the talk of her friends and family and it was time to branch out.  Laura turned to …

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Happy New Year!

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  • January 8, 2021

Happy New Year, ONABEN Friends and Partners. I hope this newsletter finds each of you enjoying time with family and reflecting upon the many blessings that encompass our lives, regardless of the struggles plagued by 2020. We are close to the finish line. I know we can overcome it. I know that we can excel. As this year comes to an end, …

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A Day in the Life of ONABEN

It’s a Monday, Friends, in so many ways! Life as ONABENs CEO is exciting, but crazy busy! There are many projects that our team is tasked to launch! And, our team, awe, yes, you might have noticed that there are some new faces at ONABEN. Let me tell you, the ladies are rockstars! They are seriously kicking butt and taking …

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ONABENs Bridge to Success 2.0 Funded by SBA

ONABEN is pleased to announce that the SBAs Office of Native American Affairs has provided $100,000 in grant funding to support ONABENs Bridge to Success 2.0. The grant dollars will enable ONABEN to provide training and technical assistance to a 15 member cohort, made up of Native American business owners from communities, throughout the United States. Cohort members will receive …

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Transitions and New Happenings

Hello, ONABEN friends. It’s been a while! As you may have realized, or became aware, ONABENs previous website had a few glitches on the backside that would not allow our team to update content! Hopefully, you have followed us on FaceBook and are up-to-date on what’s been going on in our world! So much has changed since my last post. …

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ONABEN Receives MBDA Grant

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently awarded ONABEN a grant totalling almost $600,000, to support the growth of the Native American business community. ONABENs project: Growing Native Economies, is national in scope and multi-faceted. According to ONABENs CEO, Veronica Maturino, the grant will enable ONABEN to provide services to Native-owned companies in position to grow their capacity to provide …

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