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Native American Heritage Month

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month 

​The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is proud to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. In partnership with the Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, we will present virtual events featuring business resources while spotlighting Native American business leaders and celebrating the Native American community.

Webinars 

DCEO Resources for Native American Owned Businesses
Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 2:00 p.m.

Watch on DCEO Facebook Live

This session will focus on discussing technical assistance, financial resources, and other available resources for businesses.

Speakers:

  • Diana Alfaro – DCEO, Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE)
  • Joseph McKeown – DCEO, Regional Economic Development (RED)
  • Andrew Johnson – Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (DCEO Community Navigator)

 

3rd Annual Native American Professionals Breakfast
Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

The Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois is hosting their 3rd Annual Native American Professionals Breakfast. DCEO will be in attendance and provide a presentation on resources for Native American-owned businesses. The event is sponsored by: Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, Visionary Ventures, Native American Financial Literacy Services and Wolf River Consulting Group

 

Resilience of Native American Business Leaders
Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.

Watch on DCEO Facebook Live

Native American Business leaders will share their stories of resiliency and discuss their methods for success.