Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again: The ATNI Winter Convention is convening virtually this week! As always, this convention is full of great and breaking information. ATNI-EDC produces a newsletter to correspond with the timing of the ATNI Conventions. Though we can’t hand out hard copies in-person, you can still read about our activities and be inspired by the success of Native-owned businesses! You can get the newsletter on our website at https://www.atniedc.com, or by clicking here. I hope that you and your families are doing well now that we’re in 2021!
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ATNI-EDC is an intermediary to distribute Business Oregon Grants to businesses registered in Oregon. Business Oregon has expanded their criteria to include businesses that received Federal aid, like SBA’s PPP or EIDL. Grant amounts are between $5k and $50k. Funds are going fast, so apply soon! More information: https://atniedc.com/rlf/covid-19/#ORGrants
It’s a beautiful, foggy day in Portland, and Pacific Northwest Tribes are gathering virtually for the ATNI Annual Convention. Take a look at our latest newsletter to read how we’re responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and entrepreneur impact stories. If you’re a small business, you can learn more about grants and loans that are available to address adverse effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have also hired a Community Development Specialist who will assist businesses access financial and technical assistance resources. Wishing everyone health and prosperity.
ATNI-EDC is hiring a Community Development Specialist!
This position is responsible for supporting the survival and success of Native-owned businesses. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with a historically marginalized population and technical assistance to emerging and established Native entrepreneurs that require support, especially those that have been compromised by the Covid-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit https://atniedc.com/jobs/.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, real-time and accurate data on Native-owned businesses and entrepreneurs is more critical than ever. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NCAIED are asking small businesses and entrepreneurs to complete a 20-minute survey that focuses on the tribal business environment and the impact/needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon completion, you will be entered into a raffle that includes an iPad, airline tickets, and cash prizes up to $500.
All data will remain confidential and only aggregated results will be shared publicly. The deadline to complete the survey is 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, July 17.
To begin the survey, Click Here!