New York Empowerment Workshop
September 9-10, 2020
8 am - 5 pm each day
DATE CHANGE: This workshop date has changed from Mar 31 – Apr 1 to Sept 9 – 10.
Join us in Verona, New York, for our 2-day Empowerment Workshop for Native entrepreneurs and businesspeople, a free workshop and culturally appropriate business empowerment resource for Indian Country.
**Dates and locations are subject to change. We will post changes promptly and communicate directly with people who have already registered if changes are made.
Turning Stone Resort Casino (Oneida Indian Nation)
5218 Patrick Rd
Verona, NY 13478
Travel and Logistics
- The training will be held in the Seneca Room.
- Find more information on directions at the Turning Stone Resort Casino website.
- The Turning Stone Resort Casino is in upstate New York, about a 40-minute drive away from Syracuse and Syracuse International Airport (SYR).
View the agenda for our 2-day training and see what we'll cover and when.
Before you come to the workshop, download your pre-training materials to get a head start on our topics.
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Are you interested in supporting the Empowerment Workshop in your area, or becoming involved as a presenter or resource partner? We welcome the opportunity to include you. For information on what we are doing in your region and how you can contribute, please contact us!Contact Us
Leslie Miller is the Tribal Liaison for the #nativeSBA team, and she ensures that, after business owners have attended an Empowerment Workshop, they can take home what they’ve learned and connect effectively to business development resources and partners in their own communities. Leslie provides the technical assistance that helps business owners connect to the network of SBA offices and resources for ongoing support in their business endeavors.
Tracy Kieffer is the Tribal Lead on the #nativeSBA team. She reaches out to build and grow relationships with tribal governments, organizations, and communities in the regions where we present our Empowerment Workshops, helping us recruit attendees and find partners. Tracy understands the potential of Native small businesses to help Indian Country grow and has helped educate tribal government partners on the benefits of Native entrepreneurship for reservations and regional economies throughout her career. Because of her extensive work history in tribal government and tribal business, Tracy knows just who to talk to in the complex world of tribal organizations to get the job done.