City of Dallas team member Deonicio “Danny” Villalon exhibited at the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) trade show on behalf of the Small Business Center. Danny educated Native American-owned Businesses about how to do business with the City of Dallas and the Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certification process. The benefit of Danny attending the trade show was to increase the number of M/WBE Certified Native American-owned businesses submitting bids and proposals to the City of Dallas.
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO) was founded in the early 1990’s with a grant to the Indian Health Care Resource Center in Tulsa with the primary purpose of bringing together Native business owners, tribes, and resources together.
It was incorporated as a non-profit organization with the focus to provide a format for American Indian entrepreneurs to promote their business, for corporations to connect with American Indian businesses, to act as a liaison on tribal economic development issues, and offer the best in resources, training and networking for the American Indian business owner.
AICCO is a non-profit 501 (c)(6) Corporation.
The AICCO is an organization in which American Indian Businesses, Tribal Leaders, and other minority-owned businesses can come together with innovative ideas that will promote and enhance the success of American Indian-owned businesses and the communities in which we live!
Our goals are to provide members with training and education to cultivate business skills and to provide enhanced business opportunities. Also, to encourage a mentoring relationship between more established business owners and new business owners. AICCO strives to create a better understanding of issues facing American Indian business owners.
AICCO is committed to strengthening the ties between Native business owners and tribes, corporations, and the government. AICCO is committed to developing collaborative opportunities and joint ventures that will develop successful economic development models for Native American communities. The goal of AICCO is to build resources in education and training for Native owned businesses and to provide our members with the training to cultivate their business skills and also provide a better understanding of issues facing American Indian business owners.
AICCO is focused on advocating for all Native American owned businesses by developing collaborative opportunities which will empower them to develop successful
economic growth in Native American
communities. AICCO also strives to create mentor relationships between more established business owners and new business owners.
AICCO is dedicated to providing opportunities for members to engage with state and federal agencies, tribes, and corporations. AICCO also strives to encourage engagement between members to create a stronger Native American business community.