Navajo Business owners take over Window Rock
By: A.Lee | The Navajo Post | June 25
WINDOW ROCK – On Friday, June 22 Navajo Entrepreneurs joined the Navajo Chamber of Commerce to celebrate it’s one year anniversary. The Chamber had a live band, guest speakers, and food to talk about business.
The event was hosted by Navajo Chamber of Commerce President, Cal Nez he said he hopes the networking session was helpful to many Navajo Businesses, the event was sponsored by several companies from Gallup and surrounding areas of the Navajo reservation.
“I want you to exchange business cards and say hi, I’m a Navajo Business owner, let’s partner, lets do business” said Cal to the crowd of entrepreneurs, as he encouraged them to drive on and never give up. Many small business owners traveled from Phoenix, Gallup, Farmington, and local communities from the Navajo Nation.
Jeff Begay, of Phoenix from Kitchell Construction said he came out to Network and enjoy the company of others. While the food was great, the speakers inspired the Navajo business owners, by encouraging them to drive forward and learn more to build the Navajo Nation with Free Enterprise.
Overall, the event was great and Nez hopes in the future the Chamber will gain more steam in membership and sponsors. Currently, the Chamber is encouraging Navajo officials to work on the Navajo Business Opportunity Act, which is a law that will help the Navajo Entrepreneurs with growing a business or in bidding opportunities with the Tribe on the reservation.
For more information on join the Navajo Chamber of Commerce, visit the www.navajochamberofcommerce.org