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Northwest Native Chamber

The Gathering 2024

"Economies of the Future.Traditions of Prosperity"
October 10th, 2024
Portland, Oregon

Join us on a path toward a more just economy for all

 

NWNC is a deliberate reimagining technical assistance, advocacy, and networking.

 Reimagined with the traditions and dreams of our ancestors, curated for Native entrepreneurs across the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Native Chamber is transforming our economies from exploitative to sustainable and regenerative — where all Native people and communities have the opportunity and freedom to thrive.
By advancing educational economic opportunities for Natives in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, NWNC works diligently to support Native communities to build lasting wealth.

Guiding Principals and Values

Guiding Principles & Values

Select one of our values in our Pillar Wheel to learn more about the principles of NWNC

Guiding Principals and Values
Envision Engage Flourish Sustain Thrive Regenerate

Envision

Envision

Are you starting the visioning process? Do you have an idea and are exploring the options? Do you need assistance getting formalized or started? This is where you will find support business planning, seeking funding/investment, etc. Learn how to incorporate Native values and personal values and goals into your business within your community.

Envision

Are you starting the visioning process? Do you have an idea and are exploring the options? Do you need assistance getting formalized or started? This is where you will find support business planning, seeking funding/investment, etc. Learn how to incorporate Native values and personal values and goals into your business within your community.

Engage

Engage

Are you in operation and working on goal setting? Is your business starting to formalize or are you testing an idea? Have you begun to set or meet personal income goals? Start here to make plans and meet your goals, such as finalizing a business plan, acquiring appropriate registrations with State, City, and Tribal offices. Begin planning for fundraising with capital readiness.

Engage

Are you in operation and working on goal setting? Is your business starting to formalize or are you testing an idea? Have you begun to set or meet personal income goals? Start here to make plans and meet your goals, such as finalizing a business plan, acquiring appropriate registrations with State, City, and Tribal offices. Begin planning for fundraising with capital readiness.

Flourish

Flourish

Need help continuing to work out the details of operations? Need support Developing routines and systems in accounting , taxes, and payroll? Here you will find resources to feel more confident in solidly meeting income and cash flow goals and understanding markets and products.

Flourish

Need help continuing to work out the details of operations? Need support Developing routines and systems in accounting , taxes, and payroll? Here you will find resources to feel more confident in solidly meeting income and cash flow goals and understanding markets and products.

Sustain

Sustain

Do you feel solid in all of your operations systems? Is your business running well and you have capacity to work on the business rather than in it? Are you solidly meeting income and cash flow goals? Find resources here to support your business in operating successfully while meeting personal goals and contributing to your community, meeting their needs, and becoming a pilar within in the local economy. Work towards becoming a staple business through contracting (if applicable) and becoming a leader in business and the community.

Sustain

Do you feel solid in all of your operations systems? Is your business running well and you have capacity to work on the business rather than in it? Are you solidly meeting income and cash flow goals? Find resources here to support your business in operating successfully while meeting personal goals and contributing to your community, meeting their needs, and becoming a pilar within in the local economy. Work towards becoming a staple business through contracting (if applicable) and becoming a leader in business and the community.

Thrive

Thrive

Have you been operating successfully for 5 plus years? Are you an expert or feel solid in all of your business operations? Does your business serve in a strong role in community wealth building and reciprocity (partnerships, sponsorships, giving back, donations)? Find resources here for continuing to meet your income and cash flow goals, employment goals, and find opportunities for collaboration with partners and networks.

Thrive

Have you been operating successfully for 5 plus years? Are you an expert or feel solid in all of your business operations? Does your business serve in a strong role in community wealth building and reciprocity (partnerships, sponsorships, giving back, donations)? Find resources here for continuing to meet your income and cash flow goals, employment goals, and find opportunities for collaboration with partners and networks.

Regenerate

Regenerate

Are you ready to move on to another phase of your life or another business venture? Are you intersted in setting goals for exiting the business while supporting your investments? Here you can find resources how to respectfully and sustainably leave (sell, pass on, or dissolve) a business while continuing to meet the needs of the community and honor your values.

Regenerate

Are you ready to move on to another phase of your life or another business venture? Are you intersted in setting goals for exiting the business while supporting your investments? Here you can find resources how to respectfully and sustainably leave (sell, pass on, or dissolve) a business while continuing to meet the needs of the community and honor your values.

Explore Our Program Areas

We are committed to the Native Community, our members, and partners:

Education and Growth

  • Student Academic Achievement Award (SA3) Program
  • Native Enterprise Program
  • StartUp Platform
  • Technical Assistance Program

Relationship Building

  • Building Relationships and Networking Opportunity Events
  • Multi-Chamber Gatherings
  • The Annual Gathering
  • Networking Luncheons & Annual Spring Mixer
  • Communications & Media

Economic Justice and Transformation

  • Advocacy, Representation & Community Policy Engagement
  • Vibrant Tribal Economies

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