Sovereign Bank was a proud title sponsor of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma’s (AICCO) 2023 Business Summit, The Gathering.

For over 30 years, AICCO has been advocating for the economic growth of Indian Country in Oklahoma. 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 new business owners. AICCO strives to create a better understanding of issues facing American Indian business owners.

The Gathering Business Summit is the largest event hosted by the AICCO each year. The conference offers sessions that highlight successful business plans of Native-owned businesses, how to seek government contracts, how to obtain financial assistance for your businesses and business matchmaking sessions.

Sovereign Bank President of Tribal Banking James Boggs represented CPN and Sovereign Bank as a key-note speaker during the summit’s awards luncheon and as a panelist on a financial discussion breakout. This was Sovereign Bank’s second appearance at the summit, and they were met with warm greetings from neighboring Tribal Nations. Owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Sovereign Bank is the largest tribally owned bank in the U.S. Participation in the AICCO and their business summit is another step forward in becoming Indian Country’s bank of choice.

In addition to sponsoring the event and attending as a representative of the bank, James Boggs was honored with the AICCO Member of the Year Award.