CPCDC partnership supports Shawnee growth

With the help of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, Gathering Place Coffee Co. owners Rebecca and Jonathan Hilton and Jesse and Callie Ingram offer Shawnee more than just a space to grab a cup of joe.

CPCDC an insured performance lender

The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Division of Capital Investment named the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation an Interior Insured Performance Lender.

Freeman serves Native-owned business in multiple capacities

Felicia Freeman, a CPN tribal member and commercial loan officer and certified credit counselor for the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, started a two-year term in January 2021 as state secretary of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.

Growth through the ashes of disaster

It took around six to eight months for Shawnee Cleaners & Linen to reopen their doors after a disastrous fire. Throughout the last few years, things have begun looking up for the Yancey family, and in December of 2019, they opened two new locations with the help of the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, expanding to three across two cities.

CPCDC encourages Native American artists, small business owners’ success

The First Peoples Fund recently extended its partnership with the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation until June 2021. Between 2016 and 2020, the two organizations have assisted more than 90 Native American artists with business development training, credit counseling and asset building.

Hownikan Podcast: December 2020

This month, we talk to CPN child prosecutor Lisa Herbert about the Tribe’s court system, hear about the annual Shop with a Cop charity event and learn about credit counseling services from the Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation as well as learn winter words in Potawatomi.

Nation extends road infrastructure in Pottawatomie County

Citizen Potawatomi Nation has successfully utilized federal cost share requirements and subsequent grand funding to develop road, bridge and rail improvements in its historic jurisdiction in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.