Family business guided by integrity, community

CPN member Lauren Hardin and her husband, Matthew Hardin, decided to start their own business in Tecumseh, Oklahoma, with the goal of working for themselves and having flexibility. With support from the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Community Development Corporation, they are optimistic about the future.

CPCDC services increase financial literacy

The Nation’s Community Development Corporation helps improve the financial literacy and economic opportunities of Tribal members and Natives in the Community. CPCDC Director and CEO Cindy Logsdon shares tips for financial wellness.

Plan, resources for turning business dream into reality

Many people view owning a strong, fruitful business as the epitome of success. December is National Write a Business Plan Month, and Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation staff look forward to helping Native Americans begin the journey of becoming business owners through resources and assessments – including tips on how to write a strong business plan.

Redbone Indian Tacos food truck

Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Grants and Finance Coordinator Lakisha Meade highlights one of the many businesses that have found success through the CPCDC’s guidance and financial assistance, Redbone Indian Tacos food truck owned by Kelly Price in Medicine Park, Oklahoma.

Bourassa descendants preserve and repair homes

Bourassa descendant Ty McBride and his sister Jimmie Hodgkins use the latest technology and draw on their grandfather’s teachings to repair homes in cost effective and environmentally friendly ways.

Kind Collections owner finds confidence through CPCDC

Hannah Muller is a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the thoughtful owner of Kind Collections. Through the support of the CPCDC, Muller recently expanded her embroidery business into a steady income for her and her husband.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s economic impact exceeds $700 million in 2021

As an economic force in central Oklahoma, Citizen Potawatomi Nation continued to contribute to the growth and sustainability of Oklahoma and its communities in 2021. A government report released earlier this year shows the Nation’s economic impact increased from $546 million in 2020 to $729 million in 2021 — a total of $183 million. Over the last 15 years, the numbers show an expansion of $350 million.

Logsdon chosen for regional Federal Reserve Bank board

Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation Director Cindy Logsdon began 2022 with a new three-year appointment as a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.