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.

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.

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.

CPCDC staff help clients raise credit scores, meet goals

March is National Credit Education Month. The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation guides CPN tribal members and employees at no cost as they build their credit, helping them to reduce interest rates, qualify for home loans and accomplish their financial goals.

CPCDC helps Native families, businesses

The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation works to finance, promote, educate, and inspire the entrepreneurial growth, economic opportunity and financial well-being of underserved Native populations. Cindy Logsdon, CPCDC CEO writes about how her team works to help people move forward in life, which benefits all Oklahomans by creating strong families and communities.

Helping renters become homeowners

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Housing Department developed a new lease with option-to-purchase plan program to help those on the cusp of homeownership achieve their goals. Tenant approval is contingent on participation in a credit improvement program.

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.