Cherokee Nation honors hundreds of Native-owned businesses

TULSA, Okla.­-The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, from construction companies to printing shops, during the tribe's 10th Annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet Thursday in November, 2017.

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office has more than 800 Indian-owned companies that are TERO-certified vendors able to do business with the tribe and better compete for government contracting jobs. In fiscal year 2017, TERO vendors earned more than $36 million in contracts with the tribe.

At the banquet, the Cherokee Nation also honored nine stand...

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