October 30, 2017
WHAT: 10th annual Cherokee Nation TERO awards banquet
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Sequoyah Ballroom
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
777 W. Cherokee St.
WHO: Principal Chief Bill John Baker
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Cherokee Nation Tribal Council
Career Services Executive Director Diane Kelley
TULSA, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation will recognize its top certified Indian-owned businesses of 2017 during the tribe’s 10th annual TERO awards banquet at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Thursday.
Cherokee Nation’s Tribal Employment Rights Office has more than 800 certified Indian-owned vendors and artists registered. Each fall, eight standout businesses are recognized with an award in one of the following categories: Community Leadership, Customer Service, Consulting Firm of the Year, Construction Company of the Year, Retail Business of the Year, Woman Owned Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year.
Cherokee Nation TERO negotiates for job slots for contractors doing business with the Cherokee Nation and refers certified Indian-owned businesses to fill those vacancies. In 2017, TERO vendors earned more than $36 million in contracts.
A certified Indian-owned business fair, held in conjunction with the TERO awards banquet, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.