The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW) exists to promote economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country through directed service delivery with Indigenous entrepreneurs. Since our inception in 1991, we have remained committed to providing statewide advocacy, networking, one-to-one business management counseling and access to financial products and services for Wisconsin-based Native American entrepreneurs, business owners and tribal professionals.

As most tribal enterprises and Native owned businesses both on and off Wisconsin reservations, the AICCW was disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in 2020, resulting in AICCW pausing all membership dues and fundraising events into 2021, with a decline of returning paid membership and slow return to normal programs – with its effects lingering today. As is occurring now in all 11 federally recognized Tribal Nations’ communities in Wisconsin, the AICCW is positioned to recover and build resilience going forward in this new normal, and to assist our members and stakeholders to do the same.

Our previous AICCW Executive Director, Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux, held this position for 20 years until moving onto the spirit world. During his leadership he worked tirelessly to advocate on behalf of Native owned construction, trades, and other businesses to increase access and competitiveness in the government contracting marketplace, addressed challenges to access to capital by forming a separate Native Community Development Financial Institution, and looked forward to support future Native business leaders by founding the AICCW Native College Student Scholarship Program

AICCW is now in search of its next Executive Director.

This is an exciting time to join the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin. AICCW has been awarded funding for the Diverse Business Assistance Project. This is a limited term and narrowly focused project of assisting businesses and tribal enterprises recover and build resilience among those being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, which will serve to enhance AICCW’s reputation and standing within the business community.

We look forward to engaging the community to find our new Executive Director.

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