CDC—Community Development Corporation

This even brings together experts, entrepreneurs and professionals from Ho-Chunk Inc and various fields to educate and share on how to leverage 8A opportunities and CDCs to Tribal Economic Development

About the Event

The Community Development Corporation (CDC) and 8A Seminar is a unique experience designed to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and networking among participants. This event aims to highlight the significant role that CDCs and Tribal 8A programs can benefit Tribal economic development.

Why Attend

1. Learn from Experts and first-hand experience: gain insights from prominent figures in
the CDC and Tribal 8A programs that have developed multimillion dollar programs for
their Tribal communities.
2. Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and other Tribal leaders who are
also trying to grow their economies and potential business partners.
3. Discover Partnership Potential: Explore how you can create or leverage an existing CDC
to help increase your community development; develop community partners who can
share in their experiences of developing an 8A program.
4. Expand your knowledge: Gain valuable information and insight about the 8A program
and how to use your CDC to bring in other people’s money to help financing in your
5. Access Resources: Learn about available resources, funding opportunities, and support
for Tribal businesses.

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Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, October 4 th , 2023 Arrive

Evening Dinner at 6pm with BigFire Law Firm—location TBD

Thursday, October 5, 2023

7:45 AM---shuttle departs the Hampton Inn

9:30 AM
Arrive Ho-Chunk, Inc. Corp Offices, 1 Mission Drive, Winnebago NE
  • Refreshments and restroom break
  • Introductions- 1 st Floor Conference/Tech Room
9:45 AM
Return to Tour Bus, Community Tour 30 Mins

Downtown area and key buildings
Little Priest Tribal College (drive by campus)
Veterans Park (sits of 155rd celebration of Chief Little Priest)
Drive Past Educare 0 to 5 year old preschool and daycare center
Low-income housing
Community housing model made by Dynamic Homes

10:30 AM
Return to Corporate offices
10:40 AM
Overview of Corporate Structure & Community Development

Speakers include:

 Lance Morgan—President & CEO
 Brian Mathers—Executive Director 501 C3 Nonprofit (HCCDC)
 Aaron LaPointe—Ho-Chunk Farms Manager (TBD)
 Nicky Ducheneaux
 Sheila Corbine

12:00 PM
Lunch Arrives, Presentations Continue

(WTN Council Representatives invited to attend)

1:30 PM
Conclude Presentation—break & photo opportunity
1:45 PM
Begin Ho-Chunk Village Tour with Lance (if available) (Joi and Rocky)

Return to bus and drive across the highway to Ho-Chunk Village
 Farmers Market
 Village Pointe Offices
 View House on 516 Reuben Snake drive

2:30 PM
Depart for South Sioux City, Flatwater Crossing
3:00 PM
Arrive at Sweet Water Café III – meet with HCI Capital Representative
3:20 PM
Drive to View Home for sale at Flatwater Crossing
3:45 PM
Drive to Ho-Chunk Centre 4th Street and Pierce Streets, Sioux City Iowa
4:00 PM
Arrive at Ho-Chunk Centre
4:15 PM
Meeting CIO/ CEO Dennis Johnson

Overview of commercial development and Passive investments
Blue Earth Marketing tour of offices on 2nd floor

5:45 PM
Dinner @ Table 32 located in the HCI’s Virginia Street property
7:00 PM
Depart for Omaha
8:30 PM
Return to Hampton Inn
Friday, October 06, 2023
8:00 AM Depart Hampton Inn for Ho-Chunk Place, Bellevue NE
8:30 AM
8(a) presentation by Ho-Chunk rep
9:30 AM
Big Fire presentation after 8(a) presentation by HCI
11:30 AM
Building tour and depart—shuttle to airport

Register for the event

Included in the registration is Shuttle to and from the event, attendance at the events, lunch and dinner provided on Thursday.

Registration is: $799

The Event Hotel is Hampton Inn in Downtown Omaha—shuttle service will take off from there. It’s about a $15 Lyft ride from the airport to the hotel. Once at the hotel you will not need a vehicle, and they charge for parking at the hotel.

Please use confirmation code: 87262244 to get the best rate of $159/night plus taxes and fees.

Hampton Inn 1212 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE
(402) 345-5500