Success Stories

Milwaukee Bucks Won the NBA Championship on Floor Made from Menominee Forest Lumber

Story by Frank Vaisvilas, Green Bay Press-Gazette Many factors went into the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA championship this year, but Menominee Nation business officials believe the Tribe’s hardwood maple court had a lot to do with it. The Bucks’ basketball court is made from lumber produced from the Menominee Forest, which provides a sustainable…

Go Green Painting

After 30 years working as a painter, fraught with seasonal work and lay-offs, Allen Danforth, an Oneida Tribal Member, was ready for a change. He had a potential that others could see. After painting a residential property, the homeowner , impressed with Allen’s work and professionalism, asked, “Why doesn’t someone like you have his own…

Mercer Well CM

The long winter didn’t stop Mercer Well CM from doing what they love. This successful company completed three projects last winter, and is keeping the momentum with the continued good weather. “It is nice to have decent weather to start on our new projects,” said owner Cynthia Mashad, a Member of the Lac du Flambeau…

Sweetgrass Stables, LLC.

Sweetgrass Stables, LLC., is a 100% Native and U.S. Veteran owned and operated business served by First Nations Community Financial (FNCF). “This is a small business ‘dream come true’ as the Black River Falls and Jackson County community was in need of an indoor riding facility for equine sports as well as other agriculturally-related activities…

Home Ownership

The Wisconsin Native Loan Fund, Inc. (WINLF) is a certified Native American CDFI located in Lac du Flambeau. WINLF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to better their community by providing affordable lending to Native Americans. Through the use of generous donations, WINLF is a revolving loan fund that supports the renovations of distressed…