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Cherokee Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, April 18
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 4th Floor Holland IER, Peacock Hall
416 Howard St, Boone, NC 28608
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) nation boasts an unusually long history of citizen-owned businesses, with a rate surpassing those of other communities in the region. The past two decades have brought significant changes to their small business sector, including the launch of a casino and the ramifications of the Great Recession. In response, the EBCI government has implemented several programs to support these small businesses that are vital to its economy. Hear Dr. Courtney Lewis, assistant professor at the University of South Carolina – Columbia and an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, speak about these challenges and opportunities on the campus of Appalachian State University on Thursday, April 18. Jointly sponsored by Appalachian’s Holshouser Ethics Program in the Walker College of Business, the Reich College of Education’s Gadugi Program and the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences, this event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required at business.appstate.edu/news/holshouser. Questions? contact Jim Westerman, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Speaker
Dr. Courtney Lewis is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina – Columbia and an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Her book, Sovereign Entrepreneurs, based on her research on Cherokee small business owners, will be released Spring 2019. Dr. Lewis earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University, respectively and a PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. [ Speaker bio ]