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U.S. Treasury Awards $1,088,000 to Chi Ishobak in support of Tribal Communities

DOWAGIAC, Michigan (November 19, 2019) – Sean Winters, Executive Director of Chi-Ishobak, announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program awarded $1,088,000 to the Michigan-based non-profit organization to offer products and services to build capacity for Tribal ...

Chi Ishobak, Inc. Receives FY2015 Native American CDFI Assistance Program Award

U.S. Treasury Awards More Than $200 Million to CDFIs to Spur Economic Growth in Low‐Income Urban, Rural, and Native Communities Awards through the CDFI Program and NACA Program support CDFI lending and investment nationwide September 10, 2015 Washington- The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Finan...

Chi Ishobak, Inc. And The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 19, 2015 Dowagiac, MI – The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Chi Ishobak, Inc. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which Chi Ishobak will serve as the Certified Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) for Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. Chi Ishobak will provide ...

U.S. Treasury Awards $562,000 to Chi-Ishobak to support Tribal Communities

October 2, 2017 Dowagiac, MI – Sean Winters, Executive Director of Chi-Ishobak, announced that the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program awarded $562,000 to the Michigan-based non-profit organization to offer products and services to build capacity for Tribal Citizens in the ...

Chi Ishobak to participate in $10 million capital pool for Tribal communities.

(August 9, 2018 – Dowagiac, MI) Sean Winters, Executive Director of Chi Ishobak, the local certified Native Community Financial institution (CDFI), announced today that they have been selected by First Nations Oweesta Corporation (Oweesta) to participate in a $10MM Capital pool in support of their work in the tr...

Success Stories – Morano Foods, Inc.

It was a dream of Lesley and Greg Morano to have a thriving family business back in 2009. With their own funding, they made Morano Foods, Inc. a reality. In 2011 their signature spaghetti sauce, which dates back over a century, was already in 82 stores across Michigan and growing in popularity in the gourmet marke...

Success Stories – The Front Porch

Michael Carney started The Front Porch as a hobby business in 2014 that repurposed and restored vintage furniture and home décor pieces.  He and his wife, Irma, had the vision of expanding this business into a local shop.  Financing for start-up businesses can be extremely hard to obtain.  Chi Isho...

Success Stories – Great Lakes Flooring Specialist, Inc.

Wayne Roberts, along with his family, Jordan, Justin, Meagan, and Julie, founded Great Lakes Flooring Specialists, Inc. in 2015. Despite his over 35 years of commercial flooring experience and the company’s growing reputation, Wayne’s business was a start-up, which unfortunately meant that many financial insti...

Financial Wellness Program

Chi Ishobak has structured a personal financial management program that is unique to Native American citizens. It is the goal of Chi Ishobak to provide citizens with the tools necessary to manage personal financial resources properly. Addressing fundamental areas such as savings, communication with money, budgeting, d...

FINANCIAL WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Chi Ishobak is introducing an updated financial education program for Pokagon Band citizens, families, and employees. More than just information, this program is designed to identify financial behaviors and the cultural relevance associated with those behaviors. This workshop will cover six components that address the...