American Indian Chamber of Commmerce

tel (213) 440-3232

calendar of events

Registration is Open!

WooHoo!
Business Back
Better Than Ever


18th Annual EXPO:
July 11 – July 13, 2021

We Are SAFELY Holding
Our EXPO Once Again
@ Agua Caliente Resort

Presented By Eagle Sponsors

Southern California Edison
Northrop Grumman Corporation
AT&T • PG&E
Comcast NBCUniversal (TBC) • Southern California Gas Company • T-Mobile

Raven Sponsors
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians • SDG&E

Thunderbird Sponsors
East Bay Municipal Utility District • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
EXPO Sponsors
Apple Computer • Southern California Edison • Wells Fargo Bank • Northrop Grumman Corporation

Jr. American Indian Chamber Youth EXPO Title Sponsor
Disneyland Resort (TBC) • Wells Fargo Bank

Jr. American Indian Chamber Youth EXPO Program Sponsor
Southern California Edison • Agua Caliente Resort

AGENDA UPDATE JUNE 15, 2021

DAY 1 – SUNDAY, July 11, 2021

Registration & Trade Show Move-In – Conference Center Foyer             Noon – 5:00 pm

Native Entrepreneurial Excellence –
Tribal Business Empowerment Dynamic Discussion Sunday

Presented by: the American Indian Chamber of Commerce, the American Indian Chamber Education Fund PTAC & Chamber Advisory Council

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Call to Order: Tracy Stanhoff, Chamber President
  • A group conversation on success, challenges, and post pandemic growth
  • Everyone to participate – all will have opportunity to share experiences
                                                                                 

AICEF-PTAC Development Lab – Conference Area Concurrent with Power Presentation Sunday

  • ACIEF-PTAC Coaching Preparation Area Facilitated by Venessa Gleich, AICEF-PTAC
  • Power Presentation Assistance & Preparing for Tuesday’s One on Ones with Capability Statements  

EXPO’21 “Celebrating Pandemic Recovery” Reception with Dinner – Cahuilla Ballroom

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Location: Agua Caliente Resort Cahuilla Ballroom or the Showroom at Agua
  • Call to Order: Tracy Stanhoff, Chamber President
  • EXPO Volunteer Recognition & All EXPO ’21 Attendee Networking   
  • Great Dinner, Awesome Networking

DAY 2 – MONDAY, July 12, 2021

American Indian Chamber Golf Championships • Indian Canyons Golf Course, South Course

  • 6:00 a.m. registration
  • 7:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
  • Breakfast Burrito Buffet
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. back at the Agua Caliente Resort
  • Contests & Hole in One Sponsored by the Chamber

Monday Morning Live! – Zumba Dance, Health Walk & Networking Lounge with Luncheon Buffet

  • In the registration area:  8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Conference Center Foyer
  • For those non-golfers led by Vicky Harper-Hall, Northrop Grumman Corporation TBD
  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Stretch; 1 Mile Health Walk; Warm Down
  • 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Shower Break
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Area for working and networking
  • Luncheon Buffet 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Trade Fair Move-in & On-site EXPO Registration – Conference Center Foyer

  • Registration:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Trade Fair Booth & Indian Business- combo info distribution tables
    Check-in:  Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 1 – “Annual Tribal Leader Roundtable— Business & Tribes” - Cahuilla Ballroom
A very special roundtable featuring Presentations, Tribal Leader presentations on Infrastructure, business development and more

Presented by: Southern California Edison

Time:  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    

  • Who: Tribal Leaders, Tribal Enterprises, American Indian/Alaska Native businesses & General Attendees – Everyone!
  • Moderated by Chamber President Tracy Stanhoff with many special guests
    • Presentation by Southern California Edison on Tribal Infrastructure Development
    • Presentation by AT&T on First Net and Tribal Broadband
    • Tribal Leader Presentations – Leaders TBA
    • CPUC Tribal Liaison Stephanie Green Update TBD
    • Tracy Stanhoff, Chamber President & Venessa Gleich, AICEF-PTAC
      Buy Indian Updates for Tribes, Tribal Enterprises & American Indian/Alaska Native Owned Businesses
    • Tribal Leader Open Discussion Roundtable – Action Steps & Wrap Up
      4:40 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Plenary Session 2 – Native American Veterans Resource Roundtable Session –
presented by our American Indian Chamber Education Fund Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Indian Country has the highest percentage per population of military service.  This session is geared to assist your Native Veteran business owners with achieving success and fellowship during this special EXPO session.

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.     
                                               
Moderated by: Venessa Gleich, Program Manager, AICEF-PTAC
With Special Guests

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING – Advisory Council with their fellow staffers only – Sunset Room

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

EXPO’21 Leadership Dinner Reception – Conference Center Pre-Function Foyer

  • Time:  6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

EXPO’21 Leadership Dinner with Golf Awards – Cahuilla Ballroom

  • Invocation
  • Call to Order: Tracy Stanhoff, Chamber President
  • Welcome Keynoter:  
  • Presentations –
  • Golf Awards Presentation Olivia Walls, Chamber Vice President
    • 1st – 3rd place Teams
    • Longest Drive, Men, Women, Tribal Leaders
    • Closest to the pin, Men, Women, Tribal Leaders
    • Straightest Drive, Men, Women, Tribal Leaders    

       Raffle –Olivia Walls, Chamber Vice President

Special Meeting – American Indian Biz-to-Biz Meeting Chamber Annual American Indian
businesses meeting

  • Time:  Immediately After Dinner

 

DAY 3 – Tuesday, July 13, 2021

EXPO’21 Big Breakfast – Cahuilla Ballroom
presented by: Wells Fargo Bank

  • Time/Breakfast Served:  8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Call To Order:  Tracy Stanhoff, Chamber President
  • Welcome: TBD
  • Big Breakfast Program 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    • Morning Wake Up Activity
  • Keynote Presentation TBD

Transition Break – make your way to a breakout session – 9:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.

EXPO’21– Tuesday #BuyIndian Total Procurement Breakout Sessions 

  • Time:  9:45 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Procurement, Success, Growth Breakout Sessions – Time:  9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 1 — Post Pandemic Path to Success in Corporate Contracting STAR A&B

Working back from COVID-19 contracting delays, adapting to the post pandemic supply chain – where to go to seek success with corporate contracting.  Attend this session to learn from the nation’s best supplier diversity – procurement specialists.

  • Moderated by:  Matthew Kennedy, Chamber Treasurer, Owner Costello Kennedy Landscape Architects
  • Featuring Our Great Partners from:
    Samantha Varela,
    American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Jonathon Greyeyes, the Boeing Company
Lisa Roben, Comcast NBCUniversal
& a couple more to be confirmed

 

Breakout Session 2 —– Federal, State, Local Government Contracting Success   PALM A&B
presented by our American Indian Chamber Education Fund Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Session Description TBA

Moderated by:  Venessa Gleich, Program Manager, AICEF-PTAC

  • Featuring Our Great Partners from: TBA


Refreshment Break 10:45 a.m. 10:55 a.m.

Procurement, Success, Growth Breakout Sessions   Time:  10:55 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Breakout Session 3 — Post Pandemic Path to Success in Utility Contracting       STAR A&B

Working back from COVID-19 contracting delays, adapting to the post pandemic supply chain – where to go to seek success.  Attend this session to learn from the nation’s best utility supplier diversity – procurement specialists.

  • Moderated by: Olivia Walls, Chamber Vice President, Owner In-Touch Marketing
  • Featuring Our Great Partners from:
    Beverly Johnson,
    East Bay Municipal Utility District

Alma McMaster, Southern California Edison
Holley Joy, California Water Association / Golden State Water Company
Jose Espinoza, California Water Association / California Water Service
 & TBA

Breakout Session 4 — Federal, State, Local Government Contracting Success     PALM A&B
presented by our American Indian Chamber Education Fund Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Session Description TBA

Moderated by:  Venessa Gleich, Program Manager, AICEF-PTAC

  • Featuring Our Great Partners from: TBA

EXPO – Chamber / Jr. American Indian Chamber Luncheon – Cahuilla Ballroom
Presented by Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Time:  11:45 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
  • Call to Order:  Tracy Stanhoff, Chamber President

  • Invocation: Youth EXPO participant to be selected

  • Welcome from the Luncheon Host

  • Lunch Served
  • Keynote Speaker: James W. Niemiec, Vice President, Operational Services, SCE

  • Plus more greats!

TABLE TOP TRADE FAIR WITH ONE ON ONE’S 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

One-on-One Networking Sessions – Conference Center Foyer
 “Follow Up to Speed Networking with Corporate, Government and Tribal Enterprises”

One on Ones - A Table to Table - Interactive Exchange -Please Sign Up at Registration or
Pre-EXPO through our AICEF-PTAC office for the One-on-One appointments    
                           
Beverage Break - On-going during afternoon One on Ones.                               
                                   
Plenary Session 3 – EXPO’21 Roundtable “Presentations from Breakout Sessions & Wrap Up” – Cahuilla Ballroom

  • Time:  4:10 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m.
  • Breakout Session Presentations – Outline/” Tip Sheets” for Success
    • Each session will present their thoughts, ideas, solutions
  • Eagle Award Presentations – Chamber Board
  • Thunderbird Award Presentations – Chamber Board     
  • Ice Cream Social

Special Attendee Raffle - EXPO’21 Adjourns      5:15 p.m.

DAY 3 – Tuesday, July 13, 2021

YOUTH EXPO ‘21
Junior American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California Program


Location:  The Show @ Agua Caliente Resort & Casino, Rancho Mirage

  • Arrival & Registration - 9:30 a.m.
  • Youth Sessions - 12-22 Ages
  • Moderated By: Arnice Lamb, The Walt Disney Company

 

9:30 a.m.          Youth group arrivals at the Show – snacks, continental breakfast

10:00 a.m.        The Youth have an orientation – their road map for the day

10:30 a.m.        Sustainable, Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurs – Making of Solar Suitcases

10:45 a.m.        Youth start on their team’s work for the entrepreneurial Solar Suitcase competition and prepare for combined EXPO luncheon with adults

11:30 a.m.        EXPO’21 Luncheon

1:30 p.m.          Youth return to the Show for the
afternoon program – snacks, juices provided

1:45 p.m.          Youth entrepreneurial competition continues

3:15 p.m.          Youth Present Projects to Judges

4:00 p.m.          Team Awards, Ice Cream Sundae Social

Junior American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California Adjourns by 4:30 p.m.

 


Jr. American Indian Chamber Youth EXPO ‘21
Location: Agua Caliente Resort, Rancho Mirage, CA
Tuesday, July 13

--------------------------

Presented By Eagle Sponsors 
Southern California Edison • Northrop Grumman Corporation • AT&T
Wells Fargo Bank • T-Mobile • PG&E
Southern California Gas Company
 

Raven Sponsors
Americann Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Thunderbird Sponsors
Southwest Gas

EXPO Sponsors
Apple Computer • Southern California Edison • Wells Fargo Bank • Northrop Grumman  Corporation
East Bay Municipal Utility District • Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers • SC Anderson • AMG
AD PRO • T-Mobile

Jr. American Indian Chamber Youth EXPO Title Sponsor
Disneyland Resort • Wells Fargo Bank 

 Host Hotel Information


32-250 Bob Hope Drive •Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Hotel Reservation Hot Line :
Toll-free group reservations line at (800) 854-1279
American Indian Chamber EXPO 2021 or by the block code of AICE21

or
Online:
www.hotwatercasino.com
using registration code AICE2021

 

Questions or to Register via Phone or Email

Please make your reservations as soon as you can, if you have any needs, 
please contact Monique 213-448-2330 or 
events@aicccal.org

    

AMERICAN INDIAN CHAMBER GOLFCHAMPIONSHIPS FACT SHEET – Tourney: Monday, July 12, 2021  

We are going back to Indian Canyons GolfCourse this year!  And, due to the extreme heat, we have changed the format to a 9-hole tournament.  We will be finished and back to the Agua Caliente Resort for a nice shower and buffet lunch well before the heat is sizzling.

Golf Course:

Indian Canyons Golf Course
South Course
1097 E. Murray Canyon Drive,
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Registration starts at 6:30 am

Golf Tourney Information Monday, July 12

    • Registration & Breakfast starts at 6:30 am
    • Golf Tourney Shotgun starts at 7:30 am
    • Breakfast Buffet – breakfast burrito with sausage, egg, cheese – cookies - juice
    • Water and sports drinks also provided – no-host golf course beverage cart also circulates
    • Practice/Warm Up Range Available starting at 6:30 am
    • Golf Shuttle From Agua Caliente Resort starts at 6:00 am
    • Golfers Luncheon will follow back at the Agua Caliente Resort at 11:30 am
    • Golf Shuttle Back To Agua Caliente Resort after tournament until everyone transported as needed.
    • Tournament players receive golf shirt and cap
    • Prizes for Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, Closest To Pin
      Men, Women, Tribal Leader (Tribal leader defined as anyone who has or currently is elected to serve in Tribal leadership)
    • Scholarship Fundraising Raffle Tickets & Mulligan Packages Available  for Purchase At Course
    • Golf Team Awards 1st through 3rd places
    • Golf  Awards held during EXPO Leadership Dinner back at the Agua Caliente Resort – reception 6:30 pm / dinner & program 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP – ASAP to
Monique 213-448-2330
or via email events@aicccal.org

 

Related Resources

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
www.hotwatercasino.com

 

FOR INFO OR TO SPONSOR

CONTACT
213-440-3232 OR
stateadmin@aicccal.org

 

Hotel Reservation Hot Line

Agua Caliente Resort  
32-250 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 

toll free group reservation line:  
800-854-1279