The inspiration for people who open a business can be fascinating. The places and experiences which inspire and motivate people are each unique and beautiful. Some of us are happy just to be an employee, while others will carve out their own place in the world. Their determination to stand out and make a difference in their industry is amazing. Earlier this year we caught up with Jamie Odell, owner of J & Co. Hair Studio, to find out her “Why” for going into business.
Carl Layher, a Citizen Potawatomi Nation citizen, needed help with an auto loan. As a member of a Potawatomi Tribe the answer seemed simple: call Chi Ishobak. The only challenge, auto loans to nonPokagon Band citizens are currently outside Chi Ishobak's policy. But as Executive Director Sean Winters is always willing to go the extra mile to help out a fellow citizen, he had an idea on how to get him some assistance. "I contacted a good friend of mine, Cindy Logsdon. She is the CFO/CCO for Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation in Shawnee, OK. We were able to do a participation loan in coordination with CPCDC in order to ensure a fellow Potawatomi Tribal citizen received the assistance to maintain employment."