Abbie Kusch

November 17, 2022

Three Michigan tribes unite to create construction company

by Josh Kurman Wednesday, November 16th 2022 Groups from the Little Traverse Bay Band, the Pokagon Band and the Gun Lake Tribe of Grand Rapids have come together to form Aki Construction, LLC. (UpNorthLive News) MICHIGAN, (WPBN/WGTU) — Three Michigan tribes are coming together to create a brand-new construction company to serve communities across the state. Groups from the Little Traverse Bay Band, the Pokagon Band and the Gun Lake Tribe of Grand Rapids have come […]
February 3, 2022

Economic Outlook – Pokagon Band, Four Winds, and Mno Bmadsen

Episode #1709 – Pokagon Band, Four Winds, and Mno Bmadsen Check out his episode of WNIT’s Economic Outlook as Jeff Rea interviews Frank Freedman, COO of Four Winds Casino and Julio Martinez, CEO of Mno-Bmadsen. The skyline is changing in St. Joseph County as the new Fourwinds Hotel and Conference center are taking shape. We take a closer look at one of our regions largest employers and the work they […]
September 29, 2021

Opening of Hotel Elkhart

Industry Today The opening of Hotel Elkhart represents the latest step in an active 2021 for Mno-Bmadsen. Sept. 27, 2021 Dowagiac, MI – Mno-Bmadsen, the independent non-gaming investment entity of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, is proud to announce the grand opening of Hotel Elkhart, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Hotel Elkhart, 500 South Main Street on Sept. 28th at 10:30 a.m. EDT […]
March 19, 2021

Mno-Bmadsen Acquires Walerko Tool and Engineering

Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering. March 18, 2021 Dowagiac, MI – Mno-Bmadsen, the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, is pleased to announce it has acquired Walerko Tool and Engineering Corp. through its manufacturing investment vehicle Mno-DREK. The deal closed in March and terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The addition of Walerko […]
August 30, 2018

Investment Opportunities
Can Strengthen Indian Country
By: Julio Martinez, Chief Financial Officer | Mno-Bmadsen

Casinos have blessed many tribes with capital infusions but with competition growing and an uncertain regulatory environment, the time is now for leaders to diversify their swelling treasuries through a long-term strategic investment plan. Mno-Bmadsen’s Chief Financial Officer Julio Martinez makes the case for Indian Country’s opportunity to leverage the power of a diversified portfolio to strengthen self-sufficiency, enhance sovereignty and increase generational wealth expansion.   The time has never […]
November 28, 2022

Mno-Bmadsen Board of Director Position Announcement

Introduction to Mno-Bmadsen. The Pokagon Band Tribal Council established Mno-Bmadsen, an autonomous Tribally-Chartered entity of the Pokagon Band, whose purpose is to engage in economic development activities on behalf of the Pokagon Band. This entity has set aside a significant investment to be strategically invested for the tribe. Mno-Bmadsen is managed by seven (7) member Board of Directors and is currently seeking one (1) Person for one (1) open position. […]
November 17, 2022

Three Michigan tribes unite to create construction company

by Josh Kurman Wednesday, November 16th 2022 Groups from the Little Traverse Bay Band, the Pokagon Band and the Gun Lake Tribe of Grand Rapids have come together to form Aki Construction, LLC. (UpNorthLive News) MICHIGAN, (WPBN/WGTU) — Three Michigan tribes are coming together to create a brand-new construction company to serve communities across the state. Groups from the Little Traverse Bay Band, the Pokagon Band and the Gun Lake Tribe of Grand Rapids have come […]
November 17, 2022

Enterprise zone: Three tribes forge historic partnership

Yahoo! News Re-post of Sierra Clark, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich. Wed, November 16, 2022 at 8:38 AM·4 min read Nov. 16—TRAVERSE CITY — Three sovereign Anishinaabek nations of Michigan announced a first-of-its-kind joint partnership. The Little Traverse Bay Bands Of Odawa Indians, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, and Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, are partnering in a real estate development, construction, and […]
November 17, 2022

3 West Michigan tribes launch joint venture firm

Wood TV by: Matt Jaworowski Posted: Nov 16, 2022 / 11:39 AM EST Updated: Nov 16, 2022 / 11:39 AM EST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Three West Michigan tribes are joining forces to launch a first-of-its-kind real estate development and property management company aimed at expanding and growing investments. Aki Construction LLC will be run by Odawa Holdings of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Mno-Bmadsen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi […]
November 16, 2022

3 Michigan tribal economic development entities form ‘historic’ construction joint venture

Pechanga.net November 16, 2022 A trio of non-gaming tribal economic development entities has formed a rare real estate development, construction and property management joint venture that’s considered the first of its kind in the Midwest. Aki Construction LLC brings together leaders from Odawa Economic Affairs Holding Corp., or Odawa Holdings, Mno-Bmadsen and Gun Lake Investments who share similar missions to advance tribal prosperity through economic diversification. “At Odawa Holdings, we are ecstatic to be taking the first […]
November 16, 2022

Enterprise zone: Three tribes forge historic partnership

TRAVERSE CITY Record Eagle By Sierra Clark sclark@record-eagle.com November 16, 2022 TRAVERSE CITY — Three sovereign Anishinaabek nations of Michigan announced a first-of-its-kind joint partnership. The Little Traverse Bay Bands Of Odawa Indians, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, and Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, are partnering in a real estate development, construction, and property management company. The new entity, Aki Construction LLC, will […]
November 16, 2022

3 Michigan tribal economic development entities form ‘historic’ construction joint venture

From left: Julio Martinez of Mno-Bmadsen; Shanna Shananaquet of Odawa Holdings; and Monica King of Gun Lake Investments. COURTESY PHOTO