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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 […]
July 1, 2018

Mno-DREK Launched as Manufacturing Holding Company

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – 9:25am Mno-Bmadsen and DREK Holdings announce the formation of Mno-DREK, LLC, a holding company of manufacturing businesses. Its mission is to provide the highest quality manufactured products and value add services to its customers through a portfolio of high-performing manufacturing companies. “Our vision and criteria for acquiring manufacturing companies fell in line with Mno-Bmadsen’s. We are pleased to partner with Mno-Bmadsen and look forward to […]
July 19, 2018

Mno-Bmadsen Video

Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 12:00am Walking the Good Path Here at Mno-Bmadsen we strive to follow our seven grandfather teachings: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth. This helps us and our family of companies walk the good path. It is our honor to follow this path and ensure our future generations have the same opportunities to grow. Please take the time to follow the link below to watch […]
July 23, 2018

Mno-Bmadsen is Seeking 1 Person to Join its Board of Directors

Monday, August 16, 2021 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. Eligibility […]
July 24, 2018

Tribal Business Journal Shines Light on Mno-Bmadsen in July Cover Story

July 2018 Our CEO Troland V. Clay was recently interviewed by Levi Rickert for the latest edition of the Tribal Business Journal. Discussing Mno-Bmadsen’s history, portfolio’s and where we are today. Please follow the link below for more information. Tribal Business Journal
October 1, 2018

South Bend Tribune Praises Mno-Bmadsen’s Success

Mno-Bmadsen is focused on making investments today that will positively impact current and future generations of our tribe and the local economy, and people are starting to notice. The South Bend Tribune published a wonderful article about Mno-Bmadsen’s growing achievements, writing: “Over the last 20 years, reservation incomes are growing five times more rapidly than the general US population. That’s true of gaming and non-gaming tribes. And the diversification helps […]
October 2, 2018

Native Business Magazine Acclaims Seven Generations A+E’s, WholeTrees’ and Mno-Bmadsen’s Commitment to Sustainable Construction and Green Building

Seven Generations A+E, a member of the Mno-Bmadsen Family of Companies and the premier tribally- owned, 8(a) and HUBZone certified architecture and engineering company, recently announced its partnership with WholeTrees Structures, a round timber products company focused on custom engineering services and products, to address the growing construction needs of the Native American market. Working together, the firms are focused on best practices to meet their own stated missions and […]
October 15, 2018

Rethinking Michigan’s Natural Resources- Crain’s Detroit Business

At Mno-Bmadsen one of our key strategies is to invest responsibly and in a way that respects our people, culture and environment. That is why Troy Clay, Mno-Bmadsen’s chief executive officer, is honored to be a member of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ advisory council on how to capitalize on outdoor spending while working in tandem with conservation efforts.