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 […]
April 4, 2023

Mno-Bmadsen and Cressy Commercial Real Estate Announce Merger

MISHAWAKA, IN. – The principals of Mishawaka-based Cressy Commercial Real Estate are pleased to announce the completion of a merger with Mno-Bmadsen, the nongaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. The merger will enable Cressy to expand into new markets and implement their strategic goals while continuing to provide world-class service to past and future clients. Mno-Bmadsen will benefit from additional resources to manage the real estate needs […]