Cherokee Nation Industries Named Outstanding Minority Supplier of the Year

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CNI recognized for excellence in service and business performance by the Oklahoma Minority Supplier Development Council.

Cherokee Nation Industries, the manufacturing and distribution division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, has been recognized by the Oklahoma Minority Supplier Development Council as Outstanding Minority Supplier of the Year, Class 3.

“It is an honor for CNI to be recognized for its dedication to world-class service,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “The Cherokee workforce has built a reputation for excellence that continues to create new opportunities and job growth within the Cherokee Nation.”

The prestigious award is given annually to a minority business that exemplifies excellence in service and business performance. Awards were given in four categories based on sales. CNI’s Class 3 award represents sales ranging from $10 million to $50 million.

“This award belongs to our employees. They work hard each and every day to make sure that the service we provide continues to exceed our clients’ expectations,” said Chris Moody, president of Cherokee Nation Industries. “They take pride in what they do and the fact that our reputation for excellence reflects not only on this company, but on the Cherokee Nation as a whole.”

The award was received Thursday evening at the 22nd Annual Minority Business Leadership Awards dinner held at The Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel.
Cherokee Nation Industries was established in 1969 in Stilwell, Okla., as the tribe’s first business venture. Its purpose both then and now is to create economic opportunities for the Cherokee Nation and its citizens. The company has offices in Stilwell, Pryor and Tulsa.

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About Cherokee Nation Businesses:
Cherokee Nation Businesses is the tribally owned holding company of the Cherokee Nation, the second largest Indian Nation in the United States. The Cherokee Nation and its businesses employ more than 8,200 people. CNB owns companies in the gaming, hospitality, personnel services, distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications and environmental services industries. For more information, please visit

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