Native owned businesses may now receive free marketing support to help develop and grow their companies through a new offering at Nixyaawii Community Financial Services (NCFS).
NCFS has hired Cayuse Native Solutions (CNS) to provide digital marketing and related services to NCFS business development clients. These services include websites, logos, graphic design, social media training and management and other business support.
Clients participating in the business development program at NCFS may be eligible for this offering, including tribal members, their families, and tribal employees and their families.
Those interested should contact Business Services Manager Jacob Wallis at NCFS for more details on how to access this service (phone 541-310-2145 or email JacobWallis@nixyaawii-cdfi.org).
Additional services provided by NCFS business development program include individual business consultation, business classes and workshops, office equipment usage, reference library, and financial coaching.
“We’re excited to partner with Cayuse Native Solutions to offer these essential support services for our clients,” said Dave Tovey, NCFS Executive Director.
“CNS has done some great work for other clients and we’re confident they can help our business community up its game when it comes to websites, graphics and social media effectiveness,” said Tovey.
Cayuse Native Solutions hired Jiselle Halfmoon in November 2022 as its Digital Marketing Specialist. In addition to leading CNS’ own marketing strategy, she also works on client projects providing website development, graphics design and related services.
CNS has provided digital marketing services since it started in 2021, and prior to that performed similar services through its Cayuse Shared Services division under the leadership of Debra Croswell. CNS has a similar contract with Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) based in Portland, Oregon and has provided websites and graphics design for their Native business owner clients.
Nixyaawii Community Financial Services (NCFS) is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Native CDFIs build equitable economies in Native communities by opening doors to loans, extending credit to thriving businesses, generating good jobs, and expanding access to new opportunities.
Cayuse Native Solutions was created in 2021 as part of the Cayuse Holdings family of companies. It serves Tribes, tribal entities, Native owned businesses, and other organizations throughout Indian Country. Cayuse and its subsidiaries are wholly owned by the CTUIR.