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Release Date: March 09, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

Chickasaw Management Services, an LLC owned by CNI, recently received approval from the Small Business Administration for HUBzone certification. The HUBzone program is designed to create incentives for the federal government to contract with businesses who operate and create jobs in Historically Underutilized Business Zones, known as HUBzones.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said the program offers an opportunity to bring new jobs to south-central Oklahoma.

“We believe the HUBzone designation will have a positive impact on the economy by helping CNI bring new employment opportunities to the area,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “This certification will enable Chickasaw Management Services to create jobs which may not otherwise be available in rural Oklahoma.”

Chickasaw Management Services will focus on work such as claims processing, medical billing and coding and entry level document analysis. Their strategy is to support large federal prime contractors to become their long-term reliable small business and HUBzone partner.

David Nimmo, President/CEO, expressed his appreciation to April Hall, Vice President of Chickasaw Management Services for her hard work in achieving this status.

Ms. Hall stated, “The HUBzone dramatically improves Oklahoma’s competitive advantage in obtaining federal opportunities. HUBzone rules require 35% of a federal contract’s employees to reside within the underserved area. This helps guarantee dollars flow directly to that area.”

Chickasaw Management Services earned certification for a HUBzone located within the historic boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation, which includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Oklahoma. The area covers 7,648 square miles and is home to more than 350,000 Oklahomans.

CNI has a history of winning professional level work and designing specific training programs to educate their employees.  These jobs will provide respectable wages, benefits and opportunities for promotion.

About Chickasaw Nation Industries: Chickasaw Nation Industries (CNI) is a federally chartered corporation wholly owned by the Chickasaw Nation. Headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma, CNI serves as a holding company with more than a dozen subsidiaries that operate as Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) engaged in multiple lines of business.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016