TULSA, OKLAHOMA – Cherokee Nation 3S was recently named Professional Service Firm of the Year during Oklahoma Minority Enterprise Development Week. The company was evaluated based on its capabilities, capacity, financial standing, past performance and commitment to quality relationships.
The celebration of success for minority entrepreneurs was coordinated by REI Native American Business Centers and hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
“This award is a great acknowledgment of our company’s unwavering dedication to our clients, our industry and, most importantly, the Cherokee people,” said Cheryl Cohenour, executive general manager of CN3S. “We have experienced such phenomenal growth over the past year and look forward to continuing that trend with new opportunities and first-class customer service.”
Within the past year, CN3S has received more than $6.9M in awards from clients such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oklahoma Military Department, U.S. Air Force, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Justice and Federal Aviation Administration.
As a tribally owned company, a percentage of all profits are returned to the Cherokee Nation to support health, housing, education and other important social services for Cherokee citizens.
“CN3S is a true success story, and we at REI are pleased to acknowledge their outstanding achievements with this award,” said James Ray, project director of the MBDA Business Center in Tulsa. “It is our mission to help small businesses and native companies develop and thrive, and it is especially rewarding knowing that their success directly supports the greater good for tribal citizens and the communities in which they live.”
CN3S was established in November 2011 to provide support services to government and commercial clients. The company began with only one employee and now has a staff of 25 full-time employees supporting industries such as environmental, manufacturing, education and training, engineering and logistics.
REI Native American Business Centers deliver technical assistance and training programs in an effort to build successful Native American and minority-owned businesses. Companies that utilize the centers receive specialized assistance with bid assistance, contracting and procurement opportunities, training and business counseling, access to capital and more. Visit www.reinabc.org for more information.