American Indian Business Leaders Reaches Major Milestone Celebrating 20 Years of Leadership Development in Indian Country
Denver, CO – The American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) organization has announced the date for the 20th Annual AIBL National Conference which will be held April 10-12, 2014 at the Fort McDowell Radisson Hotel & Casino in Scottsdale, AZ.

Across the country, alumni of AIBL are being called upon to attend this major Indian Country celebration and to be recognized as proud alumni of the organization! For more than 20 years, AIBL’s mission has been to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.

“This will be a major milestone for our organization and for Indian Country,” says Tina Begay, AIBL Executive Director. “We are calling on our AIBL alumni to attend the conference and all others interested in learning more about AIBL.”

Since its inception, hundreds of students from across the country have participated in the AIBL organization. With the support of the AIBL network, these students have grown and established successful, professional careers. Many students joined AIBL during high school then later transitioned through college and beyond. Through participation in AIBL, these students gained business knowledge combined with practical experiences which fostered their entrepreneurial spirit. AIBL is now calling upon its alumni to help build a National AIBL Alumni Network and share their knowledge and expertise with others.
"The connections I made through SKC-AIBL and National AIBL have played a very important part in my college career and continue to follow me into the workforce. I feel it is important to give back to those who have helped you, so I encourage all alumni to continue to support the organization that has shaped who we are today." stated Colleen Tenas, AIBL Alumni, Salish-Kootenai College, Pablo, MT.

AIBL programs have been designed to engage students in activities that stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. All students are encouraged to participate in AIBL regardless of race, academic major, or career objectives. For more information on
AIBL please call the national office at 877-245-AIBL (2425) or email


For membership information or to register for the 20th Annual Conference, please visit AIBL website at

University of Alaska-Fairbanks Chamber Members (Left to Right):
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