Veronica Hix is the Executive Director of ONABEN, a national nonprofit dedicated to growing the economies of Indigenous peoples. Responsible for overseeing the organization's operations and acting as ONABENs spokesperson, she also manages the training programs associated with the organization.
Previously, Hix led the Cherokee Nation Economic Development Trust Authority, an Oklahoma-based, Native CDFI. An advocate for small business creation and economic development, Hix was named the 2010 Minority Business Advocate of the Year by the Native American Business Enterprise Center, a facet of the Minority Business Development Agency. She has also been recognized twice as a 40 Under 40 winner by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. With a background in marketing and public relations, Hix works to create opportunities for Indigenous-owned businesses to grow and prosper. Over the course of her career, Hix has created a network of opportunities designed to enhance business development within Native American communities.
Veronica is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, where she formerly served as a member of tribal government and engaged in economic development and private and Tribal public relations and communications.
April 16, 2019
Industry News -
Under the new Farm Bill, farmers can receive up to $100,000 through multiple microloan programs that provide flexible access to credit for small, beginning, niche, and non-traditional farms.
April 10, 2019
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CDFI Fund Releases Annual Report on Activities According to the report, CDFI program awardees reported more than $11 billion in lending and investment activity, which financed nearly 16,000 businesses in 2018.
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Policy News -
SBA Administrator Linda McMahon has announced her resignation effective April 12th. In a statement issued on Friday, McMahon said she will be returning to the private sector.