HEAVENER, OK – Pine Mountain Lures in Heavener, OK, was awarded a $5,000 small business forgivable loan from Choctaw Nation Small Business Development and the Choctaw Development Fund.
Pine Mountain Lures is a family-owned business operated by Edward Drury in Heavener and offers a variety of fishing jigs and lures that are customized to customer specifications. An avid fisherman all his life, Drury began producing lures as a hobby in 2021. By February 2022, Pine Mountain Lures turned into a growing small business.
“Receiving this forgivable loan from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will allow me to purchase a building to manufacture my lures, increase production volume and provide a storefront where customers can purchase merchandise directly,” said Edward Drury, Owner of Pine Mountain Lures. “The Choctaw Nation Small Business Development program has been instrumental for my small business, and I can’t thank them enough for their financial support, words of encouragement and trainings to help me successfully run my business.”
The Choctaw Development Fund supports economic viability and sustainability by partnering with Choctaw small business owners, cities and municipalities to create long-term growth and job creation within the territories of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
“Edward has an amazing eye for detail, and his workmanship has not gone unnoticed by the anglers in our community and beyond,” said Christian Hampton, Choctaw Nation Small Business Advisor. “With seven lakes in LeFlore County and summer approaching, Pine Mountain Lures will be a fisherman’s one-stop shop.”
Funding from the Choctaw Development Fund will assist Pine Mountain Lures in purchasing a portable building for production and storage.