Choctaw Development Fund Awards $5,000 Forgivable Loan to Strawn’s Automotive

Choctaw & Strawn's Automotive
Pictured: Thomas Williston, Choctaw Nation Tribal Councilmember District 1; Brandy and Buggar Strawn, owners of Strawn’s Automotive; Cody Strawn, Strawn’s Automotive mechanic; Julie Arrieta, Choctaw Nation Small Business Advisor; Tanner Johnson; Addysen Strawn; Andy Strawn and Shandy Strawn.

IDABEL, OK – Strawn’s Automotive in Idabel, OK, was awarded a $5,000 small business forgivable loan from the Choctaw Nation Small Business Development program and the Choctaw Development Fund. Founded by Brandy Strawn, Strawn’s Automotive offers light-duty auto repair, brake tune-ups, shock/structs, oil changes, and is conveniently located for both tourists traveling to and from Hochatown, as well as McCurtain County residents.  

“Our goal at Strawn’s Automotive is to provide high-quality automotive work and exceptional customer service,” said Brandy Strawn. “With the assistance of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma small business forgivable loan, we will be able to continue to provide top-notch automotive services at affordable rates.”  

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. 

“Despite being a new business in the area, Brandy offers affordable rates with excellent customer satisfaction every time,” said Julie Arrieta, Choctaw Nation Small Business Advisor. “Working in automotive repair for years, Brandy and Strawn’s Automotive is diligent and committed to providing fast, friendly and professional automotive services.” 

Funding from the Choctaw Development Fund will assist Strawn’s Automotive in purchasing the necessary equipment to streamline its production process and create more efficient business operations.