POTEAU, OK – Recently, Cooper’s Fur’s & 6th Day Creations, C.M.F Enterprises, Duncan Trail Taxidermy and KD Consulting Services were each awarded a $5,000 small business forgivable loan from Choctaw Nation Small Business Development and the Choctaw Development Fund.
The Choctaw Development Fund supports economic viability and sustainability by partnering with Choctaw small business owners, cities and counties to create long-term growth and job creation within the territories of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
“Providing $20,000 in forgivable loans within LeFlore County to these four small businesses is a huge win for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma,” said Jess Henry, Choctaw Nation Tribal Councilmember District 4. “These District 4 Chahtapreneur’s are not only fostering our local economy, but they’re keeping money close within the reservation and supporting our neighborhoods and community members.”
KD Consulting Services, owned by licensed professional counselor Kristi McConnell, provides consultation services to individuals and families in the Poteau, OK area. KD Consulting Services provide the highest quality behaviorally based therapeutic outpatient services to individuals, couples, children and adolescents in the most caring environment possible. Funds received from the Choctaw Nation will be used to purchase a computer, printer and scanner.
Copper’s Fur’s & 6th Day Creations is owned by Matthew Cooper and located outside Bokoshe, OK, offering customers taxidermy and tannery options in the LeFlore County region. With over 16 years of fur handling experience, funds received from the Choctaw Nation will be used to assist Cooper in improvements to his shop.
C.M.F. Enterprise is owned and operated by Kinsey Akers in Poteau, OK. C.M.F Enterprise offers delivery of cargo to anywhere that does not require a passport. Funds received from the Choctaw Nation will be used to assist C.M.F. Enterprise with purchasing a cargo van for the company.
Duncan Trail Taxidermy, owned by Jennifer Duncan, specializes in taxidermy services. Funds received from the Choctaw Nation will be used to purchase additional taxidermy equipment.