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CNB is the tribally owned holding company of Cherokee Nation – the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. We employ more than 10,000 people worldwide working within 45+ companies across three business units that generate nearly $2 billion in annual revenue and helped contribute a $3.04 billion impact in Cherokee Nation in 2021. Like many successful American companies, our work began in manufacturing. As Cherokee Nation has grown, we have expanded and diversified our companies to businesses around the world. This is important to our present and future success. It means having the flexibility to provide for our families and our Nation, year after year. It paves the way for great opportunities now and for generations to come.

Our Mission

To promote the economic wellbeing of Cherokee Nation by delivering tremendous value to our customers, communities and markets we serve.

Our Values

Driven by Purpose. Guided by Gadugi. Bound by Integrity. Motivated by Intentionality & Commitment.
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Chuck Garrett Black and White Headshot

“Cherokee Nation Businesses’ purpose is our people. They unite us. Our work is defined by its impact — felt throughout our communities and across Cherokee Nation.”

Chuck Garrett
Chief Executive Officer
Cherokee Nation Businesses

Our success and growth are possible through our three distinct business units, which operate in a variety of industries both inside and outside our Nation.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the Hospitality Division of Cherokee Nation Businesses. It provides guests world-class entertainment with brands like Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Cherokee Casinos, Gold Strike and more. As a leader in gaming and hospitality, Cherokee Nation Entertainment continues its three decades of success by driving tremendous business growth throughout Cherokee Nation and beyond.

Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the Hospitality Division of Cherokee Nation Businesses. It provides guests world-class entertainment with brands like Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Cherokee Casinos, Gold Strike and more. As a leader in gaming and hospitality, Cherokee Nation Entertainment continues its three decades of success by driving tremendous business growth throughout Cherokee Nation and beyond.

Mark Fulton black and white headshot

“Strengthening the Cherokee Nation isn’t just our commitment — it’s the heart of our operations, the daily mission of our team and the foundation of our company’s legacy.”

Mark Fulton
President
Cherokee Nation Entertainment

Cherokee Federal provides federal contracting solutions around the world. Their focus is on building solutions, solving complex challenges and serving America’s mission in 20+ countries and all 50 states. In fact, 13% of their employees are veterans or active duty reservists. 

Cherokee Federal is the government contracting arm of Cherokee Nation Businesses. Over the past decade, it has been awarded $8 billion in contracts. This success is due to their tireless work and dedication. The work of Cherokee Federal strengthens our country and Cherokee Nation.

Cherokee Federal provides federal contracting solutions around the world. Their focus is on building solutions, solving complex challenges and serving America’s mission in 20+ countries and all 50 states. 

Cherokee Federal is the government contracting arm of Cherokee Nation Businesses. Over the past decade, it has been awarded $8 billion in contracts. This success is due to their tireless work and dedication. The work of Cherokee Federal strengthens our country and Cherokee Nation.

Steven Bilby black and white headshot

“Every contract won is to serve the needs of the Cherokee people. The mission of service is what drives our businesses forward.”

Steven Bilby
President
Cherokee Federal

Cultural and Economic Development’s initiatives have shown Cherokee Nation Businesses’ unwavering commitment to preserving our culture, through the operation of the Cherokee National Research Center, as well as our eight museums and three gift shops.” They have increased our economic impact through the growth of Cherokee Film and the opening of 1839 Cherokee Meat Co. Cultural and Economic Development, along with Cherokee Nation Businesses, is dedicated to continued growth and diversification for the success of Cherokee Nation Businesses and the citizens of Cherokee Nation.

Cultural and Economic Development’s initiatives have shown Cherokee Nation Businesses’ unwavering commitment to preserving our culture, through the operation of the Cherokee National Research Center, as well as our eight museums and three gift shops.” They have increased our economic impact through the growth of Cherokee Film and the opening of 1839 Cherokee Meat Co. Cultural and Economic Development, along with Cherokee Nation Businesses, is dedicated to continued growth and diversification for the success of Cherokee Nation Businesses and the citizens of Cherokee Nation.

Our Company - Molly Jarvis

“We believe the Cherokee Story must be shared with the world to carry on our traditions through future generations and to advance Cherokee Nation. The preservation of our way of life is what guides us.”

Molly Jarvis
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Cherokee Nation Cultural & Economic Development

Shareholder Impact

Every day, thousands of Cherokee Nation employees go to work with one goal — to better the lives of Cherokee citizens now and in the future. Cherokee Nation is more than 460,000 citizens strong. To bring opportunity home to our Nation and citizens, we must look both inside and outside our borders. We will continue to invest, innovate, diversify and grow.

Shareholder Impact

Every day, thousands of Cherokee Nation employees go to work with one goal — to better the lives of Cherokee citizens now and in the future. Cherokee Nation is more than 460,000 citizens strong. To bring opportunity home to our Nation and citizens, we must look both inside and outside our borders. We will continue to invest, innovate, diversify and grow.

Stronger Together

Cherokee Nation Businesses contributes tens of millions of dollars annually to the Cherokee Nation. As we look ahead to the opportunities of tomorrow, we are committed to meeting every challenge and growing — stronger together.

Media Contacts

Cherokee Nation Businesses
leanna.reeder@cn-bus.com
brandon.scott@cn-bus.com