Space offers on-site business advising, networking and more 

DURANT, Okla. - Choctaw Nation Small Business Development (CSBD) is opening a new Chahtapreneur Business Center in Durant this month.  

The grand opening will be held on Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. at the new center, which is located in the former Choctaw Nation headquarters building at 517 N 16th. The center will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The center will act as a coworking space for Choctaw tribal members enrolled in Choctaw Nation Small Business Development’s program. CSBD will offer on-site business advising, networking opportunities and more at the business center.  

Tribal members enrolled with CSBD can rent office space and utilize printing and copying services, as well as wi-fi. CSBD will also host classes on different business-related topics to engage those renting the space and encourage them to network with other Choctaw businesses.  

“The thing I’m most excited about is multiple businesses operating out of the same building. It gives entrepreneurs the ability to network and form connections with other entrepreneurs,” said Billy Hamilton, director of CSBD. “You get up every day and get ready and go to work in a space that opens your mind to new ideas and helps set you up for success.” 

If you’re a Choctaw tribal member who owns a business or would like to open one, you can reach out to CSBD here.