Oneida Indian Nation to host a half-day economic development and vendor conference for regional businesses on Sept. 14

VERONA, NY — The Oneida Indian Nation today announced it will host a half-day conference about how local businesses can partner with the Nation and its enterprises. The Doing Business with the Oneida Indian Nation conference will provide valuable insight on how to work with the Oneida Nation on new business development, including developing and expanding businesses on Oneida Indian Nation land, how to become a vendor, engage in sponsorship relationships and partner on strategic alliances. The program will include Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter providing an overview of Nation Enterprises and outlining plans for future investments.

The conference comes amid the 25th anniversary of the historic gaming compact and the opening of Turning Stone Resort Casino, which has become the region’s premier tourist destination and economic engine.

Doing Business with the Oneida Indian Nation conference will be held on Friday, September 14 at Turning Stone, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Oneida Indian Nation continues to expand its gaming, retail, entertainment, food-related and convenience store businesses – which presents new business development, vendor and sponsorship opportunities. The conference will explore those opportunities, bringing together Oneida Indian Nation officials, business leaders and local stakeholders throughout the region.

Current Oneida Nation businesses include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Point Place Casino, Maple Leaf Market, SāvOn Stores, Tin Woodman’s Flask Wine & Spirits Superstore, Oneida Technical Solutions and Four Directions Productions.

Since the compact of 1993, the Oneida Nation Enterprises has pioneered a unique business model based on constant reinvestment in Central New York – the eternal home of the Oneida people. Today, those enterprises are not only the region’s largest employer, they also support thousands of additional jobs through local vendors and business development opportunities.

In all, Oneida Nation Enterprises spends more than $66 million to support more than 1,000 vendors in the three counties surrounding the Nation’s homelands. The Oneida Nation Enterprises directly employs more than 4,700 jobs, and supports thousands more through its vendors.

For more information about the Doing Business with the Oneida Indian Nation conference, visit the website here.

Local businesses and developers interested in attending the conference can email Sarah Koral at to be added to a waiting list as space is limited.  Confirmed attendees will be notified in early September.