The Harmony House of Muskogee Cutline: (L-R) Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors Mike Shambaugh and Rex Jordan, Secretary of State Tina Glory Jordan, Tribal Councilors Janees Taylor and Dora Patzkowski, Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd, Harmony House owner Mandy Scott, Tribal Councilors Joe Deere and Keith Austin, Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Todd Enlow. Submitted TULSA — The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet Nov. 21 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The Cherokee Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office has approximately 720 Indian-owned companies and more than 100 artists that are TERO-certified vendors able to do business with the tribe and compete for government contracting jobs. In fiscal year 2019, TERO vendors earned around $80 million in contracts with the tribe.
Harmony House of Muskogee, LLC., received the Women Owned Business of the Year Award. The restaurant is a lunch and bakery tea room and has been open for nearly 28 years.
“This is something that I never thought I would have this early in my life,” said Mandy Scott, The Harmony House owner. “It’s always been a dream of mine to have my own restaurant. I’ve always been very proud of my heritage, and proud of where I’ve come from. To be a woman and a minority in this time in the world, it’s amazing.”
During the banquet, the tribe also honored eight standout TERO businesses with awards.
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