Red Circle CEO Chad Germann to Speak at RES Conference


Minneapolis, Mar. 7. 2017 – Mille Lacs Band member and Founder/CEO of Red Circle, Chad Germann, will speak at the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) presented by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. Germann will share his experience as a native entrepreneur on the panel 40 UNDER 40 Leadership: Embracing the Challenge to Serve. The conference is being held at The Mirage hotel in Las Vegas March 13 – 16, 2017.

RES provides an opportunity for native-owned and Indian tribal-owned businesses to meet directly with federal, state and local government officials as well as Fortune 1,000 businesses, encouraging future business endeavors and providing tools for success.

Corporate participants include Boeing, AT&T, Google, IBM, Southwest Airlines, MGM Resorts International and more.

“This conference gives Native-owned businesses a place to network and opens the door for new business opportunities,” says Germann. “And when native-owned businesses succeed, tribes succeed.”

Germann was previously named to the 40 under 40 Business Leaders Group and will return this year to share his experience as a native business leader, discuss the state of Indian business in America today and provide insight into how his company, Red Circle, is thriving in today’s economy.

“It’s an honor to be asked to speak to young native students and professionals,” says Germann. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of some fantastic mentors. I’m happy to have the opportunity to give back.”

Germann will speak on a panel alongside Clara Pratte, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Strongbow Strategies; Robert Weaver, President & Founder of RWI Benefits LLC; and Jay Calhoun, Director/Strategic Investments of Cherokee Nation Business.

About RES: With nearly 4,000 attendees, the annual 4-day event is a premier business-to-business conference and home to the largest Native American business trade show.

About Red Circle: Red Circle is a full-service advertising agency in Minneapolis, Minnesota with over 16 years of experience in the hospitality and gaming industries. Red Circle has worked with a diverse roster of companies, including more than 95 casinos and racinos. For more information about Red Circle, visit:

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Chad Germann
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