Our Mission


At the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Michigan (AICCMI), our mission is clear and resolute: to empower Native American businesses and entrepreneurs to not only succeed but to thrive, creating lasting positive change within their communities. We believe in the transformative power of community, collaboration, and commitment.


  • Support and Guidance: We provide comprehensive support and guidance, guiding individuals from concept to success and ensuring they have the tools they need to thrive.
  • Financial Empowerment: Through financial education and access to funding, we strengthen the financial foundations of Native American businesses.
  • Access and Opportunities: We improve access to opportunities, ensuring that Native American businesses can evaluate and seize promising prospects in Michigan.
  • Networking and Collaboration: AICCMI fosters a thriving network where Michigan’s American Indian entrepreneurs and business owners can collaborate and expand their circles of influence.
  • Growth and Development: We offer a robust growth support system that includes financial planning, business coaching, educational seminars, and project evaluation assistance.
  • Economic Vitality: AICCMI aims to establish an appreciation of and a full understanding of the capabilities of Native American-owned businesses in Michigan and their vital role in the state’s economy.
  • Confidence Building: We assist in developing confident Native American entrepreneurs who are well-equipped to start, achieve, and exceed their business goals.
  • Cultural Values: AICCMI guides individuals to incorporate traditional Tribal Values into their business development, fostering wisdom, honesty, truth, and respect in their interactions with the communities they serve.

Executive Director

Daniel Brant

Bringing a diverse and robust skill-set that spans being an educator serving in the classroom in underserved communities, the mental healthcare field, sales, youth mentoring and business coaching; Dan joins us with a great desire to serve others and a passion to make a difference.

Founding Board of Directors

Ronald Spoerl

An enrolled member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. His company, Hawk Industries, is involved in creating growth and job opportunities across the Midwest.

Timothy Young Eagle​

An  American Indian of Pawnee descent and a successful leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment in fundraising, sales, marketing, and leadership in a career that has spanned more than 40 years.

Kelly Jackson

An enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, her knowledge of the unique nature and diversity that exists in Indian country complements her professional expertise and commitments to tribal sensitivity, diversity and public relations.