The Preferred Vendor Program increases business opportunities for qualified Chickasaw citizen-owned business enterprises and those of other qualified minorities. Chickasaw Business Network supports and encourages the participation of all divisions of the Chickasaw Nation in seeking out and taking necessary steps to assure these businesses with economic opportunities within our sphere of influence.

The Preferred Vendor Program works to manage a process that supports the growth, development, expansion and increased utilization of business enterprises owned by Chickasaw citizens, Native American tribal citizens, and other federally recognized minorities.

To participate in the Preferred Vendor Program, a business must be at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by one or more of the following:

  • Chickasaws
  • Native Americans (Non-Chickasaw)
  • African-Americans
  • Asian-Americans
  • Hispanic-Americans
  • Women
  • Disabled Veterans


Bailey Walker
Preferred Vendor Program Coordinator