Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Eagle Butte

Grand opening for Four Bands incubator

Four Bands Community Fund was pleased to announce the grand opening of their new business incubator space on Wednesday, June 19 with an open house. The facility is the new headquarters, and the new home to six incubator tenants.

Ubetcha Wateca, owned by Shari Ducheneaux, offers the freshest locally-sourced ingredients on their breakfast and lunch menus.

6Hundred5 Below, owned by J’Jay Pearman, provides a unique experience with their handmade ice cream rolls.

Kelsie Kay’s Coffee Depot, owned by Kelsie Kay Haskell, features a mix of locally made bead work and fresh coffee beverages.

WoLakota Construction, owned by Spence Etzkorn, is a Native-owned construction company.

Akiptan, operated by Skya Ducheneaux, is a nonprofit community loan fund specializing in agricultural lending nationwide.

All By Grace, owned by Donita Fischer, offers health and wellness products.

Back row: Cindy Marshall – Credit and Collections Officer, Mark Shupick – Director of Business Development Services, Holden Neigel – Business Incubator Manager, L’Jay Pearman – Owner of 6Hundred5 Below, and Gail Uses The Knife – WoLakota Construction. Middle row: April Anderson – Loan Officer, Cora Mae Haskell – Asset Development Coordinator, Donita Fischer – Owner of All By Grace, Sha’Teal Pearman – Akiptan, and Kelsie Kay Haskell – Owner of Kelsie Kay’s Coffee Depot. Front: Shari Ducheneaux – Owner of Ubetcha Wateca, Lakota Vogel – Executive Director, and Justin Haskell. Not pictured: Skya Ducheneaux – Akiptan, Spence Etzkorn – Owner of WoLakota Construction, Alissa Benoist – Program Coordinator, Kesse Deal – Client Services Coordinator, Darla Lawrence – Director of Finance, and Kristen Stambach – Director of Lending. Photo by Kimmy Scherer