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He started a small business in a small community different from, but similar to, others in Wisconsin.
Rez Biz: Starting a Business Where Money is Scarce
presented by Arnold Chevalier
When Arnold Chevalier was growing up in Milwaukee, he never dreamed that he would start a small business back home on the Menominee Indian Reservation. But one day he got home late to a cold house and needed an after-hours propane delivery. The off-reservation company serving his area charged enormous delivery charges for the short distance they had to travel. Arnold began to wonder why there wasn’t a propane company on the reservation. He started asking around, and the more he talked to people, the more he thought he should try to start a propane company to serve residents of the reservation. In this talk, Arnold will share his experience as the founder of a small business in a small community that is very much like, but also unlike others in Wisconsin.
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Arnold Chevalier was born on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin and is an enrolled tribal member. He has over 20 years of experience with small businesses, including several he started, including Menomonie Gas, Inc, Menominee Mechanical, Inc, and Chevalier-Tradewell, Inc. He is also a journeyman sheet metal worker with Local 18 and has worked on many large projects throughout the state, including the new Packer Stadium. He is proud of his heritage and strives to make others feel comfortable discussing sensitive topics, like race and culture. He serves on many boards and committees and is a member of the WHC board. He lives in Stoughton, Wisconsin.
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