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  • Blue Stone Receives Superior Rating From Open Ratings

    In March, Arizona-based Blue Stone Strategy Group (Blue Stone) earned a “superior rating” on customer service by Open Ratings, a data research division of marketing giant Dun & Bradstreet. The confidential and independent survey, which assessed multiple performance criteria, revealed that tribal clients give Blue Stone a superior rating relative to other competitors with an overall … Continue reading "Blue Stone Receives Superior Rating From Open Ratings"Read More »
  • Blue Stone Adds Eddy Edwards to its Strategy Team

    Blue Stone Strategy Group today announced the addition of Eddy Edwards to its tenured team. Edwards is a former Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council Member with extensive tribal government and housing expertise. “We have a responsibility to continue to be the best in class in Indian Country and for our tribal clients and I … Continue reading "Blue Stone Adds Eddy Edwards to its Strategy Team"Read More »
  • Part 3 of 4: Metropolitan, Rural, or Somewhere In-Between? How to Diversify Relative to Location.

    Part 1    |    Part 2    |    Part 3 Location is everything, or so the saying goes. But that’s only partially true, and Indian country is living proof of that. Some of the most remote Tribal communities thrive thanks to off-the- beaten-path, destination-style resorts, tourism, utilizing natural resources, or by leveraging water rights in the … Continue reading "Part 3 of 4: Metropolitan, Rural, or Somewhere In-Between? How to Diversify Relative to Location."Read More »
  • A note from Jamie Fullmer – Assessing from the foundation up in 2017

    At the start of each New Year, we personally spend time assessing our lives, our habits, our goals. As businesses, we often re-evaluate our collective direction and priorities. Tribes have the same priority with tribal governments and enterprises. Your tribal system or tribal business is only as good as its people. Human Resources (HR) is the … Continue reading "A note from Jamie Fullmer – Assessing from the foundation up in 2017"Read More »
  • Part 2 of 4: Planning for Diversification

    Part 1    |    Part 2    |    Part 3 The first step in evaluating diversification options is to analyze a tribe’s current customers, their demographics, desire for services and willingness to spend disposable income. Next, applying two economic development principles can support tribes as they work to answer the diversification imperative: 1.  Capturing incremental customer … Continue reading "Part 2 of 4: Planning for Diversification"Read More »
  • What are you doing to prepare for the uncertainty in 2017?

    There have been considerable concerns raised throughout Indian Country about the uncertainty that lies ahead in 2017 and what changes might occur in the coming year with the new administration. Do you believe your tribal leadership is aligned and positioned to overcome potential challenges and take advantage of opportunities that lie ahead in 2017? Over … Continue reading "What are you doing to prepare for the uncertainty in 2017?"Read More »
  • Tribal Governance Made Easy with Blue Stone’s Soft Touch

      Author: Gale Courey Toensing http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ Blue Stone Strategy Group, a majority Native-owned and –operated business that supports tribal leaders in governance and economic development issues, has reached an important milestone: October marks its 10th anniversary in business. That’s a major achievement, since less than 50 percent of new businesses last that long, according to … Continue reading "Tribal Governance Made Easy with Blue Stone’s Soft Touch"Read More »
  • Part 1 of 4 – The Ongoing Need for Economic Development

    Part 1    |    Part 2    |    Part 3 The economic development opportunities on reservations that feature predominantly trust land are fundamentally similar to that of large, master-planned land-use programs. The genesis of Indian Gaming is well-documented in terms of how it was based on the unique and recognized sovereignty of American Indian tribes in … Continue reading "Part 1 of 4 – The Ongoing Need for Economic Development"Read More »
  • Gary Hayes Joins Blue Stone Strategy Group as Senior Tribal Advisor

    Former Chairman, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe; U.S. Navy Retired Blue Stone Strategy Group is proud to welcome Gary Hayes to its advisory team as a Senior Tribal Advisor.  In his new role, Gary will provide leadership in support of strategic tribal initiatives facing Blue Stone clients in the areas of Tribal Governance, Economic Development, and … Continue reading "Gary Hayes Joins Blue Stone Strategy Group as Senior Tribal Advisor"Read More »
  • Tribal Leadership Summit – Southwest

    Tribal leaders from the Southwest weigh in on important economic development issues Phoenix, Arizona – Blue Stone Strategy Group recently hosted its first “leadership summit,” in Phoenix AZ, a pilot event in a series of leadership summits.  The summit events are designed to provide a forum for tribal leaders to discuss specific challenges and opportunities facing … Continue reading "Tribal Leadership Summit – Southwest"Read More »
  • Blue Stone Strategy Set to Present at 2015 Indian Gaming Tradeshow

    March 25, 2015, Irvine, California – Blue Stone Strategy will participate in the Indian Gaming Conference, scheduled in San Diego, CA, March 30th – April 2nd. Members of the Blue Stone Team will be presenting two informative workshops and will also be available to meet in person to discuss the unique needs and economic development … Continue reading "Blue Stone Strategy Set to Present at 2015 Indian Gaming Tradeshow"Read More »
  • Blue Stone Strategy Group: Client Success Is Our Success

    As seen in Indian Country Today…   By Gale Courey Toensing- What’s a good way to evaluate the job performance of a company that offers tribal governments, businesses and organizations advice on good governance and economic development? The answer is found in the old adage “Nothing succeeds like success,” according to the Blue Stone Strategy … Continue reading "Blue Stone Strategy Group: Client Success Is Our Success"Read More »
  • Preparing for Prosperity; Modernizing Your Tribal or Organizational Structure

    Organizational structure refers to the arrangement of authority, rights and responsibilities of an organization, all of which are directed toward the pursuit and achievement of its goals. It specifies rules, procedures and operations, and determines who the decision makers are. In Indian Country, the examples of governance and organizational structures are as diverse as the … Continue reading "Preparing for Prosperity; Modernizing Your Tribal or Organizational Structure"Read More »
  • Eyes on the Prize:Blue Stone Strategy Group Encourages Tribes to Stay Focused

    Tribal funding represents a tiny sliver in overall spending, but the impact of the federal government’s automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, will be felt immediately. “By my count,” wrote Mark Trahant, in his Austerity blog, “there will be at least $386 million in direct service budget cuts between now and the end of September” … Continue reading "Eyes on the Prize:Blue Stone Strategy Group Encourages Tribes to Stay Focused"Read More »
  • Building A Tribal Legacy; Involve Your Community

    Over the last six years Blue Stone Strategy Group has been assisting Tribes throughout the country in their efforts to strike a balance between addressing immediate needs and investing in long-term sustainability. We are all familiar with crisis response mode – dealing with numerous daily issues and putting out fires, so to speak. Strategic planning … Continue reading "Building A Tribal Legacy; Involve Your Community"Read More »