Local Businesses Support the Oneida Indian Nation's Reopening Under Safety Protocols
The Oneida Indian Nation worked with several Upstate New York businesses to provide a range of products and services to support the Nation's Safer Together plan implemented during its phased reopening of its gaming and hospitality businesses in June. Products and services included face coverings for all employees, printing of health and safety protocol signage and providing new technology for guest and employee communications.
Local companies paramount to the Oneida Indian Nation safely reopening its properties include:
The Image Press, Cicero, NY: developed and sourced nearly 20,000 face coverings, a vital component of the Oneida Nation Enterprises’ health and safety reopening plan. The breathable face coverings were specifically designed for the sustained use throughout employees’ shifts.
Northland Communications, Utica, NY: developed new technological solutions and infrastructure imperative to communicating important safety updates and protocols with employees and guests.
Victory Sign, Canastota, NY: a longtime partner of the Oneida Indian Nation, Victory Sign provided printing of health & safety protocol signs to saturate all of the Nation’s properties and office spaces.
With gaming and hospitality businesses, convenience store and retail operations, marinas and other recreation properties, and technology services, Oneida Nation Enterprises rely on thousands of vendors, ranging from food and beverage providers to cleaning, health and beauty products. In 2019, the Oneida Indian Nation paid more than $176 million to more than 1,600 vendors in New York State, which includes $64 million to vendors in Oneida, Madison and Onondaga counties.
In 2019, the Nation also paid more than $161 million to 4,750 employees – an increase from 2018.