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.

  • “The Oneida Indian Nation made a significant investment by providing every employee with multiple face coverings – and as one of the largest employers in our region, it’s evident the safety of their employees is important,” said Nick Goodell, The Image Press. “We are grateful for the Oneida Indian Nation’s partnership and commitment to supporting so many businesses right here in Upstate New York.”
  • CLICK HERE to watch a video highlighting this partnership.

Northland Communications, Utica, NY: developed new technological solutions and infrastructure imperative to communicating important safety updates and protocols with employees and guests.

  •  “We are very fortunate to still be able to provide jobs for our entire workforce of 115 employees,” said Jim McCarthy, President of Northland Communications. “This is an important time in our industry, and partners like the Oneida Indian Nation who are committed to the economic development and long-term growth of our region, are vital in helping propel us forward during these unprecedented times.”

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.

  •  “Our partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation during these unprecedented times has been pivotal to our success, and it’s evident that the safety of guests, employees and our entire team who work at their properties is their top priority,” said Anthony DePerno, President of Victory Sign. “The Oneida Indian Nation’s continued investment in this region has created several opportunities for us, helping to foster our growth, and the growth of so many other local businesses as well.”

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. 

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