Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart

I am an enrolled citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, a small businesswoman entrepreneur, and the Executive Chef of Etiquette Catering Company a unique artisan catering company located in downtown Rapid City. I am a 6th generation entrepreneur proud to be a part of the Tanka Bar family.  I am an entrepreneurship and economic development specialist, helping to assist in the launch of over 187 small businesses throughout the country. I was awarded the Enterprising Friend of Small Business Award for the SD CEO Women’s Business Center in 2019. I along with my husband Brandon were award the Sustainability award by the City of Rapid City for our commitment to creating a sustainably green business. I am the co-founder of the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance. The award I hold closest to my heart is the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award from my home reservation.

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