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Stephine Poston says that running Poston & Associates allows her to pursue her passion: “honor[ing] tribal communities by showcasing their authentic narrative through inspiring marketing, public relations, strategic facilitation, training and event planning.”
Poston’s clients include the American Indian Gaming Center, National Indian Gaming Commission, National Congress of American Indians, Walmart, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Poston is now Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) certified.
Some of Poston’s proudest achievements are:
- helping to launch the Inaugural Native Women's Business Summit in April 2018,
- acting as the lead public relations point for the Pueblo of Tesuque in a campaign to protect sacred land, and
- increasing Santa Clara Pueblo’s voter turnout from 30% in the 2008 primary to nearly 70% in the 2008 general election.
Poston is no stranger to seeking out resources to amplify her success. She’s a graduate of the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program, where she learned about the Procurement Technical Assistance Center and
Poston meets with her SCORE Albuquerque mentor, Dar Johnson, every four to six weeks. Johnson has helped Poston get her financials in order, freeing her up to direct her time and energy to what she’s best at — communications. Johnson is also helping her pursue federal government contracts and has encouraged her to gain 8(a) certification, which would make her eligible for a wide range of support from the Minority Business Development Agency.
Why be a SCORE mentor?
To work with owners like Stephine Poston!
if you are passionate about using your knowledge and experience to assist and support local business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofits during every phase of business. Most volunteers mentor, present workshops or facilitate Business Owners Councils. Some help lead or organize chapter activities. As a
volunteer, we guarantee your business skills will stay sha