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Chippewa Cree Tribe business maintains focus on technology advancements and customer service

 

Plain Green, LLC, a wholly-owned business of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, announces the appointment of Pete Stiffarm as IT infrastructure and facilities manager. Stiffarm is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribe from the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Ft. Belknap, Montana. With a goal of enhancing business processes and customer service for Plain Green Loans, Stiffarm’s new leadership role is focused on implementing new software and technology.

“Our growth as an organization is possible only because of people — including our team members and our customers,” said Ian Stamper-Windy Boy, chief operating officer of Plain Green. “By appointing Pete in the role as IT infrastructure and facilities manager, we are continuing technology advancements focused on business continuity and customer support. Pete’s hiring is another example of our commitment to employ the best Native talent where possible. He is a welcome member of the management team.”

Stiffarm previously was manager of IT, marketing and security for Plain Green Loans, from 2012 to 2014, before leaving to serve as IT Specialist at Independence Bank. Stiffarm also served as computer technician and webmaster at Stone Child College 2009 to 2012. Stiffarm has also been an adjunct Instructor at Stone Child College since 2011. Stiffarm has a Master of Information Systems degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from Montana State University – Northern.

“It’s exciting to be back at Plain Green because the company has an even bigger vision for the future,” says Stiffarm. “We have a brand new management team and we are fully committed to improving people’s lives. We are continuously looking for ways to support the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the community — from education to health care and economic impact. In addition, my team and I are focused on enhancing the customer experience for Plain Green Loans. I look forward to great progress for the business and the tribe.”

 

The Chippewa Cree Tribal Transit Department has announced a new schedule which is effective immediately. Please be advised within the next few weeks, the Transit Department will be implementing a fare of $.50 for each passenger for one way rides, elders 60 and over and disabled will be free.  Punch cards will be available for purchase.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Transit Department at 395-5025 or 395-8726.

Morning Local/Havre Run Afternoon Local/Havre Run Local/On Demand Run
6:00 AM Depart Agency 9:30 AM Agency Area Stops 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Daily
6:10 AM Bonneau Stops 9:50 AM Bonneau Villages 7:30 AM Agency Departments
6:20 AM SCC/Headstart 10:00 AM SCC/Headstart 7:45 AM Bonneau Stops only
6:30 AM Middle Dry Fork Stop 10:15 AM Middle Dry Fork  7:50 AM SCC/Headstart
6:45 Jitterbugs 10:25 AM Box Elder Villages 8:00 AM Middle Dry Fork
6:55 Blue Water Tower Villages 10:40 AM Blue Water Tower  8:10 AM Box Elder Village Drive through
7:05 AM Box Elder Villages Stops 10:45 AM Jitterbugs *will drive through each village, please be
7:25 AM Middle Dry Fork 10:50 AM Departs to Agency waiting in your driveway, will not wait for 
7:30 AM SCC/Headstart *Havre Pick-Ups passengers
7:35 AM Bonneau Village Stops 12:30 PM Depart to Havre 8:25 AM Blue Water Tower Villages
7:50 AM Agency  1:05 PM Wal-Mart/Kmart 8:35 AM Jitterbugs Store-10 min. wait
8:10 AM Depart Agency 1:15 Holiday Village Mall 9:00 AM Northern Winz/Laredo
*Havre Pick-ups 1:25 PM Old IGA Parking Lot *Tuesdays and Thursdays only
10:00 AM Depart to Havre 1:35 PM Havre Tire 9:00 AM Depart back to Agency
10:45 AM Wal-Mart/Kmart  1:40 PM IGA  9:00-9:25 Box Elder Villages Drive through
10:50 AM Holiday Village Mall 1:50 PM Hospital/Clinics 9:35 AM Middle Dry Fork
11:00 AM Old IGA Parking Lot 2:00 PM MSU Northern 9:40 AM SCC/Headstart
11:15 AM Havre Tire 2:30 PM Old IGA Parking Lot 9:45-9:55 AM Bonneau Village Drive through
11:20 AM IGA 2:40 PM Holiday Village Mall 10:00 AM Depart to Agency
11:30 AM Hospital/Clinics 3:00 PM Wal-Mart/Kmart 10:10 AM Off Route calls-call ahead
11:40 AM MSU Northern  3:45 PM Agency 12:30-1:00 PM Driver lunch break
12:00 PM Wal-Mart/Kmart 3:50 PM Local 1:00-3:00 PM Agency calls/Repeat Route from 
12:45 PM Jitterbugs 4:30 PM Agency Departments Box Elder to Bonneau(5min each)
12:50 PM Box Elder Village Stops *No Dispatch After 4:30 PM *no calls after 3:30 PM will be taken for local
1:05 PM Middle Dry Fork Stops 5:30 PM End Shift 4:30 PM End shift
1:15 PM SCC/Headstart    
1:20 PM Bonneau Stops    
1:35 PM ButterCup Stop    
1:45 PM Agency Area    

 

 

Resolution of long-standing legal issues for Chippewa Cree Tribe and Chippewa Cree Tribe Development Corporation means new opportunities for Native American community

Plain Green, LLC, the premier online resource for the short-term financial needs of underbanked and subprime consumers, today announces a successful settlement with BEH Gaming Ltd related to loans to the Chippewa Cree Tribe and Chippewa Cree Tribe Development Corporation. Plain Green’s settlement and payment of the debt to BEH releases the Chippewa Cree Tribe and Chippewa Cree Tribe Development Corporation from all liability. The settlement amount is under seal of court order.

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