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Encouraging entrepreneurs

Encouraging entrepreneurs
Alex Chambers, 32, the Tempe-based owner and CEO of Global Diligence Technologies, a national marketing firm, and publisher of the Navajo Post, is the founder of Native American Entrepreneur magazine. (Courtesy photo)

Alex Chambers, 32, the Tempe-based owner and CEO of Global Diligence Technologies, a national marketing firm, and publisher of the Navajo Post, is the founder of Native American Entrepreneur magazine. (Courtesy photo)

New magazine will guide the way, publisher hopes

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When Alex Chambers was a kid, he thought businesses were started by the government.

Alex Chambers

Alex Chambers

“When you grow up on the reservation,” he pointed out, “you’re taught that the tribe and the government are there to sustain you.”

But when, a little later, he became interested in business and started Googling brands he saw around him, like Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken, “I realized businesses are started by people,” he said. “I started thinking maybe I could start one.”

He could. At 32, the Tempe-based Chambers is owner and CEO of Global Diligence Techonologies, a national marketing firm, and publisher of the Navajo Post.

With his next endeavor, Native American Entrepreneur magazine, he hopes to pave the way a bit for young Natives like he used to be: folks with a great idea and no idea where to start.


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About The Author

Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth was the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation, until her retirement on May 31, 2021. Her other beats included agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.”

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