Grand Opening of Prairie Band LLC & Potawatomi Smoke Shop

August 23, 2013 –

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning to celebrate the grand opening of the new location of the Prairie Band LLC offices and drive up Potawatomi Smoke Shop located at 19035 US Highway 75. In the photo are Prairie Band LLC staff and board members, and members from the PBPN Tribal Council.  

In the photo, left to right, is Tyler Levier, Ramona Nozhackum, Lance Morgan, Gene Thomas, Burton Warrington, Carrie O’Toole, Hattie Mitchell, Jim Potter, Junior Wahweotten, Chad Wilkins and Tug Wamego.

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The Potawatomi Smoke Shop drive up window is on the east side of the building and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.  Prairie Band LLC offices are located in back and can be accessed through a door on the south side of the building.


Mayetta: A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning at the new Prairie Band LLC offices and Potawatomi Smoke Shop located at 19035 US Highway 75. Members of the Prairie Band LLC Board of Directors and staff were on hand as well as members from the  PBPN Tribal Council, employees and tribal members.

The building, once used as a training center for Harrah’s casino, now offers more space for the Prairie Band LLC offices, that were originally located near Firekeeper Golf Course, and the new smoke shop. The smoke shop sells cigarettes, candy and pop directly through a drive-up window located on the building’s east side.

Burton Warrington is the CEO and President of Prairie Band, LLC and Chad Wilkins is the Financial Controller. The company was created in 2010 and began operating in 2011 as a holding company. According to the Prairie Band LLC website ( Prairie Band LLC currently operates five subsidiaries including Mayetta Oil, Firekeeper Golf Course, Prairie Band Health Services, Prairie Band Construction and Prairie Band Capital. The mission of the Prairie Band LLC is to utilize various economic and legal advantages to expand the portfolio of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation beyond Indian gaming.