In the News

Debbie Oatts and Circle City Chapter of the Links Incorporated Featured on Wish TV

On April 21, 2024, Debbie Oatts, President of Nubian Construction Group and President of the Circle City Chapter of the Links Incorporated, spoke with Wish TV's Community Link Show about the Links organization and their upcoming Real World Real Girls Conference on Saturday, April 27th, at Martin University. The Links organization centers around five facets: service to youth, arts, national trends, international trends, and health and human services. Encouraging youth to learn skills within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)...

Construction Underway on the New Northview Middle School Project

Construction of the new Northview Middle School for the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township is well underway, according to an update provided by the project's Construction Managers, Powers & Sons Construction. The building, located at 91st Street and College Avenue, will be 207,000 square feet and will serve 6th through 8th graders in the school district when completed. Nubian Construction Group is proud to be a partner on the project, helping with community engagement and subcontractor outreach. According to...

Debbie Oatts Speaks to Wish TV about Diversity Outreach Event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

On May 17, 2023, the City of Indianapolis, Office of Minority & Women Business Development sponsored a Diversity Outreach Event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to encourage developers to keep women-, minority-, and veteran-owned businesses in mind for upcoming project opportunities and proposals. Debbie Oatts, President of Nubian Construction Group, spoke with Wish TV's Business, Equity & Opportunities Show about why these types of opportunities are so essential to these businesses in particular, as well as to the community. "It's...

William G. Mays Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

Hosting its 2019 Champions of Diversity Awards, Indiana Minority Business Magazine celebrated individuals, companies and organizations statewide that have exemplified diversity either through their hiring practices or their outreach programs, or who have individually overcome racial or gender barriers. Winners of this year’s William G. Mays Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award are Nathan and Deborah Oatts, owners of Oatts Trucking and Nubian Construction Group. Founded by Nathan’s father, Oatts Trucking and has now passed into its third generation of family ownership...

Deborah Oatts Presents 2018 Madam C.J. Walker Award

The Center for Leadership Development bestowed honors on 17 award recipients at its 38th Annual Minority Achievers & Scholarship Gala, hosted on March 22nd in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom. During the awards ceremony, Deborah Oatts was honored to present the 2018 Mme. C.J. Walker (Outstanding Woman of the Year) Award to Joyce Q. Rogers, Vice President for Development and External Relations, Indiana University Foundation. At Indiana University Foundation, Joyce Rogers works to provide IU with the philanthropic...

Deborah Oatts: Madame Walker Theatre Center 2015 Spirit Award Honoree

Deborah Oatts, president of Nubian Construction Group and past-president of NAWBO-Indianapolis, has been selected the Madame Walker Theatre Center 2015 Spirit Award Honoree for Excellence in Corporate Citizenship. Madame CJ Walker was the first female self-made millionaire in the country, and the Madame Walker Theatre Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving her legacy. Since 2006, the Center has honored the nation’s foremost leaders in entrepreneurship, civic engagement, philanthropy and arts & culture through the “Spirit Awards,” which pay...

Deborah Oatts now serving as Past President of NAWBO-Indy

June 26, 2014, Indianapolis—After a year of significant progress in promoting and supporting women-owned businesses, Debbie passed the baton to incoming Board President of NAWBO-Indianapolis, Jeryl Mitsch. A key initiative under Debbie’s leadership, the YEA! Academy launched at the IUPUI campus with 24 students for the fall of 2014. An educational program that takes students in grades 6 through 12 through the process of starting and running a real business, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) has been the focus...

Deborah Oatts “Roasted” at the 2014 Celebrity Barbecue and Grille

Debbie Oatts was selected to be one of the 2014 “roastees” for the Indianapolis Chapter of The Links “Celebrity Barbecue and Grille.” Along with ex-Colts player and IMPACT Foundation leader Gary Brackett; Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks; and AT&T External & Corporate Affairs Director David Lewis, Sr; Debbie was roasted at the 31st annual fundraiser for The Links on April 24, 2014, with funds benefiting The Martin Center, Inc. and its Sickle Cell Initiative. As a national volunteer service organization of...