Presenting the BRIDGE Networking MODEL: Detroit Startup Week

Effective networking skills is a requirement in this age of digital social interactions. Learn from a from an expert on how to bring value to every networking event. Go beyond the business card exchange and the LinkedIn contacts to truly create a powerful in-person network. This will be a literal hands-on interactive workshop …

Integrating Businesses in Farmington Hills

See you at the Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills at 5:30pm for networking and a sample of a Tequila Cabresto margarita!

PS – If you haven’t bought your ticket, use Promo Code BRIDGE for $5 off your ticket! Price is $20 at the door so save by pre-registering! may29networkingexpo.eventbrite.com

Season of New Beginnings

I have a tendency to reflect and plan with the start of each season. January is rarely my time for goal setting or resolutions, rather the spring and fall tend to bring out my dreams and aspirations for improvement or a shift in my focus or energy. Did anyone else have a really long winter?Continue reading “Season of New Beginnings”

Building BRIDGES

SAVE THE DATE! I’m excited to share my latest project – the BRIDGE Bilingual Business Expo & Networking Event scheduled for May 29th with our BRIDGE Partners, the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills and the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce. BRIDGE Bilingual Business Expo & Networking Event May 29th 5:30-7:30pm Crowne Plaza HotelContinue reading “Building BRIDGES”

Networking: A Shaking-Hands-On Experience

Let’s be honest – networking is an integral part of all industries – corporate connections, entrepreneurship and the nonprofit ecosystem all rely on building relationships. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to effective networking. I love a room full of (mostly) strangers, I also love to take a client or an internContinue reading “Networking: A Shaking-Hands-On Experience”

The PCI BRIDGE Model – Bilingual Entrepreneurship Series

We’re excited to launch a the PCI BRIDGE Model program in collaboration with other immigrant and small business support groups. The Bilingual Entrepreneurship Series will launch at the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce in both Spanish and English  (Se lanza el programa de emprendimiento bilingüe en español e inglés.) Business Model Canvas (Modelo de Negocio)Continue reading “The PCI BRIDGE Model – Bilingual Entrepreneurship Series”

Travel to Cuba

¡Vamos Pa’ Cuba! Puente Cultural Integration is planning its first trip to Cuba.  Government policies keep changing and we have been paying close attention to the latest updates. In the last couple of months, the US has opened bids for domestic airline carriers to provide service to Cuba and has eliminated many restrictions for travel. We, likeContinue reading “Travel to Cuba”

Where is everybody?

The somber change in the vibe of the neighborhood was palpable right after the election, it has now evolved into a state of resignation as people attempt to continue living their lives. Stories of raids, detentions, and the hardship that children and spouses are suffering when the bread winner is deported have shifted from shocking to normalized.