A Gala to Remember: Celebrating Small Business Owners at the DIA

The Small Business Ethnic and Minority Media Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 brought together micro-business owners, Black and Brown community leaders and our Metro Detroit ethnic press together to network and celebrate at one of the most prestigious locations in the midwest, the Detroit Institute of Arts. Our MC and one of our … More A Gala to Remember: Celebrating Small Business Owners at the DIA

Holiday Gratitude

Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! – From our Puente Cultural Integration Team! I am in full gratitude and reflection mode as we look towards these last few days of 2021. So many of my friends and clients are struggling with the holidays – dealing with grief – lives, businesses, relationships, lifestyles lost. I too, was so … More Holiday Gratitude

Michigan Hispanic Contractors Association 2019-2020

I have been incredibly proud for all of the work the Puente has done through our partnership and collaboration with the MI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the selfless volunteers that have been a part of the MI-HCA Advisory Council for the last three years. We’ve gotten a little press in recent weeks. Something that … More Michigan Hispanic Contractors Association 2019-2020

#DEVELOP2021

My word for 2021 is DEVELOP. There are a lot of ways to apply and interpret the word DEVELOP and I plan to explore them in depth with the Puente Team as we begin the year. We will DEVELOP ourselves through goal-setting, DEVELOP programs, help others to DEVELOP best practices, and help our contractors and partners with construction DEVELOPment projects. … More #DEVELOP2021

Reflection 2020

Stay Consistent with Your Mission During the pandemic, the Puente Team has met (almost daily via Zoom) to discuss the challenges and messages of the day. We became experts in trilingual outreach to the immigrant business community and all things COVID-related: grants, loans, executive orders, restaurant protocol, MIOSHA rules, etc. We consistently reminded ourselves of … More Reflection 2020

Intention

Live with Intention. 📐📖🖊✈️ Dream, Manifest, Design, Believe, Plan, & Do the Work, Be Patient & Persistent.🗓 📄⏳Some goals take a lifetime to realize. I am blessed to have parents who taught me there were no limits to my dreams & aspirations. I was privileged to grow up in a home where my parents never doubted they could … More Intention

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 Hotel … More 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 intern … More Networking: A Shaking-Hands-On Experience