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 thatContinue reading “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.

Reflection 2020-2021

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 ofContinue reading “Reflection 2020-2021”

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”

5 de Mayo is NOT Independence Day

One would think that news outlets would occasionally use Google or even Wikipedia to confirm their history, yet, sadly, no. Sunday night, as I was watching the WXYZ-Detroit news coverage of the Mexicantown Cinco de Mayo Parade it was reported that the parade commemorated Mexico’s Independence Day. NO! NO! NO! Apparently, they could’ve just readContinue reading “5 de Mayo is NOT Independence Day”