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.
My favorite part of the evening was helping entrepreneurs to connect to one another and with media and government leaders. Introducing some of our Business Alianzas/Puente clients to Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II was the highlight of the night for me!
Our incredible team spent weeks inviting and confirming the guest list for this free event. Puente is so thrilled to have partnered with the Latino Press Foundation to host this celebration of our small businesses in Southeastern Michigan. I am so proud and grateful for my staff!
A note from our host, Elias Gutierrez, Publisher of Latino Press:
“I would like to thank the assistance of personalities such as Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Mr. Roberto Nicolas Consul of Mexico, Bruce Morgan of WSU, Wafa Dinaro of Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Kevin Hardy editor of Detroit News, Gabriela Santiago Detroit City Council,This event would not have been possible without the support of these people or these companies.”
Special thanks to our Sponsors:
Yolanda Serra, Comerica Bank
Sherri Saad, Remax Leading Edge
Joe Gappy, Prince Valley Supermarket
The Puente Cultural Integration Team
Stephanie Coney, London Insurance
Maria Holmes & Shannon Dulin, Comcast
David Orozco, Beast Construction
Wicho & Nancy Diaz, El Parian Restaurant
Ada Cepeda, Fifth Third Bank
Mark Lee, The LEE Group