flyer for AZOS Detroit: Hispanic Cultural Festival & Mercadito - A Fundraiser to Benefit One Michigan for Immigrant Rights The event will showcase the inspiring documentary film "Michoacán to Michigan" with a bilingual immigrant panel discussion, along with performances celebrating the rich Hispanic Heritage of Detroit’s immigrant community, food trucks and food vendors, resource tables and Business Alianzas Mercadito Vendors. The event will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2023, from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Vallarta LIVE's venue located at 4381 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI.

Mercadito on October 8th

🗓 Octubre 8, 2023
📍 Vallarta Live (4381 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI).

  • El Artesano Juice & Café bar
  • Marias
  • Scents of a Monarch

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    🗓 October 8th, 2023
    📍 Vallarta Live (4381 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI).

    What is Mercadito with Business Alianzas?

    Mercadito, an arts & crafts market, is an event that provides a platform for small business owners to connect with customers, network with other entrepreneurs, and transform their side hustles into successful businesses.

    Mercadito es un evento que proporciona una plataforma para que los pequeños empresarios conecten con los clientes, se relacionen con otros emprendedores y transformen sus “hobbies” en negocios exitosos.

    One of the key aspects of Mercadito is its focus on supporting small businesses in Metro Detroit by creating a space for these businesses to promote themselves.

    Overall, Mercadito has been a huge success, bringing together a community of entrepreneurs like creatives, artist, side hustle, foodies and more, to showcase their diversity and ingenuity. The event is a testament to the power of small businesses and the importance of supporting local communities. Mercadito has assisted in creating a more inclusive and dynamic Detroit.

    Mercaditos 2023

    March 26
    “Cinco de Mayo” Friday, May 5th
    October 8th
    December 7th

    We currently have a waitlist for businesses to participate in this event, if you are interested in joining please email team@puenteci.com or call/text 313-349-0089

     

    Uno de los aspectos clave de Mercadito es su enfoque en apoyar a los emprendedores en el area de Detroit, creando un espacio para que estos negocios prosperen.

    En general, Mercadito ha sido un gran éxito, reuniendo a una comunidad de emprendedores y creativos para celebrar la cultura y el espíritu empresarial. El evento es un testimonio del poder de las pequeñas empresas y la importancia de apoyar a las comunidades locales. Mercadito ayuda a crear un Detroit más inclusivo y dinámico.

    Mercaditos 2023

    26 de Marzo
    Cinco de Mayo” el viernes 5 de mayo
    8 de octubre
    7 de Diciembre


    Actualmente tenemos una lista de espera para los negocios que gusten participar. Si estas interesado en unirte, envía un correo electrónico a 
    team@puenteci.com o llama/textea al 313-349-0089

    Mercadito in May 2023

     Celebración de Cinco de Mayo!

    🗓Mayo 5, 2023
    📍L’Artesano (4748 W. Vernor Hwy Detroit, MI).

    Vendors:

    • Tuguava Coffee
    • Moped
    • Lina’s Boutique
    • L’Arte Sano
    • Ame Tacos
    • Frances Naturals
    • Numu Toys
    • Yazmin’s Bazar
    • Rosita’s Bakery
    • Marias
    • Litas Mexican Sauces
    • Monat
    • Salads for Life
    • Accessories Schula
    • Quetzal Art
    • Royal Prestige
    • Ketzaly
    • Scents of Monarch
    • Dulce Numari
    • Detroit Alley Cats

    The market was bustling with energy, as visitors strolled through the various stalls to explore the wide range of products available. From fresh products served by El Artesano to artisanal crafts, there was something for everyone at Mercadito. Many of the businesses had started as passion projects or side hustles, and the event was an opportunity for them to showcase their hard work and dedication.

    The event featured a diverse range of products, including homemade soap bars, baked goods, handmade jewelry, and unique art pieces. The vendors were enthusiastic and passionate, eager to share their stories with visitors and create connections within the community.

    El mercado estaba lleno de energía, mientras los visitantes paseaban por los distintos puestos para explorar la amplia selección de productos. Desde alimentos frescos servidos por L’Arte Sano hasta artesanías hechas a mano, en Mercadito había algo para todos. Muchos de los negocios habían comenzado como proyectos o “hobbies”, y el evento fue una oportunidad para que mostraran su arduo trabajo y dedicación.

    Mercadito contó con todo tipo de productos, como barras de jabón artesanales, panecitos, joyería hecha a mano y piezas de arte únicas. Los vendedores estaban muy entusiasmados, con ganas de compartir sus historias con los visitantes y crear conexiones dentro de la comunidad.

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    Mercadito in March 2023

    Vendors:

    • Cafecito Alvarez
    • Lotus Essence
    • Frances Naturals
    • Numu Toys
    • Rosita’s Bakery
    • Marias
    • Litas Mexican Sauces
    • Shelo
    • Long_Stairs
    • Diana Rivera Artist
    • Alliance Catholic Credit Union
    • Ketzaly
    • Detroit Dye House
    • Diseños Familia LMJ
    • Sun Secret

    Mercadito, was held on what threatened to be a stormy day but ended up a beautiful weekend morning, bringing together a total of 14 Latin-owned businesses to showcase their products and services. The event provided a platform for small entrepreneurs to connect with customers, network with other business owners, and transform their side hustles into successful businesses.

    Mercadito se llevó a cabo en lo que amenazaba con ser un día tormentoso pero terminó en una hermosa mañana de fin de semana, reuniendo a un total de 14 negocios que exhibieron sus productos y servicios. El evento proporcionó una plataforma para que los pequeños empresarios se conectaran con los clientes, se relacionaran con otros dueños de negocios y transformaran sus “hobbies” en negocios exitosos.

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    Mercadito in September 2022

    Mercadito está de regreso!
    Los visitantes  pasaron una tarde agradable y apoyar a otros emprendedores.
    Tendremos comida, ropa, velas, y mucho más.
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    Mercadito is back once again!
    During the event, customers spent a pleasant afternoon and support other entrepreneurs.
    There will be food, clothing, candles, and much more.
    🗓September 24th, 2022
    📍L’Artesano (4748 Vernor Hwy Detroit, MI).

    First Mercadito

    Los participantes de nuestro primer Mercadito tuvieron la oportunidad de comprar sus regalos para Navidad y ayudar a pequeños negocios, conviviendo en un ambiente familiar acompañado de música, vendedores, comida y más…
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    Our first Mercadito was hosted near the holidays to give shoppers the opportunity to buy unique gifts while supporting small businesses.
    Additionally, we had live music, vendors, music, and other activities creating a family-friendly environment.
    🗓December 11th, 2021
    📍L’Artesano (4748 Vernor Hwy Detroit, MI).
    Partial funding for Puente’s “Bilingual Bridge For Businesses” for 2023-2024 has been provided by the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan including: Women Alianzas, Serie de Emprendimiento, Charlas, Chelas con Contratistas, Weekly Open Office Hours & Mercadito. 

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