I would like to thank everyone that came out to last night’s Cafecito Caliente Networking Night #9. I myself was impressed at the amount of happenings in the Latino community over the next 3 months.
Much thanks to the following organizations for sending folks to give us a brief description of who they are, what they do and perhaps an event that they are hosting:
Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez
Voces de la Comunidad
Casa de Rosado
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Chicano Latino Advisory Committee
Capital Area Latina Youth (CALY)
Suits in the City
Footprints of Michigan
MSU Cesar E. Chavez/Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration
City of Lansing Memorial Committee
Much thanks also to those that reached out and met a new friend, contact or both. I always see folks exchange business cards. But my impression last night and from what I heard afterward that there were several connections made with the intention of working together.
I did some research about “networking” in a few Latino communities from South Texas. Their opinion is that Latinos prefer to make the one on one connection and perhaps lack the patience to attend event after event to build relationships. They might go once and when they see no results they give up.
My hope is that many of you will reach out to me and I with you in terms of connecting until the May meeting and perhaps bring a friend or coworker. I had some great feedback already and we will fix the problem of the noise level for May.
We definitely want to thank Acapulco Mexican Grill for taking care of us. They are fabulous to work with and I hope you keep them in mind for future hunger pains 🙂
Please feel free to send me a note, post inside the event page for any thoughts you may have that you wanted to share or even something that you would like to see with the Networking Night or elsewhere in the community.
Cafecito Caliente Networking Nights #10 will be on Monday, May 13, 2019 at a site to be announced soon. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org