2017 MHCC 26th Annual Golf Outing
The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 26th annual golf outing on August 14, 2017 at the Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township, and the Greystone Golf Club and Orchards Golf Club in Washington Township. Nearly 400 golfers participated in this year’s event.
Senior-level executives, business owners and purchasing representatives from across the state of Michigan came together for one of the top Hispanic business development events of the year. This annual premier event was a fun-filled day of golfing. “Many thanks to all of our sponsors who helped make our 26th Annual Golf Outing such a success! Everyone enjoyed themselves, networked and had fun. The weather was perfect. But more importantly, our Golf Outing makes it possible for the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to continue promoting economic advancement, growth, and sustainability for our members,” said Gloria Lara, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO.
PLEASE NOTE: The September Tercer Jueves Business Networking event is CANCELED
The September Tercer Jueves Business Networking event is canceled due to the FCA 18th Annual Matchmaker Conference taking place on the same scheduled day. Our next Tercer Jueves Business Networking event will take place October 19, 2017. (Location TBD)
August Featured Member
Brenda Arbelaez, Founder and President, PALS INTERNATIONAL
Founder and president Brenda Arbeláez built PALS INTERNATIONAL from a one-person home-based business to a global business that specializes in language instruction, cross-cultural training programs, language translation and interpretation.
With a teaching degree earned in Bogotá, Colombia, Brenda spent ten years teaching in bilingual schools. Upon arrival in the United States in 1975, she soon became known as a particularly effective Spanish language instructor, teaching to private students in her home. As an immigrant who lived first-hand the experience of transplanting her family to another country – one whose language and culture were unfamiliar to her – Brenda brought a keen insight into the challenges and rewards of mastering a second language.
Brenda was fortunate to work for a private language school for five years realizing the importance of teaching foreign languages to Executives going abroad for the automotive companies. She soon added instruction to groups of executives en route to assignments in Spanish-speaking countries. Because of her excellent teaching skills, her students encouraged her to start her own business. By 1983, she formed PALS INTERNATIONAL. Read More.
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The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce promotes economic advancement, growth and sustainability for its members by enabling access to business opportunities and developmental resources through strategic initiatives. The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the premier gateway to the state’s 20,000 Hispanic businesses and nearly 500,000 Latino consumers. MHCC serves as an advocate for jobs and economic development by promoting participation in supplier diversity development programs and international trade with Mexico and other Latin American countries. Established in September of 1989, MHCC is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit business association governed by a Board of Directors that represents the business diversity of its membership.