Tapas & Café y Pastel Networking Events Supporting Latinos in Charlotte

Tapas & Café y Pastel Networking Events Supporting Latinos in Charlotte

Every month the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte organizes networking events to bring together the Latino and Non-Latino business community. We focus on promoting small businesses and corporations that are interested in expanding their offerings to the Latino community.

For the month of April, we went back to some special venues, Belk – Northlake Mall opened their doors to host our Tapas Networking Event with the support of State Farm, and Manolo’s Bakery hosted our Café y Pastel Networking Latino Breakfast.

– Tapas-

Belk Northlake Mall

Our Collective Differences are our Greatest Strength!” Diversity and inclusion are part of Belk’s culture and business strategy. From marketing, sales planning, product and store assortments to associate programs and initiatives, vendor relationships, and community partnership efforts.

Katrynah Talbert and Noemi Santana from BAILA with Martin Flores and Rocio Gonzalez from the LACCC

This month Belk – Northlake Mall opened their doors to host our Tapas Networking Event and we had the opportunity to meet the BAILA (Belk Associate Inclusive Latino Alliance) Team.

 

BAILA’s mission is to strengthen the culture of diversity and inclusion at Belk by providing a collective voice from a Latino perspective; to better understand and service the Latino associate and consumer within all the markets they serve; to expand relationships within Belk and throughout the community by providing networking and mentoring opportunities.

 

During the event During the event we heard some words from Lauren Terry, Belk North Lake Store Manager, who welcomed our guests, talked about Belk’s strategy for this year and started the raffles.

The raffles consisted of:

  • 3 $50 Belk gift cards.
  • $10 Belk gift card at the door to every guest.
  • Men’s and Ladies fragrances.
  • A spa treatment.

In addition, we raffled 2 sets of 4 tickets for the “16th annual Dances of India

To see photos of the event visit click HERE!

Lauren Terry, Belk North Lake Store Manager

– Café y Pastel 

Manolo’s Bakery

Conchas, orejas, empanadas filled with pineapple jam, donuts, arroz con leche, coffee …. Manolo’s Bakery has everything you need to have a delicious breakfast every morning.

Manuel “Manolo” Betancur, original from Colombia, has been in the bakery industry for more than 10 years. In 2011, after the recession, Manolo acquired the family business “Las Delicias Bakery” and introduced delicious cakes, pastries and desserts to complement the traditional Mexican sweet breads into the Charlotte region.

Manuel "Manolo" Betancur - Owner of Manolo's Bakery and LACCC Board of Directors
Manolo's Bakery pastries and desserts

 

This month Belk – Northlake Mall opened their doors to host our Tapas Networking Event and we had the opportunity to meet the BAILA (Belk Associate Inclusive Latino Alliance) Team.

 

BAILA’s mission is to strengthen the culture of diversity and inclusion at Belk by providing a collective voice from a Latino perspective; to better understand and service the Latino associate and consumer within all the markets they serve; to expand relationships within Belk and throughout the community by providing networking and mentoring opportunities.

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte goal is to offer a sustainable bilingual platform of services to Latino entrepreneurs and professionals to empower them and engage them in the community.

To learn more about our events click HERE!

 

Author: Fernando Mayoral
YourPartyOnline.com

Rocio Gonzalez, Executive Director at Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte