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 this month of June we visited special venues at the South and East sides of Charlotte. Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne opened their doors to host our Tapas Networking Event with the support of State Farm, and Simmons YMCA hosted our Café y Pastel Networking Latino Breakfast.

– Tapas-

Blackfinn Ameripub Ballantyne

Blackfinn Ameripub Ballantyne


The “Meet Me at the Finn!” expression makes a lot of sense once you visit a Blackfinn Ameripub and try a new generation of the classic “American Pub”.

Their variety of tasteful American Food, extensive list of Craft Beers and Signature Cocktails would complement the perfect lunch, dinner, happy hour or community gathering.

Blackfinn Ballantyne has been open for almost 2 years and has 36 TVs in house to showcase multiple games. A perfect option for this FIFA World Cup season.



During the event we heard some words from Mike, Manager of Blackfinn Ballantyne, who welcomed our guests to try their new menu which includes new items and drinks specials.

The raffle consisted on a $25 gift card to Blackfinn Ballantyne.

To see photos of the event click HERE!

Mike, Manager of Blackfinn Ballantyne and LACCC Board of Directors

– Café y Pastel 

Simmons YMCA

“The sun rises in the east, and in Simmons Y!”

Founded since 1844 to help young men who migrated to London from rural areas to find jobs, the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

On December of 1851, the retired Boston sea captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan, noticed a similar need to create a safe “home away from home” for sailors and merchants and inspired by the Y in England, he led the formation of the first U.S. YMCA in Boston.

Astrid Chirinos, YMCA's Executive Director

“The Y is a place where everybody is welcome, especially if you have challenges, needs, or are looking for resources” said Astrid Chirinos, YMCA’s Executive Director.

She also presented her amazing team, those in charge to enforce Y’s Mission to put on practice Christian principles through programs that activate fitness in the community, stimulate the economy in the region and support the latin community in Charlotte.

During the event we collected bags for Camino Community Center’s Back 2 School drive and we raffled 4 YMCA’s Give Aways, 1 Free Month Membership and all of our assistants received a 1 Free Day Family Pass.

To see photos of the event click HERE!

Simmons YMCA Gym, Basketball Court and Pool

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

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