Diana Trujillo: de limpiar casas a pieza clave de la misión a Marte

Diana Trujillo: de limpiar casas a pieza clave de la misión a Marte

Para celebrar el Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, destacamos a las mujeres latinas e hispanas de nuestra comunidad y de fuera de ella.

Nuestra primera historia inspiradora es la de Diana Trujillo, que empezó limpiando casas y acabó trabajando en la NASA. Cuando Diana Trujillo llegó a Estados Unidos ni siquiera hablaba inglés. Tenía 17 años y 300 dólares en el bolsillo. “Cuando pienso en cómo llegué aquí, no puedo creerlo”, dijo en un vídeo de la NASA.

Diana trabaja con manos robóticas para recoger materiales en la superficie del planeta Marte con el fin de comprender y responder a la pregunta “¿Hubo alguna vez vida en la superficie de Marte?”. Cuando reflexiona sobre la oportunidad de trabajar con la NASA, dice que es algo que no puede creer. Trabaja como una mujer hispana que representa a todos aquellos que nunca pensaron que podrían formar parte de algo así y celebra la idea de que cualquiera puede hacerlo. Diana está feliz de tener la oportunidad de formar parte de un grupo que puede cambiar la historia.

Lea el artículo completo en El Mundo.es

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we highlight Latinas and Hispanic women in our community and beyond.

Our first inspiring story is that of Diana Trujillo, who started out cleaning houses and ended up working at NASA. When Diana Trujillo arrived in the U.S. she didn’t even speak English. She was 17 years old and had $300 in her pocket. “When I think about how I got here, I can’t believe it,” she said in a NASA video.

Diana works with robotic hands to collect materials on the surface of the planet Mars in order to understand and answer the question ‘Was there ever life on the surface of Mars?’ When she reflects on the opportunity to work with NASA, she says it’s something she can’t believe. She works as a Hispanic woman representing all those who never thought they could be part of something like this and celebrates the idea that anyone can do it. Diana is happy to have the opportunity to be part of a group that can change history.

Find a full article at El Mundo.es



The Odyssey FEC of South Norwalk

The Odyssey FEC of South Norwalk

The Odyssey Family Executive Center of South Norwalk works in partnership with families, community organizations and industry leaders to provide access to information, resources and career pathways that will position families to improve outcomes for their children and themselves.

The Odyssey FEC offers services in workforce & career development, life skills development, prenatal support & education, technology & digital media literacy, family counseling, and mentoring. For more information on these services and other initiatives, visit http://odysseyfec.org/

El Odyssey Family Executive Center de South Norwalk trabaja en colaboración con las familias, las organizaciones comunitarias y los líderes de la industria para proporcionar acceso a la información, los recursos y las oportunidades de carrera que posicionarán a las familias para mejorar los resultados para sus hijos y para ellos mismos.

El Odyssey FEC ofrece servicios de desarrollo laboral y profesional, desarrollo de habilidades para la vida, apoyo y educación prenatal, tecnología y alfabetización digital, asesoramiento familiar y tutoría. Para más información sobre estos servicios y otras iniciativas, visite http://odysseyfec.org/


Haruki Restaurant Now Open at Waypointe

Haruki Restaurant Now Open at Waypointe

In July 2019, work on Haruki began at the Waypointe development on West Avenue, with an anticipated opening coming in early September. Then, the opening date got pushed back nearly six months, to February 2020.

Fortunately, the delay only built up excitement, leading to press coverage by The Norwalk Hour, CT Post, and San Fransisco Chronicle, and invitations to participate in Taste for Education and Taste of the Chamber.

And now, the wait is over! Haruki celebrated its Grand Opening on February 27th, with a ribbon cutting by Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. Regular hours will be Sun-Weds, 11:30am-10:30pm; Thurs-Sat, 11:30am-11:30pm.

About Haruki

Haruki Ramen & Izakaya is owned and operated by Lily Nimonjiya, an experienced restauranteur from New York, who conscientiously chose Norwalk as the location of her first solo restaurant.

“People (in Norwalk) are welcoming and warm. . . and open to new things,” she said in an interview with The Hour. “Opening in this community will definitely be a great beginning of Haruki.”

Nimonjiya’s dream was to bring her hometown and Japanese cultural flavors to Fairfield County, warming hearts with Haruki’s cozy atmosphere and the care they put into every dish.

It takes about six hours to make Haruki’s ramen broth, so that it is packed with umami flavor. In addition to ramen, Haruki’s menu includes small plates, called izakaya, and a full bar menu.  

Real Estate University Welcomes New Students

Real Estate University Welcomes New Students

The winter term of Curso de Real Estate en Español is underway! Those already enrolled are a group of motivated learners who are ready to be immersed in a program that will give them a new career.

Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday, from 6-10pm, for a total of 15 sessions or 60 hours. Topics of study include: Connecticut real estate law, principles and practices in real estate professional and mathematics applied to real estate.

Successful completion of all classes qualifies students to take the Connecticut state exam and obtain their real estate license. This can be done in as little as five weeks at their own pace.

Would you like to join them? The priority deadline may have passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to apply for the next term! Contact Mariella Castagnet at 203-919-1154 or castagnet.mariella@gmail.com to discuss your options.

About Real Estate University

Real Estate University was founded by Karena Piedmont in 2015. Today, it is the most recommended school in the entire state of Connecticut, and the only one that offers classes in Spanish. Course selections include: Real Estate Principles and Practices, Broker Licensing, and Continuing Education. Whether you are new to the industry, or an established real estate professional, they have a course for you! Learn more at their profile HERE.

WEB Realty Welcome Event

WEB Realty Welcome Event

GNHCC is proud to have Judith Dominguez as a member! She is a Spanish-speaking real estate agent at WEB Realty Company. Recently, we met at their office to say “Welcome!” and discuss our mission, vision, and new ideas for the Chamber. The space is truly beautiful, and so are the people! Thank you so much to Hector Pachas Photography for these photos! 

Join us for the next welcome event, for Italian Restaurant iL Posto, on Wednesday, May 15th from 6-8pm.


About WEB Realty Company

WEB Realty Company is a full-service real estate agency, serving Fairfield and New Haven counties. They offer brokerage, development, management, construction, and financial aspects for both commercial and residential real estate projects.  Whether you are a first time home buyer or Fortune 500 Company, WEB has the skills and experience to meet your unique needs.

WEB Realty Company, where patience and perseverance serves our client’s and customer’s best interests.

House of Katia Launches “A Gentleman in Style”

House of Katia Launches “A Gentleman in Style”

It’s a common misconception that men aren’t interested in fashion. The truth is, the selection of men’s clothing is much smaller than women’s, and so is the number of boutiques that carry it. In our community, House of Katia is stepping in to fill the gap, extending their full service retail experience to men. “A Gentleman in Style” is a line of bespoke attire that delivers a sharp, custom-made fit for every occasion in men’s lives. For those outside the fashion industry, bespoke means tailor-made to the individual client. House of Katia also offers personal styling services, carefully curating clients’ style from head-to-toe.

To promote “A Gentleman in Style,” and create space for stylish men to come together in community, House of Katia is holding a monthly Men’s Night. The event is sponsored by other local brands for men, including International Cigar Factory, SoNo 1420, and Total Wines & More, so guests can enjoy complimentary spirits. House of Katia has released a few select styles for you to preview online, but you’ll have to visit the store to get the full picture!

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