- First conference
- First dedicated office at the Chase Tower, First Chicago Bank at that time
- Hiring the first full time executive director and staff
- I also participated in the strategic planning retreats sponsored by Arthur Andersen in St Charles
I met my business partners at a networking event sponsored by HACE in the spring of 1987. Primera Engineers was incorporated on June 18, 1987, a little over 20 years ago. Today, Primera Engineers is the leading Hispanic-owned engineering company in Chicago. With over 100 employees and offices in several cities, Primera is one of the largest Hispanic-owned engineering companies in the country.
I owe to HACE:
- Motivation to start my business
- Training and development in leadership skills
- Introduction to my business partners
- Connection to other Hispanic professionals who have supported my business
- A lot of great friends!"