Please plan to join us at our:
"Ugly Sweater Get-Together!"
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023
987 Wilshire Drive,Troy
Wear your ugliest/loudest/craziest sweater and join us for pizza, beer,
Cost: $15/MSE Detroit members;
Note: MSED members can bring guests at the member price!
To register, please click HERE.
Please click HERE to read MSE Detroit's November 2023 newsletter.
To read our October 2023 newsletter, please click HERE.
We’ve been recording since May of 2022. We just posted our 61st Episode with many more on the way. Our podcast is A Great Story Podcast and we love to highlight individuals that are making a difference in the world. Everyone has A Great Story. Our recent episodes have had some outstanding, nationally-known guests but we also talk to individuals that aren’t necessarily well known but their story is just as huge. It is the story that we love to hear. The show was created after MSE Detroit Board Member, Chad Toms, celebrated his 20-year anniversary with Reliance One by playing the drums with a band on Broadway Street in Nashville. That night was one to remember and the catalyst for this podcast. Tune in to hear all about it!
Our AGSP Facebook Group includes all of our show notes, pictures, and episode links: A Great Story Podcast | Facebook. We also post on Linked In, Instagram, and on X.
Google: A Great Story Podcast - Eps. 61 The Ray Lane, the “Razor” Episode! (google.com)
Click HERE to find out what is happening with MSE Detroit this month!
Liliana Ospina Herbstreith
Hispanic Marketing Solutions LLC
MSE Detroit Member
Liliana is a Colombian immigrant, a journalist, and an entrepreneur who founded Hispanic Marketing Solutions LLC, Latinos En Michigan TV, and the Minority Education Freedom Foundation.
Liliana emigrated to Michigan from Bogota, Colombia, in 2005. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Communications with a Major in Journalism from the University of La Sabana in Colombia.
She is a bilingual professional who has 20 years of experience in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Translations, Copyediting and Marketing.
She began her career in CityTV, a news and entertainment TV channel in Bogota, Colombia, where she reported on local stories affecting people in Bogota. After that she worked as a TV production assistant for an independent TV production company, and later she became a press secretary for two Senators and a House Representative of the Colombian Congress, where she had the opportunity to develop local and national public relations and communications campaigns for her clients.
Liliana also has an acute knowledge of the Spanish language, which allows her to translate, proofread, and edit copies of different articles, speeches or any documents that have been translated from English to Spanish. She has been the copy editor for the Spanish edition of Plastic News on Plastimagen 2016, 2017, and 2019, which is the most important plastic business conference in Latin America. She is also a Voice Over artist with years of experience doing voice overs for news and corporate videos, among others.
In the United States, Liliana has worked in different companies and sectors such as the former ad agency GlobalHue, which at one point was the largest minority owned advertising company in Michigan, the nonprofit organization Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services (DASAS), the cereal company Kellogg's Corporation in Calhoun County, El Vocero Hispano Newspaper in the city of Grand Rapids, and most recently in her company Hispanic Marketing Solutions LLC – Latinos En Michigan TV in Howell.
Latinos En Michigan TV is a digital news outlet that produces original content through video and written stories that cover events and different news and all information of importance or interest to the Hispanic / Latino community in the state of Michigan. Liliana and her husband created Latinos En Michigan TV in 2016 to produce positive video stories about the Hispanic community in Michigan.
Because of her vast experience in TV Production, Liliana Ospina does the interviews, the camera and editing of each and every story from Latinos En Michigan TV and then she shares the content in social media networks and the website latinosenmichigantv.com
In 2019, Liliana created the Latino Talent Awards, after producing video stories for a section of her digital platform called "Talentos Latinos" (Latino Talent), which highlights the positive stories and the work of individuals and Hispanic entrepreneurs, who, through their dedication, work, and volunteering, are improving the lives of many Hispanics in Michigan, especially in southwest Detroit.
In 2020 the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce gave Liliana Ospina the Chamber Advancement Award for her leadership and commitment to the Hispanic businesses in Michigan. In 2021 Liliana Ospina founded the Minority Education Freedom Foundation a non-profit organization that is providing community and educational programs, cross-cultural interaction, and art experiences to allow women, children, immigrants and minorities to get better opportunities and improve their lives, and in 2022 Ford Hispanic/Latino Network gave Liliana the Leo Padilla Award, an award recognizing a prominent Hispanic/Latino (Ford-not Ford) whose work on behalf of the Hispanic community has helped promote Hispanic issues nationally.
In 2023, Liliana was reappointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the state’s Advisory Council on Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing to represent individuals knowledgeable in the field of deafness, for a term commencing May 18, 2023, and expiring January 18, 2026.
"Plan Ahead" by reading MSE Detroit's August 2023 Newsletter HERE.
Sales Executive, Varipro
I have over 23 years’ experience working for Third Party Benefit Administrators. Starting as a claims analyst with NGS American, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, moving to the Claims Manager at BCI, in Farmington Hills, to becoming an Account Manager and then being promoted to Sales Executive at Varipro in 2021, in the Novi branch office. I really owe my success to a great mentor, Janice Carroll, Owner and President of BCI, for teaching me how to really dig in to plans and how to interpret them on my own. She forced me to develop well thought out solutions before I reached out for her guidance. She believed in me and gave me the opportunity to manage the claims department and in turn, mentor others to watch them grow in their careers. Now, starting my 5th year at Varipro, where in 2022, I exceeded the Company sales for both 2020 and 2021 combined.
I worked for Hilton for 11 years, as a Customer Service and Sales trainer. There I strengthened my people skills and continued to mentor others. I helped create excellent learning programs while helping to develop some of the most talented sales and service personnel in the hospitality industry.
My top personal achievements include competing in 2 sprint triathlons in Florida. Happy just to have completed them without being eaten by an alligator. I am a mother of 3 sons and a daughter, and grandmother to 4 beautiful grandsons (can we please get a girl). I continue to stay active and regularly challenge myself. I have plans for a “dryathlon” which includes a kayak leg with my partner, instead of a swim.
"I have made so many meaningful connections in the short time I have been part of MSE Detroit. I felt so welcomed at the very first meeting, as a new member. I immediately met so many well connected business professionals, who were willing to share their knowledge with me. There literally is no competition between members, just the willingness to share and help myself and others succeed."
Please click HERE to read the July 2023 MSE Detroit Newsletter, "Summer Inspiration."
Read the April 2023 Newsletter: Technology--"What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" HERE.
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