PeopleSpring is a one-day networking, leadership, and women’s luncheon event,  designed to help you meet fellow female entrepreneurs.

Our PeopleSpring program is an interactive lunch and learn opportunity to meet, mingle, and marry business ideas with fellow women entrepreneurs. With fun, food, and the opportunity to learn from women leaders in our community, you’ll be sure to walk away with contacts and a new confidence.



Date: Thursday, August 16th

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: MileOne | 1312 Houston St, Laredo, TX 78040

Featured Panelist: Martha Narvaez, Narvaez Flower & Gift Shop 

Martha Narvaez is the owner of Narvaez Flower & Gift Shop. She is a true entrepreneur at heart and has been involved within the small business community for over 30 years. Martha moved to Laredo, Texas from Zacatecas, Mexico with her 3 young children. She relocated to Laredo with the ambition of opening her own business; 30 years down the road, she has exceeded her goals and dreams. Narvaez Flower Shop has received the Five Star & Micro Business of the Year Award by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce.  Martha also received the Women of the Year Award by the Laredo Community College for her dedication to the Women of Laredo. The City of Laredo and Angel of Hope Foundation have recognized Martha for her community involvement. She has served as the Vice President and Co-Founder for the nonprofit organization, Pink to Do Breast Cancer Society. With the help of Narvaez Flower Shop, many breast cancer patients and survivors have received medical assistance, emotional, and financial support. Martha overcame many hardships as woman entrepreneur. Despite having several obstacles in the early stages of her business; her flower shop now thrives. Her community interaction has helped numerous amount of individuals start up their businesses including the ones of her children. With a warm heart, Martha continues to run her flower shop and her passion in helping entrepreneurs and her community. On her off time, Martha enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to her home state of Zacatecas, Mexico.

Featured Panelist: Bernadette Galvan, Rock Fitness Center

Bernadette Galvan is a business entrepreneur, a professional athlete and event promoter.  She is the owner of Rock Fitness Center in Laredo, Texas.  Bernadette is also recognized as professional athlete through the International Federation of Bodybuilding “IFBB”.   Although not actively competing she serves the IFBB as a judge. She also serves as the Vice-Chair for the National Physique Committee in the state of Texas.  Bernadette represents the same organization as a judge both at the state and National Level. Her commitment and passion for promoting fitness as a way of life turned her into a fitness competition organizer and promoter.  She is the creator and promoter of Battle on the Bay Fit Expo. South Texas largest fitness expo which takes place in the city of Corpus Christi. Recently (2018) Bernadette launched her own brand “bGalvanized”.  bGalvanized calls for action, motivation and commitment to exercising.  bGalvanized offers fitness gear and fitness apparel. Through her business and other platforms Bernadette hopes to inspire others to lead positive and healthy lives.


Featured Panelist: Claudia Rangel, Prodigy Realty 

Claudia has over 20 years experience in customer relations, sales and management. Now as a real estate agent in Laredo, she serves as a mentor to other real estate professionals on using her experience to improve their customer care, general marketing, and office management. Honesty and integrity, along with determination and dedication, are philosophies that Claudia strives for in all aspects of her life. Applying these principles to her business has allowed her to be a trusted real estate agent for the Laredo and surrounding areas. Her background as a manager for several business ventures has given her real estate business a high level of experienced leadership and professionalism. Claudia has a proven record of directly impacting her client’s financial success and propelling smooth transactions by applying refined management, selling, and negotiation talents. If you are planning on buying or selling in the Laredo area contact Claudia, your local neighborhood expert for a personalized customer care. Claudia takes pride in servicing her clients by delivering exceptional service and establishing lifelong relationships.




Starting a small business is hard, especially as a woman. PeopleSpring, a one-day networking, leadership, and women’s luncheon event, is designed to help you meet fellow female entrepreneurs. Together we can forge new relationships, learn about financing opportunities, and learn from successful women small business owners in our community.

Meetups will take place in Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Midland, RGV and Houston. With new connections and new skills you can plant the seed, grow your network, and blossom your business.

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