I arrived in the United States in the summer of 1984 escaping communist Romania at the age of 18, and was welcomed into a small but very united Romanian community.
Eleven years later, as a consequence of my extensive volunteering work and involvement in Romanian churches and their communities in Michigan, California, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, I realized the need for a platform that would enable all Romanians from all over the United States to get to know each other and network together, support each other’s businesses, celebrate each other’s achievements and successes, and contribute together to the betterment and recognition of our community at large. All while enabling non-Romanians to reach out and network with our communities as well.
And that is what drove me – and my wife, who is also born and raised in Romania, to start in the summer of 1995 a community oriented advertising and communication agency, and separately – a Romanian-American publishing house, both of them working together for the purpose of promoting the entrepreneurial spirit and the success of our community’s businesses and organizations. Over the years our team’s hard work, dedication, and perseverance empowered people, businesses, and organizations to achieve their dreams quicker while our community flourished.
Our pioneering networking and mass communication projects, the numerous special events we’ve organized or hosted, all lead us 7 years later, in spring of 2002,
to the decision to merge the two ventures in what they have naturally grown to be,
an organization that self-defines its purpose – the Romanian-American Network Inc.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD to connect with anyone and all who are interested in outreaching and networking with any of the Romanian communities in United States.
OUR PLEDGE is to use all available resources and contribute to our clients’ work group continuously supporting the efforts of others with utmost integrity.
Steven V. Bonica
Founder & President