Category Archives: Events

McAllen Marathon and Health Expo Jan. 19

(photo McAllen Marathon's Health Expo)

The McAllen Marathon and Health Expo is expecting more than 6,000 visitors Jan. 19, including thousands of McAllen marathon participants. Hospitals, health providers, doctor clinics, medical suppliers, nutritionists, gyms, holistic centers and sports clubs will be on hand. Offerings include free health screenings, massages, health care solutions and nutritional information. The City of McAllen and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce are still accepting applications for vendors. Local businesses may introduce new products and give…

Read More

Winter Texan Expo Jan. 17

Edinburg Winter Texans

The Edinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce host a Winter Texan Appreciation Day and Expo Jan. 17. The event includes live music by Sweet Water Band RGV, food and a chance to win door prizes. “Winter Texans continue to be vital to our community,” said Ronnie Larralde, executive director of the Edinburg Chamber and Edinburg CVB. “Their visits to Edinburg assist our growing economy and…

Read More

Edinburg Job Fair Jan. 17

job fair

The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and Workforce Solutions will host a Job Fair for the Edinburg community Jan. 17 at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. Employers participating include the City of Edinburg, Biomat USA, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance and Edinburg CISD. Other participants include Goodwill Industries, South Texas Health Systems, Wonderful Citrus and more. “We are experiencing phenomenal growth throughout the city with more and more job creation and opportunity for…

Read More

Edinburg to Host Governor’s Small Business Conference

Edinburg Conference Center

This year, the Governor’s Small Business Conference will come to South Texas via Edinburg. The conference combines and features private and public small business resources, practical solutions and best practices. It also features expert assistance on a broad range of both business topics and challenges. The conference will take place March 28 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The forum will provide timely, relevant,…

Read More

SBA Administrator Visits RGV

WycoTax owner Christopher Wycoco presented a bouquet of flowers to SBA Administrator Linda McMahon on her visit to Harlingen. (VBR)

Linda McMahon and her husband took a small regional business and built it into a multinational powerhouse brand known as WWE. For non-wrestling fans, that stands for World Wrestling Entertainment, a media and entertainment company primarily known for professional wrestling. Active in WWE from 1980 to 2009, serving as president and CEO, McMahon left the company to mount two unsuccessful runs for the U.S. Senate in her home state of…

Read More

Edinburg Chamber Honors Local Leaders

Jennifer Garza, Bay and Thelma Rex, Janet Vackar, Michael Luna, Agustin Lozano Jr. and Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Interim Executive Director Ronnie Larralde

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce recently held its 86th annual awards banquet with more than 150  local business and community leaders in attendance. Receiving recognition were the 2018 Man and Woman of the Year Robert and Janet Vackar of Bert Ogden Auto Group. “We want to thank the Vackars for their endless efforts not only to the Edinburg community but to the entire Rio Grande Valley,” said Interim Executive Director Ronnie Larralde.…

Read More

ADDY Award Nominations Open

One of the advertising industry’s largest creative competitions kicks off locally with the American Advertising Federation Rio Grande Valley currenly accepting entries for the 2018/2019 ADDY Awards. Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation, the local phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. On the RGV front, entrants vie to win awards in recognition as the very best in the local market. Awards are given for both professional…

Read More

McAllen to Honor Legendary Businesswomen

Legendary Businesswomen 2018

Three successful McAllen businesswomen will receive honors Dec. 4 at the Legendary Businesswomen’s Luncheon. The event will celebrate Kay Jancik, Betty Garza and Sylvia Johnson, who will also discuss their journeys of success. Honorees Jancik, owner of Oh Kay’s gift shop; Garza, owner of Coldwell Banker La Mansion Real Estate; and Johnson, owner of Sylvia’s, will each be interviewed about their experiences as they developed their business careers. “This will be…

Read More

Weslaco Citizens Receive Top Chamber Honors

Krystal Palomino of Chick-fil-A, Scott Vaughan, Robert McAllen, Cynthia Cabaza, Toni Marbar and Bobby Calvillo

Scott Vaughan of Burton Auto Supply and Cynthia Cabaza of Shepard Walton King Insurance Group are Man and Woman of the Year, respectively, with awards from the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce. Also receiving honors are Robert McAllen with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as Chick-fil-A of Weslaco with Business of the Year. Scott Vaughan In his nomination form, Vaughan is described as a true role model and an amazing person. Vaughan’s involvement in…

Read More

Oil and Gas: How Important Is It In the RGV?

The oil and gas industry in Texas is leading the nation. But just how is this booming industry powering the Rio Grande Valley? Statewide leaders, local representatives and industry advocates will answer this question and more at the Texas Oil and Gas Association Energy Summit Dec. 5 in Pharr. Speakers are set to address how important the industry in the region is to community success. The luncheon and discussion will…

Read More