Category Archives: Events

Under Attack: Scammers Want Your Money

Frost Bank Vice President Sylvia talks to business leaders about digital theft and fraud. (VBR)

The chances of becoming a victim of electronic fraud are growing every day for both individuals and businesses. “We see fraud on a daily basis,” said Frost Bank Senior Vice President Mickey Boland as he introduced a presentation on how to protect your money and your identity in a digital world at the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce. With so many options to conduct financial transactions online and with wireless devices,…

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Veterans Symposium Focuses on Entrepreneur Training

National Small Business Week 2017

Multiple sessions offered throughout day to aid veterans In honor of National Veterans Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office is hosting a series of entrepreneur training focused on veterans business development skills Nov. 3. The Veterans Opportunity Symposium, held in collaboration with the UTRGV Veterans Business Outreach Center, includes multiple sessions and panels from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Schedule for the…

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Veteran Job Fair Comes to Pharr

Hiring Red, White and You

Workforce Solutions hosts Hiring Red, White and You! Workforce Solutions invites veterans seeking employment or a career change to the Hiring Red, White and You! Veteran Job Fair Nov. 9 to meet with more than 50 onsite businesses. The event also features community partner information on services available to veterans. Last year, more than 16,000 veterans and 2,000 employers attended statewide job fairs in 2016. In its first five years,…

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STC Holds Career Fair

Fair features numerous campus positions Oct. 25-26 South Texas College is hosting a career fair today and tomorrow for employment at new facilities opening soon at the college. The event takes place both days from 3-7 p.m. at STC’s Office of Human Resources, 2501 W. Pecan Blvd., McAllen. STC is filling positions for plumbers, custodians, lead custodians, carpenters, floor technicians, a locksmith, an operations energy manager, cook I and lead cooks. Department…

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Boots to Business Reboot Offers Veteran Training

National Small Business Week 2017

Two-day entrepreneurship program caters to veterans Boots to Business Reboot takes place Nov. 8-9 in McAllen, giving veterans of all eras an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. The free two-day entrepreneur training program is offered by the SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office and is for all service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, as well as their spouses. The two-step training program…

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Local Businesses Empowered by Governor’s Small Business Forum

Angela Burton, U.S. Small Business Administration, Lower RGV, moderated a Q&A panel of financial executives

Hundreds from the Valley learn how to thrive in today’s economy Starting your own small business can be stressful. It involves long hours but can be rewarding and employs other people to succeed. Be kind and helpful, learn from mentors, be grateful, bring passion to your work and surround yourself with people who are more intelligent than yourself … these are just a few of the points shared by successful small…

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Weslaco Chamber to Host Awards

2016 honorees at the Weslaco Chamber Annual Luncheon. Nominations for the chamber's major awards are being accepted through Oct. 20 for the 2017 luncheon on Nov. 1.

Annual luncheon honors board, citizens, businesses The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Membership and Awards Luncheon Nov. 1. The luncheon includes presentation of the chamber’s four major awards, including Man, Woman and Business of the Year, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award. The chamber is accepting nominations for all four major awards through 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Nomination requirements and forms are available online. The luncheon…

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Body Language Speaks Volumes

Jan Hargrave demonstrates the body language of a handshake during her presentation.

Whether sitting down for a tough negotiation or interviewing a potential new hire, most business people would like to be able to know more about their conversational counterpart than just the words coming out of their mouth. Learning to read a person’s body language can give valuable insight into what’s going on behind the verbal exchange. Body language expert Jan Hargrave says research shows 55 percent of personal communication is…

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Magic Valley Celebrates 80 Years

Magic Valley Electric Cooperative celebrated 80 years in South Texas during festivities at its headquarters in Mercedes. Founded in 1937 by a group of Rio Grande Valley farmers and ranchers to bring electricity to rural South Texas, one year after the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 was enacted during the administration of President Franklin Roosevelt. It provided federal loans for the installation of electrical distribution systems to serve isolated rural…

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STC Hosts Innovation Conference

Keynote speaker Blake Hastings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Conference focuses on regional urban development and planning Blake Hastings, senior vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, gives an economic overview of the Rio Grande Valley at the fifth annual Bi-National Innovation Conference at South Texas College on Oct. 20. The conference will take place at the STC Technology Campus in McAllen. The focus of the yearly conference is the role innovation plays in the ongoing expansion…

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