Category Archives: Events

UTRGV Fall Career Expo Open for Businesses

UTRGV mechanical engineering major Andres Garcia at last year's Fall Career Expo. (photo by David Pike, UTRGV)

Multi-campus event takes place Oct. 4 and Oct. 6 The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley Career Center hosts its Fall Career Expo at the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses in October. Representatives from corporations and government agencies are invited showcase their organization, interview students for internships and recruit prospective graduates for future employment. The expos take place on the Brownsville campus Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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Collage 2017 Celebrates IMAS 50th

Black-tie celebration Sept. 16 Collage 2017 takes place Sept. 16 from 6-10 p.m., celebrating the 50th anniversary of the International Museum of Art & Science. The black-tie celebration takes place at IMAS, honoring the individuals, organizations and businesses that have supported IMAS over the past 50 years. Collage, one of the longest running fundraisers in the area, raises funds for continuing and expanding museum programs. The funds allow the museum…

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Registration open for Business to Botana

Early bird registration through Sept. 11 The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce is now accepting exhibitors for its Business to Botana Expo. The expo is a public event where businesses and non-profits may showcase their products and services. The Business Expo takes place at the Brownsville Events Center Sept. 27 from 2-5:30 p.m. It is followed by the Botana Expo from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Early bird registration is through Sept. 11 for…

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SPI Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp

The Women’s Business Center of Cameron County hosts its Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp in South Padre. (photo WBCCC)

Small Business boot camp covers six sessions The Women’s Business Center of Cameron County kicks off its latest installment of its Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp Sept. 28 in South Padre. The six sessions are half-day installments from September to November. Applications are a requirement in order to participate in the sessions. The application deadline is Sept. 18. Session time is 9 a.m. to noon each day at the SPI…

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TWC plans Careers in Texas Industries Week

Local companies asked to help educate students The Texas Workforce Commission and its 28 Texas Workforce Solutions boards host a statewide Careers in Texas Industries Week Sept. 25-30. TWC is seeking business volunteers to inform and educate the state’s future workforce about their respective industry and companies. The week is for both middle school and high school students. TWC asks for assistance to make events “as big as possible in…

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Shrimp Cook-Off Accepting Chefs and Vendors

World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off 2016 first place winners in the professional cook-off category Laim's Steakhouse and Oyster Bar (photo Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce)

Contests include those for amateurs and professionals Chefs from throughout the Rio Grande Valley are sought for the 24th annual World’s Championship Shrimp Cook-Off Nov. 4 in Port Isabel. Both amateur and professional chefs compete in separate events showcasing their dish’s appearance, aroma and taste. In addition, food vendors and merchants may also register to participate in the event. Registration forms are accepted through Oct. 3. The annual festival will…

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Mobile Resource Lab Aids Job Seekers

Workforce Solutions brings it Mobile Resource Lab to La Feria regularly starting in August. (photo Workforce Solutions)

Lab rotation in La Feria includes two locations Workforce Solutions of Cameron County is bringing its Mobile Resource Lab to La Feria on a regular basis beginning Aug. 9. The lab helps with job searches, resume creation and more. The lab’s La Feria schedule includes the second Wednesday of every month. The first stop is the La Feria Public Library, 400 S. Main Street from 9-11:30 a.m. Afternoon hours of…

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McAllen Chamber Hosts Business Expo

McAllen Business Expo Sept. 14

Expo exhibitor space available The McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosts the McAllen Business Expo Sept. 14, showcasing more than 150 exhibitors to more than 3,000 attendees. Booth space is now available. Held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the tradeshow event features free business seminars as well as opportunities to both make business contacts and sell products. Networking includes a wine and cheese reception. Door prizes and live entertainment are…

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Operation Lone Star Provides Free Medical Care

A nursing program volunteer gives her time to help those in need at Operation Lone Star. (photo by Tech Sgt. Hatton, U.S. Air Force)

State program offers services July 24-28 Operation Lone Star returns to the Valley next week, bringing free health care services to five sites July 24-28. Available services include child immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, as well as sports physicals. In addition, the Rio Grande City site will provide preventive dental services for school-age children. Dental services and vision exams for prescription glasses for both adults and…

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Free Coding Classes for Young Students

Sylvan and Mission EDC's partnership in Code the Town offers even more children to learn the importance of technology skills with upcoming, free coding classes.

Coding camp starts July 31 In order to raise awareness about the importance of computer science education, free summer camp classes are available beginning July 31. The classes are the result of a partnership between Sylvan Learning of the Rio Grande Valley and the Mission Economic Development Corporation. The new classes are part of the Code The Town initiative. The design helps students gain specialized technology skills that are in…

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