Category Archives: Industry

SBA Assistance to Women Entrepreneurs Climbs

women entrepreneurs awarded loans worth $20.1 million It was just 38 years ago when the U.S. Small Business Administration began to dedicate resources and services to improve and increase women entrepreneurs, who now lead some of America’s most powerful and lucrative, job-creating firms. The SBA established the Office of Women’s Business Ownership in response to a 1979 executive order signed by President Jimmy Carter.  Prior to 1979, the term “woman…

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Millennial Investors: The "Slow and Steady" Generation

Millennial investors bring changes to investing With some $30 trillion poised to change hands over the next several decades from parents and grandparents to so-called Millennials – those 90-million-plus Americans aged 18 to 33 – the financial services industry will have its work cut out for it. Popular investing wisdom states that the younger you are, the more time you have to ride out market cycles and therefore the more…

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Dry Cleaners: Keeping Clean, Doing it Right

Marty Moore looked down at the ruined pair of jeans in his hands, the jeans he had promised a first-time customer of D&M Cleaners to clean and just shrugged. “Looks like we bought these jeans,” he said as he stared at the black that ran all over the white designer jeans. “That’s the right thing to do.” Moore promptly called the customer and told her what happened. She returned to…

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Public Education Commitment Earns LSNB Gold

Lone Star National Bank's Cowboy Cash visits Jensen Elementary School in McAllen

public education ranks high for Lone Star National Bank, and it earns gold Lone Star National Bank has received the State Board of Education’s Employers for Education Excellence Gold Award for 2016. This marks the first time ever a Rio Grande organization has won the award. Then bank is one of four Texas businesses recognized for for its ongoing support and commitment to Texas public education. Winners in the Gold Award category have…

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Business Programs Accredited at STC

south texas college now holds business program accreditation

Business and technology programs earn ACBSP approval South Texas College’s business programs have earned accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to doctoral. “Every department here at STC obviously has to be accredited. One of our accreditations is through ACBSP which fall in line with SACS plus the business…

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Affordable Care Act Changes Affect Businesses

Seminar focuses on Care Act and Employee Benefits IBC Bank and IBC Insurance Agency host “Healthcare Reform and Employee Benefit Issues for 2017″ on March 21 at IBC McAllen Main Bank, One South Broadway, McAllen. The seminar focuses on the upcoming changes to the Affordable Care Act, and how these changes will impact taxes, expenses and regulatory requirements. The seminar runs from 9-10 a.m. with guest speaker Joshua A. Sutin of…

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Required workplace posters are free of charge

Workplace compliance posters are required by TWC

Workplace compliance posters required by law (From the TWC) The Texas Workforce Commission encourages employers to review the requirements for workplace posters in Texas and to be sure that all posters are up-to-date and displayed correctly. TWC also urges all employers to be aware of solicitors who may try to coerce employers to purchase required workplace posters from them. TWC has investigated reports of vendors claiming to be state contractors,…

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Medical community invited to SPI conference

Speaker Z-Dogg, MD

Medical expo specific to South Texas region The 25th annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition takes place April 28-29, providing physicians with both concise and authoritative information on the most up-to-date treatment of problems frequently encountered in the South Texas region. The conference is open to all South Texas primary care and specialty physicians. Pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students and other health professionals are invited…

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Revitalization through preservation

The Pearl Brewery Complex in San Antonio is now a successful destination.

Creative revitalization good for neighborhoods Downtown Harlingen and B.U.I.L.D. will host “Preservation & Public Art – Urban Revitalization through Historic Preservation” April 6 at the Reese. The evening will feature Jeffery Fetzer and Ansen Seale discussing the historic Pearl Brewery Complex in San Antonio and how it is an example of a creative use of resources in revitalizing a neighborhood area into a successful destination with affordable and market rate…

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