Tag Archives: Alamo

Birding by the Numbers

Two birders scan the area with binoculars at Estero Llano Grande State Park. (VBR)

Some 800 birders visited the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in November, its 25th year as one of the premier birding events in the country. With dozens of field trips to regional birding hotspots and lectures by internationally renowned birding experts, the festival’s staying power is a testament to the economic impact of ecotourism, and particularly birdwatching, in Deep South Texas. While there are no recent studies on the financial…

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City of Alamo Small Business Workshop

The Alamo EDC hosts the Alamo Small Business Workshop for aspiring business owner that would like more info on how to get their business started. Here attendees will learn about the programs Alamo EDC offers (such as the Micro-Loan Program and the Revolving Loan Program) as well as other ways that can help those on their entrepreneurial journey.

Alamo Offers Financial Assistance

Alamo Small Business Workshop

The City of Alamo will host its biannual Small Business Workshop Sept. 19 to educate business owners on ways to get financial assistance as well as help bring ideas to fruition. Alamo EDC Director Rafael Tapia will discuss Alamo programs as well as available opportunities such as the Revolving Loan Program and Micro-Loan Program. These programs assist small businesses and start-ups by providing a low-cost alternative financing option. Information on Texas…

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Alamo Business Expo

The Alamo Chamber of Commerce presents the Alamo Business Expo, open to the public with free admission. Sponsorships and vendor opportunities available. Vendor pricing is $50 for chamber members, $75 for non-members. For more information, call Ana at 956-787-2117.

Hurricane Preparedness Fairs This Week

Hurricane preparedness

Emergency preparedness fairs assisting residents in planning for weather-related emergencies are on the schedule this week in Edinburg. Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, who also serves as the county’s Emergency Management Director, said Dare to Prepare serves to provide tools to residents that will help them better prepare for disasters. “With hurricane season underway, it is important for residents to be informed and prepared before disaster strikes,” said Garcia. “Preparation…

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New Loan Program Fosters Small Business Ventures

photo Ken Teegardin

The Alamo Economic Development Corporation is now offering a new Micro-Loan Program that will help small business owners expand their efforts in the city. The Micro-Loan Program works by lending money to local businesses, with the funds being paid back with the interest. The funds are then reused. The loans are possible with assistance from USDA – Rural Development. Qualified applicants must be located in Alamo and have a minimum…

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Alamo Small Business Workshop

The Alamo EDC hosts a workshop on the revolving loan fund and Texas Rural Communities loan program. The Small Business Development Center will give a presentation on its services. The AEDC will also be introducing its Micro-Loan Program. The MLP is a small loan program for established businesses in Alamo, defined as having two years or 24 consecutive months of operations. The program will provide short-term two-year loans of $1,000…

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