Tag Archives: Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

Bringing Expertise & Services To Higher Level

Nathan Burkhart of the BCIC is helping to oversee the building of the new "eBridge." (VBR)

These are heady days for the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation as it incorporates emerging technology and the excitement of SpaceX at Boca Chica into a growing economy. The BCIC funds economic development and boosts quality of life projects. There’s plenty of that in Brownsville right now. Downtown improvements and a flurry of small businesses are seeing early successes and working to scale up operations. The BCIC is in the middle…

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Despierta Brownsville: The Effects of the Real Estate Market on Brownsville

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce invites the community to participate in “The Effects of the Real Estate Market on Brownsville” June 17 at Don Chucho Tacos y Tequilas. Guest speakers include: David Ramirez, chief executive officer, Brownsville/SPI Board of Realtors Nick Mitchell-Bennett, executive director, cdcb | Come Dream. Come Build. Bruno Zavaleta, broker and owner, Zavaleta Realty, LLC Moderator for the event is Benjamin Pena, partner at Burton McCumber &…

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Preparing for a Financial Emergency

Preparing for a Financial Emergency

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and BBVA April 20 for a virtual financial education workshop. In this workshop, financial experts provide information, tips and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. In this workshop, participants will: Understand what a financial emergency is and how to prepare for it Understand the importance of having an emergency savings plan Learn tools and resources to develop and implement an…

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SBA Federal Contracting Series: 8(a) Business Development Program + SAM Registration

HUBZone Certification

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce collaborates with SBA for a virtual workshop on Federal HUBZone Certification Program + SAM Registration March 18. The federal government uses special programs to help small businesses win at least at 23 percent of all federal contracting dollars each year. The government also limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in HUBZone Programs. The government’s goal is to award at least three percent…

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Management Class: Empowering Your Employees to Make You Better Share:

Empowering Your Employees

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce partners with Sandler Training for a management class on Empowering Your Employees to Make You Better on Feb. 2. With the team(s) you manage, your employees are not a payroll expense. They are a human capital investment on your profit and loss sheet. Discover what those conversations should look like with your employees to motivate, engage and create personal goals. This is a webinar for supervisors,…

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Brownsville Virtual Speed Networking

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosts two free, fast-paced virtual networking opportunities Jan. 26. The morning session takes place from 10-11 a.m. and the afternoon 2-3 p.m. Virtual Speed Networking is a structured opportunity to meet professionals, face to face, one business professional at a time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry this virtual speed networking…

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Developing a Business Plan

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Jan. 21 for the financial education workshop, Developing a Business Plan. This virtual workshop teaches business owners the seven parts of a good business plan and what to consider when writing a business plan. At the end of the workshop, business owners will have a blueprint or first draft of a business plan. Financial experts from BBVA will also provide information, tips and resources…

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Deck the Wheels: Toy & Food Drive

Deck the Wheels

Deck the Wheels: Toy & Food Drive on Dec. 18 features a car-decorating contest as well as a collection of toys, nonperishable foods, gift cards, and monetary donations for those families in need. The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce invites the community to enter the contest at $25 per vehicle. All proceeds from the car decorating contest and donations will stay local and go to area families in need. Donations and proceeds…

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Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101)

financial basics

Learn the basics of financial planning with the free “Financial Basics (Financial Planning 101)” webinar Nov.17. This presentation by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and Northwestern Mutual covers the five key considerations: know where you are today picture where you want to be grow your savings protect your assets and ability to earn an income and make your money last Participants will need to download the following documents to follow…

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Personal Finance: Debt Management

Debt Management workshop

“Personal Finance: Debt Management” is a free financial education workshop Nov. 19 features financial experts providing information, tips and resources on debt management and solutions. Participants will:  Explain common reasons why people find themselves in debt and the most common types of debt Describe the value of using debt management strategies such as loan consolidation, budgeting, and debt management plans Compare various debt management solutions Create a personal plan for…

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