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The Basics of Branding

The “Basics of Branding” workshop gives new business owners an understanding of the process of branding a business. It also discusses the three branding principles, steps to branding development and how to protect a brand. The UTRGV Small Business Development Center sponsors the workshop in partnership with the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce. There is a $15 fee per person to attend and pre-registration is preferred. To sign up for this…

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How to Reclassify Your Personal Trip to Business Travel

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with WYCOTAX free e$timax present the More Deductions This Tax Season seven-week series. Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. This seven-week series is for non-tax professionals and business owners that will give insight on how to potentially cut your business taxes by 25 percent. Attendees will gain familiarity with the tax forms and…

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Speed Networking at WYCOTAX free e$timax

speed networking

In small groups, participants during Speed Networking have the opportunity to make a brief introduction of their business, while also sharing their business cards or flyers. After every person has taken a turn introducing themselves, there will be two minutes of networking. It’s a fast-paced networking opportunity. The connections, leads and referrals are valuable. Bring a minimum of 60 business cards with you to exchange. This event is open to…

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How Paying Yourself Lowers Taxes

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with WYCOTAX free e$timax present the “More Deductions This Tax Season” seven-week series. Preparation of business tax returns can be very complex in light of the ever-changing tax laws. This seven-week series is designed for non-tax professionals and business owners that will give insight on how to potentially cut your business taxes by 25 percent. Attendees will gain familiarity with the tax forms…

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Rosca de Reyes Lends Sweet Celebration

An employee at Ayala's Bakery in Brownsville shows a Rosca de Reyes panaderias.

While the holiday season is over for most people, another traditional celebration took place among some Rio Grande Valley residents. Such was the case for those who celebrated Three Kings Day with the traditional Rosca de Reyes, a round-shaped pastry consumed by people who follow the customs each Jan. 6. Bakeries throughout the region prepared the item by the hundreds, decorating the rings with dried fruit, cherries and other ingredients. Spanish-speaking…

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Valley Metro Is Moving Forward

The new Edinburg Valley Metro station is set to open later this month.

The Rio Grande Valley with its estimated population surging above 1.4 million is reflecting its new urban realities via Valley Metro. The regional bus system is adding transportation hubs and new routes with each passing year.  Later this month, Valley Metro will open a new hub in Edinburg between City Hall and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The new hub will come off a year where Valley Metro…

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Market Square Renovation Sparks Rebirth

Brownsville’s public market and town hall went up as the city got its start in 1850. Butchers and other vendors moved in a year later. The city’s central square would go through various rebuilds. It would survive hurricanes as well as other calamities through the ages with a city that grew up around it. The last half of the 20th century saw what came to be known as Market Square…

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Brownsville Chamber Flannel & Frost

Flannel & Frost

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Membership Appreciation Holiday Mixer. This year’s theme is Flannel & Frost. The chamber encourages attendees to channel their inner lumberjacks and dress in their best flannel outfits. Every year, the chamber partners with the Brownsville Police Department to support Christmas for Kids. The project raises donations and toys for local children. Attendees may donate a toy…

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Brownsville FTZ Ranks Third in Nation

FTZ No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville reported more than $3.8 billion in exported goods in 2018.

Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville remains near the top in the nation for the value of exports. FTZ No. 62 ranks third in the country with more than $3.8 billion in exported commodities in 2018. This is an increase from the $3.5 billion reported in 2017. The figures come from the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s annual report to Congress released in late November. Since 2012,…

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Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Join Brownsville Market Square for the third annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop and support small businesses in the community. Grab a few friends and mark gifts off your shopping list together. All vendors must have a tax ID in order to participate and sell their goods. Vendor fee is $50 per booth and Includes one six-foot table, two chairs and a white linen The Holiday Pop-Up Shop is made possible thanks…

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