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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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International Shipbreaking Gains Accreditation

The MT Wolverine safely moored at International Shipbreaking’s yard at the Port of Brownsville. (photo Port of Brownsville)

International Shipbreaking Ltd. now has EU Ship Recycling Regulation accreditation for its site at the Port of Brownsville. The company, part of EMR Metal Recycling, recently invested $30 million in compliant infrastructure at the Brownsville site. The local site is also the first U.S. shipbreaking site to achieve this accreditation. It can now help EU-based ship owners – as well as ships flying the flags of EU member states –…

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VITA Provides Free Tax Prep Services

Texas Southmost College Accounting Technology students are currently offering free tax preparation services via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. For almost 20 years, TSC has partnered with the United Way of Southern Cameron County to offer the VITA service. Students from TSC’s Special Topics in Taxation course are now assisting individuals and families in the Rio Grande Valley. “Every year this experience proves to be a great opportunity for…

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TSC Welcomes New Foundation Director 

David Tumlinson

David Tumlinson is the new Texas Southmost College director of Foundation and Community Outreach. Over the past two decades, Tumlinson has worked as the deputy director for the Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department in San Benito, where he began as a probation officer in 2001.  “I’m excited to begin in this new role at this stage of my life,” said the Brownsville native. “I’m in a position to make a…

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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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Stylish Lofts Rekindle Brownsville History

An old pharmacy building in downtown Brownsville has been transformed into lofts.

The many historical buildings that dot downtown Brownsville are coming back to life as investments in the city’s heritage. It makes business sense. Youthful investors are transforming old buildings in the city’s core, giving them makeovers, and turning them into restaurants, art studios and cafes. In one case, it’s stylish new lofts. Botica Lofts is gleaming new and on the corner of 11th Street and Adams in downtown Brownsville. It’s…

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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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TSC Dual Enrollment Introduces Technical Pathways

TSC HVAC students have the opportunity of learning the skills of their trade by training with industry-standard equipment and tools.

The Dual Enrollment program at Texas Southmost College is introducing three new pathways this spring to the thousands of high school students TSC serves who are working to earn college credits before receiving a high school diploma.  Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, and Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology make up two of the newest offerings. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) rounds out the new programs within the dual enrollment offerings. …

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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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BPUB Waives SAT/ACT Scholarship Requirement

The Brownsville Public Utilities Board will not require standardized test scores such as the SAT and ACT for this year’s Project SHARE Scholarship. The decision reflects admission requirements for this year’s graduating seniors with many schools dropping the SAT/ACT requirement. The application process is now open for BPUB’s Project SHARE Scholarship program. Ten scholarships are available in the amount of $1,000 to graduating high school seniors. To qualify for the…

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