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Friday with the City: Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport Update

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Brownsville presents Friday with the City on Sept. 18. The initiative promotes new projects and efforts within the city of Brownsville. The Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport nears completion of the new passenger terminal. This Friday with the City webinar will provide the community with an update on the project. It will also discuss the recent announcement of…

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Business Financial Statements

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Sept. 15 for a financial education workshop. Financial experts from BBVA will provide information, tips and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. The financial education topic on Business Financial Statements will allow business owners to learn the three most important financial documents. These include balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow reports. At the end of the workshop,…

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Port Joins Truck Driver Celebration

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The Port of Brownsville will join the U.S. trucking industry in celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 13-19. This year’s celebration takes on a special meaning due to the spread of COVID-19. Professional truck drivers stepped up when they were needed most, and have kept the economy on its feet despite facing unprecedented obstacles. On average, more than 1,500 trucks enter the Port of Brownsville daily to pick up…

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Catholic Diocese Conducts Census Sundays


The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville is launching Census Sundays in an effort to bolster census participation in areas that are still undercounted. In addition to announcements to parishioners, certain area churches will host drive-through events every weekend through Sept. 27. “A vital part of the mission of the Church is to care for the people of God – all people – Catholic or not,” states a release from the Diocese.…

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WestPlains Exports RGV Sorghum

Sorghum from throughout the Rio Grande Valley loads onto The M/V Tian Fu.

For the first time in 13 years, the Port of Brownsville resumed the export of grains overseas via vessel. WestPlains LLC, the operator of the port’s grain elevator, loaded 34,000 metric tons of sorghum onto the M/V Tian Fu in late-August. The grain was harvested from throughout the Rio Grande Valley. This is the first of four vessels with sorghum that WestPlains will ship to China this year. The port…

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How to Succeed at Selling Remotely

“How to Succeed at Selling Remotely” is an online discussion Aug. 27 about key behaviors that you can implement on helping your sales. This includes the process of having a correct mindset when processing sales such as changing sales behavior that will help increase productivity within your sales group. Effective communication is essential for acquiring and keeping happy clients. Tech advances have made communicating with clients all over the world…

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Payroll Compliance

The Payroll Compliance webinar Aug. 26 sheds light on the compliance requirements of payroll. Are you planning on hiring employees? Hiring employees involves more than just signing a paycheck. Before hiring employees, business owners must understand and prepare for the additional obligations that come with being an employer. Learn about the following: Steps to meeting general state and federal requirements Laws and types of payroll taxes business owners must pay…

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Wellness Wednesday Seminar: National Immunization Awareness Month

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee hosts a virtual Wellness Wednesday seminar on National Immunization Awareness Month Aug. 26. During NIAM, the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce share information and resources on social media to highlight the importance of vaccines. Follow the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and use #ivax2protect to share why you choose to vaccinate. Participants may submit questions for the expert(s) online. This event is free and open…

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Brownsville Virtual Speed Networking – Morning Session

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to a fast-paced virtual networking opportunity 10 a.m. Aug 25. Virtual Speed Networking works like ‘Speed Dating’ without the “Dating.” It’s a structured opportunity to meet accomplished 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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Friday with the City: A Conversation on the Digital Divide

Digital Divide

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Brownsville present Friday with the City Aug. 21. The initiative aims to promote new projects and efforts within the city of Brownsville. Friday with the City: A Conversation on the Digital Divide will provide an update on the progress bridging the digital divide with the assistance of Lit Communities. Joining the conversation will be Mayor Trey Mendez and Ramiro…

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