Tag Archives: Brownsville

Chamber Connect +

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosts Chamber Connect + on Feb. 28. This free event offers information on what the chamber can do for you while also providing a refresher on current member benefits. Attendees will learn how to: Take advantage of your membership benefits Join a committee Stay connected with your members-only online portal Set up your membership profile Register online. For more information, contact the Brownsville Chamber.

Sixth Annual Brownsville Senior & Community & Wellness Expo 2022

Brownsville Senior & Community Health & Wellness Expo 2022

RGV Promotions presents its sixth annual Brownsville Senior & Community Health & Wellness Expo 2022 on Feb. 9. Attendees can learn about living a heart-healthy lifestyle and receive educational information. Free screenings include blood pressure, vision, hearing, glucose and BMI. Activities include Zumba, country line dancing and bingo. Door prizes, one-on-one with physical trainers and doctors, and guest speakers every hour are part of the event. Free admission. For more…

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Friday With The City: City Manager’s Annual Update

City Manager's Annual Update

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Brownsville presents the annual City Manager’s Update during Friday with the City on Jan. 28. Friday with the City is an initiative of the chamber in partnership with the City of Brownsville which provides an update to the community. Topics include growth, progress and the future of the city. Community members may submit questions for the presenters in advance…

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How Secure is Your Company’s Network?

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and ArkWare LLC present “How Secure is Your Company’s Network?” at the chamber Jan. 27. In this workshop, participants will learn about: Computers The internet Viruses Data Protection The dark web Dustin Salinas of ArkWare will present this installment of the Cybersecurity for Businesses Series. This workshop is free and open to the community. Regisiter online. For more information, contact the Brownsville Chamber.

Local College, ISDs Part of $10.3-Million TWC Grants

JET grant

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 41 grants totaling $10,379,293 to multiple public community colleges, public technical institutes, public state college and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans grant program. Locally, recipients include South Texas College as well as Brownsville, Harlingen, La Joya and South Texas ISDs. The JET grant program focuses on projects that develop training programs to…

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Business Perseveres & Keeps Faith In Employees

Rose Snell relied on employees like Clarissa Elizondo, center, and Christina Duran, far right, to get through tough times in early 2020.

Rose Snell’s two decades of experience of being a business owner were put to the test in early 2020. The fears and uncertainties of the time left businesses like Snell’s FASTSIGNS to grasp for answers. Business plummeted at her stores in Harlingen and Brownsville.  “The phones stopped ringing,” she recalled of that time. “We didn’t know if the business was going to survive.” It wasn’t long before Snell reached a…

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Chamber Connect +

Chamber Connect +, Dec 2021

Whether you’re looking to learn more about what the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce can do for you or you just need a refresher on your membership benefits, join the Brownsville Chamber for Chamber Connect + Dec. 27. Participants will learn how to: Take advantage of your membership benefits Join a committee Stay connected with your members-only online portal Set up your membership profile This event is free and open to…

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Port of Brownsville Recognizes Schaefer Stevedoring

Sergio Tito Lopez presents the 2021 Chairman’s Award to Ken Schaefer, president and CEO of Schaefer Stevedoring.

The Port of Brownsville recently presented Schaefer Stevedoring with its 2021 Chairman’s Award. The recognition honors Schaefer Stevedoring’s achievements throughout its 30 years of operation. The presentation took place during the annual Customer Appreciation Luncheon Dec. 14 at the Rancho Viejo Convention Center in Rancho Viejo. Presenting the award to Ken Schaefer, president and owner of Schaefer Stevedoring, was Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Sergio Tito Lopez. Schaefer Stevedoring, an international…

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TSC Nursing Lab Ready To Transform Education

TSC's newest nursing simulation lab located at the ITEC Center. (photo STC)

A new era of technology was recently celebrated at Texas Southmost College with a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Associate Degree in Nursing program’s new state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab.  The new simulation lab’s design at the TSC International Technology, Education and Commerce Center resembles a hospital floor. The lab features mid- to high-fidelity simulation mannequins. TSC Director of Nursing Beth Kasprisin said this lab has been a longtime…

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