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SBA Federal Contracting Series: Federal HUBZone Program

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and SBA present a Zoom webinar on the Federal HUBZone Certification Program on July 23. The federal government uses special programs to help small businesses win at least at 23 percent of all federal contracting dollars each year. To help provide a level playing field for small businesses in a HUBZone area, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the…

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Brownsville Speed Networking

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosts Speed Networking at a location TBD July 22. Participants sit among five others. Each person will have the opportunity to make a brief introduction of their business, while also sharing their business cards or flyers. After every person has a turn introducing themselves, there will be two minutes of networking. It’s a fast-paced networking opportunity. The connections, leads and referrals will be valuable. Bring…

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

8(a) Business Development Program

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and the SBA present the 8(a) Business Development Certification Program workshop via Zoom July 16. The federal government uses special programs to help small businesses win at least 23 percent of all federal contracting dollars each year. To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses…

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Brownsville Chamber Connect +

Chamber Connect

Join the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce for Chamber Connect + July 14 to learn more about what the chamber can do for you. Current members can also receive a refresher on membership benefits. During Chamber Connect +, 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 the community. Register…

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How Businesses Obtain Credit

The “How Businesses Obtain Credit” workshop on June 30 hosts financial experts providing information, tips and resources to help with everyday finances and long-term financial goals. The financial education topic teaches business owners about the types of credit available to a small business owner. This includes lines of credit, credit cards and term loans, as well financing options from the SBA. The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce and BBVA present this…

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Blood Drive Hosted By Aries Worldwide Logistics

Aries blood drive

Aries Worldwide and Vitalant hold a blood drive June 25 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Donors receive a free antibody testing for COVID-19. Donors should eat a meal and drink plenty of water at least 30 minutes prior to donation. Donors must present a valid photo ID. Reserve the time most convenience for you, your family, your friends and colleagues by visiting www.bloodhero.com and entering code “Aries.”

Friday With The City: Emergency Planning & Preparedness

Friday in the City

“Friday With The City: Emergency Planning & Preparedness” on June 26 covers topics on disaster and hurricane season preparedness as well as COVID-19 response efforts. Jim Springob of ServPro of East Brownsville and South Padre Island will discuss ways in which businesses can protect their buildings from natural disasters. He will also talk on disinfection of COVID-19. Friday With The City is an initiative by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce…

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Wellness Wednesday Seminar: Men’s Health Month

The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce Health & Wellness Committee hosts its first virtual Wellness Wednesday seminar on Men’s Health Month June 14. Men’s Health Month is a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men. It focuses on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions. Leading experts from Friends of Women Inc. and NAMI Rio Grande Valley will present the seminar.…

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Port of Brownsville Excels Amid Challenge

Port of Brownsville

The Port of Brownsville ranks third among U.S. ports for “strong financial resilience” surveyed in a new report from Moody’s Investor Services. The ranking underscores the ongoing value of the port’s prudent financial stewardship in light of economic impacts from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Moody’s analysis evaluated American ports on a range of key factors surrounding financial responsibility. This includes the ability to handle the impact of a significant decline…

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Keppel AmFELS Readies Delivery

Delivery of the M/V George III to Pasha Hawaii from Keppel AmFELS is scheduled for this summer.

The construction of two 774-foot-long container ships for Pasha Hawaii continues on schedule at the Port of Brownsville. On June 5, Keppel AmFELS hosted a presentation and tour for port and city of Brownsville officials. Here, they presented an update of construction for the M/V George III and the M/V Janet Marie. Delivery of the M/V George III to Pasha is set for this summer. The twin U.S. Jones Act…

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