Tag Archives: City of McAllen

McAllen Communications Wins State Awards

The City of McAllen Office of Communications is the recipient of three TAMI Award of Excellence. The announcement came at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers conference held recently in Denton. TAMIO is a division of the Texas Municipal League. The three awards are for: Communications Planning for the 2018 Bond Election Best Media Relations for the 2017 McAllen Holiday Parade Best Use of Unplanned Social Media for…

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McAllen a Marketing Award Finalist

Fiesta de Palmas award vote

The Event and Arena Marketing Conference’s announcement of its finalists for this year’s awards ceremony includes the City of McAllen. The EAMC recognizes the most innovative and impactful work in the live entertainment industry. Of the top five categories, McAllen is one of three finalists for EAMC Marketing Campaign of the Year. The nomination is a result of successful marketing efforts for last year’s introduction of Fiesta De Palmas. To prepare for Fiesta…

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McAllen, Aeromar and Mexico Stronger Together

McAllen representatives in Mexico CIty

The City of McAllen recently participated in key government and business meetings in Mexico City. Officials traveled to the area to forge stronger tourism and ties, while also increasing awareness of Aeromar Airlines’s non-stop flights. The meetings provided an opportunity for preliminary discussions to begin the process of forging Sister City ties with Mexico City. City of McAllen officials visited Mexico’s capitol city to continue promoting Aeromar’s non-stop route from McAllen…

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Women Speed Mentoring Session

women mentoring

As Women’s History Month gets ready to wind down, the City of McAllen hosts one more event, a speed mentoring session, to continue promoting its celebration theme, “Empowered Women Empower Women.” The event supports the professional development of female employees in the organization. The morning provides a platform for mentees to ask questions from female employees. Questions can range from practical advice to specific questions about careers and leadership in local government.

McAllen to Honor Legendary Businesswomen

Legendary Businesswomen 2018

Three successful McAllen businesswomen will receive honors Dec. 4 at the Legendary Businesswomen’s Luncheon. The event will celebrate Kay Jancik, Betty Garza and Sylvia Johnson, who will also discuss their journeys of success. Honorees Jancik, owner of Oh Kay’s gift shop; Garza, owner of Coldwell Banker La Mansion Real Estate; and Johnson, owner of Sylvia’s, will each be interviewed about their experiences as they developed their business careers. “This will be…

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The Current State of U.S./Mexico Relations

The future economics between the United States and Mexico will be very interesting. All eyes will be on future trade relations, especially after Dec. 1 due to incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez. With current rocky trade relations between the United States and China, Mexico has plenty to gain under the new NAFTA terms. On Nov. 9, Duncan Wood, director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, spoke at the McAllen Performing…

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McAllen Day in Monterrey Oct. 24

McAllen Day in Monterrey

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, City of McAllen, Rio Grande Regional Hospital and McAllen International Airport are sponsoring McAllen Day in Monterrey on Oct. 24. This annual event gives McAllen Chamber members the opportunity to promote their tourism-related goods and services. The chamber will invite 150 travel agents, tour operators and media as well as 50 medical doctors to attend. Participation is $1,000. The cost includes a seat on a chartered flight to…

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