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Job Fair at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets

The holiday season is around the corner and retailers at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets are hiring. Area residents are invited to inquire about full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets’ Job Fair in the food court. Attendees are asked to come dressed to impress in professional attire and have copies of their resume on-hand. More than 25 hiring retailers will be available to interview candidates…

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Q&A With The RGV Matters

The RGV Matters founding members and youth volunteers Alyssa Yarritu, Mia Aleman, Briana Pedraza, Dagoberto Gutierrez, Sydney Ramon, Yasmeen Medrano, Jonah Riojas and Mariella Vela. (Courtesy Ray Pedraza)

The Rio Grande Valley is a growing and thriving region of Texas and the United States. For many years, though, the area and the people of the RGV have not always gotten the positive recognition they deserve. Seventeen-year-old Sydney Ramon set out to change that. Ramon founded The RGV Matters in 2017. She is a recent graduate of McAllen ISD who will be attending Texas A&M College Station in the…

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Weslaco Chamber Award Nominations Open

Weslaco Chamber of Commerce award winners 2017. Front, Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Richard Vaughan, Woman of the Year Melissa Neuhaus, Man of the Year Richard Talbert, Incoming Board Chair Johnny Bautista, Friends Health Care; back, Outgoing Board Chair Gene Vaughan, Volunteer of the Year Alex Montenegro, Board Member of the Year Carla McCaleb and Abraham Quiroga of Business of the Year Magic Valley Electric Co-Op (photo Weslaco Chamber)

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Man, Woman and Business of the Year awards, along with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners will be recognized at the chamber’s annual meeting and awards luncheon Nov. 2. Those nominated or Man or Woman of the Year should give time and efforts to worthy causes in the community. The value of the contribution must not be as a result of political ties. This…

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Catch Up on Marketing: 43 Things to Do During Downtime


Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. For many small business owners, August’s steamy days bring a brief lull before things pick up again in the fall. That makes now a good time to catch up on some marketing activities you’ve been putting on the back burner. Here are 43 things you can do during your August downtime that will have a big impact come fall. Your Customers Schedule catch-up calls…

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BCIC Offers Economic Development Grants


Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation is seeking nonprofit and city partners to partner with to promote economic development. BCIC looks to promote the development through the BCIC Partnership Grants which focus on community development projects. Both nonprofit organizations and city departments are the focus of the grants. By design, the awards engage in the necessary community development needed to promote economic development opportunities. Through the grants, the BCIC will supplement up to $5,000…

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