Tag Archives: Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

Edinburg Names Man and Woman of the Year

Edinburg Chamber Man and Woman of the Year Carlos and Sister Guerra

Carlos and Sister Guerra, owners of La Muñeca Cattle Company, are the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Man and Woman of the Year. For 30 years, Carlos and Sister Guerra have hosted the La Muñeca Field Day the first Saturday of October. The day brings in kids from all over South Texas to compete in livestock, hay judging and weight guessing contests. Speakers from across the state come to talk to 4-H…

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Edinburg Chamber Hosts Spooktacular Installation

Last year’s Edinburg Chamber award recipients with outgoing President Jennifer Garza and Executive Director Ronnie Larralde.

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors and staff are planning a Spooktacular Soiree annual Installation Banquet for Oct. 23. The 6 p.m. event will take place at Marbel Event Center, 1101 Alberta Road. The Banquet will honor Hiren Govind as incoming chamber president and Jennifer Garza as outgoing president. The evening will feature an elegant and Spooktacular theme and dinner. Presentations include those of Man and Woman of the…

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What’s Behind the Numbers?

financial statements

Small business owners may attend a free financial management workshop about financial statements. “What’s Behind the Numbers? Use the Financial Statements to Measure Your Business Success!” discusses the meaning and importance of the financial statements to measure business performance and as decision-making tools for business management and growth planning. The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce hosts the training with the UTRGV Small Business Development Center presenting. UTRGV SBDC Director Maria Juarez-Serna…

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Edinburg Chamber Public Affairs Luncheon

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Committee will welcome U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) as the keynote speaker for the Public Affairs Luncheon. Gonzalez is currently serving his second term in the U.S. Congress as the elected representative of the 15th District of Texas. As a small business owner, Gonzalez understands the challenges facing American businesses. Gonzalez was influenced by his father, a Korean War veteran, to help individuals fight for their…

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Edinburg Chamber Seeks Man & Woman of the Year

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce 2018 Man and Woman of the Year Robert and Janet Vackar

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for Man and Woman of the Year for 2019. Robert and Janet Vackar, owners of Bert Ogden Auto Group, were the 2018 Man and Woman of the Year. The chamber encourages everyone to nominate someone who exceeds in professional and civic commitment. They should also be avid in volunteerism within the community of Edinburg. The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Man &…

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UTRGV Veterans Receive Inaugural Scholarships

Scholarship recipients include (seated) Juan Cerda, John Garcia, Gabriel Carrizales, Juan Gonzalez, Carla Blevins and Hector Villanueva. (photo Edinburg Chamber)

UTRGV veterans are the recent recipients of the inaugural Texas Cook’Em High Steaks in Edinburg Veteran Scholarships. During the planning of the 14th annual Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks, the Edinburg Chamber made the decision to award five $1,000 scholarships. When H-E-B heard of this endeavor, they quickly and generously chose to match that amount. Recipients are Juan Cerda, John Garcia, Gabriel Carrizales, Juan Gonzalez, Carla Blevins, Hector Villanueva, Brandon Bunch, Rosa…

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Edinburg Chamber Raid Benefits United Way

Edinburg Chamber Raid Aug. 2019

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors chose H-E-B on W. Freddy Gonzalez Drive for its Chamber Raid for the month of August. The benefactor of the raid was the United Way with contributions going to its school supply drive. The ambassadors bought in close to $200 in school supplies. Chamber Raids allow ambassadors, board members and volunteers from the Edinburg Chamber to “raid” a local business to make purchases.…

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Leadership Edinburg Accepting Applications

Graduates of Leadership Edinburg Class XXX. (photo Edinburg Chamber)

The Leadership Edinburg steering committee is currently accepting applications for Leadership Edinburg Class XXXI. The continuing education program gives its class members the opportunity to practice their leadership skills. Participants may also brush up on different community topics such as history, education, healthcare, politics and quality of life. Applications for Leadership Edinburg are due Aug. 23. Representatives state the program is “an effective way to ensure the future leaders and managers…

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Leadership Edinburg Class Graduates

Leadership Edinburg Class XXX held its graduation celebration recently with friends, family, and staff at Bob’s Steak & Chophouse. The graduates join a group of more than 500 Edinburg citizens who have made their way through the Edinburg Chamber class to encourage a better Edinburg and help make a long-term impact. “Become servant leaders in your community,” said keynote speaker Ida Acuña-Garza to the graduates. “There are so many opportunities to…

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Edinburg Public Affairs Luncheon

Guy Bailey

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will host a Public Affairs Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Guy Bailey. The UTRGV president will present a “State of the University Address.” Under Bailey’s leadership, UTRGV has had success in multiple areas. Student retention, research expenditures and philanthropic gifts to the institution have increased dramatically. In 2018, UTRGV was ranked the fourth-best university in Texas behind UT Austin, Rice and Texas A&M. Overall, UTRGV awards…

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