Tag Archives: Edinburg

SBDC Smart Start

Smart Start

Do you have a business idea? Are you interested in starting your own business? “SBDC Smart Start” Jan. 20 at the UTRGV CESS Building in Edinburg provides the information and steps necessary for a smart business start. UTRGV SBDC will get participants ready for a one-to-one, business advisement session for ongoing assistance. This seminar is presented by the UTRGV SBDC with promotional support from area resource partners: Brownsville Chamber of…

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Edinburg Adds Assistance For Home-Based Businesses

Edinburg City Hall

The City of Edinburg and its economic development corporation are starting the new year with a new addition to an existing program designed to assist locally owned businesses through COVID-19-related hardships. The city’s Stimulus Program Aimed at Recovery from COVID is adding assistance to business owners who are based out of their homes. The SPARC program will provide up to $2,000 in grants for use to purchase furniture, supplies and…

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Payroll Compliance


Hiring employees involves more than just signing a paycheck. Before hiring employees, business owners must understand and prepare for the additional obligations that come with being an employer. “Payroll Compliance” on Jan. 12 sheds light on the compliance requirements of payroll. Seminar Highlights: Steps to meeting general state and federal requirements Laws and types of payroll taxes business owners must pay Contact information for the different agencies that govern payroll…

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Hidalgo County Holds Webcast Auction For Various Items

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction of general merchandise, fleet, heavy equipment and court awarded vehicles Jan. 25. The public may view Items in person at Palmer Pavilion and the San Carlos Community Resource Center Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.). AMT Auctions will auction all items “as is” with all sales final. Bidding begins Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. until the…

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Edinburg Chamber Hosts Gingerbread Competition

gingerbread house

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and CASA of Hidalgo County are currently hosting its inaugural Gingerbread CASA Competition. The organizations welcome citizens, the business community and professionals to participate in the event. All submissions must be turned in to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Historic Depot at 602 W. University Drive by 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Winners of the competition will be announced and awarded on Dec. 21 at 3…

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Night of Lights: “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree” Parade

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and City of Edinburg present the annual Night of Lights Parade on Dec. 3. The parade kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Edinburg Downtown District with organizations, schools, marching groups, businesses and community groups on various floats. Trophies and awards will go to first-, second- and third-place winners in the business, civic and school divisions. The festive event is free to the public.

Help Edinburg Families In Need During Holidays

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee is requesting community donations for its annual Ambassador Day of Giving. For more than eight years, Ambassadors of the ECC have coordinated with Saint Vincent De Paul Center at St. Joseph Catholic Church to present Thanksgiving meals to families in need. This year the Ambassadors have set a goal to help 50 families in need of a warm meal. Community members who would like…

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New Edinburg Children’s Hospital Names President

Matt Wolthoff

Matt Wolthoff is the new president of Driscoll Health System’s new hospital in Edinburg, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley. The health system expects the hospital to open in Spring 2023. As president, Wolthoff is directly responsible for the overall operations and performance of the new hospital, including implementation. He will report directly to Eric Hamon, president and CEO of Driscoll Health System. Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley will…

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Ediburg Night of Lights Parade Accepting Entries

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and City of Edinburg are now accepting participation applications for its annual Night of Lights Parade. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Edinburg Downtown District. Organizations, schools, marching groups, businesses and community groups must submit a Night of Lights Parade entry by Nov. 19. The city and chamber encourage all entries to participate in this year’s theme “Rocking Around The Christmas…

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Connecting Community To Nature

There are many scenic views and walking trails at the Edinburg birding center.

Marisa Oliva recalls walking a group of local high school students through the Edinburg World Birding Center when they came across a visiting birder. He told the students about the wide array of migratory and native birds they have to enjoy in their native Rio Grande Valley. The group moved on, leaving the birder to his pastime. Oliva said a girl in the group then remarked, “How does a guy…

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