Tag Archives: Edinburg

Tax Tips for Small Businesses

tax credit

The “Tax Tips for Small Businesses” workshop covers the federal tax obligations that small business owners must pay. Other topics include small business tax forms and deadlines; methods on filing and paying taxes; and personal verses business expenses. Tax experts at CAS CPA presents the session. The UTRGV SBDC and Edinburg Chamber of Commerce come together to host the session. There is no fee but pre-registration is required. To register…

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Valley Metro Is Moving Forward

The new Edinburg Valley Metro station is set to open later this month.

The Rio Grande Valley with its estimated population surging above 1.4 million is reflecting its new urban realities via Valley Metro. The regional bus system is adding transportation hubs and new routes with each passing year.  Later this month, Valley Metro will open a new hub in Edinburg between City Hall and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The new hub will come off a year where Valley Metro…

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Pieology Franchisee Goes Local First

A Pieology pizza made to order.

It’s mid afternoon at Pieology in Edinburg. The lunch rush has thinned out, yet the build-your-own pizza restaurant is still busy with mostly Millennial-aged customers. Come back the next day in the noon hour. It will likely be employees from the nearby hospital and medical offices on Trenton Road who are enjoying their break and lunch at Pieology. In the evening hours, families with young children often push the tables…

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A Home Away from Home

Avalon Memory Care is built to resemble a home in order to make the residents feel more comfortable. (VBR)

Placing a loved one in a care facility can be one of the most difficult decisions a family has to make. This is even more true when the loved one is suffering from an illness that affects their memory, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Moving them from the home they know and love to a new environment can prove to be challenging.  Avalon Memory Care in Edinburg is working to…

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Building Your Online Presence

“Building Your Online Presence” teaches small business owners how they can optimize their online reputation; manage their brand through proactive engagement; enhance their marketing strategy through digital media; connect with customers; review their “online score-card;” and more. Digital media expert Jeanette Greider with AIM Media Texas presents this session. The session is hosted by the UTRGV SBDC and Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. There is no fee but pre-registration is required.…

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Project Please To Grow Special Ed Leaders

Project PLEASE

Faculty in the UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration have been awarded a $1.2 million grant for Project PLEASE, a collaborative initiative to help grow leaders in special education administration. “Project PLEASE is a personnel training grant that will give scholarships and stipends to 14 vetted candidates to complete their doctorate in education in special education administration,” said Hsuying Ward. Ward is an associate professor of Human Development and…

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Hidalgo Proclaims Home Care and Hospice Month

The Commissioners Court proclaims November as National Home Care and Hospice Month.

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recently proclaimed November as National Home Care and Hospice Month. The proclamation is in honor of the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists and social workers who make a difference for those they serve. Accepting the proclamation was Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Board President Jon Scepanski. “We help the elderly and disabled preserve their dignity and maintain their independence while receiving…

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Exploring Your Market

“Exploring Your Market” is a session that teaches potential and existing business owners the importance of market research and its impact on key, business decisions. Tools to conduct market research; target marketing; relevant industry trends; competitors; and quantifying market research for business decisions are topics of discussion. “Prospective and existing business owners are both encouraged to attend. When launching businesses, in addition to addressing other critical questions, owners must know…

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