Tag Archives: Edinburg

UTRGV Fall Career Expo (Edinburg Campus)

UTRGV career expo

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Career Center hosts its Fall Career Expo, open to all UTRGV students, alumni and the community. As exhibitors, companies have the opportunity to attract qualified candidates for internship and career opportunities. Exhibitors registration is: $300 – 10×10 booth with a six-foot table and two chairs $500 – 10×20 booth with two six-foot tables and four chairs Exhibitors may register online.

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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Social Media for Small Businesses: Tips & Trends for 2019

social media

While not every business owner uses social media to connect with customers or build brand awareness, those that do benefit greatly from its free tools. Small business owners may attend this free workshop which shares best practices. Attendees will also learn tips and tools, how to stay engaged with your target market and build a following. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 956-665-7535.

Payroll Compliance

Payroll Compliance

The “Payroll Compliance” session covers the steps owners need to take when hiring employees and the specific government agencies to contact over payroll. “Before hiring personnel, business owners need to be aware of the pertinent legal requirements, as well as, the payroll taxes they must pay in order to be in compliance with state and federal laws,” shares Cristina Cantu, a senior business and HR advisor with the UTRGV Small…

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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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Planting the Banking Seed

A commemorative bill marking launch of First National Bank of Mercedes in 1920.

  A drive into town for Jose Platon Ortega usually meant a stop at the bank. For Ortega there was only one bank – the First National Bank of Mercedes. He was greeted there by friendly tellers, with one in particular knowing his account number by memory. “Veinticinco, cuarenta dos, diecinueve,’” said Saul Ortega, Jose’s son, who grew up knowing his Dad’s account number of 254219.  Jose Platon Ortega was a…

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Edinburg Cultural Arts Brings Communities Together

Sherry Cantu helps fix her 6-year-old daughter Natali Ann's costume before the Frida look-alike contest at the recent Edinburg Cultural Arts event FridaFest. (photo Selene D. Garza)

The sound of Mexican music reverberates throughout the courtyard at the Edinburg City Hall. Colorful papel picado dance above the crowd. Women and little girls walk proudly with their hair pulled back and crowns of colorful flowers adorning their head. They were among the thousands there to celebrate the iconic Mexican female artist Frida Kahlo.  FridaFest is one of 13 major annual events organized by Edinburg Cultural Arts, a division of…

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Small Business Branding


“Small Business Branding” gives owners a better understanding of the process of successfully branding a business. It also includes top branding myths, the three branding principles and how to protect a brand. “A brand is much more than a logo or a company name in a fancy font. It is a promise made and delivered to customers by the company. The most successful brands keep their promises through effective branding…

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Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks in Edinburg

Texas Cook’Em

The Edinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and Edinburg Chamber of Commerce present the 14th annual Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks in Edinburg at HEB Park. Competitors will battle it out on the grill to cook the best chicken, ribs, brisket and rib-eye for money and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Texas Cook’Em is one of Texas’s biggest BBQ purse, awarding $30,000 to the winners. Last year, the competition drew 120…

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