Tag Archives: Edinburg

SBA Resources to Help Small Businesses Start, Grow, Expand and Recover

SBA logo

Learn about the SBA programs and resources available to help small businesses. If you own a small business or thinking about starting one, this session will give you the understanding of the SBA. You will also learn how it helps you start, grow, expand and recover your business. Topics include: What is the SBA? What counseling services and resources the SBA offers? What the benefits are to being an 8(a)…

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UTRGV Launching Executive Education Programs

UTRGV Executive Education program instructors Zoila Zambrano and Elaine Hernandez (Courtesy)

UTRGV, through its new Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development, will launch several executive education programs in the coming months. Given the complexity of leading an organization in today’s fast-changing world, providing both knowledge and guidance for top-level decision makers is becoming increasingly important. The design of the new UTRGV’s programs keep in mind today’s executives. The first program is the hybrid course, Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. It…

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All-American City Right Here in the RGV

Mission is one of only 20 finalists for the 2019 All-America City Award.

The City of Mission is at an elite level of American cities in becoming a finalist for the 2019 All-America City Award. Mission is one of 20 finalists which include cities from all parts of the United States. In addition, it is one of only five Texas cities in the running for the 10 winners to be chosen in June. Neighboring Edinburg, along with Houston, San Antonio and El Paso…

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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,” says presenter Cristina Cantu. Cantu also serves as a senior business and HR…

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Edinburg Chamber Power Punch at Lunch 

Mario Lizcano, J.J. Flores, Rolando Garza, Ronnie Larralde, Jennifer Garza, Pablo Villarreal Jr., Kelly Salazar and Hiren Govind

Linebarger Goggan Blair and Sampson hosts the Power Punch at Lunch, one of the Edinburg Chamber’s most notable social-networking events. The free presentation explains each aspect of property tax and will also include questions from the public. Speakers include Hidalgo County Tax Assessor Collector Paul Villarreal Jr., Chief of Operations Eva Mireles and Hidalgo County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Rolando Garza. Also on hand are Assistant Chief Appraiser Jorge Gonzalez and…

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Fresh, Tasty Tale of Success

Francesca and Carlos Hernandez team up as the beauty and the beast behind the success of a healthy food company. (Courtesy)

A beauty and beast team is riding a wave of success of almost fairy tale proportions with a line of fresh, healthy meals and other related products. On a good week, Beauty & Beast Cuisine cooks and packages in the neighborhood of 27,000 meals in its Edinburg kitchen. “It’s just been an explosion of opportunity,” said Carlos Hernandez, the beast in the partnership with his wife, Francesca, the beauty. “It…

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Edinburg Chamber Names Marketing Director

DeAnna Daniel Garza

DeAnna Daniel Garza is now the director of marketing and special events for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. She will work closely with the Executive Director Ronnie Larralde, for all of the chamber’s events. She will aid in member outreach, retention and developing different avenues to increase business development. “We are excited to have DeAnna come on board. She is a dedicated and driven individual and will be a great…

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Governor’s Small Business Conference – South Texas

Governor’s Small Business Conference

The Governor’s Small Business Conference is a learning and networking opportunity for businesses at every stage of development. Throughout the day, the event features separate tracks designed to assist new and existing businesses. The conference connects entrepreneurs and small business owners with business resource providers. These include lenders, non-profits, and local, regional, state and federal agencies. The event is a platform for resources providers and successful business owners to offer expert…

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Saddle Up For the RGV Livestock Show

The Livestock Show provides area youth with the opportunity to compete for prizes in exhibiting their projects.

It’s time for the 80th edition of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, as the iconic event continues to showcase its connections to area communities. “Ask anyone who has grown up in Mercedes and the Rio Grande Valley, and they will name the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo as one of the best-known and attended events of each year,’’ said Beatrice de Leon Edwards, a local historian and…

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One Stop Shopping for Fitness

Sally Balderas Bracewell helps a customer at one of All Star Nutrition’s three Rio Grande Valley stores. (VBR)

Do you need to slim down, bulk up or just fine-tune your personal health? All Star Nutrition is a one-stop shop with three Rio Grande Valley locations, precisely suited for those seeking expert guidance on everything from weight loss to sports nutrition, vitamin and mineral intake, detoxification and hydration. At the store in Pharr on North Jackson Street, co-owner Sally Balderas Bracewell said that it feels good to help customers achieve…

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