Tag Archives: Edinburg

Customer Service Plus!

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The “Customer Service Plus!” seminar gives participants a better understanding of: why customer service is so important to the success of their businesses and organizations how to meet customer expectations and satisfy customer needs how to deliver excellent customer service; and how to become a powerful problem-solver UTRGV SBDC hosts the session in partnership with the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. There is no fee for chamber members to attend. A…

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Hidalgo County Holds Auction on Drug-Seized Vehicles

Hidalgo County will hold a Surplus Auction by Auction Marketing Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. The auction will include the sale of police seized cars, trucks, tractor trailers and trailers. Interested buyers can pre-register and view items Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Grounds. Online registration is only available for online bidding at amtauctions.com. All other buyers must register onsite.…

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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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Student Food Pantry Feeds the Need

Social work major Jacquelyn Herrera, manager for the Student Food Pantry on the UTRGV Brownsville Campus, and Cristina Vega, program coordinator of the UTRGV Student Food Pantry, restock shelves in the pantry. At UTRGV, student food pantries on both the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses work year-round to help ease food insecurity for university students. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

September is Hunger Action Month, a time to take a pro-active part in ending hunger. For UTRGV’s Cristina Vega, helping others fight hunger is her job. “We have a lot of jokes in society, like, ‘Ha. Ha. Poor college student. You’re probably eating Ramen.’ And that’s not really something to joke about, because it’s a reality,” said Vega, program coordinator of the UTRGV Student Food Pantry. The Student Food Pantry is a free…

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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?

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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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Museum of South Texas History Open House

Museum of South Texas History visitors starting their tour with a look at a mammoth fossils.

The Museum of South Texas History held a one-day free admission open house on Sept. 14. For this event, the museum extended its free hours to help kick off Hispanic Heritage month. The museum’s exhibits lead you on a history tour of the blended history of the Rio Grande Valley. The main exhibit, “Rio Grande Legacy Exhibit,” begins in prehistoric times, taking patrons all the way through Spanish colonial times…

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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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