Tag Archives: Edinburg

Vietnamese`Fusion’ Gains Following & Awards

Khanh “Connie” Nguyen’s first impressions of the Rio Grande Valley in 2008 were of a place she didn’t plan to stay long. In the midst of the Great Recession, and buffeted by the upheaval of the banking industry where she worked in southern California, Nguyen’s mother advised she head to the Valley for a fresh start. Nguyen had family here and she decided it was worth a try. “Too hot,”…

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Edinburg Chamber Seeks Man & Woman of the Year

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for Man and Woman of the Year for 2020. Nominations are due Dec. 1 by 5 p.m. The candidate, throughout his/her career and personal work should leadership characteristics. The chamber is also seeking a person who has successfully demonstrated abilities as an individual, as a team member and as a leader. Nominees should have a willingness to serve and assist other…

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County Holds Online Vehicle Auction

Vehicle and Fleet Auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Vehicle and Fleet Auction by AMT Auctions Nov. 21. Items will be on display behind the San Carlos Headstart on Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Bidding starts on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. and ends until the last item is sold. Buyers must register online at amtauctions.com. The webcast auction consists of vehicles and fleet. Items are sold “as…

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Wine & Wisdom | A Small Business Social Media Series

Wine and Wisdom

Join Society 204: A Coworking Community for “Wine & Wisdom” Nov. 5 to help your business enhance its social media presence. Does your business have a Facebook page? An Instagram? A unique hashtag? Do you have a LinkedIn? Do people have a way of “checking in” at your place? Social Media is a staple. No longer do we search Bing for reviews or Ask Jeeves for information. We turn to…

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Caffeine with Colleagues

Caffeine with Colleagues

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly Caffeine with Colleagues Oct. 15 with guest speakers John and Mark X. Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks. John and Mark will share insights into the unified workplace they have created, where people with differing abilities work side-by-side. They will also discuss the benefits of their approach. The webinar will share how entrepreneurship is an option for people with differing abilities. Business…

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Edinburg Chamber Announces Board

Veronica Gonzales

Veronica Gonzales now heads up the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce as president of the board for 2020-2021. Gonzales is the vice president for Governmental and Community Relations at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. “As the incoming President of the Board, I look forward to continuing my work with the chamber to advance commerce and quality of life to Edinburg,” said Gonzales. Gonzales first joined the board in…

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Martin’s Building On Its Years Of Service

The original Martin's opened in Edinburg on Harriman Drive more than 60 years ago.

Before there was a University Drive and UTRGV, there was Harriman Drive and Pan American College in Edinburg. Harriman was where Al Martin started Martin Farm & Ranch Supply in 1955. There’s an old photo of Al in a hat looking at his products through a store window with a long sign above him touting “Feed, Seed, Fertilizer, Insecticides.” “Daddy has us working all the time,” said Doug Martin of…

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New Park Coming to Edinburg

A groundbreaking ceremony took place recently at the Linn-San Manuel Veterans Park in partnership with the Edinburg CISD. The new park will provide recreational space for residents of the Linn-San Manuel area, including Brewster School and the various youth groups in the area. The Linn-San Manuel Veterans Park’s design by SDI Engineering LLC will feature space for fitness and wellness. This includes lighted walking trails with seating areas, basketball courts, softball/baseball fields,…

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Food Bank RGV Hosts First Sunset Distribution

Stuart Haniff, CEO, Food Bank RGV with Robert Lucio, general manager of Boggus Ford McAllen

The Food Bank RGV is holding its inaugural Sunset Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry Sept. 16. From 4-7 p.m., or until they reach capacity, Food Bank RGV will distribute food to clients who are normally unable to attend during the regular DTEP hours due to work or school schedules. This one-day only Sunset DTEP distribution replaces the Food Bank RGV’s regularly scheduled Wednesday,  7-10 a.m. DTEP this week only. This distribution is…

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Edinburg Chamber Donates to Boys & Girls Club

The Edinburg Chamber and its business members donated school supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of the Rio Grande Valley after hosting a two-week-long school supply drive. The start of the 2020-2021 school year may look very different but many students must still purchase school supplies. The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce made the decision to help parents alleviate this stress. Distribution of the supplies took place at the club…

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