Tag Archives: Edinburg

Edinburg Power Punch at Lunch

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Graduate College sponsors the Power Punch at Lunch, one of the Edinburg Chamber’s most notable social-networking events. This event is free and will include food, beverages, door prizes, and fun. Bring your business cards and a friend. Take this opportunity to learn about the scholarships/assistantships offered by UTRGV for online and traditional master’s and doctoral programs that will expire after this Spring 2019…

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Edinburg Chamber Honors Local Leaders

Jennifer Garza, Bay and Thelma Rex, Janet Vackar, Michael Luna, Agustin Lozano Jr. and Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Interim Executive Director Ronnie Larralde

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce recently held its 86th annual awards banquet with more than 150  local business and community leaders in attendance. Receiving recognition were the 2018 Man and Woman of the Year Robert and Janet Vackar of Bert Ogden Auto Group. “We want to thank the Vackars for their endless efforts not only to the Edinburg community but to the entire Rio Grande Valley,” said Interim Executive Director Ronnie Larralde.…

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Payroll Compliance

Are you planning to hire employees? Hiring employees involves more than just signing a paycheck. Before hiring employees, business owners must understand and prepare for the additional obligations that come with being an employer. This workshop sheds light on the compliance requirements of payroll. Learn about the following: – Steps to meeting general State and Federal requirements – Laws and types of payroll taxes business owners must pay – Contact…

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Idea Takes Flight Across RGV

Daniel Pompa and Bobby Saenz took an idea and built into a Valleywide chain of restaurants. (VBR)

They came from two different walks of life – the cook and retail store manager – and in a Brownsville kitchen during an Easter break, they mapped out the beginnings of a business plan. It was 2010 when Bobby Saenz, with years of retailing management experience, approached Daniel Pompa, a graduate of a culinary school, and made a pitch. “I had a vision of a restaurant – burgers, wings, country…

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Edinburg Chamber Feeds Multiple Families

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Staff and Board of Directors presenting Thanksgiving meals certificates to the Edinburg families. On Wednesday, November 14th, the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce (ECOC) Ambassadors presented Thanksgiving meals to Edinburg families at the Saint Vincent De Paul Center at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors presented Thanksgiving meals to Edinburg families Nov. 14 at the Saint Vincent De Paul Center at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Chamber Ambassadors reached out to eleven families from the Edinburg Area by providing 11 prepared meals. These meals included turkey and all the fixings for their holiday. Making donations were the Chamber Ambassadors, Hidalgo- Starr County Medical Society, Rio Valley Realty, Best Western Plus…

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Edinburg Chamber to Honor Vackars

Robert and Janet Vackar

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce‘s 2018 Man and Woman of the Year will receive honors Nov. 9 at the chamber’s annual Installation Banquet. This year’s honorees are Robert and Janet Vackar, owners of Bert Ogden Auto Group. Recognition of Jennifer Garza as incoming president of the chamber board accompanies the celebration of the Vackars. Garza is currently the vice president of operations for Superior Health Plan. Also receiving recognition are Agustin Lozano…

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The HR Process

Do you have an HR department? Human resources is an important component of a small business. In addition to recruiting and hiring employees, an HR department can set the guidelines on employee engagement and customer relations, among other critical areas. This workshop provides insight on the process of setting up HR in your business. Learn about the following: – What are the appropriate steps to take when you are planning…

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Edinburg City Council Appoints City Manager

Juan Guerra

Juan Guerra is now the city manager of Edinburg, with his appointment coming at a special Edinburg City Council meeting Oct. 9. Guerra comes to Edinburg with 18 years of experience in city government. This includes three years as city manager for the City of Pharr since 2015. Born and raised in Chicago, Guerra has been a resident of the Rio Grande Valley for 26 years. He is a graduate of Nikki…

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Free Financial Workshops Grow Small Businesses

Free financial education, which includes both small business and personal finance, starts Oct. 19 in Edinburg with PeopleFund’s “Financial Education Friday.” The series of free classes take also takes place Oct. 26 and Nov. 16. Held under BBVA Compass Center’s Pilot Program, the series is held at PeopleFund offices in Edinburg, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. The Edinburg office is located at 300 S. Closner Blvd. Ste. 1. Session topics and…

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