Tag Archives: Harlingen

Qualfon Continues Growth in Harlingen

Qualfon Data Services

Qualfon Data Services LLC is already producing more than $8 million annually into the local economy in wages and now, it is expanding its footprint in Harlingen. According to the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation, the business providing contact center services, integrated marketing solutions, big data analytics, and back-office processing is receiving a $200,000 job creation grant from the EDC. This comes after Qualfon extended their lease on a 40,000-square-foot office…

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Project Please To Grow Special Ed Leaders

Project PLEASE

Faculty in the UTRGV College of Education and P-16 Integration have been awarded a $1.2 million grant for Project PLEASE, a collaborative initiative to help grow leaders in special education administration. “Project PLEASE is a personnel training grant that will give scholarships and stipends to 14 vetted candidates to complete their doctorate in education in special education administration,” said Hsuying Ward. Ward is an associate professor of Human Development and…

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Baxter Lofts Rises to the Occasion 

Baxter Lofts ribbon cutting

What eyesore? Those days behind us. Building ownership, Harlingen officials and regional business leaders gathered Nov. 6 for the official Baxter Lofts grand opening and ribbon cutting. To top things off, all units are also currently under lease at the Downtown Harlingen high rise residential property. “It’s another great day in the City of Harlingen,” proclaimed Mayor Chris Boswell. After decades of being uninhabited, private funds (not tax money) brought…

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TSTC to Offer Evening Drafting and Design Course

For the first time, TSTC’s Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Technology will expand its offerings with evening classes beginning Spring 2020. Department Chair Samuel Pizano says the change comes at a time when students are seeking flexibility. Evening and online courses are growing in popularity. In fact, the program has already seen its first registrants for evening classes. “We’ve recently seen a lot more interest in our program from students…

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New Overtime Rules Workshop

overtime rules

On Sept. 24, the Department of Labor published final rules that will increase the minimum salary required to be exempt from overtime. Employers have until Jan. 1 to comply. The DOL estimates this will impact approximately 1.2 million workers. Will your employees or clients be affected by this change? And if yes, do you know what you need to do to prepare and how to comply? During this session, discussion…

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If You Can Help Somebody … Then Help

Edna Posada enjoys a quick conversation with customer Irma Burr as make-up artist Yvette Hinojosa matches the foundation best suited for her at Spa La Posada’s Matte About Hue event Oct. 15 in McAllen.

Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back. ~Author Unknown Things were quite different for Edna Posada in the early years as a business owner. With a degree in computer programming but a passion for fashion and makeup, she opened her first business, a Merle Norman store in McAllen, in 1989. Over the next five years, she opened another in Harlingen, went through a…

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Birding Festival Takes Flight

A roseate spoonbill shows its beauty as it wades through waters.

Now that the month of October and all the euphoria surrounding Halloween are almost over, this is now the time to go to Harlingen for the annual Birding Festival. The five-day festival takes place Nov. 6-10 at the new Harlingen Convention Center at 701 Harlingen High Drive. Now in its 26th year, the event brings hundreds of people from all the United States and from as far as England and other…

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First Community Bank 40 Year Customer Appreciation Celebration

First Community Bank logo

Join First Community Bank as they celebrate 40 years of service to our community, it’s businesses and it’s families. Two events make up the celebration: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Customer Appreciation Picnic with hot dogs, chips, softdrinks and ice cream served by FCB staff 5:30-7 p.m. — Bank Mixer with cocktails and appetizers and a special presentation to the City and School. For more information, contact Vanessa Camacho…

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Lunch & Learn: Spectrum Reach Marketing 101

Lunch and Learn marketing 101

Join the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce for its Lunch & Learn on marketing, presented by Spectrum Reach. While having lunch you’ll learn the insights of the media landscape. How consumers are digesting content Advertising options for today How to use data across all screens Advertising best practices. Admission is free for chamber members, $15 for non-members.