Tag Archives: Harlingen

Job Club

Navigating the challenges of job search is easier when you are not alone. Job Club is a support network for jobseekers, where they can make connections, help and be helped by peers on their job quest.

Harlingen Chamber Holiday Mixer

The Harlingen Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Chamber Holiday Mixer sponsored by Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare and Farmers Insurance – Daniel Martinez Insurance Agency. Guests are encouraged to bring a toys to the event for a child in need this holiday season. Food and beverages will be served. This mixer is a free member event.

2018 Public Affairs Luncheon: Legislative Update

Confirmed speakers include District 38 Representative Eddie Ludio III, District 27 Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., Distict 35 Representative Oscar Longoria and Distict 31 Representative Ryan Guillen. Tickets are $40 for Harlingen Chamber members, $50 for non-members. Reserved tables of eight are $350 for members, $400 for non-members. Tickets are available online.

A Warrior for Good Health

Muniz Rio Grande Pharmacy owner Bobby Muniz in his Harlingen store. (VBR)

In 2015, Bobby Muniz was praying and holding on to hope as his wife prepared to give birth to their youngest child, Ariel. Some doctors did not give the baby girl much chance to survive long after birth, but she did, with surgeries soon to follow to bolster her health. The miracle and joy of his daughter’s birth inspired the Harlingen pharmacist and school board member to re-examine his work,…

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Building a Better Burger

Owner and chef Frank Macias with the Trump’s Burger Wall, piled high with American and Mexican flavors representing the cultural mix of South Texas. (VBR)

Frank Macias at times seems a bit surprised by his success. All the while, he is confident in the skills and vision that took him down a road from food truck operator to restaurateur with a plan for the future. The owner of Frankie Flav’z in Harlingen, Macias’s first job was flipping burgers at McDonald’s when he was 16. He bounced around from eatery to eatery until he was 22,…

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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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Meet & Greet – Mini-Matchmaking with U.S. General Service Administration

An estimated $500 billion of government contracts are awarded to small businesses each year. This event will consist of a presentation and a “Meet the Buyer” one-to-one, mini-matchmaking opportunity with the director for the GSA Small Business Underutilized Office Albert Garza representing the Lower Rio Grande Valley Region. Garza will present the GSA Schedule. He will also plan to be available for one-to-one sessions to provide the information on how…

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Raising Cane’s Opens in Harlingen

Raising Cane’s is now open at 2120 S. 77 Sunshine Strip in Harlingen.

On Nov. 13, Raising Cane’s celebrated the grand opening of its first Harlingen restaurant located at 2120 S. 77 Sunshine Strip. Raising Cane’s hosted a “Lucky 20” drawing before opening its doors and awarded 20 customers free Cane’s for a year. In addition, the first 100 dine-in customers ages 13 and older to purchase a Combo meal received a free limited-edition Cane’s t-shirt. An extra freebie for each of them was a…

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Harlingen Chamber 2018 Member Appreciation Mixer

The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an evening of networking, celebration of new and longtime members, food and drinks, live music, and raffle prizes. The event is free and for Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce members only. All attendees must have a ticket to enter. These free tickets may be picked up at the chamber located at 311 E. Tyler Ave. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information,…

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