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Tax Made Easy: Business with Pleasure

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Attend this Tax Made Easy for Small Businesses workshop to learn: Difference between business vs. pleasure Guidelines for claiming business expenses How vacations can be tax deductible Get answers to all of your tax questions at the end of the workshop by a tax expert. Presenter for the event is entrepreneur Christopher Wycoco. Register online or by contacting the chamber.

UTRGV Launching Executive Education Programs

UTRGV Executive Education program instructors Zoila Zambrano and Elaine Hernandez (Courtesy)

UTRGV, through its new Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development, will launch several executive education programs in the coming months. Given the complexity of leading an organization in today’s fast-changing world, providing both knowledge and guidance for top-level decision makers is becoming increasingly important. The design of the new UTRGV’s programs keep in mind today’s executives. The first program is the hybrid course, Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. It…

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Business Over Breakfast Connections

Business Over Breakfast

Business Over Breakfast Connections encourages Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce members to meet regularly and exchange contact details. Members may also share information, ideas and knowledge in a positive environment. This event offers time for coffee and breakfast while networking. Members in attendance have an opportunity to give a 60-second “mock-up commercial.” This includes a short presentation on relevant business-related topics to help improve the performance and bottom-line results of your organization.…

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Fresh, Tasty Tale of Success

Francesca and Carlos Hernandez team up as the beauty and the beast behind the success of a healthy food company. (Courtesy)

A beauty and beast team is riding a wave of success of almost fairy tale proportions with a line of fresh, healthy meals and other related products. On a good week, Beauty & Beast Cuisine cooks and packages in the neighborhood of 27,000 meals in its Edinburg kitchen. “It’s just been an explosion of opportunity,” said Carlos Hernandez, the beast in the partnership with his wife, Francesca, the beauty. “It…

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Discovering Guilt-free Donuts

Sophiah Rodriguez turned her personal quest for better health into a business with Keto Mini Donuts. (VBR)

In the spring of 2018, Sophiah Rodriguez was worried about her health. She was in search of something that could change the way she felt. “My health was not where I wanted it to be,” said the Harlingen native, born-and-raised. She then settled on trying a ketogenic diet, which seeks to dramatically lower carbohydrates by eliminating grains, rice, beans, potatoes, sweets, milk and fruit. The keto diet lowers insulin levels…

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Helping People Clean House

Ruben Balboa with furniture and other items stored in Balboa Auction Company’s new location in downtown San Benito. (VBR)

With the rapid-fire rhythm of an auctioneer’s chant, Ruben Balboa cajoles buyers to bid higher and higher amounts to acquire the merchandise up for sale. Whether selling a small piece of jewelry or a large antique chest of drawers, conducting a successful auction is an art form all its own. Balboa Auction Company of San Benito primarily conducts estate auctions and sales, although the business also holds monthly general auctions.…

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Third Annual Wine & Whiskers Casino Night Benefiting The Humane Society of Harlingen

Wine & Whiskers

The Wine & Whiskers benefit for the Humane Society of Harlingen features an evening of food, drinks, live music, dancing, casino games and auction items. Tickets are available at the following locations: Humane Society of Harlingen 1106 Markowsky 956- 425-7297 Key Mortgage 2323 N. Ed Carey 956-428-6363 Presale tickets are $50; $60 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Local Humane Society Support Growing

(Courtesy Humane Society of Harlingen)

The Humane Society of Harlingen is looking forward to its annual Wine & Whiskers event – and this year’s event will hold special meaning. The March 30 fundraiser will honor the Humane Society’s founders – Marilyn White, Susan McCarthy, Laverne Hill and Dr. Marguerite DeWitt. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the TSTC Cultural Arts Center. It’s a sellout, a credit, in part, to the flurry of activity…

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Warriors on the Move

Training For Warriors promotes group solidarity and camaraderie in its workouts.

The black-and-yellow of Training For Warriors of Harlingen has taken its fitness and nutrition program to a larger and new location. Bobby Muniz, a pharmacist and Harlingen school board member, owns and runs the program. Muniz has a passion for matching resistance training with the right kind of cardio exercises to improve the health and well-being of his clients. While training, he is also teaching them about nutrition. Muniz has moved…

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