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Business Over Breakfast

Business Over Breakfast

Meet and share contact information, ideas and knowledge in a positive environment with Harlingen Chamber’s Business Over Breakfast March 12. Keynote speaker is Wayne Lowry. Attendees must RSVP to 956-423-5440.

Women Empowering Women: Monica Benavides

Women Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women on March 8 at La Playa Mexican Cafe brings strong and inspired women together. The Harlingen Chamber of Commerce looks to create a community of women hustling toward their dreams and goals. Whether your business has been successful for years or an idea that has yet to come to fruition, this is the place for you. Everyone is welcome. Women Empowering Women’s sole purpose is to influence,…

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Housing Construction Surges

There are few industries more sensitive to the immediate changes in the push-and-pull of economic trends than the housing industry. A year ago, the general economy came to a near standstill in the United States. The housing industry was hardly immune to the shock. “There was a pullback last March and April,” said Eddie Cantu, a Hidalgo County commissioner who is also a land developer. “People were waiting it out…

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Harlingen EDC Receives State Recognition

The Harlingen Economic Development Corporation is a recipient of the Texas Economic Development Council’s 2020 Economic Excellence Recognition. The award came during TEDC’s 2021 Legislative Conference hosted virtually this week. The Economic Excellence Recognition program provides recognition to economic development organizations that meet a desired threshold of professionalism. Recipients qualify for recognition based on training taken by their governing board/council as well as the economic development director and professional staff.…

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TSTC Nursing Welcomes Lifelike Equipment

This lifelike simulator (aptly named "Junior" by students and faculty) is one of the new pieces of technology in the TSTC Nursing program classroom. (photo TSTC)

Nursing students at Texas State Technical College will be learning with some new equipment. Several grants are allowing for the purchase of a Nurse Anne simulator, a SimBaby simulator and a SimMom update, among other teaching essentials. The simulators, which mimic real patients, give students a real-world sense of their future careers. They also make for more learning time due to current limits on clinicals and other outside practicums. TSTC…

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Women Empowering Women

Join the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce Feb. 11 for Women Empowering Women at Jackson Street Cork & Craft. Women Empowering Women was created to bring strong and inspired women together. It creates a community of women hustling toward their dreams and goals. Whether your business has been successful for years, or an idea that has yet to come to fruition, this is the place for you. Everyone is welcome.…

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Business Over Breakfast Connections

business over breakfast

The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Over Breakfast Connections takes place Feb. 5, offering breakfast over networking. Business Over Breakfast Connections encourages chamber members to meet regularly and exchange contact details. They may also share information, ideas and knowledge in a positive environment. Each event offers time for coffee and breakfast while networking. Members in attendance may give a 60-second “commercial” with a short presentation on relevant business-related topics…

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Grant Helps Former Students Return to TSTC

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Texas State Technical College was recently awarded a $300,000 reskilling grant to provide financial assistance to students who have had to drop out of college because of adversities. “As we help rebuild the Texas economy, getting individuals employed in high-paying jobs is at the forefront of our mission,” said TSTC Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management Christine Stuart-Carruthers. “This grant focuses on students who have been out of college for…

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Hike & Bike Trail Connects Communities

Cyclists ride toward one of four underground tunnels of the Precinct 2 trail. (Courtesy)

Hidalgo County Commissioner Eduardo Cantu had modest expectations when he set out to bring a hike-and-bike trail to Pharr and San Juan. It was early 2015 and Cantu was well aware of the health and fitness improvements made in Brownsville, McAllen and Harlingen as those cities have constructed and opened miles of outdoor trails. The same has occurred in Mission and San Benito as hike-and-bike trails have flourished across the…

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Kauffman FastTrac Coming to Harlingen

Kauffman FastTrac

Annually, the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation sponsors two Kauffman FastTrac courses. The next session begins Feb. 2 via Zoom for this accelerated business course, led by the UTRGV Entrepreneurship & Commercialization Center. The Harlingen EDC’s sponsorship gives up to 10 Harlingen-based entrepreneurs the opportunity to take this exclusive course at no cost. The course is at a value of more than $700 per participant. Course offerings are typically in the spring…

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