Tag Archives: Harlingen

Veteran entrepreneur training comes to Harlingen

Boots to Business caters to veterans Boots to Business Reboot is coming to Harlingen June 29-30. The free two-day event is a veteran entrepreneur training program for both veterans of all eras and their spouses. This includes service-members as well as members of the National Guard and Reserves. The SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office hosts the event that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career…

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Alvarez confirmed state labor commissioner

Harlingen resident confirmed by Texas Senate The Texas Senate has recently confirmed Julian Alvarez III of Harlingen as the State Labor Commissioner on the Texas Workforce Commission. Gov. Greg Abbott reappointed him on March 7, with his appointment expiring Feb. 1, 2023. In his previous role as president and CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, Alvarez fostered local partnerships to stimulate both the region’s economic development and job growth.…

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Vermillion Opens in Harlingen

Owners Iselle and George Perez opened their second Vermillion Restaurant, this one in Harlingen.

George Perez sits down at a table inside the recently opened Vermillion restaurant in Harlingen. He takes a taste of the ceviche that was just placed in front of him. The ceviche is as fresh as could be, the colors from the diced tomatoes, jalapenos and onion radiate from the plate, emphasizing the freshness. The chips that accompany them carry with them the warm smell of the oven. “We’re not…

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TSTC to Offer Year-Round OSHA Training

Marco Salinas from the Brownsville Public Utilities Board hangs from a harness and is hoisted down a makeshift manhole during confined space training at the Infrastructure and Safety Summit recently hosted at Texas State Technical College (photo TSTC)

Training comes from agreement between TSTC and TEEX Starting in Fall 2017, Texas State Technical College’s Continuing Education department will be the only facility in South Texas to offer Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety certification trainings year-round through Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. The agreement in place between TSTC and TEEX will offer companies and its employers the opportunity for localized OSHA training. The training will range from eight…

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Leadercast RGV Summit Brings Valley Together

TV commentator and business journalist Suzy Welch is among those speaking during Leadercast.

Global summit simulcast comes to Harlingen The Rio Grande Valley will join hundreds of locations throughout the globe on May 5 in Leadercast Live, the largest one-day leadership event in the world. Broadcast live from Atlanta each year, the brings together more than 100,000 people many of the world’s most recognized and respected global leaders. The Valley’s simulcast begins at 7 a.m. and will be held at the Performing Arts…

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How to Keep Your Best Employee

“Once you find somebody who shares your values and work ethic, you have to make a decision on how to keep them. If you just increase their salary, you still risk losing them at any point. Laurie Tresch was an employee we needed to keep,” said Allan Crockett, who with his wife Terrie and sons runs Hilco, Crockett Farms and Gulf Coast Contractors. “Laurie is the face of Hilco, the…

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Golf Tournament Harlingen Chamber May 12

golf Tournament to benefit Marine Military Academy The Harlingen Chamber of Commerce hosts its 16th annual Golf Tournament May 12 with partial proceeds benefiting Marine Military Academy. Open to both chamber members and non-members, the tournament takes place at the Harlingen Country Club, 5500 El Camino Real. It includes an 18-hole scramble, lunch and dinner provided by Harlingen Country Club, as well as an awards ceremony. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and…

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Kroll elected VIA board chairman

new VIa board chairman’s experience includes four years of airport board service Mark J. Kroll is now chairman of the board with a unanimous vote by the Valley International Airport Board of Directors. Kroll is dean of the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship and professor of management at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In addition to VIA Board Chairman, he also oversees the College of Business…

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Revitalization through preservation

The Pearl Brewery Complex in San Antonio is now a successful destination.

Creative revitalization good for neighborhoods Downtown Harlingen and B.U.I.L.D. will host “Preservation & Public Art – Urban Revitalization through Historic Preservation” April 6 at the Reese. The evening will feature Jeffery Fetzer and Ansen Seale discussing the historic Pearl Brewery Complex in San Antonio and how it is an example of a creative use of resources in revitalizing a neighborhood area into a successful destination with affordable and market rate…

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