Tag Archives: McAllen Chamber of Commerce

Lemonade Day Is Coming to McAllen

Lemonade Day McAllen takes place May 16, and organizers are currently seeking sponsors and McAllen businesses to provide safe stand locations. This event is a community-wide educational program. The process teaches youth the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start, own and operate their own business — a lemonade stand. Additionally, everyone in the community may participate. Lemonade Day takes place form 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Participating businesses must be open during those…

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McAllen Chamber Seeks Top Small Businesses

2016 winners of the McAllen Top 5 Small Business Awards (photo McAllen Chamber)

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for its Top 5 Small Business Awards. The honor recognizes “those businesses which have been the foundation for the economic prosperity and resilience which McAllen has experienced over the last several years.” Businesses may showcase accomplishments and impact on the community. The chamber views the exposure as an outlet to tell success stories of businesses. Participating businesses must complete a Top 5…

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Fraustro-Guerra Leads Chamber Board

Sally Fraustro-Guerra

Sally Fraustro-Guerra is chairman of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce board for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. She will represent the chamber at its various programs, events and receptions throughout the year. She will also serve as the chamber’s head of promotional activities. Fraustro-Guerra is a Coldwell Banker La Mansion real estate broker and SOCIALIFE Magazine’s president/publisher. The diversity of her professional background can come into play in her position. “I’ve…

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

mcallen lunch and learn, emotional intelligence

This Lunch & Learn seminar explores the necessity for being able to be aware of one’s emotions in the workplace and being aware of the emotions of others as well.  Being able to connect with others is essential using soft skills in relationships at work. This is true in leadership situations, when making decisions and when implementing change.  Employers in the workplace today are demanding use of soft skills to connect with…

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Santa Fe Wine Classic

Santa Fe Wine Classic

With a theme this year of “Casablanca,” the Santa Fe Wine Classic will highlight over 200 wines including such top brands as Cakebread Cellars, Château Latour and Vega Sicilia. Restaurant chefs will also craft specialty dishes to tempt the attendees’ taste palates. Restaurants include Santa Fe Steakhouse, Republic of the Rio Grande, The Spanish Room, Kumori Sushi & Teppanyaki, Mori Steakhouse, and Bodega Tavern & Kitchen. Music is by Grupo…

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McAllen Announces Innovation Grant Winners

Exo and Cy, Innovative Grant winner

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce will present its 2019 McAllen Innovation Grant winners Oct. 24. The presentation takes place during the I&E Network from 6-8 p.m. at the chamber, 1200 Ash Ave., and includes free pizza and beer. “Entrepreneurs are rolling out new ideas and new items. Innovators will network and learn about their projects, struggles, victories, but more than anything, what have they done in order to be awarded as…

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McAllen Announces Business Expo Dates

McAllen Business Expo

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its 21th annual McAllen Business Expo and is currently inviting local businesses to participate as sponsors and exhibitors. The chamber is expecting the event to draw more than 3,000 attendees and 150 exhibitors. The Business Expo takes place Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center. The chamber calls the event “the perfect event to showcase, advertise, and sell…

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McAllen Business Power Network

Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the Business Power Network. Accelerate connections, develop new leads and market your business at no cost. Grow your business and build your business contact list with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and its members. The McAllen International Airport serves as sponsor for this month’s installment. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 956-682-2871.