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McAllen Chamber Announces Man & Woman of the Year

Victor Rodriguez and Sally Fraustro-Guerra are the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Man and Woman of the Year. The two will receive honors in 2021 at the chamber’s annual banquet. Fraustro-Guerra is a McAllen native, graduating from McAllen High School and The University of Texas-Pan American. She is a real estate broker at Coldwell Banker La Mansion, serving in that role for more than 20 years. She is also the owner/publisher of…

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McAllen Seeks Next Man & Woman of the Year

2019 Man and Woman of the Year Bob Boggus and Jessica Delgado

Every year, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce selects two volunteers to be McAllen’s Man and Woman of the Year. Nominations are now being accepted with a deadline for submission of Sept. 30. “Our community is currently going through a time where we must do things differently,” reads a release from the chamber. “But we do not want the people who have continued to make McAllen their priority and have made…

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McAllen Virtual Power Network

McAllen Power Network

Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Aug. 11 at 11:30 a.m. for Virtual Power Network. The event provides a networking opportunity while still practicing social distancing. The College of Health Care Professionals serves as this installment’s sponsors. For more information, email Athena Garcia who will then send Zoom credentials to pre-register.

McAllen Small Business Grant

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The City of McAllen and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce are currently on the second round of funding in its $1.5 million COVID-19 Small Business Grant program. McAllen small businesses have until July 31 to submit their applications. Small businesses with revenues less than $2 million may receive grants for up to $5,000 each. The program helps fund businesses or programs that creatively address a need to create, enhance, restore…

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Survey on Reopening Economy Looks to Businesses

open sign

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is collecting information from businesses regarding reopening the economy. The online survey is gauging what business owners and representatives of non-profit organizations in the region are willing to do in order to reopen business. The survey is primarily designed for small to medium-sized businesses. This includes franchise operations and local branches or stores of larger companies. Larger companies may still provide responses. Individual responses will…

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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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