Tag Archives: McAllen Chamber of Commerce

McAllen Grants Advance Business Ideas

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Innovation Grant Awards. The awards’ grant funding of $50,000 annually encourages product innovation and business creation in the McAllen area. Past winners have been able to take their idea from the drawing board to the marketplace due to the grants. An applicant may request up to $10,000 to establish, expand, develop or advance a new product/service idea. The new…

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McAllen Power Network

McAllen Virtual Power Network

Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Feb. 9 for a virtual Power Network to develop leads, build relationships and market your business. This event is for McAllen chamber members only. Call Blanca at 956-682-2871 to register.

I&E Network

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce brings back the monthly I&E Network meeting virtually Jan. 28. The goal is to create connections between I&E (Inventors and Entrepreneurs) so that they, with the chamber, can overcome barriers and challenges using each other’s experiences. At the I&E Network, participants share what they do, and ask for help with what they need. It is the perfect spot to find a partner, supplier, client or…

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McAllen Virtual Power Network

McAllen Virtual Power Network

Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Jan. 12 for a virtual Power Network to develop leads, build relationships and market your business. This event is for McAllen chamber members only. Call Blanca at 956-682-2871 to register.

McAllen PD “Christmas For Kids” Accepting Toy Donations

Christmas For Kids

McAllen Police Department is holding its “Christmas for Kids” for local children in need and is seeking donations. The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys to deliver to the department. The drop box location is at 1200 Ash Avenue. Hour of acceptance are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Toy distribution takes place Dec. 23 at the McAllen Convention Center. The event will…

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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

grant money

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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