Tag Archives: McAllen Chamber of Commerce

Incubator Creates Space & Opportunities

Christmas paintings are among the works by students at the Young Masters Academy.

Eddie Mirza is a survivor of job layoffs, illness and economic upheavals, but there’s one thing he could always depend on.  His talents as an artist, teacher and soccer coach have served him well, as has the multiple languages he speaks, giving him a versatility to make a living when buffeted by misfortunes. Mirza has worked at newspapers, advertising agencies, and printing and telecommunications companies. These days, he is up…

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McAllen Chamber Hosts GoodPitch Competition

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosts its GoodPitch Competition Nov. 17 with a first-place cash prize of $250. The competition gives participants an opportunity to polish and/or prepare two-minute elevator speeches to a potential business opportunity. GoodPitch simulates the real-world process of promoting, selling or soliciting buy-into an idea, product, service or request. The judges will qualify the capacity of the speaker depending on how well the speaker takes them…

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I&E Network

I&E Network

McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s I&E Network returns to in-person meeting Aug. 26 with “How to Break Free From Your Mental Barriers To Success.” All entrepreneurs may participate in this free community program. Shawn Elliot Russell will share tiny habits that will help you break mental barriers for success. Topics include: What creates the mental barriers in the first place? How to identify them. How to break free from them. The…

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1 Million Cups McAllen

1 Million Cups McAllen

Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce online May 12 for 1 Million Cups McAllen, connecting the community with entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs engage in a six-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of Q&A with two local entrepreneurs. The idea is to find how the community can help those entrepreneurs succeed. During this free event, participants may network, give feedback or help other fellow entrepreneurs. They can also learn about the local ecosystem…

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Inaugural Monterrey Flight Takes Off From MFE

On April 22, the McAllen International Airport celebrated Aeromar’s inaugural international nonstop flights to and from Monterrey International Airport (MTY). The new nonstop route is the Rio Grande Valley’s very first to Monterrey. “The relationship between our communities is vital and will only flourish with our new nonstop flight,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “Our airport is leading the region in creating these connections. We are grateful for our partnership with…

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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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