Tag Archives: McAllen

“Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B present “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off. The event features 30 local BBQ Cook-off teams competing to see who creates the best chicken wings, pulled pork, ribs, brisket, charro beans and pan de campo. Attendees can sample all the meats plus a beverage garden and live music performed by four local bands. The cook-off will also feature a classic car show by the South Texas MOPAR Car…

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Tacos ‘n Tequila

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B feature live music and 10 of the area’s top local restaurants creating custom craft cocktails with Embajador Tequila. The event will also feature tacos made by The Republic of the Rio Grande, Palenque Grill and H-E-B, which will include shrimp, fish, beef and quesadillas. Anyone 21 years and over can partake in Tacos ‘n Tequila for $30 or pay $45 pre-sale and also attend…

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Chamberlain Hrdlicka Tax and Business Planning Seminar

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions featuring speakers David N. Calvillo, Katherine Noll, Juan F. Vasquez Jr., and lunch keynote speaker Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez. Lunch is included. Schedule includes: 9-10:20 a.m. – Tax Controversy and Tax Reform Update: A Timely Review of The New Partnership Audit Rules and Recent Developments in Tax Reform, Including Section 199A and Other Issues A timely review of the new centralized partnership…

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McAllen Entrepreneur Summit

The McAllen Entrepreneur Summit will aid local entrepreneurs in understanding the Rio Grande Valley ecosystem. Focus is on helping entrepreneurs navigate forward with their projects with a ecosystem context understanding. Among topics of interest for “Growing Entrepreneurs and Creating Ecosystems in South Texas” are a regional economic snapshot, digital divides and creating makerspace. Panel discussions include those on local food startups as well as market pathways. Deep Dive Discussions address “What’s Working…

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McAllen Government Affairs Council

Judge Richard Cortez

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Council hosts guest speaker and newly elected Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez. Judge Cortez will discuss his plans for ensuring efficiency and innovation to residents and tax payers, and the status of the Hidalgo County Courthouse. Chamber members who would like to attend and be part of the council, RSVP with Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871 or ggarcia@mcallenchamber.com. Lunch will be provided.

Boots to Business Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot provides aid to veterans as small business owners and entrepreneurs. The program takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., providing an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Additionally, veterans receive an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan and a practical exercise in opportunity recognition. An introduction to available public and private sector resources is also available. The two-step process of…

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American Advertising Awards Gala

The American Advertising Federation — Rio Grand Valley celebrates the best in RGV advertising. Pop art-inspired attire or black-tie optional. Tickets are $75. Sponsorship tables of 10 are $1,000. Student tickets are $40. The celebration continues with a gala after the party from 10 p.m. until midnight at the Grand Banquet and Conference Center with music and dancing. Tickets are available online or by contacting the American Advertising Federation.

H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best

H-E-B is launching its sixth, annual “H-E-B Primo Picks: Quest for Texas Best” contest. The Texas-based grocery store will taste hundreds of entries from across the state to bring only the very best to their store shelves. To learn more about this contest, small businesses should attend this workshop. “We encourage small business owners with ready-products to attend this session. H-E-B representatives will be on hand to answer audience questions…

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Medical Equipment Drive This Weekend

Project MEND

Project MEND is expanding their services to veterans in need in the Rio Grande Valley and will be holding a Durable Medical Equipment Drive Feb. 22-23. Project MEND is currently in need of shower chairs, tub transfer benches and bedside commodes, as well as wheelchairs, rollators and home medical beds. Donation acceptance hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Veterans…

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Valley Economic Forecast Good

Salvador Contreras, director of UTRGV’s Center for Border Economic Studies, summarizes his findings in a 2019 economic forecast for the Rio Grande Valley. (VBR)

Deep South Texas is expected to see economic growth again this year, although the increases in activity may be a little smaller than the numbers for 2018, according to an economic forecast compiled by Salvador Contreras, director of the Center for Border Economic Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. “Texas had a strong 2018,” Contreras said. “This year may not be as strong but we will have…

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