Tag Archives: McAllen

SBDC Smart Start


The “SBDC Smart Start” covers steps a prospective business owner needs to take to start a business. It also features a certified business advisor and presenter from the UTRGV SBDC. “While business ownership may be greatly rewarding, many entrepreneurs may not fully realize the amount of effort and dedication it takes to open and maintain small businesses. This seminar offers information and resources to start and stay on the right…

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Food Park Unplugged

Food Park Unplugged

Food Park Unplugged takes place every third Friday at McAllen Food Park. Enjoy the sounds of local crooners while feasting on dishes by Food Truck chefs. Take a stroll and shop from local craft and collectibles vendors. This event is family and pet-friendly. Free admission into the park. For more information call 956-682-2871.

Allegiant Offers Non-Stop to Phoenix

Allegiant Phoenix

Beginning Oct. 3, Allegiant will provide nonstop service from McAllen International Airport to Phoenix, Ariz. via Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. To celebrate, Allegiant is offering one-way fares on the new route starting at $79. “We are grateful for our partnership with Allegiant, and are excited to be working with them on the addition of a new year-round route to Phoenix,” said McAllen Mayor James E. Darling. “This route will enhance westward…

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Socially Responsible Marketing: Intensifying Your Brand Through Community Building (Turning Non-Profit Into Profit)

Socially Responsible Marketing

If you aren’t putting your community first, they are not putting you first in their minds when it’s time to buy your product. Hear how a local Volkswagen dealership in the Panhandle of Texas overcame the Diesel Crises in 2015. This was done by shifting focus on the needs of their community and adapting to the trends that are not commonly associated with buying a car. This method can work with any product. Learn…

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The Employment Lifecycle: Creating Fair & Legal Policies

Small business employers are invited to an HR seminar on how to develop job descriptions and recruiting materials. Topics also include appropriate applications, screening and interviewing tips and more. Presenter is Deirdre Pattillo, a senior Human Resource Professional with the UTSA Center for Government Contracting-Employer Services. There is $49 registration fee to attend. To register, visit utrgv.edu/sbdc/courses. The registration deadline is June 10. No registration at the door. For more information,…

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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.

McAllen Communications Wins State Awards

The City of McAllen Office of Communications is the recipient of three TAMI Award of Excellence. The announcement came at the annual Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers conference held recently in Denton. TAMIO is a division of the Texas Municipal League. The three awards are for: Communications Planning for the 2018 Bond Election Best Media Relations for the 2017 McAllen Holiday Parade Best Use of Unplanned Social Media for…

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Good Day McAllen Luncheon

Good Day McAllen

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce introduces its newest members to the community with the Good Day McAllen Luncheon. McAllen Crime Stoppers serves as sponsor for this installment. RSVP via email to bcardenas@mcallenchamber.com or call 956-682-2871.

McAllen Entities Pair Up for Discount Airfare


The McAllen Economic Development Corporation and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a $250 roundtrip airfare from McAllen to Mexico City via Aeromar Airlines. “McAllen Economic Development Corporation is happy to support McAllen International Airport and our great partner, Aeromar Airlines with this promotional offer. We are committed to expanding business opportunities and partnerships that benefit our community,” said MEDC President and CEO, Keith Patridge. “This fare promotion…

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Connecting Rural Areas to the World

Jeff Shooshtari introduced wireless internet services to the Rio Grande Valley when he established Twin Communications. (Courtesy)

Jeff Shooshtari started with one antenna atop the Chase Bank tower in downtown McAllen. It was 1997 and the beginning of Twin Communications of McAllen/Edinburg. It was then the era of dial-up to the Internet. Moving large volumes of data online was the province of large companies. What is commonplace today was a rarity 20 years ago when Shooshtari, an engineer by training, began with microwave technology to launch wireless…

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