Tag Archives: Mission

Start Up Steps & Basic, Key Financial Elements

he session is part of a set of workshops at the Mission Chamber for the business community, as part of its “Thinking Outside the Box” small-business, startup series. This particular workshop covers the responsibilities of a business owner; steps to getting started in business; the importance of maintaining separate finances; and record-keeping; as well as how to identify key, financial components, such as revenue; costs; pricing; and expenses. The session…

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Local Cybersecurity Training Gets $500k Boost

TWC grant aids Mission EDC’s bootcamps The Mission Economic Development Corporation is the recent recipient of a Wagner Peyser grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The $496,120 grant allows Mission EDC to continue their series of CompTIA cybersecurity bootcamps. Through this training, participants receive the CompTIA series of professional certifications that includes A+, Network+, and Security+ at graduation. “This bootcamp is focused on filling a need in professional certification of…

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Payroll Compliance

Small business owners are invited to learn the steps they need to take when hiring employees and what specific government agencies to contact over payroll. The session is part of a set of workshops at the Mission Chamber for the business community, as part of its “Thinking Outside the Box” small-business, startup series. The session is sponsored by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center and hosted by the Greater Mission…

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Expert-In-Residence Emphasizes Social Innovation

Alberto Altamirano and Alberto Gomez head up Cityflag, Mission EDC's upcoming Expert-In-Residence.

Mission EDC program connects residents with STEAM fields San Antonio-based, social innovation company Cityflag will be the new Expert-in-Residence for Mission EDC’s Expert-in-Residence program connecting Mission residents with STEAM field experts. “Thanks to the overwhelmingly positive response we have received on past tech-focused initiatives, we believe that our residents are ready to embrace social innovation. Now, with Cityflag as our Experts, Mission residents will build citizen-focused technology that will get…

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Small Business Branding

The session is part of a set of workshops at the Mission Chamber for the business community, as part of its “Thinking Outside the Box” small-business, startup series. This particular workshop is designed to give owners a better understanding of the process of successfully branding a business, top branding myths, the three branding principles, and how to protect a brand. “A brand is much more than a logo or a…

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Partnership Bridges Technology Gap

Three students present their concept for a mobile app that would scan the contents of an individual’s refrigerator and pantry and find recipes to use those ingredients.

Code/Interactive and Mission EDC join forces with school district Students at Mission Consolidated Independent School District’s Rafael Cantu Junior High School displayed computer coding skills Friday that they are learning as part of a program to better prepare young people to succeed in the high-tech job market. The Mission school district has launched the program in partnership with the Mission Economic Development Corporation and Code/Interactive of New York which brings…

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Mission EDC to host Social Media Summit

Small businesses meet with social media professionals Mission EDC invites local small businesses and non-profits to “discover the power of social media for your business” at the Social Media Summit ’17 Nov. 1. The event features a half dozen workshops on basic and advanced social media strategies for small business and other entities. Workshops to choose from include “Starting From the Bottom, Now You’re Here” or “Video Kills the Slide-Show…

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Mission EDC Launches Web of Women

Web of Women logo

Program aims to certify women in IT fundamentals The Mission Economic Development Corporation has launched a new program to provide free technology and computer science courses to the professional women of Mission. The Web of Women initiative gives women the opportunity to take a comprehensive five-week CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification course. The course begins Oct. 17 and is for women with elementary knowledge of computers wishing to obtain a vendor-neutral…

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Upcoming NHPO-RGV Gala Funds Scholarships

NHPO-RGV 2017 Boots and Baubles Scholarship Gala

Oct. 14 event supports higher education The National Hispanic Professional Organization – Rio Grande Valley hosts its 2017 Boots and Baubles Scholarship Gala Oct. 14 at Alyssa’s Acres. The evening highlights Continued Education Scholarship recipients through NPHO-RGV’s UTRGV endowment fund, as well as NHPO members and their children. Along with the awarding of the organization’s first NHPO-RGV Scholarship, the evening features food and a silent auction, as well as a…

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