Tag Archives: Mission

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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Ruby Red Ventures Brings in New Businesses

Front, MEDC Board Treasurer Linda Requenez, Gloria Navarro of Tortilleria La Regi, Richard Frnka, of CleverSolve, Ilse Gonzalez of Neo Green, MEDC Board member Catherine Garcia, Ruben Plata of the Mission City Council; back, MEDC COO Daniel Gonzalez, MEDC Board VP Jody Tittle, MEDC Board Secretary Richard Hernandez, MEDC CEO Alex Meade and MEDC Programs Director Christiana Garcia

Three businesses coming to Mission Three new small business enterprises are developing in Mission after winning the Mission EDC’s Ruby Red Ventures entrepreneurship competition. The ventures earned the right to be funded after going through the six-month long small business development program in collaboration with UTRGV’s Small Business Development Center. The entrepreneurs then pitched their idea to a committee in the style of the show “Shark Tank.” Coming out on…

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Financial Statement Analysis for Small Business Owners

Local small business owners can receive training on understanding and managing their finances at this workshop presented by the UTRGV Small Business Development Center. Learn about the following business topics: Revenue and Expenses; Costs and Pricing; Profit & Loss Statement; Balance Sheet; Cash Flow Statement; Tools for Sales Growth; Use of Proceeds; and Sources of Financing. There is no fee to attend but pre-registration is required. Lunch is included. RSVP by…

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Mission EDC Welcomes New Interns

Mission EDC interns Miriam Montelongo, Stephany Lopez, Jared Stephens and Jesus Sanchez (photo Mission EDC)

Four UTRGV students to learn about EDC’s projects Mission EDC welcomed four new interns in July to the CEED Building. Here, they will work alongside professionals in their chosen field of study through December 2017. The Mission EDC’s internship program is a collaboration with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The program teaches students how their majors can play a role in the world of economic development – all…

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Sweet Business: A Natural Approach to Success 

Wicked Good owner Jonathan Hogan added on to his house to create storage space for his growing product line. (VBR)

Wicked Good keeps it fresh and local After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Jonathan Hogan began applying for graduate programs and wondering how he would be able to pay for it. With time on his hands, he began experimenting with making marmalades, jellies and jams in the kitchen of his Mission home. At one point his father weighed in that the marmalade was so good he felt wicked eating it. Thus Hogan’s company Wicked Good was…

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Mission CEED Building Accelerates Businesses

Jose Laguna and Ximena Alvarez from Foldio present their 3D printed products at a recent open house.

Innovative new businesses flock to CEED Building High tech, education and creative small business and startups have set up shop in the Mission EDC’s CEED Building to help create a magnet for innovation in the area and solidify the commitment to growing local enterprises. Not even a year old, the Center for Education and Economic Development has lured game developers, a 3D printing firm, the RGV headquarters for Teach For…

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A Case For Combined MSAs

MSA retail graph

Creating economic clout The Rio Grande Valley, often referred to as Rio South Texas, offers many choices for both global business location and generous economic development incentives. With a dynamic young labor force, great weather, low cost of living and plenty of recreational activities year round, the Rio South Texas region is an ideal location for companies looking to expand or relocate. For several decades, business leaders across the Rio…

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Local Metros Rank High on National List

According to MaginfyMoney.com, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission and Brownsville-Harlingen local metros are five and 10, respectively, in the top 10 best places to live on a six figure salary. The national ranking analyzes 381 major metros across the U.S. to see where a family earning $100,000 can live most (and least) comfortably. MagnifyMoney factors in taxes, housing, transportation and other basic items for a two-earner household with two adults and one child. According…

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Mission Chamber Names New President

Robert Rosell

Rosell takes over presidency role Robert Rosell is the new president and CEO of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. Rosell previously served as a corporate compliance officer for BBVA Compass. His responsibilities included maintaining and improving many company programs, product and service development, marketing and training materials, policies and procedures. Rosell’s list of community organization involvement incorporate Leadership McAllen, United Way of South Texas, Deep South Texas Financial Literacy…

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Mission EDC Launches Cybersecurity Bootcamp

40 participants to receive cybersecurity certifications Beginning in June, an eight-week cybersecurity bootcamp in Mission will answer the call of employers across Texas and the United States who are seeking thousands of core technology workers in cybersecurity and other skills to fill current and future staffing needs. The new cybersecurity bootcamp provides a total of 40 participants (who meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act basic eligibility requirements) with a rigorous…

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