Tag Archives: Mission

Veterans Hiring Event Nov. 8

Hiring Red, White and You

On Nov. 8, the  2018 Hiring Red, White, and You! Job Fair will be held simultaneously in 29 cities throughout the state of Texas. Two local cities, Brownsville and Mission, will host the veterans hiring fair, connecting veterans and their spouses with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills. The Cameron County fair takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brownsille Event Center, 1 Event Center. Mission is host to…

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Pressing for a Healthy Diet

Maribeny Jenis Otero’s fight against cancer led her to develop healthy products she markets at B.veggie. (Courtesy)

Maribeny Jenis Otero took a setback in her life and turned it into an opportunity to help others improve their health. Jenis is a cancer survivor and overcoming the disease meant changing her diet with an emphasis on plant-based nutrition. It would also lead her to create healthy juices she used to boost her health. When family and friends got a taste of her homemade beverages, they encouraged her to…

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Lunch & Learn: Personality, Cultural, & Generational Differences

Join the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce for Lunch & Learn with South Texas College as it discusses Hofstede’s Cultural Theory and how it relates to customer service issues and interpersonal issues that arise in the workplace. The different dimensions of culture comparing two cultures, the American culture and the Mexican culture, and how the differences and similarities are fire for creating problems in the workplace. Register online.

2018 Women in Business Conference & Expo by Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions partners with UTRGV SBDC and Mission EDC to host 300 female entrepreneurs and provide them information and resources to start, grow and expand their businesses. The event aims to help women become successful entrepreneurs by providing information and resources for potential, existing and new business owners. Workforce is also pleased to offer a Spanish track and an Expo where female business owners may display their products and/or services at…

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Local Unemployment Continues Drop

unemployment down

The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in August, which marked 26 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 394,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 3.2 percent. Private-sector employers added 32,800 positions over the month. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in August, down slightly from 4.0 in July 2018. Locally, unemployment rates are also down in Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Brownsville-Harlingen…

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South Texas College Hosts President’s Advisory Retreat

Representatives from the RGV law enforcement community recently met for South Texas College’s first President’s Advisory Council Retreat. Here, leaders provided regular input and recommendations for professional continuing education and degree programs. Law enforcement is coordinating with STC to develop an action plan as the STC Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence gets underway. Earlier this year, STC President Shirley A. Reed extended an invitation to leaders of the law enforcement…

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Buenas Tardes Luncheon with Dat Nguyen

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce hosts its Buenas Tardes Luncheon with keynote speaker Dat Nguyen, former NFL linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys and former linebacker at Texas A&M. City leaders and business community members are encouraged to attend this informative luncheon with networking. A pre-event meet and greet with Nguyen will be available with VIP tickets and sponsorships. Nguyen is a record breaker, award winner, restaurateur and businessman. He…

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Grindstone Opens McAllen Location

Grindstone Coworking will open its new McAllen office space this month at the intersection of 10th street and Trenton Road at Trenton View Plaza. The location is open to remote workers, freelancers and small business owners in the Rio Grande Valley. Grindstone is now accepting membership applications and pre-leasing for private office suites. It is also offering an Early Bird Special available exclusively to the first 20 members to sign up.…

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Small Businesses Score $50K from Mission EDC

The Mission Economic Development Corporation’s small business development program, Ruby Red Ventures, named three new winners of its small business funding competition. A local all-natural, cold-pressed juice producer, a maker of pre-packaged Mexican stews and meals, and manufacturer of gourmet grilling sauces are all recent winners of $50,000 in funding from Mission EDC. Mr. Pepe, El Cazos Guisos and B. Veggie took the top three spots, respectively, in the latest round of the…

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