Tag Archives: Mission

PPC Farms Awarded for Cultivating Change 

Mission-based PPC Farms recently placed second nationally in the PRO*ACT Cultivating Change contest, winning $10,000. The funds will enable PPC Farms to reach its goal to protect their crops from various pests and diseases without the use of pesticides and fungicides. The farm plans to purchase floating row covers for use in the farm’s organic brassica and cucurbit production.   Grants range from $1,000 to $20,000 and are of use to complete a wide variety of sustainability and expansion projects. These projects positively…

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Mission EDC Names New Expert in Residence

Mark Peterson

Mark Peterson, a recently retired leader of Global Business Development, Sales and Innovation for Procter & Gamble, begins his role as Mission EDC’s new Expert in Residence in March. Peterson will provide direct mentorship to small businesses in the Mission area in collaboration with Mission EDC personnel. Peterson spent 40 years in Ohio at Procter & Gamble in a variety of roles, including those in business-to-business negotiations. He is recognized as…

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Mission Member Spotlight Mixer

Join the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce for this “Member Spotlight Mixer” with Texas Regional Bank to meet Mission Regional Medical Center CEO Kane Dawson and South Texas Health System COO Lance Ames. Both will share with the business community new developments and insights as it pertains to the Mission area. Reception includes food, drinks and music. RSVP to 956-424-4710.

The Business of Teaching Creativity

Hands In Art owner Margie Ramirez has built a business out of teaching art techniques to young people.

Anaid Madrigal stands before a group of young girls enjoying a birthday party with an added twist. Madrigal is teaching the girls how to improve their artistic skills as each one draws little mermaids on their individual canvas boards. “Everyone paints differently, so you can paint your own version,” said Madrigal, an instructor at the Hands In Art Studio in downtown Mission. Combining a birthday party with a tutorial on…

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Mission EDC joins Klosters Innovation Partners

KIP logo

Program director invited to present at prestigious forum Mission Economic Development Corporation is now a member of Klosters Innovation Partners. The organization focuses on creating an environment for leaders to discuss both the changes and opportunities offered to societies in the economic and geopolitical transformations of the 21st century. KIP is an invitation-only organization. Its members must have demonstrated a commitment to addressing socioeconomic challenges through innovative business models and…

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Civic Innovation Summit To Explore New Civic Ideas

Civic Innovation Summit speakers Alberto Altamirano, Natalie Campos, Lorenzo Gomez and Chelsea Collier

State and national disruptive idea leaders to participate Mission EDC hosts its Civic Innovation Summit Feb. 22, bringing together those interested in shaping the region’s future through both technology and exchanging ideas. With the expertise of social innovators and entrepreneurs, as well as educators and policymakers from across Texas and the country, attendees will learn from real-time solutions to the challenges affecting cities. Workshops, and panels and presentations will take place throughout the day…

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Leadership Game Night

Strengthen your leadership skills at Leadership Game Night with a fun and interactive way to challenge your skills. Bring your coworkers and friends with you to get a team impact. Cost is $10 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members. Admission includes light refreshments. RSVP is appreciated at events@missionchamber.com or 956-240-4047.

High School Girls Advance With Mission EDC Internship

The 2017-2018 CREW cohort (photo Mission EDC)

CREW creates career training for girls through year-long specialized internship program The Mission Economic Development Corporation has launched a new internship program to advance the careers of high school girls in Mission. The Career Readiness and Empowerment of Women is a multidisciplinary, year-long internship program which provides interns with the soft and technical skills needed to succeed in the entrepreneurship and STEAM fields. Skill include those in career lab, mentorship and social innovation,…

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