Tag Archives: Pharr

Veteran Job Fair Comes to Pharr

Hiring Red, White and You

Workforce Solutions hosts Hiring Red, White and You! Workforce Solutions invites veterans seeking employment or a career change to the Hiring Red, White and You! Veteran Job Fair Nov. 9 to meet with more than 50 onsite businesses. The event also features community partner information on services available to veterans. Last year, more than 16,000 veterans and 2,000 employers attended statewide job fairs in 2016. In its first five years,…

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Local Businesses Empowered by Governor’s Small Business Forum

Angela Burton, U.S. Small Business Administration, Lower RGV, moderated a Q&A panel of financial executives

Hundreds from the Valley learn how to thrive in today’s economy Starting your own small business can be stressful. It involves long hours but can be rewarding and employs other people to succeed. Be kind and helpful, learn from mentors, be grateful, bring passion to your work and surround yourself with people who are more intelligent than yourself … these are just a few of the points shared by successful small…

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Governor’s Small Business Forums RGV

Local entrepreneurs and small businesses are invited to access tools, skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy. Topics for the day’s seminars include empowering local business, building business diversity, and marketing for small businesses. Additional seminars address workforce development, access to capital, and social media best practices. More information is available at ValleyBusinessReport.com. Registration is $25 and includes both breakfast and lunch.

Governor’s Small Business Forums RGV

Governor's Small Business Forums RGV

Day of seminars focus on knowledge to thrive The Rio Grande Valley Partnership invites local entrepreneurs and small businesses to attend the Governor’s Small Business Forums RGV Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Boggus Ford Events Center in Pharr. The forum aims to provide tools, skills and knowledge needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced economy. Topics for the day’s seminars include empowering local business, building business diversity,…

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$700k Career Training Grants to Local Schools

Funds focus on high-demand occupations South Texas College, Texas State Technical College and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District are the recipients of Jobs and Education for Texans career training grants from the Texas Workforce Commission. The funds are for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations. Qualifying educational institutions receive grants for the development of programs or courses leading to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree. Twenty-six grants were awarded statewide. All…

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Dry Cleaners: Keeping Clean, Doing it Right

Marty Moore looked down at the ruined pair of jeans in his hands, the jeans he had promised a first-time customer of D&M Cleaners to clean and just shrugged. “Looks like we bought these jeans,” he said as he stared at the black that ran all over the white designer jeans. “That’s the right thing to do.” Moore promptly called the customer and told her what happened. She returned to…

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Interchange project receives federal funding

Interchange critical to regional growth The Texas Transportation Commission has recommended $150 million in funding for the US 83/US 281 interchange project. “Infrastructure is key to continue the economic growth of the Rio Grande Valley,” said Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa. “The Pharr Interchange is critical to the flow of traffic of the economies of Pharr, Edinburg, McAllen, Mission and Weslaco.” The project will be using money from the 2017 Unified…

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Up and coming: Adriana Cantu and the Cover Cap

Cover Cap protects against weather Adriana Cantu’s husband works on construction projects all around the United States.  When he complained about the cold, she stayed up nights working on a design to protect his head from the elements.  At the time she was a parent-educator with the  PSJA school district, teaching crafts and sewing, skills that enabled stay-at-home moms to work for others or themselves. Cantu came up with the…

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Janiece Longoria named to UT System Board of Regents

Pharr native to have second term Houston attorney and Pharr native Janiece Longoria is one of three Texans in the appointment on Jan. 23 by Gov. Greg Abbott to the University of Texas System Board of Regents. According to the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, if approved by the Texas Senate, she would serve on one of the most powerful state boards, which controls tens of billions of dollars for the…

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