Tag Archives: RGV Partnership

Border Trade Alliance Elects Contreras as Chairman

Sergio Contreras, the president and CEO of the RGV Partnership, has been elected chairman of the Border Trade Alliance. Contreras takes the helm of the BTA board during a time of challenge for the cross-border trade community. “I am honored to assume the chairmanship of the Border Trade Alliance, one of the nation’s most respected trade advocacy groups, at a time when our work has never been more important,” Contreras…

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RGV’s Small Business Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

The RGV’s Small Business Awards Ceremony and Luncheon was a grand celebration of some of the best businesses in the area May 7. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses. Businesses gain acknowledgement for their contributions to their local communities and to the nation’s economy. This year’s winners are: 8(a) Graduate of the Year – NVS Corporate Services, Inc., Nicolas Valentin Soto Jr.,…

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Meet the Buyer Featuring U.S. Department of Labor

SBA logo

The Davis-Bacon and related acts apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works. Other topics include: Applicability of DB How to comply Wage determinations Fringe benefits Employee classification Additional classifications Prevailing wages Laborers-mechanics Site of sork Investigative procedures Seating is limited. No more than two representatives…

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State of the RGV Construction and Real Estate Economy

Speaker Luis Torres, research economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M

“State of the RGV Construction and Real Estate Economy” brings together local architects, engineers and construction companies as they discuss construction and investment trends. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch following at noon. Registration is $30 for RGV Partnership members, $45 non-members. Sponsorships are $300 and include four registrations and logo on marketing material. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Monica Sanchez at monica@rgvpartnership.com.

Edinburg to Host Governor’s Small Business Conference

Edinburg Conference Center

This year, the Governor’s Small Business Conference will come to South Texas via Edinburg. The conference combines and features private and public small business resources, practical solutions and best practices. It also features expert assistance on a broad range of both business topics and challenges. The Governor’s Small Business Conference – South Texas will take place March 29 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.…

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INNO Highlights Impact of Future Workforce

South Texas College held its sixth annual INNO Conference dedicated to the discussion of preparing students for the workforce and jobs of the future. (photo STC)

It is urgent students are ready for jobs of the future. According to those speaking at INNO at STC, now more than ever, college graduates with real-world experience are needed for even the most entry level of jobs. Last week, INNO, STC’s sixth annual Binational Innovation Conference, welcomed those in industry, education and economic development. Each brought information focused on innovation as well as the impact of students on the…

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Local Leaders Take Part in RGV2DC Fly-In

Community leaders and stakeholders from the Rio Grande Valley gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2nd Annual RGV2DC fly-in.

Forty community leaders and stakeholders from the Rio Grande Valley recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the second annual RGV2DC fly-in. During their time in D.C., attendees met with members of Congress, including senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Mayor of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling; elected officials from Mission, Pharr, and Brownsville; as well as senior leadership from the RGV Partnership, University of Texas at Rio Grande…

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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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