Tag Archives: South Padre Island

SPI Public Affairs Luncheon

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee welcomes City of South Padre Island Mayor Dennis Stahl with his State of the Island Address. Admission is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members through Jan. 18. After Jan. 18, registration is $25 for chamber members, $30 for non-members. Reservations made on the day of the luncheon or walk-ins will be $30 for everyone. No…

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Farm an Organic Family Affair

Susanne and Bud Cooke discuss the raising of the canopy on a greenhouse at Acacia Farms. (VBR)

The scene was reminiscent of an old-fashioned barn raising, where friends would turn out to help a farmer build a new barn, and then celebrate the accomplishment. But on this Saturday in December, what was being raised was a new covering for a damaged greenhouse at Acacia Farms in Bayview. The greenhouse, some 30 feet by 130 feet, lost its plastic covering in a freak windstorm earlier in the year…

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Kauffman Coming to SPI

A limited amount of spots are open for the upcoming Kauffman FastTrac starting in January in South Padre Island. The NewVenture program provides tools to both develop business concepts and successfully launch a business. To be held at the Port Isabel Events and Cultural Center as well as the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, the seven sessions encompass facilitated instruction. Students in the program identify market needs, understand business…

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SPI Chamber Annual Membership Meeting

Join the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce as it recognizes those volunteers that have contributed their time and resources to the community during the past year. Awards to be presented include Directors’ Award, Ambassadors’ Award, Kukui Award, Community Partner Award and RGV Walk of Fame. Committee chairs will also be recognized for their valuable contributions to the success of the chamber during the past year. Admission is $20 for chamber members through Oct. 19, $25…

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SPI Coffee and Conversation

Guest speaker is SPI City Planner Cliff Cross. Coffee and Conversation is coordinated by the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee.  Guest Speakers are brought in to speak on topics of importance to the business community.