Tag Archives: South Padre Island

ServSafe Basic Food Handling Class

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Food safety is more important than ever. News Headlines tell the story everyday. Public concern about food safety has never been greater. Each highly publicized incident of food borne illness deals a blow to the public’s confidence in the industry. Taught in both English and Spanish, this course: Satisfies required training in Section 10-12.3 of the SPI ordinance Protects customers Protects business Download a registration form or register online.

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Class

ServSafe

Food Managers Certification provides the training needed to meet SPI City Ordinances. Certification classes held once a year and good for five years. This is a two day class with test administration on the second day. Class hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. daily. Classes are taught in both English and Spanish. Benefits of attending the class include: Satisfies Section 10-12.1 for Certified Food…

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SPI Public Affairs Luncheon

Public Affairs Luncheon, Keith Phillips

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee welcomes Keith Phillips to this Public Affairs Luncheon. Phillips, with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch, will present the 2019 Economic Forecast for Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Event begins at 11:45 a.m. Registration is $20 for chamber members and $25 for future members through April 2. Registration after April 2 is…

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Medical Conference Coming to SPI

The 27th Annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference takes place April 26-27 at the Isla Grande Beach Resort on South Padre Island. Helping to plan the conference are Dr. Dionisio Calvo III, internal medicine physician in Weslaco; Mitty Reyna of the Knapp Medical Center Education Department; and Dr. Robert Sepulveda, internal medicine physician in Weslaco and conference chairman.

The Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition for Valley physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and medical students takes place April 27-28 on South Padre Island. “This year’s conference will be particularly convenient in allowing physicians and other healthcare professionals in Hidalgo and Cameron counties to obtain the education credits they need in one jam-packed weekend,” said Dr. Robert Sepulveda, chairman of the conference. The conference will also provide…

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Upscale SPI Boutique Prospers

Barbara’s owner Remedios Villarreal takes care of work at the counter among merchandise on display. (VBR)

Some businesses come and go like the wind. Others not only survive but stay alive and prosper despite enduring one obstacle after another. Barbara, an upscale boutique on South Padre Island, falls in the latter category. The shop, owned by Remedios Villarreal, has been in business for nearly half a century and has been doing remarkably well after all those years. “I am still running Barbara,” she said. “It was…

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Artist Creates Business Niche

A photo of a heron and reflections in the water after being processed by artist Elisa Baker using special software. (VBR)

Inspired by a lifelong love of photography, and using creative computer software designed by her husband, Elisa Baker has embarked on a path to turn her personal passion into a business venture. Baker concentrates her photography on capturing images of Rio Grande Valley flora and fauna. Her husband developed the software that processes photos to create a sfumato effect. A style of painting associated with Italian Renaissance artists like Leonardo…

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Give a Woof

Laguna Madre Humane Society

Benefit for the Laguna Madre Humane Society features a live band, food from a select menu, cash bar and raffle items. Food ticket is good until Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. Money raised goes to the society’s spay/neuter, heartworm treatment and transport programs. Tickets are available at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Humane Society’s resale shop Whiskers on SPI (at Paragraph’s Book Store). Tickets can also be…

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SPI Coffee and Conversation

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Join the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee and Conversation as they discuss the latest plans on Spring Break 2019 “Texas Week.” Speakers include those from City of South Padre Island police and fire departments, and the SPI Convention Centre. Open to all chamber members and prospective members. Coffee will be served.