Tag Archives: South Padre Island

SPI Quarterly Public Affairs Luncheon

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Business Services Education and Training Committee host Mayor Dennis Stahl for the annual “State of the Island” address. Admission is $18 for chamber members and $25 for future chamber members through Jan. 12. After Jan. 12, the price increases to $20 and $30.  Reservations made the day of the luncheon and walk-ins will be $30 for everyone.  No refunds will be made after…

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Sand Dollars for Success Offers Up to $25K

Sand Dollars for Success

Application period begins Jan. 8 Sand Dollars for Success, South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation‘s grant program for SPI startups and existing businesses, will soon be taking applications. This program provides businesses with needed capital funds to increase sales. It also aims to create or retain jobs that will improve the island economy. Applications will be accepted Jan. 8-29 for the business plan competition. Part of the program includes a…

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Coffee and Conversation

Devin K. Hotzel, stakeholder outreach manager for Enbridge Inc., discusses the economic impact of the ongoing construction and future operation of the 169-mile intrastate natural gas pipeline in South Texas. Coffee and Conversation is coordinated by the Government Affairs Committee. Guest Speakers are brought in to speak on topics of importance to the business community. Open to all South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce members and prospective members. Coffee and…

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SPI Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce recognizes those volunteers that have contributed their time and resources to the SPI community during the past year. Awards to be presented include: Directors’ Award Ambassadors’ Award Kukui Award Community Partner Award RGV Walk of Fame Committee Chairs will also be recognized for their valuable contributions to the success of the chamber during the past year. Tickets $18 for chamber members, $20 for…

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NHPO Leadership Retreat Features Local Experts

International Trainer and Coach Cris Wilson of CM Institute of Leadership will speak at the NHPO Leadership Retreat.

The National Hispanic Professional Organization – RGV Chapter presents a Leadership Retreat Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, providing an educational setting with local speakers presenting on different topics such as communication, leadership and networking. The event takes place at the the Pearl South Padre Hotel, 310 Padre Blvd. Presenters and interactive activities take place from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, and include a poolside networking event allowing time for…

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First Annual Jaime J. Zapata Fishing Tournament

Jaime J. Zapata Invitational Fishing Tournament

The Jaime J. Zapata is an invitational tournament commemorating all law enforcement officers, both past and present. It is a memorial event honoring Special Agent Jaime Jorge Zapata, who was killed on Feb. 15, 2011 in the line of duty, and other agents who have given their lives while in service to our country. An invitation is extended to all law enforcement officers, although the team may be comprised of…

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Deadline Approaches for RGV Leadership

RGV Leadership logo

Applicants have until Sept. 7 RGV Leadership begins its fourth annual nine-month educational program soon and applications are due Sept. 7. The RGV Partnership program is made to engage and educate Valley leaders in the importance of collaboration in the region. The program includes a retreat Sept. 29-30 on South Padre Island, requiring one overnight stay. Meals and hotel are included in the $1,000 tuition fee. After that, participants meet…

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SPI Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp

The Women’s Business Center of Cameron County hosts its Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp in South Padre. (photo WBCCC)

Small Business boot camp covers six sessions The Women’s Business Center of Cameron County kicks off its latest installment of its Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp Sept. 28 in South Padre. The six sessions are half-day installments from September to November. Applications are a requirement in order to participate in the sessions. The application deadline is Sept. 18. Session time is 9 a.m. to noon each day at the SPI…

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