Tag Archives: South Padre Island

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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Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp-SPI

Program providing knowledge, resources and plan of action needed to make  entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Six half-day sessions, beginning Sept. 28, focus on core business competencies that are essential to the success of a small business. Sessions are as follows: Sept. 28 – Gallup Inc. Entrepreneurial Talents Oct. 5 – Marketing & Social Media Oct. 12 – Human Resources Oct. 19 – Financing & Contracting Oct. 26 – Business Planning…

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Digital Beach Bums Promote the Island 

Jerry Wilson updates a Facebook page from his home office. (VBR)

Live web cams attract valuable audience A video of a large alligator cruising near the Laguna Madre shoreline on South Padre Island generated more than 70,000 online views in three days. That’s as good as gold for Jerry and Jackie Wilson, owners of South Padre Network, a digital business the Wilsons operate from their home. The Wilsons posted the alligator video, captured by their web cam at Sea Turtle Inc. on Facebook. The…

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SiteLink conference brings major growth potential

Conference builds relationship between RGV and site selectors Site selectors are a group of experts who provide location strategy to corporations. They work across the globe and for every industry, sector and function. According to Rio South Texas Executive Director Matt Ruszczak, they are like “commercial real estate agents on steroids.” There are only a limited number of professional site selectors, according to Paige Webster, less than 300. Their role…

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Medical community invited to SPI conference

Speaker Z-Dogg, MD

Medical expo specific to South Texas region The 25th annual Rio Grande Valley Medical Education Conference & Exposition takes place April 28-29, providing physicians with both concise and authoritative information on the most up-to-date treatment of problems frequently encountered in the South Texas region. The conference is open to all South Texas primary care and specialty physicians. Pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical students and other health professionals are invited…

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