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Weslaco Chamber Accepting Award Nominations

2018 Honorees at the Weslaco Chamber annual Membership and Awards Luncheon. Krystal Palomino, Chick-fil-A, Business of the Year; Scott Vaughan, Man of the Year; Robert McAllen, Lifetime Achievement Award; Cynthia Cabaza, Woman of the Year; Toni Marbar, Chick-fil-A, Business of the Year and Bobby Calvillo, Board Member of the Year.

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Man, Woman and Business of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Award presentations will take place Oct. 30 at the chamber’s annual Membership and Awards Luncheon Oct. 30. Nomination forms for these awards are online at weslaco.com. Board Member of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will receive recognition as well. The deadline to submit nominations is Oct. 23. The luncheon…

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Weslaco to Host Ambassador Info Session

Weslaco Chamber Ambassadors with Miss Weslaco 2019 Daisy Ramirez and Little Miss Weslaco 2019 Stella Silva. Ambassadors are Marisol Nuñez, Davis Equity Real Estate; Daryl Smith, Smith Security Group; Flo Lasater, Davis Equity Real Estate; Carla McCaleb, McCaleb Funeral Home; Sandra Charlton, CPA and Beverly Madden, Davis Equity Real Estate.

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce will host an information session and mixer for its Ambassador Program on Aug. 15. Ambassadors are chamber members who serve as representatives of the chamber in the community. The dedicated group of volunteers also attends grand openings, ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and public events. Ambassadors have a vested interest in the success and growth of the community. The event takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Business…

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Search Begins for New Weslaco Chamber President

After the resignation of Doug Croft, Laura Espinosa takes over as interim director of the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce. The commerce is currently accepting applications for the position of president/CEO.

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the position of chamber president/CEO. Doug Croft recently resigned from the position after accepting an opportunity to lead the Lincoln County Chamber in North Carolina. “We are disappointed to see Doug move on. He has been valuable to the Weslaco chamber and community. Doug has prepared our organization for the next chapter and we are in a great place to move…

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Weslaco Citizens Receive Top Chamber Honors

Krystal Palomino of Chick-fil-A, Scott Vaughan, Robert McAllen, Cynthia Cabaza, Toni Marbar and Bobby Calvillo

Scott Vaughan of Burton Auto Supply and Cynthia Cabaza of Shepard Walton King Insurance Group are Man and Woman of the Year, respectively, with awards from the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce. Also receiving honors are Robert McAllen with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as Chick-fil-A of Weslaco with Business of the Year. Scott Vaughan In his nomination form, Vaughan is described as a true role model and an amazing person. Vaughan’s involvement in…

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Weslaco Chamber Names New Board

Priscilla Canales, Travis McDaniel and Daniel Montez join the Weslaco Chamber board of directors.

Three new members are now part of the 2018-2019 Weslaco Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Joining current members are Superintendent of Weslaco ISD Priscilla Canales, Valley Trophies owner Travis McDaniel and South Texas College Mid Valley Campus Administrator Daniel Montez. Canales’s service in the interest of public schools in both large and mid-size school systems spans to 1991. Through the years, her various positions in education includes teacher, mentor, educational specialist, assistant principal and principal,…

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Weslaco Chamber Names Board Chair

Luis Reyes

Luis Reyes is the new Weslaco Chamber of Commerce board chair for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Reyes is the communications manager for Magic Valley Electrical Cooperative, a role in which he has served since 2011. “The chance to serve our members and the Weslaco business community is a task I’m excited and eager to take on,” said Reyes. “Weslaco is the epicenter of so much growth and economic development, it’s important…

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Weslaco Chamber Seeks nCourage Mentors

Weslaco Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Doug Croft, nCourage Program Committee Chair Luis Reyes, Weslaco ISD Assistant Superintendent Sue Peterson and Weslaco ISD Superintendent Priscilla Canales

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Weslaco ISD, is seeking business applications for the 2018 nCourage Youth Program. The mentoring program takes place at participating businesses Nov. 13-14, giving high school students an opportunity to observe and interact in the daily operations of participating local businesses. The two-day program also gives students an opportunity to interact with business leaders and institutions while exploring career options and leadership. As a…

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Weslaco Chamber Award Nominations Open

Weslaco Chamber of Commerce award winners 2017. Front, Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Richard Vaughan, Woman of the Year Melissa Neuhaus, Man of the Year Richard Talbert, Incoming Board Chair Johnny Bautista, Friends Health Care; back, Outgoing Board Chair Gene Vaughan, Volunteer of the Year Alex Montenegro, Board Member of the Year Carla McCaleb and Abraham Quiroga of Business of the Year Magic Valley Electric Co-Op (photo Weslaco Chamber)

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Man, Woman and Business of the Year awards, along with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners will be recognized at the chamber’s annual meeting and awards luncheon Nov. 2. Those nominated or Man or Woman of the Year should give time and efforts to worthy causes in the community. The value of the contribution must not be as a result of political ties. This…

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Groups Focus on Voices of Local Business

Small Business Roundtables

Local business owners are invited to share with a national non-profit their needs, challenges and views of doing business in the Rio Grande Valley. The Small Business Majority’s Small Business Roundtables take place May 7 and include an interactive discussion on those topics. The sessions focus on what business owners feel they need in order to grow and thrive in your community. Also up for discussion are what policy solutions would help…

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