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Weslaco Virtual Coffee Talk

coffee talk

Join the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce July 22 for a virtual coffee talk. This networking event has participants connect and interact with each other. This will be a Zoom chat on Facebook Live, so participants must have video and audio capabilities. Don’t forget the coffee (or whichever beverage you prefer)! Register online.

Weslaco Virtual Speed Networking

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Join the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce July 15 for its regular speed networking event, virtually on Zoom. This will be a timed event, similar to traditional Speed Networking lunches. Don’t miss this fun, interactive way to engage with fellow members of the business community. Registration is free for members, $10 for non-members. Participants must register online,

Weslaco Virtual Coffee Talk

Join the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce July 8 for a virtual coffee talk. This networking event has participants connect and interact with each other. This will be a Zoom chat on Facebook Live, so participants must have video and audio capabilities. Don’t forget the coffee (or whichever beverage you prefer)! Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce Register online.

Weslaco EDC Assists Businesses With Much-Needed Loans

Small businesses in Weslaco are the recipients of a special loan/grant program from the city’s EDC.

The Weslaco Economic Development Corporation has awarded 37 local businesses with financial assistance from its small business loan/grant program. The program was announced in early May to help small businesses cope with the fallout of COVID-19 hardships. The EDC said the loan/grant program helps with payroll, mortgage, rent, utilities and basic operation costs.  “The growing economy in Weslaco has based its success on the traditions set by our small business…

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Valley Businesses Regroup, Adjust To Life

Dien Nguyen says business is returning to his nail salon in San Juan. (VBR)

Adam Shidler stayed busy in the two weeks his Weslaco business was closed. Government-mandated shutdowns due to COVID-19 kept his downtown coffee shop temporarily shuttered. Shidler used the time to do maintenance and upkeep at Weslaco’s Daily Grind. Working in his shop, customers would see him inside and knock on windows and wave hellos. Weslaco’s Daily Grind’s customers missed their coffee shop – and the feelings were mutual.  “Our friends…

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Weslaco Western Store Creates New Opportunities 

Sandy Pena looks over inventory she wants to feature on her store's website.

Sandy Pena is at one of her store counters, entering inventory to soon be featured on her website. It’s early June and in downtown Weslaco the temperatures already feel like mid-August. Inside Lionel’s Western Wear & Boutique, Pena is upbeat and feeling the new possibilities in the midst of a pandemic.  “I’m not depressed or dejected at all,” Pena said. “I’m optimistic about retail. I think there’s still a place…

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Containing COVID Is Key To Economic Recovery

Restaurants and retailing have been hurt badly by COVID-19 outbreak and business shutdowns. (VBR)

The Rio Grande Valley’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis will be prolonged. It could take 12-to-18 months, at the minimum, said leading bankers and economic development specialists. They say the recovery from the widespread business shutdowns this spring will stretch well into 2021. Recovery will also be dependent on one key factor. “It’s all going to depend on how we contain COVID,” said David Deanda, the president of Lone…

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Federal Stimulus Actions to Help Small Business Weather the Coronavirus Pandemic

Tom Sullivan

The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a special Virtual Business Forum on May 29, featuring Thomas Sullivan. The vice president of Small Business Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will speak on “Federal Stimulus Actions to Help Small Business Weather the Coronavirus Pandemic.” The forum takes place on Zoom and will also stream on Facebook Live. Sullivan harnesses the views of small businesses and translates that grassroots power…

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