Tag Archives: Weslaco

Weslaco Virtual Coffee Talk

virtual networking

Join the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce for a virtual networking event where participants get to connect and interact with each other. This will be a Zoom chat on FB Live, so you must have video and audio capabilities. And of course, don’t forget the coffee (or whichever beverage you prefer … just make sure you bring it in a mug!). Sponsor for the event is Hope Insurance Agency. Sponsorship…

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Wing Barn Gains Recognition Amid Growth

Bobby Saenz and Daniel Pompa are the owners of the fast-growing Wing Barn restaurants in the Valley.

Down-home Rio Grande Valley cooking is gaining statewide accolades for the Brownsville-based Wing Barn. The growing regional restaurant chain was recently named one of the “Top 25 Best Places for Chicken Wings in Texas” by Big 7 Travel. The widely-read and well-sourced social media site offers recommendations on the best destinations, hotels and restaurants around the country and world for travelers to visit and enjoy. The accolade comes at a…

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Pointing a Business Skyward

Esteban Mejia Jr., founder and owner of Sky I.T. Solutions

Esteban Mejia Jr. has the restless energy of an Air Force veteran who once worked long shifts as a nuclear cruise technician. Returning home, the Mercedes native built an information technology business from scratch. He’s now working to extend his brand. “My dad would tell me, growing up, ‘Never back down from work,’’ he said. “So I’m always thinking, ‘what else, what else can I do?’” Mejia is the founder…

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Wage and Hour for Small Businesses

wage and labor

“Wage and Hour for Small Businesses” give business owners a better understanding of labor laws. A U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour representative will discuss the Fair Labor Standards Act. This includes minimum wage and overtime requirements, child labor regulations and recordkeeping requirements. UTRGV SBDC hosts the seminar in partnership with the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce. There is no cost to attend but attendees must pre-register. Register online…

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Barista & Breakfast at Frost Bank Weslaco

Frost Bank

Frost Bank celebrates the opening of its new Weslaco Financial Center. Guests can enjoy specialty coffees, breakfast pastries and fruit. Frost’s three-day celebration introduces Frost’s innovative design providing greater convenience and service to area customers. This event is free and open to the public.

Weslaco Lunch and Learn Seminar

Dr. Murthy Badiga lunch and learn

Gastroenterologist Dr. Murthy Badiga serves as the speaker for this Lunch and Learn with Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. This event is free for Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce members and Winter Texans, $20 for the general public. Register online or contact the chamber.

Local Engineering Firm Racks Up Awards

The team from SWG Engineering LLC accepts the 2019 Innovative Project of the Year award. Randall Winston, center, holds the 2019 Civil Engineer of the Year award from the American Society of Civil Engineers Rio Grande Valley Branch.

SWG Engineering LLC, a local civil engineering firm, was recently distinguished by two national organizations for the solutions it provided Rio Grande Valley municipalities in 2019. The American Society of Civil Engineers Rio Grande Valley Branch presented SWG with the 2019 Innovative Project of the Year award. The recognition comes for the firm’s canal-to-pipeline conversion for the Delta Lake Irrigation District. SWG turned the A-20 open canal into 4.5 miles…

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Making Their Mark In Healthcare

Vocational nursing students at Valley Grande Institute do skills practice in a lab.

Anabell Cardona was 15-years plus into managing clinics and doctors’ offices in Weslaco and McAllen. It was then she figured the time was right, in her mid-30s, to make a career breakthrough. Cardona recalls having no fear in 2001 as she sat in front of a banker and faced a business loan with six figures in it. She was ready to purchase Valley Grande Institute of Weslaco. “Where do I…

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