Tag Archives: Weslaco

For the Love of Animals

Owner Leroy Moreno with one of his personal pets, an albino Burmese python. (VBR)

Moreno’s adapts to modern pet ownership A love of animals and their care keeps Leroy Moreno coming to work every morning with a smile on his face. The enthusiasm he has for his business, Moreno’s Feed and Pet Store in Weslaco, is contagious as he talks about his passion for animal husbandry. One of six children growing up on a farm north of Donna, Moreno remembers his father, Gus Moreno,…

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nCourage Seeks Business Mentors

Esmeralda Garza from State Farm – Julian Garza mentors Weslaco East High School student Ashley Neira in a past nCourage program.

Weslaco program connects youth with business The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce and Weslaco ISD are seeking business applications for the 2017 nCourage Youth Program taking place Oct. 10-11. nCourage is designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to both observe and interact in the daily operations of a participating local business. The nCourage Youth Program gives students an opportunity to interact with business leaders as well as institutions…

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Venues Connect with Valley’s Past

A handful of event centers in the Rio Grande Valley set themselves apart from the crowd by offering venues steeped in the history and heritage of Deep South Texas. From historic buildings to outdoor settings, these businesses specialize in helping customers plan everything from weddings to corporate gatherings. The businesses featured here represent a small sampling of venues that reflect the heritage and natural beauty of the Valley.   Villa…

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Grant Writing Workshop

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council and Grant Writing USA present a two-day grants workshop applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class to learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Weslaco Chamber of Commerce members and their staff receive a…

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Community Health Workers Ready for Work

The first cohort of promotores graduate from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network. (photo STC)

First cohort of promotores graduate The first cohort of promotores, or community health workers, have graduated from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network. The program offers training to people who want to serve their neighborhoods as community health workers. A collaboration between the UTRGV School of Medicine, Texas A&M University, South Texas College and the National Rural Health Association, the program includes 160 hours of training over three…

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Onion Fest Receives State Recognition

Texas Onion Fest Committee Chair Daryl Smith, Weslaco Chamber Marketing Director Laura Espinoza, Liz Gonzalez and Weslaco Chamber President/CEO Doug Croft display the festival's awards from TFEA. (photo Weslaco Chamber)

Weslaco Chamber garners multiple awards from TFEA The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of seven marketing awards from the Texas Festivals and Events Association for their promotion of Texas Onion Fest. TFEA awards the marketing efforts of events and festivals across the state. CEO/Chamber President Doug Croft attended the TFEA annual conference in Fort Worth July 27-29, where he accepted the awards. Texas Onion Fest is in…

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Leadership Mid-Valley Opens Applications

A past class of Leadership Mid-Valley (photo Weslaco Chamber of Commerce)

XIII leadership class begins in October The Weslaco Chamber Of Commerce is now accepting applications for its eight-month Leadership Mid-Valley program. The program identifies and motivates selected and emerging top-level business, civic and government leaders. Participants meet once a month for tours, seminars and hands-on learning experiences, and are exposed to the realities, opportunities and problems of the community. Session topics include government, healthcare, education, media and other important community…

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Women Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp application deadline

Women Entrepreneurs' Small Business Boot Camp

Boot camp runs through summer The Women’s Business Center of Cameron County kicks off its latest installment of its Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp June 21. The six sessions are half-day installments from June to August. Applications are a requirement in order to participate in the sessions. The application deadline is June 12. More information