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McAllen Chamber of Commerce

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1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
956-682-2871

October 2017

How To Improve Sales and Marketing Through Business Analytics

October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Learn how business analytics represents an opportunity for business leaders to improve business processes, consequently increasing profits. This seminar will also clarify what is analytics and how can someone leverage it for their organization. In the session focused on developing skills to interpret business analytics, participants will learn: What is analytics What is business analytics Types of analytics Real examples of business analytics How to improve sales How to improve…

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November 2017

Free

Chamber Talks

November 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Program sponsored by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce is designed to bring together the business community leaders to discuss topics in areas of interest to the McAllen business community. This session features McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez on the challenges and opportunities for the City of McAllen, infrastructure needs, trends impacting cities in Texas, leadership traits and how to make things happen for one of the more successful cities in…

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Train The Trainer – Customer Service

November 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Flor Leal, community engagement specialist for Workforce Solutions

Flor Leal, community engagement specialist for Workforce Solutions The McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosts the third of four professional presentations during its "Fall 2017 Lunch & Learn Business Seminar Series." The seminar titled "Train the Trainer - Customer Service" explains how Workforce Solutions understands the importance of soft skills training for employees to be successful in the workplace. A research study conducted by Harvard University indicates 85 percent of job…

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December 2017

How to Build Business Relationships Through Collaboration

December 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Speaker Michael Wilson of CM Institute of Leadership

Speaker Michael Wilson of CM Institute of Leadership The McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosts the last professional presentation during its "Fall 2017 Lunch & Learn Business Seminar Series" with "How to Build Business Relationships Through Collaboration," an explanation about building relationships with others through trust. Learn powerful methods in building relationships and avoid mistakes that could lose the trust that you are trying to earn. Business owners or anyone who wants…

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January 2018

Free

McAllen Chamber Government Affairs Council Meeting

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The Chamber’s Government Affairs Council meets with McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, who will give an update on the city of McAllen and provide his recommendations for the 86th Legislative Session.  The council will meet once a month on issues pertaining to and legislation affecting the business environment in our area. Chamber members interested in attending the meeting or participating in the Chamber’s Government Affairs Council, please contact Gerry Garcia at…

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How Will the Tax Reform Affect Me? “Breakfast & Learn”

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Congress has now passed a new tax code, in a 224 to 221 vote, which hadn’t happened since 1986.  Although this will not affect our taxes in 2017, there are several things we must know and do to get us ready for the new changes. The new bill leans heavily toward tax cuts for corporations and business owners, but it also expands or restores some tax benefits for individuals relative…

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I&E Network

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The I&E Network is a program designed to facilitate the connection and networking of inventors and entrepreneurs with the end goal of creating businesses, jobs and local wealth. This program motivates participants to move their ideas from an intangible state to a tangible one. The I&E is held every fourth Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

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February 2018

Free

McAllen Business Power Network

February 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Accelerate your connections, develop new leads and market your business at no cost.  Grow your business and build your business contact list with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and its members. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 682-2871.

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McAllen Lunch & Learn: Generational, Cultural and Personality Differences in the Workplace

February 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Presentation discusses Hofstede's Cultural Theory and how it relates to customer service issues and interpersonal issues that arise in the workplace. It discusses the different dimensions of culture comparing two cultures, the American culture and the Mexican culture and how the differences and similarities are rife for creating problems in the workplace. The Big Five (Factor Five) Personality Theory is discussed and how those dimensions of personality are so important in…

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I&E Network

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The I & E Network is a program designed to facilitate the connection and networking of inventors and entrepreneurs with the end goal of creating businesses, jobs and local wealth. This program motivates participants to move their ideas from an intangible state to a tangible one. The I&E is held every fourth Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

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McAllen Government Affairs Council Meeting

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa serves as guest speaker, giving his suggestions on the RGV Day in Austin scheduled for Feb. 5, 2019. Chamber members who would like to attend and be part of the council which will meet once a month to plan RGV Day and to discuss issues that could affect the area's business community should contact Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871.

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March 2018

McAllen Business Power Network

March 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Accelerate your connections, develop new leads, and market your business at no cost.  Grow your business and build your business contact list with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and its members. on’t miss out on this free opportunity. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 956-682-2871.

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April 2018

Free

I&E Network

April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The I & E Network is a program designed to facilitate the connection and networking of inventors and entrepreneurs with the end goal of creating businesses, jobs and local wealth. This program motivates participants to move their ideas from an intangible state to a tangible one. The I&E is held every fourth Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the McAllen Chamber.

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June 2018

Free

McAllen Business Power Network

June 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Accelerate your connections, develop new leads, and market your business at no cost. Grow your business and build your business contact list with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and its members. This event is free but you must call in advance to reserve a seat at 956-682-2871

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I&E Network

June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Doubletree Suites by Hilton present "Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks." Entrepreneurs are rolling out new ideas and new items. Innovators will network and learn about common mistakes entrepreneurs make at this I&E Network. In this session, Roman Aguilera from The Aguilera Law Firm will be having a conversation about the new rules from the USPTO. Come and ask any questions you might have on the…

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August 2018

Government Affairs Council Meeting

August 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosts State Representative Sergio Munoz Jr. Muñoz has represented the people of District 36, which includes the cities of McAllen, Pharr, Mission and Palmview, since 2011 and continues to work to pass legislation to help the development of small businesses in the Valley. He also continues to pursue affordable and accessible health care options for individuals, families and the elderly. Lunch is provided by Taco…

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November 2018

Free

Business Power Network

November 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the Business Power Network sponsored by UETA. Accelerate connections, develop new leads and market your business at no cost. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 956-682-2871

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January 2019

Leading and Communication – Making it Work Generationally!

January 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Leading in today's world means understanding your clients and your employees. Organizations and teams must constantly work to ensure everyone is heard and included to maximize productivity, potential and success. Diversity of communication and decision-making are integral to these attributes. Attendees will experience activities that impart successful strategies for leading and communicating across generations. The result will be positively actionable for both teams, organizations and clients. Participants will learn to:…

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McAllen Chamber’s Government Affairs Council

January 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce's Government Affairs Council hosts guest speaker Mayor Jim Darling. Darling will discuss the city of McAllen's Legislative Agenda. Chamber members who would like to attend and be part of the council, RSVP with Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871 or ggarcia@mcallenchamber.com. Lunch will be served. The council will typically meet once a month to discuss issues that could affect the area's business community.

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February 2019

Free

McAllen Business Power Network

February 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Print Develop new leads, market your business at no cost, accelerate connections and build relationships. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 956-682-2871. Lunch will be provided.

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McAllen Government Affairs Council

February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Judge Richard Cortez

Judge Richard Cortez The Chamber's Government Affairs Council hosts guest speaker and newly elected Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez. Judge Cortez will discuss his plans for ensuring efficiency and innovation to residents and tax payers, and the status of the Hidalgo County Courthouse. Chamber members who would like to attend and be part of the council, RSVP with Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871 or ggarcia@mcallenchamber.com. Lunch will be provided.

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March 2019

McAllen: Talk & Tacos New Member Orientation

March 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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taco

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce invites new chamber members to the Talk & Tacos New Member orientation. Members may confirm attendance with bcardenas@mcallenchamber.com, or Blanca or Anabel at 956-682-2871.

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Tacos ‘n Tequila

March 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B feature live music and 10 of the area's top local restaurants creating custom craft cocktails with Embajador Tequila. The event will also feature tacos made by The Republic of the Rio Grande, Palenque Grill and H-E-B, which will include shrimp, fish, beef and quesadillas. Anyone 21 years and over can partake in Tacos 'n Tequila for $30 or pay $45 pre-sale and also attend…

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“Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off

March 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and H-E-B present "Sizzling in the Tropics" BBQ Cook-off. The event features 30 local BBQ Cook-off teams competing to see who creates the best chicken wings, pulled pork, ribs, brisket, charro beans and pan de campo. Attendees can sample all the meats plus a beverage garden and live music performed by four local bands. The cook-off will also feature a classic car show by the South Texas MOPAR Car…

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McAllen Business Power Network

March 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Print Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the Business Power Network sponsored by Vantage Bank. Accelerate your connections, develop new leads and market your business at no cost. Grow your business and build your business contact list with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and its members. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 956-682-2871

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1 Million Cups McAllen

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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1 Million Cups McAllen

1Million Cups McAllen is a free program where the community connects with entrepreneurs. Coffee is provided while attendees engage in a six-minute presentation. Following is 20 minutes of Q&A with two local entrepreneurs. Attendees may network with other entrepreneurs, give feedback to other entrepreneurs, learn about our local ecosystem and its startups. A sign up is available to present as well.

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Lunch & Learn: Leading in Customer Service

March 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Speaker Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa of Leadership Empowerment Group

Speaker Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa of Leadership Empowerment Group Current research on customer service indicates that employees who exhibit the leadership skills closely associated with effective customer service tend to stay in their organizations longer and are more committed to the work. Training employees on how to effectively listen to customers, quickly and effectively deal with concerns, and properly communicate with important information to customers and other employees is essential in today's organizations.…

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I&E Network – “The Journey of Salsa El Gallo – A Food Manufacturer”

March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Juan Lopez

Juan Lopez The food industry seems to be growing in the Rio Grande Valley. Many startups have been popping throughout the region. It is easy to start a food business, but difficult to scale it. Juan Lopez, owner of Las Delicias Distributors LLC, will present on how he started a salsa business, the challenges he faced and what is next for his business. His business has been in operation since…

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April 2019

Free

1 Million Cups McAllen

April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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1 Million Cups McAllen

1 Million Cups McAllen is a free program where the community connects with entrepreneurs. Take in a cup of coffee while the McAllen Chamber of Commerce engages attendees in a six-minute presentation. Following is 20 minutes of Q&A with two local entrepreneurs. Network with other entrepreneurs, give feedback to other entrepreneurs, learn about our local ecosystem and its startups, or sign up to present.

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May 2019

Free

McAllen Business Power Network

May 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the Business Power Network with sponsor Lift Your Spirits. Accelerate your connections, develop new leads and market your business at no cost.  Grow your business and build your business contact list with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and its members. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 956-682-2871

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June 2019

Good Day McAllen Luncheon

June 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Good Day McAllen

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce introduces its newest members to the community with the Good Day McAllen Luncheon. McAllen Crime Stoppers serves as sponsor for this installment. RSVP via email to bcardenas@mcallenchamber.com or call 956-682-2871.

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McAllen Business Power Network

June 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the Business Power Network. Accelerate connections, develop new leads and market your business at no cost. Grow your business and build your business contact list with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and its members. The McAllen International Airport serves as sponsor for this month's installment. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 956-682-2871.

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October 2019

Proposition 8: Let’s Stop Flooding in the RGV

October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Join State Representative R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, Chairman Dade Phelan and local leaders for a discussion about Proposition 8. Learn about the flood mitigation fund and what it means for Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. For questions or to RSVP, contact Julian Whitacre.

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

October 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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mcallen lunch and learn, emotional intelligence

This Lunch & Learn seminar explores the necessity for being able to be aware of one's emotions in the workplace and being aware of the emotions of others as well.  Being able to connect with others is essential using soft skills in relationships at work. This is true in leadership situations, when making decisions and when implementing change.  Employers in the workplace today are demanding use of soft skills to connect with…

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November 2019

$20

Sales Fundamentals

November 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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mcallen lunch and learn, emotional intelligence

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Texas Regional Bank host this Lunch and Learn to help small businesses.  Although the definition of a sale is simple enough, the process of turning someone into a buyer can be very complex. It requires you to convince someone with a potential interest that there is something for them in making their interest concrete – something that merits spending some of their hard-earned money.…

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December 2019

Business & Tamales Open House

December 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Business & Tamales

Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce for the annual Business & Tamales Open House. Enjoy tamales, rice and beans while connecting with other chamber members. RSVP with Blanca at 956-682-2871.

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I&E Network

December 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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This networking event for inventors and entrepreneurs meets every fourth Thursday of the month. In every I&E session, participants discuss individual project accomplishments and roadblocks on moving their projects to market. Fellow colleagues are asked about suggestions or lead to overcome the obstacles presented. Then, the group gets a break to connect with others inventors, entrepreneurs or representatives of local resources. The last part of the meeting is a presentation…

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January 2020

Free

1 Million Cups McAllen

January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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1 Million Cups McAllen

1 Million Cups is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. The 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a six-minute educational presentation and engage in 20 minutes of feedback and questioning after they present. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect…

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I&E Network Meeting

January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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A networking event for inventors and entrepreneurs has participants discuss individual project accomplishments and roadblocks on moving their projects to market. Fellow colleagues are asked about suggestions or lead to overcome the obstacles presented. Then, the group gets a break to connect with others inventors, entrepreneurs or representatives of local resources. The last part of the meeting is devoted to a presentation by an expert on a topic relevant to…

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Jank Goodness Launch Party

January 30, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, H-E-B, and the City of McAllen celebrate the launch of a new gourmet BBQ sauce from The Jank. The Jank, McAllen's own BBQ sauce start-up, is adding to its variety of sauces this new variety with no added sugar. The event includes barbecue, rice, beans and the new sauce. To RSVP, contact Gerry at 956-682-2871.

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February 2020

McAllen Business Power Network

February 11, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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Join the McAllen Chamber for its Business Power Network sponsored by Fully Promoted. This is a members-only networking event. Come take advantage of meeting great like minded people in the community. RSVP with Blanca or Athena at 956-682-2871.

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August 2021

Free

I&E Network

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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I&E Network

McAllen Chamber of Commerce's I&E Network returns to in-person meeting Aug. 26 with “How to Break Free From Your Mental Barriers To Success." All entrepreneurs may participate in this free community program. Shawn Elliot Russell will share tiny habits that will help you break mental barriers for success. Topics include: What creates the mental barriers in the first place? How to identify them. How to break free from them. The…

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September 2021

Lunch & Learn – Achieve Your Goals Faster

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
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goal

Managers, business owners, and those who want to increase their efficiency may attend the McAllen Chamber of Commerce's "Achieve Your Goals Faster" Lunch & Learn Sept. 29 with Esmeralda Adame of Consulting Firm, LLC. Attendees will learn: Tactics on time savers Three effective time management techniques What are you doing to do with your extra time? Effective time management makes a person more organized and disciplined. Those that can manage…

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