McAllen Chamber of Commerce
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Chamber News

McAllen announces largest holiday illuminated parade in Texas

McAllen’s biggest, brightest and most anticipated event of the holiday season will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6. City of McAllen leaders and parade sponsors hosted a press conference today at...
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McAllen Education Foundation honors grant recipients

McAllen Education Foundation honors grant recipients: Pictured are McAllen ISD teachers who received a grant from the McAllen Education Foundation Sept. 1. The grants include violin classes for elementary students, an outdoor science lab for high school students, solar-powered...
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Ylianna Guerra of McAllen wins Miss Texas USA

Miss Ylianna Guerra from McAllen, Texas proudly represented the Rio Grande Valley and earned the title of Miss Texas USA 2015!

This year’s pageant competition saw Miss Guerra as Miss Tropics of Texas USA,...
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Con Mi Gente
McAllen Chamber of Commerce Hosts Cash Mob. The idea behind the event is to draw large crowds to local businesses. For more information, click here .
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Kirk Clark to be honored at Collage: Legacy of Generosity

This year, the International Museum of Art & Science will be honoring Kirk Clark at the annual COLLAGE: LEGACY OF GENEROSITY. Kirk will be honored for contributing and enriching the community of the Rio Grande Valley, along with his lifetime...
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Chef Larry Delgado to represent Texas at Great American Seafood Cook-off

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are hosting the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in New...
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DHR named Top 82 Physician-Owned Hospitals to Know

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) is pleased to announce it was named among Becker’s Hospital Review’s Top “82 Physician Owned Hospitals to Know.” The report, which was issued...
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McAllen Chamber gets 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber

McALLEN—The McAllen Chamber of Commerce recently achieved a distinction shared with few other chambers across the country.

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Engaging McAllen

There’s much to be said for a community that keeps abreast of national and state issues and...
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Jim Laffoon steps into the role of president and chief executive officer at Security Service Federal Credit Union

 Jim Laffoon has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) by the credit union’s Board of Directors. Since 2012, Laffoon has served as the credit union’s president. As...
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STC and McAllen Chamber Creative Incubator Partner to Offer Fall Classes

South Texas College's (STC) Continuing Professional and Workforce Education Department (CPWE), in partnership with the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, will present a variety of art, dance, and music classes starting this April 2014 at the McAllen Creative Incubator. All...
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McAllen Hotel Occupancy Trending Up

            McAllen's hotel occupancy is trending up and leading the county, according to statistics released recently by the Texas Hotel Performance Handbook.

            2013 annual figures show McAllen’s revenues jumped 4.8% over...
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Diana Montemayor Art Exhibit at McAllen Creative Incubator

Internationally recognized artist Diana Montemayor announced today that her work “Taller de Pintura” was chosen for an art exhibition at the McAllen Creative Incubator.  Diana Montemayor is an international artist who is known for her dynamic...
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McAllen High School Mariachis qualify for state finals

The McAllen High School Mariachi Oro has qualified to proceed to the MASBA/UIL State Mariachi Finals February 7-8, in San Antonio. They earned Superior Division I Ratings from all five adjudicators after performing in the South...
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McAllen Chamber releases "Livability : McAllen, TX 2014" Magazine

McAllen, TX –– The McAllen Chamber of Commerce recently unveiled Livability: McAllen, TX 2014, a print and digital program that promotes the...
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The McAllen Youth Entrepreneur Factory a New Program to Nurture and Promote entrepreneurship in McAllen's Youth

In an effort to promote entrepreneurship among today’s youth, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Independent School District (MISD) are offering students enrolled in a MISD school the opportunity to participate in “The McAllen Youth Entrepreneur Factory”...
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Former ambassador Tony Garza next guest at 'Newsmakers' series
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Next Newsmakers Breakfast Series to feature author Jonathan Last
Journalist and author Jonathan V. Last, senior writer at conservative commentator William Kristol’s The Weekly Standard, will visit the Rio Grande Valley next month for the Newsmakers Breakfast Series organized by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and The Monitor.

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Be a Part of the Tradition at the 31st Annual Candlelight Posada

This year marks the 31st anniversary of McAllen’s Candlelight Posada.  The McAllen...
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Navarrette to kick off "Newsmaker Breakfast Series"

Award-winning journalist Ruben Navarrette Jr. will visit McAllen next month as part of the inaugural Newsmaker Breakfast Series, hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and The Monitor.

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McAllen Chamber of Commerce accepting nominations for Prestigious Community Service Award

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for McAllen’s Man & Woman of the Year 2011.  The recipients of this community service award will be recognized at the Chamber’s 59th Annual Banquet...
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McAllen Chamber awards grants to innovators for wide-ranging invention ideas

By Jacob Fischler | The Monitor | Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 8:50 pm

McALLEN – What do a delivery drone, a skincare cream and a networking smartphone app have in common? They’re all ideas...
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A Call to Artists! McAllen Public Art Competition

A Call to Artists!

McAllen Public Art Competition

This is a call to area artists for designs to beautify 5 standpipes located on Bicentennial in McAllen. The medium will be mosaic. The artist(s) whose designs are selected...
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McAllen ranks #2 in Best Cities for Future Job Growth by Forbes.com
Projected annual job growth: 3.7%

Median household income: $34,591

Unemployment rate: 11.1% 

Click here to read more...  http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45eehde/2-mcallen-texas/


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McAllen ISD Superintendent named state finalist for annual award

Out of more than 1,000 school districts in Texas, McAllen ISD’s Superintendent, Dr. James Ponce, is now among a select group of five in the running for the state...
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Request for Proposal from McAllen ISD

ATTENTION BIDDERS

McAllen Independent School District is accepting submittals from Marketing Firms on the following bid:

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McAllen ranks second in Cheapest Places to Live by Kiplinger

Kiplinger compiled the list based on the Council for Community and Economic Research's calculations of living expenses in 307 urban areas. Its Cost of Living Index measures prices for housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services....
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McAllen Fire Department to host Community Events

The McAllen Fire Department is hosting several free community events, in celebration of the department’s 100th anniversary, Friday June 7, and Saturday June 8, 2013.   

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Dr. Belinda Jordan to present at McAllen Chamber "Image of Success" Seminar

On Thursday, May 16, Dr. Belinda Jordan will make a presentation to the attendees of the Chamber’s All About Women “Image of Success” seminar at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. read more


McAllen Chamber to hold the first McAllen Mini Maker Faire
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce will hold the first-ever McAllen Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, June 22 at the McAllen Creative Incubator, 601 N. Main St. from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Mini...
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We've moved the McAllen Creative Incubator! Come Check Out Our New Location!
We're excited to announce that after many months -we've officially relocated the McAllen Creative Incubator!

As you...
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McAllen Chamber announces McAllen's Man & Woman of the Year 2012

The McAllen Chamber is proud to announce Dr. John Gerling, DDS, MSD and Becky Guerra owner of Nuevo Santander...
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Chamber launches GoMcAllen smartphone app!
Go McAllen App

We are pleased to...
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Inter National Bank First Certified McAllen Chamber "Green Business"

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce has announced that Inter National Bank has been the first to qualify as a certified “McAllen Green Business.”

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2012 McAllen Arts Council Grants Program

Introduction

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the McAllen Arts Council’s Grants Program. The program is designed to benefit people in McAllen, or to help artists and arts organizations from McAllen carry out their work. Grants are given annually.

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International Food Festival a Great Success!

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored the 11th annual International Food Festival at the McAllen Convention Center.  With an attendance of over 2500, the event...
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Why McAllen ISD's iPad Push is Just the Start

By Steve Ahlenius, McAllen Chamber of Commerce President/CEO

The last several weeks I have written about business models and the changing economy, and the challenges businesses have in competing in a constant state of change. Education is experiencing the same challenges....
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McAllen Welcomes Winter Texans

    

            McAllen is set once...
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McAllen Chamber's Convention & Visitors' Bureau Shares People's Choice & Judges' Choice Awards With Waco and Amarillo

                Three Texas convention and visitor bureaus, McAllen, Amarillo and Waco, pooled expertise and resources to create...
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McAllen Hotel Occupancy Up Slightly

            McAllen occupancy and revenue numbers were up slightly for 2011 through third quarter, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce announced recently.

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Fighting the World's Misperceptions About McAllen

            While there are myriad positive, upbeat things happening locally, it sometimes feels as if McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley are...
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Venture/Business Readiness Assessment, another Great Tool for Entrepreneurs

Venture/Business Readiness Assessment, another Great Tool for Entrepreneurs

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Daryl "The Moose" Johnston speaks at Chamber's Annual "Man & Woman of the Year" Awards Banquet

"Don’t practice until you get it right," said Daryl "The Moose" Johnston to the crowd at the 57th annual McAllen Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Tuesday night. "Practice until you...
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TRUE STORIES OF SUCCESS: The McAllen Innovation Grant Awards

In 2010 Fernando Ramirez and Jorge Garcia embarked on a great journey, the journey of innovation. The journey began when Jorge, an inventor, recognized the need for a new...
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TRUE STORIES OF SUCCESS: The LatinaHope Program

Emma decided to take action and make her dream a reality, becoming a micro-entrepreneur. She had plenty of experience in sewing from past employment and family responsibilities but was...
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ACCE presents McAllen Chamber of Commerce National Award for Communications Excellence

Alexandria, Virginia - August 9, 2011 - The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is a recipient of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives' (ACCE) Award for Communications Excellence (ACE).  The Chamber’s...
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Santa Fe Wine Classic SOLD OUT!

The 3rd annual Santa Fe Wine Classic scheduled for Friday, October 7 at Quinta Mazatlan is now sold out.  Tickets will not be available at the door....
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McAllen Chamber Announces 2011 McAllen Innovation Grant Awards Winners

The 2011 McAllen Innovation Grant Awards is a competition to recognize with funding, great ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. The program pursues two objectives. First, to generate entrepreneurial opportunities with...
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Inventing a Reality: The McAllen Innovation Grant Awards

For the past year, Jorge Garcia and Fernando Ramirez of G Innovations have been working on a great project, their invention the EZ Baby bottle washing machine.  G Innovations was awarded an innovation...
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McAllen Chamber awards 1st "Team McAllen Award of Excellence"

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce salutes Mr. Tom Weekly as the first recipient of the “Team McAllen Annual Award of Excellence.”  This award is given in recognition for Tom’s leadership and...
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Work Underway on Landmark History Book: McAllen's First 100 Years - Leading the Way

Almost 100 years ago - on the day before Valentine's Day - a few dozen men on February 13,...
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McAllen to Take Aid to Sister City Monterrey, Mexico

 

 

The aftermath of Hurricane...
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McAllen Chamber Launches Inventors & Entrepreneurs Network

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s I & E Network is a program designed to facilitate the connection and networking of inventors and entrepreneurs with the end goal of creating...
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McAllen: only city to grow production, employment in 1Q 2009

The City of Palms is the only major city in the country that saw growth in employment and output during the first quarter of 2009, according to a national study of economic performance.

The total value of all goods and services...
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Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Named One of the Nation's 100 Top Hospitals for Second Consecutive Year

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was named to the 2008 list of the 100 Top Hospitals for the nation according to Thomson Reuters, one of the major sources of healthcare business intelligence providing an independent study. The 100 Top Hospitals...
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McAllen's Growing, Why Not Corpus Christi?
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