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1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
956-682-2871

October 2017

2017 Friday Night Coin Show

October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Come on out to the Friday Night Coin Show on Friday, October 13 at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce from 6:00 p.m till 9:00 p.m. Buy, sell, trade coins, paper money and collectibles.

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December 2017

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance & McAllen Chamber present “A Christmas Affair”

December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce invite you to the 15th annual All About Women "A Christmas Affair" scheduled for Thursday, December 7 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Come shop from 30 vendors who will have great gifts ideas like Christmas items, clothes, jewelry, accessories, cosmetics, candles, pampering products, homemade gift baskets, cookware, and much more!  Enjoy a cocktails and hors-d'oeuvres reception sponsored by Zoe's Kitchen and P.F. Chang's from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and door prizes throughout the evening!  Call Gerry Garcia for more information at 682-2871.  Sponsors of "A Christmas Affair" are Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Lift Your Spirits Balloon Decor, Convention Expo Management Services, Zoe's Kitchen and P.F. Chang's.

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January 2018

2018 Friday Night “Coin Show”

January 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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McAllen Chamber Government Affairs Council Meeting

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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The Chamber’s Government Affairs Council will meet with McAllen Mayor Jim Darling on Wednesday, January 17 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.   Mayor Darling 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 956-682-2871.

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What Women Need to Know About Savvy Social Security Planning

January 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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You will Learn: How the decisions you make in your 60s will determine the amount of income you'll have in your 80s. What to do if your marital status changes. How to receive a spousal benefit while your own benefit builds delayed credits. Thursday, January 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. RSVP with Ed Sokolosky at 216-7525.

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How Will the Tax Reform Affect Me? “Breakfast & Learn” Seminar on January 19

January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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$15

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 to the earlier bills passed by the House and Senate.  There are several things we need to know as the bill becomes law. Significant changes have been made to individual and corporate tax rates and there are still seven tax brackets for individuals, but the rates have changed. Individual provisions will expire by the end of 2025, but most of the corporate provisions will be permanent. The new law eliminates personal exemptions, caps state and local tax deductions, Eliminates mandate…

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February 2018

BUSINESS POWER NETWORK SPONSORED BY FULLY PROMOTED

February 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the Business Power Network sponsored by Fully Promoted, Tuesday, February 13th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come 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. Don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 682-2871.

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NHPO Educational Series

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Government Affairs Council Meeting

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa The Chamber’s Government Affairs Council will meet at the Chamber, 1200 Ash Ave., on Wednesday, February 28 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. with Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa as the guest speaker.  The Chamber and RGV community leaders will begin planning the details of the legislative outreach trip RGV Day in Austin scheduled for February 5, 2019, and Senator Hinojosa, who represents the people of District 20, will attend to give his suggestions on the upcoming event.  The council will meet once a month to discuss issues that could affect the area’s business community.  Chamber members who would like to attend and be part of the council, please RSVP with Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871.

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March 2018

BUSINESS POWER NETWORK SPONSORED BY HEARTLAND

March 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Join the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at the Business Power Network sponsored by Heartland Payment Systems, Tuesday, March 13th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come 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. Don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity. You must call in advance to reserve a seat at 682-2871.

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April 2018

Cooking Teams invited to compete in the 7th annual “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off

April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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$20

H-E-B and the McAllen Chamber invite you to be part of the 7th annual “Sizzling in the Tropics” BBQ Cook-off, scheduled for Saturday, April 21 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave., McAllen, TX. Thirty-five cooking teams will be competing in barbecuing the best Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Beans, and Pan de Campo for everyone to enjoy. The teams will also compete in Showmanship and a People's Choice Award, plus the Grand Champion Team will receive a $500 cash prize. Tickets to attend will cost $20.00 per person for a wristband that will allow attendees to sample from all 35 teams, enjoy a car show, live music, and also includes beverages.  Kids 10 and under eat free. Sponsors this year include H-E-B, The Monitor and L&F Distributors.  Teams interested in competing or for more information, please contact Gerry Garcia at the…

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March 2021

Chamber to host Rep. Bobby Guerra at GAC meeting

March 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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The McAllen Chamber will host its next Government Affairs Council meeting with State Representative R.D. “Bobby” Guerra on Friday, March 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon via Zoom.  Representative Guerra will give council members an update on the 87th Legislative Session and discuss what his priorities are this session. Representative Guerra was born in Edinburg, Texas in 1953. He graduated from Pan American University in 1977 with a B.S. degree and a double major in Biology and Chemistry. In 1985 he graduated with cum laude honors from Texas Southern University Law School in Houston. He was admitted to the bar in 1985 and is licensed to practice in Texas and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. In March 2000, Bobby was elected Chairman of the Hidalgo County Democratic Party where he served two terms. He has also served on the board of…

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1 Million Cups McAllen

March 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Join us virtually on Wednesday, March 10, 202021 at 9:00 am What exactly is 1MC McAllen? 1MC McAllen is a free program where the community connects with entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs engage in a 6-minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of Q&A with two local entrepreneurs. The idea is to find how we as a community can help those entrepreneurs succeed. When is 1MC McAllen? Every second Wednesday of the month. This month, we are meeting virtually. Please click here to register: https://kauffman.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdOuvqzspGdMDSwNvMR6a-wmAzd37bURD Our Presenters:  My Only Market - A place where entrepreneurs and small businesses from the RGV can get together and share all the amazing work they have to offer the community with the purpose of boosting local economy while spending a day shopping, getting something to eat and having fun with the whole family. Milestonia - Milestonia empowers small business leaders to engage, align and retain high-performing teams, with an…

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April 2021

Rep. Terry Canales will be speaker of Chamber Government Affairs Council Meeting Thursday, April 29

April 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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terry canales Join us for the McAllen Chamber Government Affairs Council meeting with State Representative Terry Canales on Thursday, April 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon via Zoom. Representative Canales will give council members an update on the 87th Legislative Session and discuss his priorities this session. Representative Canales was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 to represent District 40, which encompasses the heart of Hidalgo County. The cities within District 40 include Edinburg (Hidalgo County Seat), Elsa, North Pharr, San Carlos, La Blanca, Faysville, and portions of McAllen and Weslaco. In 2021, Representative Terry Canales was re-appointed by Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan to serve as Chairman of the powerful House Transportation Committee, the first Latino to hold that position. This is Chairman Canales' second consecutive session chairing the committee. As the Chair of the House Transportation Committee, Canales oversees Texas' highways, airways, waterways, and railways, which…

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September 2021

I&E Network – Thursday, September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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A networking event for inventors and entrepreneurs that meets every fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Every 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 devoted to a presentation by an expert on a topic relevant to the road map of getting your idea or business off the ground.

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Lunch & Learn Seminar – Achieve Your Goals Faster

September 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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$15.00

Effective time management makes a person more organized and disciplined. Those that can manage their time achieve their goals faster and are less stressed. Possessing time management skills gives you the luxury of some relaxing time and do more of what you enjoy. Everyone is different therefore the same method does not work for every person. Three effective techniques are: categorizing, time blocking and timer method. Time management skills and tactics can be learned, practiced, and applied to be more effective at work, at home and even in your social life. $15.00 for Members and $20.00 Non-members Lunch will be provided For more information or to register call Jorge or Michelle at 956-682-2871

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November 2021

Lunch & Learn Seminar

November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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$15.00

Join us on Friday, November 5 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a conversation with Dr. Alexandra E. Hughes on why it is hard to have difficult conversations and why it's needed for organizational success. The E Bite Project is a company that is devoted to bravely transforming organizational cultures through engaging in difficult conversations around a diverse set of topics. For more information or to register please contact Jorge Sanchez or Michelle Rodriguez at 956-682-2871.

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Good Pitch Competition

November 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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$10.00

Join us for the McAllen Good Pitch Competition, a two minute pitch contest that can earn you up to $250! All the collected funds will be donated to a non-profit organization selected by the first place winner. Cash prizes: 1st - $250 2nd - $100 3rd - $50 Would you like to join either as a contestant or as audience? Join us, November 17th at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

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December 2021

Frost Bank presents “A Christmas Affair”

December 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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The All About Women Committee and Frost Bank invite you to attend "A Christmas Affair" shopping event next Thursday, December 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the McAllen Chamber. Join us for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. provided by Taco Palenque, On the Grill Restaurant, and Birdie Bistro, then shop till 8:00 p.m.! Special thanks to sponsors Frost Bank, CEMS, Lift Your Spirits Balloon Decor, Taco Palenque, On the Grill Restaurant, and Birdie Bistro. For more information or to RSVP, contact Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871.

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Business & Tamales Open House

December 16, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Join us for our annual Business & Tamales Open House at the Chamber on Thursday, December 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious tamales, rice, and beans from Delia's Tamales! Come connect with your fellow Chamber members at our annual Open House. RSVP with Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871.

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March 2022

Power Network

March 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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April 2022

McAllen Classic Car Cruise Night

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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Green Ghost from film GREEN GHOST AND MASTERS OF THE STONE to Make Special Appearance at McAllen Classic Car Cruise Night Join us for the 2nd annual “McAllen Classic Car Cruise Night” in McAllen on Saturday, April 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. brought to you by the McAllen Chamber and the upcoming feature film, Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone. Admission is FREE. We invite all car enthusiasts to come out to the McAllen Chamber and enjoy a family, friendly event while strolling down memory lane viewing the different decades of the automobile history. The event promises to be fun and enjoyable, with a special guest appearance by the Green Ghost. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed. The classic car cruise will start at the McAllen Chamber led by the Green Ghost and will work its way north on Main St. to The Old Church, and…

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Business Power Network

April 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave.
McAllen, 78501
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