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April 2020

McATalks with Senator John Cornyn

April 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Senator John Cornyn will be the speaker at the next McATalks scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m.  He will give an overview of the CARES Act and what assistance is currently available for workers.  To sign up click here: https://zoom.us/j/93423732685?pwd=VlYxeHZIbStmY3lYQ2EvZEJwN1ZHQT09

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Workforce Solutions Services Available to Employers

April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The Chamber and Workforce Solutions have scheduled a COVID-19 resources meeting for employers on Zoom. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. To sign up, click here.

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May 2020

Burton McCumber & Longoria will host Zoom meeting regarding Tax Strategies during COVID-19

May 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Burton McCumber & Longoria CPAs will host a McATalks meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, May  5 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom.  Topics of the meeting will cover tax strategies during COVID-19 relating to the CARES Act.   To register, please click here.

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December 2020

McAllen Chamber to host McATalks with Texas 2036

December 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Margaret Spellings The McAllen Chamber will hold a McATalks on December 1 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom with Margaret Spellings, President & CEO of Texas 2036, a nonprofit organization building long-term, data-driven strategies to secure Texas' prosperity through our state’s bicentennial and beyond. They offer non-partisan ideas and modern solutions that are grounded in research and data on issues that matter most to all Texans. Spellings will discuss Texas 2036 policy agenda for this upcoming legislative session. Texas 2036 is currently making its way around the state to inform and engage business leaders about these policies that cover education and workforce, health, broadband, and government performance. The economic, societal, educational, and health upheavals that have occurred this year have set the stage for an important legislative session – one that could have a multi-decade impact on the state’s trajectory. As an organization that uses data to build civic and political support for long-term solutions, it will ensure…

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January 2021

McATalks – Consolidates Appropriations Act of 2021 COVID Relief Round 2

January 28, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Free

McAllen Chamber to hold McATalks Zoom event  - COVID Relief Round 2 with BML The McAllen Chamber of Commerce will host its next McATalks zoom event Tax Strategies - Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 COVID Relief Round 2 with Burton McCumber & Longoria (BML) on Thursday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m. BML will discuss the latest on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 2.0 and updates on eligibility requirements and eligible expenses.  The firm will also cover the new rules on employee retention credit, what is revised retroactively to 2020, and enhanced benefits through July 1, 2021. “The McAllen Chamber’s McATalks zoom events are held to keep our community up-to-date on important information regarding issues happening throughout McAllen, the Rio Grande Valley, and the country,” said McAllen Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Gerry Garcia.  “Our speakers will provide our members and community with the latest on what is being done…

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April 2021

McAllen Mayoral Candidates Forum – April 8; via Zoom

April 8, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The McAllen Chamber and the McAllen Citizens League  host Mayoral Candidates Forum The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Citizens League will host a Mayoral Candidates Forum on Thursday, April 8 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.  This year with Mayor Jim Darling not seeking reelection, McAllen has five candidates seeking to become mayor of McAllen.  “I encourage anyone who would like to get to know the candidates and listen to their platform or agenda for the city of McAllen to please join us as we give them each the opportunity to speak to our members,” said McAllen Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Gerry Garcia. “They will each answer moderator questions then have the opportunity to answer questions submitted directly from our attendees.” Candidates seeking the position of Mayor of McAllen are, from left, Othal Brand Junior,  Michael Fallek, Dr. Shahid Rashid, Javier Villalobos, and Veronica Whitacre.…

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November 2021

1 MC

November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

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. Featuring two entrepreneurs each month, we hear about their business, their entrepreneurial journey, and what challenges they're facing. Then we, as a community, share our own knowledge and experiences to help them respond to those challenges and move their business forward. This month: Tappy Guide - A smart city and mobility solution for people with disabilities. They are a wayfinding technology that solves the first mile / last mile transit problem for people with disabilities by providing true point to point navigation Hoja Nueva Creamery - Super Premium ice cream made from scratch in small batches, 🌱 100% 🄿🄻🄰🄽🅃-🄱🄰🅂🄴🄳 and gluten-free.

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February 2022

Hidalgo County Judge Candidates Forum via Zoom

February 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Citizens League will host a Hidalgo County Judge Candidates Forum on Thursday, February 3 via Zoom.  Seeking reelection is County Judge Richard Cortez, and candidates also include Jane Cross, Dr. Esmeralda Flores, Norma Ramirez, and Tania Ramirez.  All candidates have been invited to attend.  McAllen Citizens League and McAllen Chamber members are invited to attend and submit questions for candidates by February 2 at 12:00 noon. To register or submit questions, please contact Judith Flores-Saldivar at judith.floressaldivarlaw@outlook.com or Gerry Garcia at ggarcia@mcallenchamber.com.  Questions will not be taken from the floor during the event and questions will be asked as time allows.  For more information, please contact Gerry Garcia at 956-682-2871. Click invite to register!

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