TxDOT submits $150 million recommendation for US 83/US 281 interchange project. Cities in Hidalgo County to benefit from this growth.

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As a region grows, especially one that is developing as quickly as the Rio Grande Valley, the infrastructure that is in place has to grow and adapt to the changes. Weaknesses or issues which are not properly addressed can often have a negative impact on the local economy, or at the very least, they can slow down potential growth. This understanding of the need for improved transportation infrastructure, especially in the border region, is the main reason why earlier this month the Texas Transportation Commission submitted a recommendation for $150 million to be set aside for the US 83/US 281

SBA and LRGVDO Sign Alliance to Offer Financial Education

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Being financially savvy does not necessarily come naturally to every business owner. It can be a process of trial and error in order figure out best practices for fiscal responsibility. This can be especially true for everyday City of Mission residents who have not put their accounting skills to use in a very long time. When starting a business in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metro area, aptitude with finances can be a pivotal point of success or failure. A simple mistake in the books can set off a chain of events that can spell disaster for your venture, or at the very

New Year, New Perspectives

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It’s that time of the year again – resolution season. This is when we make promises to ourselves and hope for great things to come our way in the new year. Yes indeed, our resolutions take a lot of time, effort, and commitment to accomplish, that’s why your Mission Chamber of Commerce wants to help you reach the goals that you have set for yourself. Losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle are some of the top choices for many when selecting a New Year’s resolution. Luckily, the City of Mission has an array of businesses that can help you

SBA seeks nominations for Small Business Person of the Year

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Place Your Nomination for SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year and Business Champion Awards Do you know an exceptional entrepreneur, small business owner, or community member who is an ideal model of success through adversity? Well, now is the perfect time to show them some recognition and honor their business acumen. The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is ecstatic to announce that the SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District is currently seeking nominations from the public for Small Business Person of the Year, as well as other champions of small business. Awards in district, regional, and national recognition are

Come Join Us at the 22nd Annual Mission Community Health Fair

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The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the 22nd Annual Mission Community Health Fair is set to be held on January 15th at the Sharyland High School gymnasium. This wonderful event invites residents of the Greater Mission Area to come learn about general health and wellness. The community health fair is presented by the Mission Regional Medical Center and made possible by the support of our sponsors including Mission CISD and The Monitor.  The event will run from 7:30 AM till 12 PM (noon) and will feature a bevy of exhibitors and vendors who will be providing

Local Mission Businesses Take Flight with Help of Ruby Red Ventures

Starting a business can be a difficult task, but when you have a vision, sometimes you just have to follow your passion. However, when you consider the cost of maintenance, equipment, payroll, and a ton of other financial obligations, the amount of money needed to follow your dream can be a bit overwhelming. And with so many factors involved in developing a successful startup, a bit of financial assistance can be a load off your shoulders. Luckily, the City of Mission is here to help those with well-planned business proposals start their own company. Ruby Red Ventures(RRV) is an initiative

Click To Read Before You Click To Buy

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This year, Small Business Saturday set a record. An estimated 112 MILLION shoppers supported community businesses. This one day shopping event, started by American Express in 2010, celebrates and supports small businesses. Even our President had something to say about the import role that small businesses plays in our communities. He’s also made it a point to shop local each year on Small Business Saturday. “The fact is, small businesses represent what is best about our country. They not only employ millions of workers, but they also provide opportunity to those who might have historically gone without it, including women, minorities, and immigrants. Small

New Year’s, New Beginning: Starting Your Business in Mission in 2017

We’ve all said it before: “This is the year…” We’ll get into great shape; we’ll write that novel; we’ll try something new; etc. Of course January starts off great, and February is okay. In March we get a little loose with our resolutions and by May everything is out the window. Well, 2017 doesn’t have to be this way. If you’ve been yearning to take destiny into your own hands and open a business, the start of the New Year can be a great time to challenge yourself and accomplish that goal. The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is here

Finding the Best Gift in Mission this Holiday Season

Shopping, shopping, and then more shopping is probably all you’re thinking about right now. Being right in the midst of the holiday season, the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce knows that you want to make sure that everyone on your Christmas list gets the perfect present. With Christmas only about 3 weeks away, it’s definitely going to feel like that time is going to fly right by us! Luckily for you, the City of Mission and its surrounding communities, has more shops than you can handle. Plus, because family members and loved ones have different personalities and tastes, having such

Hip Holiday Parties in Mission

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Tis’ the season to be thankful, and what better way to show our gratitude than by throwing a fiesta to celebrate all that we are appreciative for. Parties are some of the greatest memories that we hold throughout our lives, so when planning one, we want to do all we can to make it fabulous. The City of Mission has an array of resources available to those of us living here in the Rio Grande Valley to help us host what just may be the party of the century! Whether you like them sweet and simple, or grand and extravagant,