Want to Get Your Business Ahead? 8 Reasons Why You Should Join A Chamber of Commerce

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The digital age has undoubtedly changed the way businesses interact with their clients. In an era of social media and digital presence, chambers of commerce may seem to be a bit behind the times—but that’s far from the truth. Despite the growth of the online world, business organizations like your local chamber of commerce can offer you tangible, real world benefits that you won’t find anywhere else (sorry Facebook). Members often receive numerous perks, much needed exposure, and amazing networking options. If aren’t sure what the next steps are to push your business ahead, then consider the following reasons why

The Rio Grande Valley is Growing and Business is Booming

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The Rio Grande Valley has seen quite a bit of change over the last couple of decades and the next couple of years is set to continue this trend. While Hidalgo County officials expect to see the county’s population hit the one million mark by 2020, the Texas Demographic Center projections has estimates falling slightly short of that. Regardless of the slight variation, the fact remains that the Rio Grande Valley continues to be one of the fastest growing regions in America. In fact, the Mcallen-Edinburg-Mission metro area became the 5th largest Texas metropolitan statistical area in 2015. Whether or

The Perfect Romantic Gesture: Valentine’s Day Ideas You can Find in Mission

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It’s that time of the year again. Love is flowing, hearts are full, and  . Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, and for some of us, that means planning, planning, and then more planning. We want to make sure the day is just as special as our significant others. Some of us will opt to treat that special someone in our lives with an intimate dinner and a lavish gift. Others of us may choose a more simple gesture like a beautiful bouquet of flowers along with some delectable candy. But whatever your choice might be, your Greater

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