Hip Holiday Parties in Mission

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,

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Member “The Bryan House”

What do you get when you put together a healthy serving of museum, a pinch of historical home, a side of bed and breakfast, and the perfect site for a wedding and other events? Well, The Bryan House of course. The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is more than happy to welcome them as one of the newest members of our trusted organization that works towards the success of our business members in the City of Mission and the surrounding area. The Bryan House, which was built more than a century ago in 1909 by distinguished American politician William Jennings

Mission New Member

Are you a new member of our Chamber or a current member that could use a refresher on all the ways your Chamber membership benefits you and your business? Join us at 9:00am on November 9th for our New Member Orientation. A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP at http://missionchamber.app.rsvpify.com What are some of the benefits of being a Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce member? We’re glad you asked: Greater Exposure Reach thousands of people with low cost advertising offered through Chamber publications. Be part of our innovative new website that offers a membership listing where you can update

Mission’s National Butterfly Center is Spreading its Wings

Here at the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, we’ve always known that there was something oh-so-special about Mission’s National Butterfly Center (NBC), and now the entire nation is going to know it too. PBS’ Emmy award-winning series, “Nature,” is set to begin filming a brand new episode on butterflies at our very own National Butterfly Center in Mission. The 100-acre National Butterfly Center is the ideal location to film these graceful and amazing creatures, as it provides host and nectar plants that attract a bevy of butterflies and moths. In fact, nearly 150 butterfly species are native to our Rio

Forget The Great Gatsby: It’s The Roaring Twenties in Mission

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce invites you to come join in our festivities as we party like it’s 1929!We’re talking flappers, cloche hats, knickers, and newsboy caps. Make sure you have your foxtrot down as we celebrate the Chamber’s Annual Banquet this October. The Chamber, in partnership with the Progress Times, is going to recognize the hard working citizens of Mission and introduce the newest Board of Directors members to the community—and this year is set to be another doozy. With a Roaring 20’s theme, cocktail hour entertainment provided by Starlight Quartet, and a surprise performance happening during the

Keep that Summer Body Going During Fall at these Fitness Centers

Mission definitely has some great eateries, from the delectable The Loretto Bistro to good ol’ Ace’s BBQ, there’s always something delicious on the menu. But while we’re out enjoying that savory Mission flavor, it’s also important to take care of the rest of our bodies just as much as we take care of our stomachs. And with the holiday season starting to peak its turkey neck around the corner, now is the perfect time join a gym or fitness center. Not only will you keep that summer body during fall, but you won’t have to stress about having too much

Record Breaking Year for Mission-McAllen-Edinburg Metro

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, recently released a report that points to great news for not only the City of Mission, but for the entire Mission-McAllen-Edinburg metro region all together. The report, known as the International Trade Administration’s 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview, determined that the Mission-McAllen-Edinburg, TX metro area reached a record breaking $5.3 billion in total goods exports. There was an $11 million goods exports increase from 2014 to 2015, which helped the region become one of the top performing areas in comparison to 63 other metro regions. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker noted that, “Exports

Retail Business is Booming

As originally published by the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service, according to the International Council of Shopping centers, despite the struggling Mexican peso, Mexican nationals are continuing to shop in droves all along the Texas border. Regardless of recent rhetoric about further developing the border wall, shopping centers are being built, or expanding, all throughout the Greater Rio Grande Valley. Tom Fullerton, a professor of economics at the University of Texas El Paso, recently researched the economic contribution of Mexican nationals and found it to be at about $4.5 billion in retail sales. This sheer amount of capital flowing

Let Freedom Ring: Shopping on the 16 de Septiembre

16 de Septiembre is well known locally as not only Mexico’s Independence Day, but also as a great day to get some shopping in…especially in the City of Mission. If you weren’t aware, the City of Mission has an array of shopping centers designed for those interested in quality products, modern fashion, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. One of the most interesting boutiques is Renee’s of Sharyland, located at 2600 East Griffin Parkway in Mission. This amazing shop dazzles with a wide assortment of purses, gifts, jewelry, shoes and clothes. You know from the second you walk through the door, that it’s

Full E-STEAM Ahead

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and Grande Produce is offering Mission CISD and Sharyland ISD students $1000 E-STEAM Scholarships. Forward thinking Mission is taking the initiative to further develop and promote the E-STEAM education related programs to provide an effective education-to-workforce pipeline to address the region’s growing need for advanced manufacturing workers and entrepreneurs, skilled in science, technology, engineering, art/design, and mathematics. The city and its supporting organizations such as the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce and Mission EDC recognizes the means to generate value in the 21st Century is through the innovative combination of science and technology with