The Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts For 2017

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We have the chance to celebrate a number of occasions and people every year. From Easter to Thanksgiving, Presidents’ Day to Columbus Day, there always seems to be a holiday to celebrate. But there’s only one day of the year specifically set apart to honor the women in our lives who are mothers. This May 14th, join together with your Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Mother’s Day, as we take a little extra time to show our appreciation for all the mothers across the Rio Grande Valley and the rest of nation. Mother’s day is a day of

Enjoy These Easter Events with Chamber Members

At The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, we understand how important holidays can be, especially one like Easter. These days of celebration offer the perfect opportunity for businesses and residents to not only bolster the local economy but to also enjoy celebratory activities and events throughout the community. The City of Mission has plenty of options for everyone looking to get out and have a little fun this upcoming week. Whether you want to get outside to enjoy some sun, or you prefer your Easter holiday indoors, the community of Mission is offering something for everyone. 2nd Annual Spring into

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

Issues Small Businesses are Facing in 2017

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Your Mission Chamber of Commerce has the pleasure of working for businesses of all sizes. Whether large or small, they each play an important role in our local economy. Part of what allows us to serve our small business members effectively is keeping up with the issues that directly affect them and similar businesses elsewhere. The following are a few topics that are affecting small business owners and which should be followed. 1.The Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Cost This move by the current administration is aimed at helping simplify the complexity and costs that come with

Support Small Businesses in Your Community – March 29th

Support Small Businesses in Your Community on National Mom & Pops Business Owners Day – March 29th  Large corporations often bombard us with advertisement after advertisement. From Valentine’s Day to the Fourth of July, Halloween to Christmas, customers flock to superstores only to deal with crazy crowds, long lines, fake deals, and general chaos. Lost in that scramble are the 27 million plus small businesses you can find all around the nation – the “mom & pops” stores in our community. Fortunately, there is one day every year, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day on March 29th, that reminds

In need of a Spring Break adventure? Mission has just the thing.

With March upon us, everyone probably has one question hovering somewhere in their mind: What’s the plan for Spring Break? No need to worry though, because your Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce has a variety of members who offer an assortment of options for those who want to stay closer to home during the break. All of these members provide families and friends a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, especially as spring rolls in. Plus, as an added bonus for parents, you can keep the learning going by visiting these local attractions, regardless of what age

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