GoMission App is Now Available!

Are you a savvy shopper? Do you love spending less and getting more? Stop dealing with key tags that get lost. Stop digging through that messy kitchen drawer that still has coupons from 2002. Put the smart back in your smartphone and get the sweetest local deals by downloading the GoMission app today! With an easy-to-use interface, bright visuals that guide you to exactly where you want to be, and an awesome map feature that finds the best deals near you, GoMission is the perfect app for adventure and new experiences.   Developed for the community of Mission and its

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.

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

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

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

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

Click To Read Before You Click To Buy

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

Go BLUE for Diabetes!

The Mission Chamber, it’s board and staff are all committed to not only business growth but the general health and wellness of our community. Debra Franco, a Mission Chamber Board Member, is the President and Founder of The South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association. STJDA has filled a need in the community for families struggling with how to help their children. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and there is so much that can be done to raise awareness! Children with diabetes are a special group of individuals who live everyday with challenges unique to them. The South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association has

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,

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

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