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

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

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

Chamber Member Caltia Construction

The award winning Mission Chamber Member, Caltia Construction, is currently being featured on the RGV New Homes Guide website for their superb engineering quality, electrical efficiency, and cost effective durability.  Led by the highly qualified and experienced Raul A. Perez, an ITESM Tech of Monterrey Mechanical and Electrical Engineer graduate, Caltia Construction is a residential and commercial building juggernaut.  Established in 2006, Caltia Construction has come to be highly respected and prized by its clients for offering only the highest quality construction standards alongside the most innovative products and methods.  For Raul Perez and his accomplished team at Caltia Construction,

Spilling The Beans: Best Coffee In Mission

It’s no secret that coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and sometimes, you just need a good ol’ cup of joe to help you take on the day.  The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce has the perfect members for all you coffee lovers out there to stop by and check out.  With our wide number of community businesses, offering a huge variety of coffees in different styles and flavors, we guarantee there’s no limit to the experiences you can indulge your taste buds in. Jitterz Coffee Bar If you’re cruising around in the City of

Asadero Los Cabritos

Asadero Los Cabritos: El Verdadero Sabor del Cabrito! Owners Adan Perez and Anabel Ramirez are 100% involved in every aspect of their restaurant, Asadero Los Cabritos Restaurante. Just walk in on any given day. You will see Adan invested in every part of the kitchen’s activities and you will catch a glimpse of Anabel greeting every hungry customer as they walk in. They are famous for their cabrito al pastor. Try it guisado or fritada if you’re feeling adventurous. They pride themselves on their authentic charro beans, which are a customer favorite. Of course, if cabrito is not what you’re

Pete Jaramillo Insurance Services

Pete Jaramillo Insurance Services is dedicated to you. Their real focus is on employee benefits, such as group health insurance. Pete Jaramillo and his team of agents serve groups of all sizes. From clients with 2 to 1200 employees, they help find the most affordable and comprehensive coverage to suit your needs.  Not only do they specialize in group benefits, but individual health insurance is also a priority. As a result of the affordable care act, individuals are now eligible for subsidies and Pete Jaramillo Insurance Services covers that market. With a huge following of loyal clients and businesses, Pete

Jitterz Coffee Bar

Jitterz Coffee Bar: Not Your Everyday Coffee Shop Take a drive north on Conway in Mission on any given evening, and when you get to the brand new, large and brightly lit Jitterz Coffee Bar sign, you know you’re about to step into a coffee haven. When Jitterz first opened its doors in 2003, owner Gabriel De La Garza had a unique and ambitious vision of introducing craft coffee to the close-knit community of Mission. With the unwavering encouragement from friends and family who were welcomed into De La Garza’s home with a homemade cup of java straight out of