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

Go BLUE for Diabetes!

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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

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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”

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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’s National Butterfly Center is Spreading its Wings

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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

Full E-STEAM Ahead

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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