The Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts For 2017: Part 2

Mother’s Day is an important day of celebration for the women in our lives, so it shouldn’t be overlooked. Your Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure that you’re aware of all the options you have when celebrating this momentous holiday. It’s safe to say that the community of Mission and its surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities and places to check out while you are planning for Mother’s Day. Let’s take a look! Grabbing a Bite One of the best things we can do with our mothers is simply spend some time with them. Nothing says quality

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts For 2017

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

SBA seeks nominations for Small Business Person of the Year

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Place Your Nomination for SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year and Business Champion Awards Do you know an exceptional entrepreneur, small business owner, or community member who is an ideal model of success through adversity? Well, now is the perfect time to show them some recognition and honor their business acumen. The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce is ecstatic to announce that the SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District is currently seeking nominations from the public for Small Business Person of the Year, as well as other champions of small business. Awards in district, regional, and national recognition are

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,

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

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