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

Full E-STEAM Ahead

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

BBQ Throwdown

As summer comes it an unfortunate end, the Mission Chamber of Commerce would like to wind things down with a little South Texas comfort food. The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, along with Mercedes-Benz dealership of San Juan, will be hosting their first ever Chef’s BBQ Throwdown & Car Show! This is a free event for all Rio Grande Valley residents and a chance for families to enjoy a night out before getting back into the groove of the school year.  Because the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce supports all students, especially those who are committed to furthering their education,

New Member Orientation

Are you a new member of our Chamber or could you use a refresher on all the ways your Chamber membership benefits you and your business? Join us at our New Member Orientation Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m. here at the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce located at 202 W. Tom Landry. A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP at http://missionchamber.app.rsvpify.com/

Hometrips Ribbon Cutting

Your bones don’t break, mine do. That’s clear. Your cells react to bacteria and viruses differently than mine. You don’t get sick, I do. That’s also clear. But for some reason, you and I react the exact same way to water. We swallow it too fast, we choke. We get some in our lungs, we drown. However unreal it may seem, we are connected, you and I. We’re on the same curve, just on opposite ends. Now that we know who you are, I know who I am. I’m not a mistake! It all makes sense! In a comic, you