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

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

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

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

Don’t Hate Networking: 11 Must Read Tips

It’s a term many cringe at. Networking. Some of us dread going to an event where we feel forced to interact with others.  It can be awkward, uncomfortable, and out right difficult to just to get the gall to try and start a conversation.  We’ve probably all been there; scanning the room in hopes that someone comes up to us first. The reality is that networking can be viewed as a necessary pain that one must tolerate, or as a great opportunity to expand their client base, develop business partnerships, find a better job, or simply make a name for

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/

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,

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