Get to Know Us

The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since the 1940’s – an organization with hundreds of members representing thousands of employees who believe in the importance of creating a sense of community among local businesses. Our members are from various industries, large and small, old and new, from home based business just starting out to very large businesses with numerous employees and locations.

We are the voice of the business community within the Greater Mission area and the premier business membership organization in our city. Each year, the The Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses, professionals lead their organizations, and community leaders expand their reach in support of a vibrant business environment and a thriving local economy that benefits everyone.

We’re here to provide you with the confidence, connections, and resources you need—from business tips to tourism attraction, from job creation to building a diverse network, from advocacy to creating a welcoming, active Mission community. We’re your ally, your advocate, your greatest resource.

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What’s Our Mission?

GMCC advocates for tourism and supports local businesses through promotion, education, and networking opportunities.

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What’s Our Vision?

To be an international destination for thriving commerce, tourism, and development.

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Board of Directors

Lance Ames -Chairman of the Board

Company: South Texas Health Systems

Ronnie Ontiveros – Chair Elect

Company : NextHome RGV Realty

_DSC5605 copyCesar Suarez

Cesar Suarez – Immediate Past Chairman

Company: Texas Regional Bank

Albert Chapa – Secretary

Company: PlainsCapital Bank

Ruben Arcaute- Treasurer

Company: Ruben Arcaute Consulting

Debra Franco – Vice Chair of Business Development and Fundraising

Company: South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association

Giselle Mascarenhas-Villarreal – Vice Chair of Membership Development

Company: Bold Instatute

Sandra Vecchio  Vice Chair of Tourism and Community Development

Company: R-V Contractors

Jennifer Venecia – Director

Company: Chick-Fil-A Sharyland

Joe Vargas  Director

Company: Apple Pharmacy

Paola Lopez – Business Development and Marketing Manager

Company: Mission Regional Medical Center

Andy Konovodoff-Director

Company: Killam Companies

Sara Cano  Director

Company: Cano & Sons Trucking / Grande Produce

Sean Downey   Director

Company: 5X5 Brewery Co.

 Dilbag Singh   Director

Company: Sure Stay & Holiday Inn Hotels

GMCC Staff

Brenda Enriquez – President & CEO

Amanda Rodriguez – Director of Communications

Carlos “CJ” Sanchez – Vice President

Clarissa Vela – Visitor Center Liason

Jennifer Espinoza – Director of Tourism

Clarissa Fausto – Accounting Assistant