New-to-market retailers join mall expansion

As physical work continues on the La Plaza Mall expansion in McAllen, new establishments have been announced in the first group of retailers, many being new to the RGV market. Opening their first locations in the area are Zara, H&M, Kendra Scott, REEDS Jewelers and Flip Flop Shops, as well as Texas de Brazil. Palenque […]

Peace Corps Prep certificate announced

Starting this fall, students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley may receive an undergraduate certificate via the Peace Corps Prep program. The partnership with the Peace Corps combines targeted coursework with hands-on experience. In turn, students will build the skills needed as a potential Peace Corps volunteer or for other jobs in international […]

Hive Effect looks for local entrepreneurs

Program offers entrepreneurship development Local business owners who would like to grow their businesses through curriculum, coworking and mentorship are invited to apply for the Hive Effect. Created by Grindstone Coworking and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, the initiative aims to aid local entrepreneur development in the RGV. Applications for the second cohort are being […]

International Trade Symposium June 8

The Brownsville Licensed Customs Brokers Association, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and local international stakeholders host the International Trade Symposium June 8 at the Brownsville Event Center. The 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. symposium brings in entities from both the United States and Mexico. Focuses are a sharing of international stakeholders and a five-year plan […]

TSC receives STEM camp funding

Texas Southmost College has received $90,000 from the Texas Workforce Commission for summer youth camps focusing on STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. The funding comes from the Governor’s Summer Merit Program. The grant provides high school age students the opportunity to attend camps that will prepare them for future high-skill, high-demand jobs. Thanks […]

Mission Chamber names new president

Robert Rosell is the new president and CEO of the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce. Rosell previously served as a corporate compliance officer for BBVA Compass. His responsibilities included maintaining and improving many company programs, product and service development, marketing and training materials, policies and procedures. Rosell’s list of community organization involvement incorporate Leadership McAllen, […]

TSTC to offer year-round OSHA training

Starting in Fall 2017, Texas State Technical College’s Continuing Education department will be the only facility in South Texas to offer Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety Certification trainings year-round through Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. The agreement in place between TSTC and TEEX will offer companies and its employers the opportunity for localized training, […]

Deadline approaches for TWC disabilities committee

The Texas Workforce Commission is currently accepting applications from individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee for Purchasing from People with Disabilities. The committee comprises 13 members who advise TWC on matters relating to the Works Wonders program, also known as the State Use Program, which assists individuals with disabilities in achieving independence through productive […]

Final round of RGV STEM Faculty Institute starts on July 25

South Texas College’s STEM Faculty Institute, a program for faculty from across the Valley in intensive training with the intent to enrich students’ learning experience, will take place over the course of seven days throughout the summer and fall. The sessions will be held July 25-28 in the summer, and Sept. 28-29 and Nov. 2 […]

New video series helps businesses start selling overseas

The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched an online series showing businesses the world of opportunity available to expand beyond U.S. borders. The short videos directly address how a company can tap into international opportunities, with the entire series lasting 10-15 minutes. Topics include: Get Ready to Export – learn about evaluating your company’s readiness […]