Brownsville event makes connections for public and businesses
The Brownsville Events Center became a business showcase as the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business to Botana Expo Sept. 27. More than 50 companies were represented in what was described as a networking event for the business community.
“We are excited to welcome the community to explore and discover the varying businesses in attendance,” said Esmy Villarreal, Brownsville Chamber president and CEO. “The goal is to create a platform for networking between the business community and residents to establish strong and lasting relationships.”
Banks, hotels, medical facilities and service companies were among the businesses that participated with booths filled with information and giveaways for visitors. The chamber offered door prizes and raffles.
Later in the day the event shifted to shine the spotlight on Brownsville restaurants during the Botana Expo. Visitors were invited to sample signature dishes from more than 20 food industry businesses.
Attendees also had an opportunity to hear from Alale Allal, regional export finance manager for the Office of International Trade for the Small Business Administration. He discussed the State Trade Expansion Program grants and the export financial programs available through the SBA.