September 13 – Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by attending the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Manic Monday Mixer at the Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant Cantina, 107 N. Nebraska in San Juan, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring business cards for networking. Door prizes are a big part of the monthly mixers. Anyone donating items will be given extra time to speak about their business. For more information on the RGVHCC and its benefits and/or info on the event, call the RGVHCC office at 956-928-0060.
September 14 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber will host a free virtual workshop on “Understanding the Mind of Your Customers” from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn how psychology is used in marketing. To register, call the RGV Hispanic Chamber at 956-928-0060 to receive the QR Code for the workshop.
September 22 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Issues committee will host the Seventh Annual Latina Leadership Conference via Zoom. This year’s conference theme is #Adaptagility 2021 with a variety of presented by experts in their fields. Participants can enter questions or comments under the Chat Box. Both women and men are encouraged to participate. For more information on the conference, call the RGVHCC office at 956-928-0060.
October 2 – Mission High School Classes alumni for 1970-79 will have a combined reunion at Mission Bell Resort, 1711 E. Business 83 in Mission. Music by The Cruisers will keep the dance party going from 6 p.m. to midnight. Individual tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door. Reserved tables for eight are $125. Tickets are going fast; early purchase is encouraged. Everyone attending is to bring their own beverages, coolers and food. For more information or tickets, call Arturo Magallan at 956-778-7232; Ginger Silva, 956-605-6973; or Hector Cavazos, 956-607-8396.
October 26 – The 15th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon and Silent Auction will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. Local restaurants will provide tastings of their signature food offerings. It features music, silent auctions, and a drawing for a new Cartier watch or Louis Vuitton purse. One-of-a-kind ceramic bowls are included with each ticket. For more information or to sign up a business, contact Philip Farias, special events manager, at 956-904-4513 or by email at email@example.com.
October 22-24 – The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC) announces their inaugural “RGV Jalapeño Amateur Championship Golf Tournament at McAllen Palm View Golf Course. Only 150 players will be allowed, handicaps of 19 or less will be accepted, and seven flights will be scheduled. Entry fee is $150 with enrollment to be done online or at the RGVHCC office, 801 E. Fern, Ste. 131, McAllen. For more information, call the RGVHCC at 956-928-0060.
January 22 – The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Tex-Mex Fest Grammy Tour scholarship fundraiser at Payne Arena in Hidalgo. Featured performers include La Mafia, Little Joe y Familia, and Elida y Avante. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the entertainment runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. Ticket prices are $20, $25, $35 and $45 per person. Tickets on the floor level are $100 per person. Tables for eight are available for $1,000. Call the RGVHCC at 956-928-0060 for information and tickets.