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Latina Hope Program Continues to Grow, McAllen

Latina Hope Ladies


The Latina Hope Program encourages women to attend.  By providing financial literacy and mini workshops, we are helping women, gain the knowledge they need to establish a micro-business.  Wells Fargo offers the financial literacy classes at no cost to any women who are interested in the program.  At our last session, participants learned about Profit Margin. The ladies also had mini-craft workshops, making Wreaths and Pots out of recycled material. 

 “At the next Latina Hope meeting in December the ladies, who have attended 4 to 5 classes can present their Business Plan to a panel of judges for an opportunity to win a $250 dollar supply grant.  We are excited for the ladies who are ready to embark on their new journey.” said Yajaira Villarreal, Latina Hope Coordinator “The program has witnessed great growth and we look forward to announcing the next session soon.”

For more information on future classes contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or Yajaira Villarreal at McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 956-682-2871.

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The Latina Hope program is preparing a path to market for women who wish to become future entrepreneurs.  Latina Hope encourages and helps ladies to participate in markets, where they can sell their craft items.  Recently some of our Ladies participated in The Craft Fair at Archer Park.  Other preparations are underway to open an store for our talented Latina Hope entrepreneurs.  You too can move forward and take steps to advance your business idea to a more tangible and profitable point.

Take time and come network with women who have similar goals. Visit us the first and third, Wednesday of every month, from 9am-11am at Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey St, McAllen.  For more information contact Laura Robles 956-687-2787 or Yajaira Villarreal at 956-682-2871.


Concurso para Fin de Semana Gratis en McAllen

Registrate para ganar un Fin de Semana Gratis en uno de nuestros hermosos hoteles de McAllen, Texas.

El premio incluye:

    • 2 Noches de estancia (una habitación) en uno de los hoteles de McAllen cercanos a La Plaza Mall
    • 1 Tarjeta de Compras para la Plaza Mall con valor de $100 dlls.


El ultimo día para registrarse es el 24 de Noviembre del 2014.

El ganador será notificado el lunes 1 de Diciembre del 2014.

Este Concurso es para Mexicanos mayores de 18 años de edad. Se aplican restricciones. Las fechas se aplicarán a discreción del hotel.

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Festival Internacional PalmFest 2014

La Ciudad de McAllen te invita a unirte a nuestra comunidad en la celebración anual del Palmfest 2014,  en el Centro de Convenciones de McAllen el sábado, 4 de octubre y el Domingo, 05 de octubre. Ahora en su octavo año, Palmfest ofrece una variedad de actividades para toda la familia como:

• Principales atracciones
• Pantalla Histórica
• Arte
• Juegos para la familia
• Paseos y actividades
• concursos de cocina
• Demostraciones
• Entretenimiento en vivo
• Alimentos y bebidas

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Latina Hope Pogram in McAllen


The Latina Hope Program is designed to facilitate the learning, networking and acting of micro-entrepreneurs who want to start a new micro-business and advance their business idea to a more tangible and profitable point. We hope to see you the first and third Wednesday of the Month, from 9am-11am at Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey St, McAllen. For more information contact Yajaira Villarreal at 956-682-2871 or Laura Robles at 956-687-2787.

El Programa Latina Hope está diseñado para facilitar el aprendizaje, la creacion de redes y la actuacion de los micro-emprendedores que desean iniciar un nuevo micro-negocio y avanzar en su idea de negocio a un punto mas tangible y rentable. Esperamos verle el primer y tercer miércoles del mes, de 9am a 11am en la Iglesia Bautista Calvario, 1600 Harvey St, McAllen. Para mas informacion comuniquese con Yajaira Villarreal al 956-682-2871 o Laura Robles al 956-687-2787.

Latina Hope Session Dates 2014

Register to Win 2 Free Tickets to McAllen Blues Night!!

Valley Keyboards is offering YOU the chance to win 2 FREE TICKETS to McAllen Blues Night!

When: Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Where: At the McAllen Creative Incubator located on 601 N. Main st. McAllen, TX

Admission: $25 per ticket- available at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce & McAllen Creative Incubator

CLICK HERE to register for a chance to win between now and June 20, 2014

Check out the flyer: docs/2014 blues night flyer1.pdf

McAllen: Tacky Tourist Fly Away Contest

Need a quick getaway? Have you always wanted to visit California? Do you like free stuff? This is your chance to win 2 round trip tickets to Los Angeles California and hotel accomodations for 3 nights at the Allegiant Partner Hotel! 

Enter the "Tacky Tourist" Contest by listening for the Allegiant Air Mix FM "now boarding" sounder Mon-Sun 6am-11pm or register on site at the McAllen International Airport June 5th between 6am-11am with Mix Morning Show. 
BONUS ENTRY: Arrive dressed as a "Tacky Tourist" and receive a second entry to the contest.

Winners depart June 5th, 2014 to arrive at LAX at 12:05 pm, returning Sunday June 8th from LAX at 6:30 am to McAllen Miller International Airport. They also receive a short term parking pass from McAllen International Airport. You must be present to win with your bags packedand ready to board flight on June 5th. Don't forget to bring appropriate identification for the flight. firstpg 



Participe y Gane! Esta es una buena oportunidad para sorprendar a su enamorado o enamorada en el  dia de San Valentin 2014. Solo necesita llenar la solicitud con sus datos. El ganador obtendrá un  fin de semana en uno de los hoteles participantes de McAllen, habra varios ganadores. Esta promocion se termina el 07 de Febrero del  2014

Para ser considerado ganador(a) en este concurso, necesita ser Mexicano y tenar 18 años o mas.

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We're on the Ballot!!!!

ConventionSouth resized 600We need everyone to vote!  McAllen Convention and Visitor's Bureau is on the ballot for ConventionSouth magazine Reader's Choice Award.  We earned our spot with your votes, now it's time to take home the prize!  This is a wonderful oppurtunity to showcase our beautiful city and those who work hard to keep bringing attention to our area.  Winners will be announced October 18th and will be featured in the December 2013 issue, showcasing their achievemnts.  Voting ends on October 14, 2013 so please VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!!!


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Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo Contest Coming to a Close!

Photo Contest2  As we prepare to close out the summer, the Valley Land Fund, Southern Exposures Youth Nature Photo contest is also coming to an end.  All submissions must be recieved by July 31st.  We wish all of our youngsters luck with their submissions and we hope they have enjoyed learning about photography and nature.


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