Brenda Enriquez, an Advocate for Mission Chamber Members

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When she said she is ‘Ready to Rock and Roll’, she means it. Brenda Enriquez, the President and CEO for the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, is possibly among the youngest executives in this field. She is well educated and has been mentored by impressive professionals with an excellent standing in this region.

Interviewing her it was like a breath of fresh air. She is enthusiastic and ready to work. In this issue, learn more about a new service the Mission Chamber will have, a tourism bureau that will serve both countries, the U.S.and Mexico.

On another matter, the Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas (AACT) recognized2018 as a historic year for voter participation in the Rio Grande Valley.  This past November, 245,673 votes were cast in the RGV yielding a 40% voter turnout which nearly doubled the voter turnout back in 2014 (23.93%).  The AACT issued a challenge to all voters, partners to stay engaged and continue to participate in the 2019 Elections.

Steak and Wine: The McAllen Heritage Center Board of Directors invite you to support the 13thannual “Chuckwagon Dinner” fundraiser.  The McAllen Heritage Center announced that the event is once again partnering with Tony Roma’s of McAllen to bring you an evening of your choice June 1 through September 30, 2019 (Excluding Father’s Day) to enjoy a delicious steak dinner with all the trimmings for two and a bottle of house wine for only $50.00 per ticket.  All funds raised will benefit the McAllen Heritage Center whose mission is to preserve and enhance McAllen’s history and culture.

The“Chuckwagon Dinner,” one of the McAllen Heritage Center museum’s major fundraisers, began in 2006 in conjunction with PalmFest Folklife Celebration. The event was originally held at the festival and then at the museum located in downtown McAllen until 2014 when the event first partnered with Tony Roma’s of McAllen.  This partnership has helped make the event even more successful for the museum because supporters are able to choose a convenient day to have this great dinner during the ticket redemption period.

To purchase event tickets, call 956-687-1904 or call Elva Cerda at 956-681-2861 or visit website:

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Congratulations Laura Hinojosa and team: The Office of Personnel Management, National Background Investigations Bureau presented a certificate to the Hidalgo County District Clerk’s Office in recognition of their outstanding support to the San Antonio Field Office. This recognition is given to The National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) is the primary provider of effective, efficient, and secure background investigations for the Federal Government.

Lots happening in the cotton industry: Commodities Integrated Logistics (CIL) is the company with fabulous growth impacting communities in South Texas. C.I.L. Logistics leads in the shipping of U.S. cotton into Mexico; it already handles over 60% of the crossings.

On March 22, 2019, Joaquin Spamer, the principal for the company, celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of an 82,500 sq. ft. warehouse space and an additional 200,000 sq. ft. warehouse space at the Mid Valley Industrial Park in Weslaco. CIL has plans to increase its services in Weslaco through the expansion of the new facilities. More inside this issue.

I know you’ll enjoy it!

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