Edinburg Chamber Seeking Nominations for Man & Woman of the Year

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Bob and Janet Vackar
Bob and Janet Vackar

Texas Border Business

Edinburg – The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for Man and Woman of the Year for 2019. Robert and Janet Vackar, Owners of Bert Ogden Auto Group, were named the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce 2018 Man and Woman of the Year. 

The Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to nominate someone who exceeds in professional and civic commitment, and who are avid in volunteerism within the community of Edinburg. 

The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Man & Woman of the Year should be a person who:


  • Has provided valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community in the way of volunteerism.
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to his/her community by sharing of time and talent in ways that benefit the community or individuals within it.
  • Has demonstrated exceptional personal commitment to civic endeavors outside of professional obligations.
  • Has demonstrated community service in civic or service organizations, non-profit boards, religious groups or other involvements, such as merchants’ associations, chamber of commerce or educational activities.

Nominees must also be an Edinburg resident, own a business in Edinburg, or work in Edinburg.  Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4th, 2019, and must be accompanied by a resume.  Nominations will not be accepted after that date.  Forms to nominate Man and Woman of the Year can be downloaded fromwww.edinburg.com or picked up at the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce.  Please mail or drop off nominations to the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, Attention: Selection Committee, 602 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539. You may also email nominations to [email protected].

This year’s Annual Installation Banquet will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:00 pm. This year the event will take place at Marbel Event Center in Edinburg, located at 1102 E. Alberta Rd. The Installation Banquet is being held to recognize Mr. Hiren Govind, with Best Western Plus Edinburg Inn & Suites, as incoming President of the Board for the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. Tickets to attend the Annual Banquet are $35 per person, or $350 for a table of eight. Sponsorships are also available for this exciting event.

At the Annual Installation Banquet, The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce will also recognize the Chamber Ambassador of the Year, an Outstanding Leadership Award, and Distinguished Business Awards. For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce at 956-383-4974. 

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