IBC’s Unique Way to Say Thank you!

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Mr. Gerardo “Gerald” Schwebel, Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division IBC Bank-Laredo, Texas took part in the celebration. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
Mr. Gerardo “Gerald” Schwebel, Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division IBC Bank-Laredo, Texas took part in the celebration. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

A Family Tardeada at Quinta Mazatlan with Mother Nature

By Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

As originally published by Texas Border Business newsprint edition May 2018

March 28, 2018, was an exceptional date. IBC McAllen celebrated a Family Tardeada at Quinta Mazatlan. Mr. Gerardo “Gerald” Schwebel, Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division IBC Bank-Laredo, Texas visited and took part in the celebration.

He addressed the guests during this customer family gathering, and he said, “I come representing Mr. Dennis Nixon, our Chief Executive Officer. I want to congratulate you, such a nice night, supposedly there are storms but not here where we are, in the Quinta of Mazatlan, so I congratulate you all.”

Guest attending the IBC Tardeada at Quinta Mazatlan, from L-R: Richard Cortez; Eduardo Martinez Consul of Mexico in McAllen; Adrian Villarreal, President and CEO IBC McAllen; Gerardo “Gerald” Schwebel, Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division IBC Bank-Laredo, Texas and Otto Van Maerssen, Consulate General of the United States of America Matamoros, Mexico. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
Guest attending the IBC Tardeada at Quinta Mazatlan, from L-R: Richard Cortez; Eduardo Martinez Consul of Mexico in McAllen; Adrian Villarreal, President and CEO IBC McAllen; Gerardo “Gerald” Schwebel, Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division IBC Bank-Laredo, Texas and Otto Van Maerssen, Consulate General of the United States of America Matamoros, Mexico. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

He welcomed everyone and congratulated Adrian Villarreal the local IBC McAllen President and CEO and his team for the great work. “But, the most important team it’s you, our customers. Our bank would not exist, and we want to thank you. This is a small way to recognize and extend our gratitude for the trust you have given us for many years. That’s why we share with you events like this, such a nice dinner, we’re with friends, mainly because of the relationship that has transcended for more than 50 years. We wish for it to continue to keep having the success you’ve given us,” Mr. Schwebel said in perfect Spanish.

Mr. Villarreal thanked the directors of the board who were present during the event; Mr. Humberto Rodríguez, Mr. Ricardo Minor, Mr. Ray Wilkinson, and Mr. Richard Cortez.

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Mr. Villarreal told Texas Border Business that they were ‘throwing a social event for all of our customers to the south of us.’ He said, “They play a big role here locally not only in the culture but the business activity and our friendship.”

Manuel Muniz, Executive Vice President, International Division; Dora Brown, Senior VP of Marketing; and Adrian Villarreal, President and CEO of IBC-McAllen. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez
Manuel Muniz, Executive Vice President, International Division; Dora Brown, Senior VP of Marketing; and Adrian Villarreal, President and CEO of IBC-McAllen. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

According to him, there were about 300 families that came to celebrate with IBC. The following morning, there was another event to take place at South Padre Island.

What’s going on at the Island?“Yes, we’ve had a golf tournament there in the Port Isabel area and then a Mariscada at South Padre Island behind the IBC branch. They have had that for some years. It is a high-quality event again to kind of show appreciation to our customers.”

They’re mostly customers from Mexico?“We have a lot of customers from Monterrey that are visiting family here. They spend the week on the Island. I would say that the majority of the customers are from Monterrey.”

“I want to say that celebrating like this is very special and they’re unique. We don’t take for granted the customers that we have from Mexico because they continue to be an important part of our economy, our culture, and the growth of the Valley. I think this is our way of showing them that they make a big difference for us,” Villarreal finalized.