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Norma Guevara named Woman of the Year in Mission

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Norma Guevara the Woman of the Year selected by the Progress Times of Mission. Photo by Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

Texas Border Business

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Norma Guevara, a businesswoman and a community icon, was named Woman of the Year by the Progress Times newspaper, as part of their annual citizens’ awards.

Norma, without a doubt, is an outstanding woman that cares for her community.  She works with Corazon Health Care Services as a business development manager.

She told Texas Border Business that she is involved in Mission Texas as well as all the surrounding cities, wherever she can assist.

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In Mission, she said, “I have participated in different Chamber events like the “Buenas Tardes Luncheon”, Ribbon Cuttings, and hosted Chamber events for the last 17 years”.

Norma is also known for her role as owner of La Mansion Ballroom where she hosts all types of events, including charitable events for different non-profit organizations as part of giving back to the community.

She pointed out that she feels extremely grateful and honored to have received such a distinguished award. “All of my life I have worked hard to grow professionally and to make my children and my husband proud, I hope I have achieved that.  Leaving a legacy isn’t about how much money you leave, it’s what they will remember you for.”

Talking about children, she has five; Nicole 33, Nerio 31, Noah 26, Gustavo 16 and Diego 14.

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Her husband is Omar Guevara, CHA, the general manager for the Radisson® Hotel McAllen Airport.

Omar, who is very much in love with Norma said, “We actually grew up in the same neighborhood.  We went to elementary, junior high and high school together.” He continued, “Both graduated Memorial ’86. We went our separate ways, then, 6 years ago, we met up at La Mansion, what was then her Ballroom.”

Norma loves Mission, she says that the city has a lot to offer like amazing restaurants, beautiful parks, great people, and a magnificent events center.

In November 2019 they will commemorate 3 years of marriage. According to Omar, his relationship started with love at first sight. He said that her self-confidence was a major attraction.

What makes you happy when donating your time to your community?

“Making a difference in people’s lives, having them smile at me or hugging me telling me how whatever I did to help benefited them,” she finalized.

Norma lives in Sharyland and has lived in Mission for the last 20 years. Congratulations, for being named Woman of the Year 2019!

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