Texas Border Business
Many people want the American Dream, some have to sacrifice to achieve it. Such is the case of Juan Rafael Cano and his wife Sara. Both worked tirelessly and made many sacrifices to finally tell their story with pride.
How I met them, it does not matter, what matters that I met them and got to know them during an interview at their headquarters of Cano & Sons Trucking Co. Their company has brought many opportunities for drivers, shop maintenance mechanics, and produce warehouse personnel.
Juan Rafael and Sara needed one trailer truck, the only way to be able to give a down payment, was to sell Sara’s vehicle. That was the solution to acquire the coveted eighteen-wheeler. However, it left Sara without a car while she was raising their family. To be in business, it takes a lot. They did it and continue to do it every day managing the fleet of their trucking company. Get to know them more in this issue.
URGENT CALL – High Demand for Blood from Recovered COVID-19 Patients. Just as there is a race for a vaccine that prevents COVID-19, there is also a race for collection of convalescent plasma. DHR Health Institute for Research and Development is leading an effort for innovative research in the Rio Grande Valley for early diagnosis and effective treatment of COVID-19. DONORS WANTED.
Also, in this issue, many companies recognize the value of our first responders. One of them is Lone Star National Bank, to celebrate the first responders they invited them to lunch and gave away 500 meals. This time, Pepper’s Up Town partnered with the bank to prepare and give away the meals on May 30, 2020. Their latest press release includes tips on staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as safety tips on fireworks and other outdoor summer activities. Learn more and share these tips with friends and family.
McAllen Heritage Center introduces its 2020 Board of Directors. The McAllen Heritage Center museum of history and culture located in downtown McAllen opened its doors to the public in June 2008. It is dedicated to the preservation of McAllen’s history. More inside.
Two Women established a Census Scholarship in a partnership with the Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarships (VAMOS). Sarah Hammond, President of Atlas Electrical, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing Services, Inc. and Thelma Tamez, a Diversity Specialist partnered with VAMOS to establish the RGV U.S. Census Ambassador Scholarship opportunity. VAMOS announced 4 winners of the scholarships.
In a short story, read about the newest bank in the Valley, Freedom Bank. The story refers to their mascot, Freddie, the Freedom Eagle. Freddie was born in Freer, Texas on January 31, 2019. As an eaglet, Freddie was courageous and loved enjoying the freedom of the outdoors.
Celebrate America’s Freedom! The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner and many of us will take time off to enjoy a long weekend of summer fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to stay safe and offers safety tips to keep in mind while celebrating.
More inside; Enjoy!