WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BEST TEXAS-MADE PRODUCT!
The “Quest for Texas” search for prospective participants in the HEB competition for original products to make it to the shelves of H.E.B. Stores. The presentation was made by Tessa Benavides, HEB representative. Mr. Brian Maldonado shared his “Savage Cabbage” dip and Mrs. Deanna Castillo presented her “Terlingua Badlands Chili mix”. Interested entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply on line.
Each year, the U.S. Border Patrol and local volunteers help make the Women’s Seminar successful and offer attendees a chance to interact with professional mentors. The event brings together women who wants the opportunity for employment and connects them with people who help them reach sources giving them the confidence they need to succeed. These topics are what people have interest and want information on. “Our community is passionate about providing all people the opportunity to realize their human potential.”
In addition to the great guest speakers, we had work stations offering advice on beauty, finance, career mentoring and cyber-security. Also, women who are stay at home moms or work from home, had the opportunity to network their home business or re-connect to the work environment.
This year the DRHCC along with Ford sponsor the Wall of Hope, which are our Cancer Survival Heroes.
This special conference is designed to help develop yourself professionally and find fulfillment on everything you do. There is absolutely no limit to what you can achieve, especially when you have the right tools, the right plan and most important, the right attitude, and that is what this conference was all about. “We had the opportunity to spend the day with the most inspiring professional women and networking with women who are facing the same life situations you are. By far a meaningful day you won’t forget.”
“Often what women lack the most is confidence, so this event is a great first step to help women entering or re-entering the workforce to be prepared with the soft skills they need to succeed throughout their working lives.”
Mr. Gregorio Arrambide has been working with Gateway Apartments since 2013 as Property Manager. Mr. Arrambide has also been volunteering with the DRHA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for approximately 3 years as Site Coordinator and advanced Tax Preparer. Mr. Arrambide works diligently with the DRHA VITA Program and believes that Financial education is important. Not only by providing a free service which normally would cost a tax payer $150-$300 but also to save their refunds to earn interest in saving accounts or to start a IRA through the IRS program of myRA. Educating people through VITA plays an intricate roll in providing options to families who are low to moderate income base. Mr. Arrambide quotes “The best thing about helping others is that it costs nothing.”
The Silver Eagle Distributors building on Lowe Dr. was the site of the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber's February monthly membership meeting and Annual Valentine Social. Sponsors for the event were Silver Eagle and Border Federal Credit Union, both of whom did an outstanding job in giving the event a festive and inviting atmosphere! Our thanks to Ms. Maria Martinez, BFCU CEO, Mariana Zuniga and their staff and to Mr. Carlos Ayala of Silver Eagle Distributors for their outstanding support!
President Otila Gonzalez welcomed the sixty plus persons in attendance and introduced new member, former School Superintendent and former Mayor of the City of Del Rio, Bobby Fernandez, before the festivities began.
The attendees enjoyed a spread of finger foods and a variety of Valentine candy in a setting of red and white décor and lively background music. Door prizes were awarded and refreshments were plentiful.
Otila Gonzalez, President