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McAllen Day in Austin

McAllen Day in Austin 2023 led more than 80 members including City officials, stakeholders and partners to raise awareness on issues that impact the Rio Grande Valley at the State Capitol.

McAllen leaders brought to light concerning border security, boosting the health care work force, Texas Economic Development Act, funding for UTRGV School of Medicine and McAllen Independent School District, the Anzalduas International Bridge and more. 

The group met with various officials including Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development & Tourism Adriana Cruz, among many others. 

For more information, contact Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy Gerry Garcia at ggarcia@mcallenchamber.com


Jumpstart Career Expo

Jumpstart Career Expo brought over 900 job seekers to the McAllen Convention Center looking for their next job opportunity.

McAllen Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Workforce Solutions and Texas Workforce Commission hosted the largest career expo in South Texas with over 150 employers offering more than 8,500 job opportunities. The event was free and open to the public. 

Attendees received resume building assistance, professional headshots, health checkups, COVID vaccines, haircuts, and much more to help them find their next career opportunity.  

For more information, contact Vice President of Economic Development Jorge Sanchez at jsanchez@mcallenchamber.com.


Good Day McAllen

McAllen Chamber of Commerce hosts quarterly luncheons where guests have the opportunity to connect, establish business relationships and network.

Table reservations and individual tickets are available. 

For more information, contact Vice President of Development & Operations Blanca Cardenas at bcardenas@mcallenchamber.com


Taste McAllen

The Premier Food Festival of South Texas where guests can enjoy mouth-watering signature bites from renowned local chefs, mom and pop restaurants, top rated food trucks and chain restaurants unique to our region. 

Taste McAllen’s mission is to support and highlight our restaurant community by showcasing the diverse culinary talents of the region. 

For sponsorship informaton, contact Vice President of Economic Development Jorge Sanchez at jsanchez@mcallenchamber.com

Man & Woman of the Year Annual Banquet

Since 1955, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce has selected two outstanding pillars of the community to be recognized for their contributions to the City of McAllen. 

In 2022, we honored Paul R. Rodriguez and Sony Rego at the annual banquet where more than 400 guests attended an evening of live music, beautiful décor, live auction and more. 

For more information, please contact Vice President of Development & Operations Blanca Cardenas at bcardenas@mcallenchamber.com


All About Women

Supporting our local business community is at the heart of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce! 

For more than 15 years, we have hosted All About Women, a market where female owned businesses can promote their business and sell products to the community. 

For more information, please contact Retention Specialist Mariela Hinojosa at mhinojosa@mcallenchamber.com

With the City of McAllen

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce partners with the City of McAllen to bring events that enhance the quality of life for our residents, making our community a better place to live and work.

MXLAN Festival

MXLAN is the 3-day summer art & music festival that celebrates young Latino culture. You’ll experience live muralists, the breakthrough music stage, an artisan mercado, culinary festivals, competition & more.

Visit mxlan.com to learn more.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce assists with the festival. 

Christmas in the Park

A two-day family friendly holiday event taking place simultaneously as the McAllen Holiday Parade. 

Each year, thousands of visitors enjoy local marching bags, giant balloons, celebrity hosts and much more. 

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce helps get the festivities started with Christmas in the Park, a two-day family friendly event that includes food vendors, artisan market, carnival rides, live entertainment and more.