Thursday, July 10, 2014

Procurement Matchmaking Opportunities

Procurement ~ Procurement ~ Procurement!

All businesses are invited to attend.  Knowing of the upcoming business opportunities and meeting with representatives from Federal, State, and Local agencies along with corporations is priceless.  Why leave money on the table?  This is a free event but you must register at the link below.


For more Convention information or Registration, visit our website

Please register for the Procurement Matchmaking at the following link:

 Golf Tournament - Great Opportunity and Networking!

The TAMACC Annual Convention and Business Expo is July 31 - August 2, 2014 and will be hosted in the Texas' Rio Grande Valley (RGV). We are excited and looking forward to being in the RGV for this year's convention. The RGV is much more than a vacation destination, its booming economy opens the door for all kinds of business opportunities. 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Convention Keynote Speakers

Chairman's Gala and Awards Banquet Speaker
Omar Garcia
President, South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable


As President of the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), Omar Garcia facilitates communication, education and public advocacy surrounding the production of energy resources in South Texas.


An experienced industry leader, Garcia is an expert on business opportunities associated with the Eagle Ford Shale.


Garcia works directly with the oil and natural gas industry, local officials, community members, regional stakeholders, educational institutions and economic development organizations to ensure that the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas is advancing in a positive way that is mutually beneficial to both the community and the industry.


Garcia is a former vice president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. He has over 12 years of economic development experience in working for the Texas Governor's Office, TIP Strategies, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development, the City of San Antonio Economic Development Department, and the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. In addition to his economic development experience, Garcia spent two years working for Bank of America as Vice President of Business Development for their Treasury Management division.


In 2010, Governor Perry appointed Garcia to the Texas Economic Development Corporation. Garcia is a certified economic development finance professional through the National Development Council. He is a Graduate of St. Edwards University with a degree in International Business & Spanish.

Latina Empowerment Luncheon Speaker
Shayla Rivera

Funny Rocket Scientist


Shayla Rivera is a former Aerospace Engineer with NASA turned Keynote Speaker, TV Host, Emcee/Host, Humorist, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer and Awareness Expert.


After obtaining a degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Psychology at Texas A&M University, Shayla spent 8 years working for NASA.  From there she moved on to stress management corporate trainings and motivational speaking, where Shayla discovered her comedic talents.


A self-proclaimed Awareness Expert, Shayla has come to know one basic truth, "The best way to learn, grow and change, in other words be enlightened, is to lighten up."  Approaching very serious subjects with a very light heart, Shayla helps young and old alike become clear about the personal beliefs that might be getting in the way of their real desires.


With numerous awards and accolades throughout her engineering, speaking and comedy careers Shayla is not easily placed in just one category or class, she defines her own.

More About Shayla

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa is serving as the Honorary Convention Chair for the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce's (TAMACC) 39th Annual Convention and Business Expo in the Rio Grande Valley.  This convention is one of the largest gatherings of Hispanic business owners in the state of Texas. The TAMACC convention will be hosted in the Rio Grande Valley July 31 - August 2, 2014.

The convention provides endless opportunities for the attendees from around the state:  procurement with state agencies, universities, local municipalities and other businesses; tools to help a business grow; networking with leaders that may inspire entrepreneurs to start their own business; or an individual who likes to know what is happening around the state; meeting sponsors and Fortune 500 companies; workshops and speakers discussing a variety of topics that may impact your community; best practices discussions with Hispanic Chamber and Business Organizations; and networking where people do business with people.


A complete list of events is posted on the web site and is updated frequently as topics, speakers, and guests are confirmed, along with registration, at

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