The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1932. The organization whose primary mission is to serve the businesses in Edinburg and members from surrounding cities, has grown and prospered over the years due to the dedication and commitment of many of the Former Presidents and Chairmen of the Board.  The former leaders recently met to hold the election of officers.  Nominees who were unanimously elected as officers were Elva Jackson Garza (Edwards Abstract and Title Co.) President; Mark Magee (PlainsCapital Bank) Treasurer and Letty Gonzalez, President of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce was elected as Secretary.

The Presidents Wall  honors the business leaders who have served the organization during the past eight decades.  “The continued commitment of the Former Presidents and Chairmen of the Board is evident by the attendance that we had at the meeting recently.  Fourteen leaders from as far away as Austin, Seguin and San Antonio made it a point to travel to Edinburg and to join the group. This is truly amazing and rewarding,” said Elva Jackson Garza.  A round table discussion was held regarding the current programs and services offered to the membership by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce.  Special acknowledgement was made to the Edinburg Industrial Foundation for the support of the historic Southern Pacific Train Depot, home of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The Foundation’s contribution has allowed that an endowment fund be set up for the preservation and restoration of the Depot that was built in 1927. This will assure that future generations will enjoy the facility that welcomes thousands of visitors, volunteers, Winter Texans, citizens and the Chamber members each year.

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce Former Presidents and Chairman of the Board celebrate their reunion. Pictured are (sitting): Cris M. Torres, Greater State Bank; Edna Pena, Gotta Love It; Letty Gonzalez, President Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Elva Jackson Garza, Edwards Abstract and Title Co.; Dina Araguz, International Bank of Commerce and Cynthia Garcia Robles, Gold Financial Services. (Standing) Marty Martin, Rio Valley Realty; Mark Magee, PlainsCapital Bank; Mitch Roberts (Formerly Roberts Chevrolet); Bob Gaston (formerly Bob Gaston Real Estate); Byron Jay Lewis, Edwards Abstract and Title Co.; Aaron Pena, Sr., Law Firm of Aaron Pena, Sr.; Johnny Rodriguez, Bert Odgen Dealership Group and Joe H. Ramon, formerly Joe H. Ramon Realty. Not pictured is Dr. Larry N, Balli, D.D.S.