Favorite Free Networking Event

Your business depends on new customers and growing your referral base! The Eastside Business Alliance provides a great venue to interact with other business leaders and marketing professionals. Not every member may become your customer, but probably know someone that needs your service of product.

Meet people that can help your business grow! Keep in mind that it takes time to create relationships. Be outgoing with the other members…Tell them who you are, what you do, and why they should refer you. Share cards, brochures, and your expertise.

The Eastside Business Alliance meets every 2nd Thursday of every month
Place: The Lunchbox Restaurant, Located at 3623 Buckner off Montana Ave, between Mattox and Admiral.
Time: 7:45 to 9:00am Continue reading

November 9, 2017 monthly meeting

Thursday November 9, 2017
7:45am to 9:00 at
The Lunchbox Restaurant at
3623 Buckner,
El Paso, TX 79925
915-599-1120

Hello EBA Eastside Business Alliance and Business owners:

Save the date for our next meeting on Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:45 to 9:00am at The Lunchbox Restaurant, Located at 3623 Buckner, between Mattox and Admiral. We have our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mark your calendar, and bring your business cards and flyers for networking. We ask that you invite a guest. Let’s grow our membership! Help us support the East side of El Paso’s business community.

There are measures you can take if you would like to join EBA, Eastside Business Alliance, and become a member, and member of the board. We meet the second Thursday of every month from 7:45am to 9:00am for the general meeting. Notify us in person, by email, or phone if you would like to support our efforts.

Our speaker(s) will be:
Natalie Eckberg, Chief Development Officer with KCOS.
District 3 City Representative Cassandra H. Brown
District 7 City Representative Henry Rivera

BIOGRAPHY
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
Cassandra was born and raised in El Paso Lower Valley. She is a graduate of Bel Air High School in 2005 and attended the Riverside Vocational program. Cassandra is the middle child of five children. Cassandra’s mother is Norma Alvarado Chavez and Step Father Ricardo Chavez.
Cassandra has two children Weylin Brown and Betty Brown. Cassandra is a proud Home Owner in the Rosedale Neighborhood area. Cassandra served as the President and Vice President of the Rosedale Neighborhood Association from 2014 to 2017.
BACKGROUND
Cassandra was elected as the District 3 Representative in June 2017 and will serve a four-year term.
Cassandra has dedicated her work experience to public service. Cassandra is the former Deputy Director at Dynamic Workforce Solutions (DWFS) for the non-profit Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), an organization dedicated to helping El Paso job seekers and military veterans find gainful employment. Cassandra served as the Director of Policy and Programs for Education and Workforce Development at the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. She also served as support staff in City Council from February 2011 to July 2013 for Susie Byrd (District 2), and Steve Ortega (District 7). As a testament to her dedication to service, Cassandra gained this valuable experience at City Hall while simultaneously working towards completing her graduate degree and working part-time at another job to make ends meet.
EDUCATION
Cassandra Hernandez Brown obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2010. Later, she obtained her Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Public Policy and Management in 2013, also from UTEP. As a graduate student, Cassandra helped re-establish the Master of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) and served as president of MPASA for approximately 2 years.

BIOGRAPHY
City Representative Henry Rivera was elected to the office of District 7 in May 6, 2017 and is currently serving his first term in office. He was born into a family of nine in South El Paso. His beginnings were humble – his mother worked in a factory before becoming a full time home maker and his father was supervisor at a local factory. Henry attended schools in El Paso’s Clardy-Fox area and graduated from Jefferson High in 1976. In the same year, Henry married his high school sweetheart. They were married for 39 years until she lost her battle to breast cancer.

In 1982, at the age of 24, Henry joined the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) and honorably served for nearly 35 years. Henry is no stranger to taking and upholding an oath of office and serving his community. City Representative Rivera was the first active police officer to win a city council election in El Paso, Texas and upon his election in May 2017 he retired from the EPPD.

During his 35 years of public service in the EPPD, he received numerous certifications and accolades. He obtained a Peace Officers License, with a specialized emphasis on mental health, domestic violence, gang intervention and physical and cyber bullying. He took on roles of supervisor and undercover operations. In 2005, Henry became a School Resource Officer, where he has built trust and relationships with many students and parents. These relationships serve to prevent criminal activity and assist those that found themselves victims of violence, bullying or gang activity. In 2009, Henry was elected 1st Vice-President and Chairman of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association (EPMPOA) Political Action Committee and served until 2016. During his involvement with EPMPOA he helped support the Special Olympics and Sexual Trauma & Assault Response Services (STARS).

Aside from his commitment to serve the public, Henry is married to his second wife and together they share four children and four grandchildren. They are members of St. Raphael Church and proud residents of District 7.

For further information, membership; Please contact Rosalyn Thornton at 915-740-8472, for a membership or Gregg Oberman at 539-8483 to register as a speaker, or pay; please contact John Romero via e-mail at eba.elpaso1@gmail.com, or Phone at 915-494-4007. Membership is a one-time payment of $50.00, or two p
ayments of $30.00 each for a yearly membership.
Our web site address is: http:www//eastsidebusinessalliance.org
Sequence of meeting:
7:45 am – Networking
8:00 am – Vice Presidents Welcome
8:03 am – Sergeant at arms, or Vice President introduce Business owner Introductions
8:20 am – Vice President introduce 1stSpeaker 8:30 am – Vice President introduce 2nd Speaker. 8:50-8:59amAnnouncements 9:00 am Close meeting

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June 9 Meeting–You want to be there!

Our speaker will be: George Gomez Sr. Wealth Management Advisor/Financial Advisor LPL Financial, LLC.
Biography:
George is in Private Practice as a Fee Based Wealth Manager/Financial Advisor Offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Licensed and registered as a Series 7 and Series 66 and Insurance Licensed since 1991.

Registered in four states; Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado Specialize in Individual Retirement, Business and Estate Planning. Board Member for the House of Hope, Non-Profit Organization Member of ACTS Community Continue reading

November 12 EBA Meeting

Save the date for our next meeting on Thursday November 12, 2015, 7:45 to 9:00am at The Lunchbox Restaurant, Located at 3623 Buckner, between Mattox and Admiral. We have our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mark your calendar, and bring your business cards and flyers for networking.

 

 Our speaker: Eduardo Gutiérrez

Vice President, External and Public Affairs, El Paso Electric

Gutierrez joined EPE in November of 2013 as Manager of Public Relations. Gutierrez has more than 14 years of experience working with a variety of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit entities to develop marketing and public affairs strategies. Prior to joining EPE, he was founder and Managing Director of the Gutierrez Group LLC, a strategic marketing and public relations firm specializing in consumer and public affairs.
Eddie is a native El Pasoan and a graduate from Del Valle High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a Master of Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

October 2015 Meeting

Eastside Business Alliance meets Thursday October 8, 2015, 7:45 to 9:00am at The Lunchbox Restaurant, Located at 3623 Buckner, between Mattox and Admiral. Meet other business owners and marketing people. Your next client or referral source just might be there!

Our speaker(s) will be: Candidates for County Tax Assessor-Collector;
Ruben Gonzalez, County Tax Assessor-Collector, and Siria Rocha. Continue reading

August Meeting

The next meeting is on Thursday August 13, 2015, 7:45 to 9:00am at The Lunchbox Restaurant, Located at 3623 Buckner, between Mattox and Admiral. We have our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mark your calendar, and bring your business cards and flyers for networking.

We have two great speakers lined up for August.

Alfred Solis from Altomar Home Healthcare and Medical Equipment Company.

and Dr. Scott Goldberg; the campus college chair for the school of business for the University of Phoenix.

 

Come network with other business owners and learn new ways to grow your business.

July Meeting

Save the date for our next meeting on Thursday July 9, 2015, 7:45 to 9:00am at The Lunchbox Restaurant, Located at 3623 Buckner, between Mattox and Admiral. We have our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mark your calendar, and bring your business cards and flyers for networking.

The Main Speaker will be the District Engineer of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Members, please bring a guest or two. You will help them promote their business and if three join you will get your 2016 membership FREE!

 

 

June Meeting

June’s meeting was very helpful as Greg Davis of First Light Federal Credit Union gave a very informative and animated presentation on mortgages for business owners wanting to purchase a property, real estate investors, and those wishing to buy or refinance a home.

April Meeting

Tony Benitez will speak on “Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Business” at our April 9 meeting at the Lunchbox. 7:45 – 9:00 A.M.

Come early to network with other business people. Let them know who you are so they can refer you (and buy from you). Bring plenty of business cards! Invite a friend. (If three people you brought join, your 2016 membership is FREE!)

Tony Benitez, agent for New York Life and AARP Health Insurance (Obamacare).

Tony Benitez, agent for New York Life and AARP Health Insurance (Obamacare).


Tony will present and answer questions on various retirement plans.
1. The small business marketplace
2. Why business-owners should consider retirement plans for themselves and employees
3. Benefits of offering a retirement plan
4. Types of plans
5. Questions to think about and next steps.

Tony’s Bio Continue reading