SAMES, Inc. and Sidebar Team up to Support Leadership Edinburg Class XXXI

The Leadership Edinburg Class XXXI has been hard at work to raise funds for their end of year project, the construction of a “Welcome to Edinburg” sign on the north end of the city. The Class recently held an Ugly Christmas Sweater fundraising event to benefit their annual project at the city’s newest hotspot, Sidebar, in Edinburg. Sidebar supplied the delicious appetizers for the event, and SAMES, Inc. graciously donated the funds needed to supply the wine.  Without the generosity of these organizations, the event would not have been the success that it was.

Jessica Maldonado, PE, PMP, Director or Professional Services at SAMES, Inc. said, “It has been a great experience to participate and now encourage the participation of our employees into the Edinburg Leadership Program.” She went on to say, “These programs are so important for the personal and professional development of individuals that are going to be tomorrow’s leaders.” An announcement and ribbon cutting will take place when the Leadership Edinburg Class XXXI project is completed.

Leadership Edinburg is designed by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce to allow class members to interact with one another and members of the community to encourage a better Edinburg. The nine- month program is structured to help class members understand the problems and opportunities we face through strong leadership skills focusing on politics, education, and quality of life. Each month, the class will meet to visit and discuss various entities of the community. At the end of the program, the class will present a project which aims at improving the Edinburg community.

The Mission of the Edinburg Chamber is to lead the effort in advancing commerce and the quality of life in Edinburg and the region. We will foster service, development, and growth by forging positive relationships, advocating volunteerism, and leadership development. For more information on this or other programs of the Chamber, or to become a member of the Edinburg Chamber, please contact the Zayda Pacheco at 956.383.4974 or log onto