SBA director Angela Burton to speak at Chamber event

SAN BENITO — Small Business Administration District Director Angela Burton will be joining the San Benito Chamber for coffee and treats this morning.

In the latest “Coffee With” session, Burton will discuss her role in the SBA.

The meeting will start today at 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber office, 223 S. Sam Houston Blvd.

It’s all about connecting public officials with the community, said Chamber President Lionel Betancourt.

“The Chamber’s role in this town is to create transparency among all of us,” Betancourt said. “This is something we can build on.”

So far, the public has been able to experience in-depth discussions with mayors, commissioners, school leaders, law enforcement and business officials.

Last week, guests received an inside look into the town of Los Indios when Mayor Rick Cavazos stopped by for pastries and coffee.

During the morning coffee session, he provided guests a short rundown of his town, town focus area and future projects.

He also took questions and concerns from the guests.

Burton is expected to do the same thing.

“Serious topics to be presented will (hopefully) deal with other issues involving progress in our town and ways to overcome some of the concerns and applaud the good things that happen here,” Betancourt said.

Burton earned an associate’s degree in international trade and transportation from Texas Southmost College and a bachelor’s of applied arts and science degree in business technology from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 1997.

Burton also is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organizational Management at the University of Notre Dame as well as the Texas Certified Public Managers Course at UTB/TSC’s Institute for Public Service.