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November 2013 Chamber Connection newsletter
Posted 11 - 01 - 2013

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2516 North Street         Nacogdoches, Texas 75965        (936) 560-5533




“It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.”

- Tom Brokaw


Eighth grade students exploring careers

The third Download the Future Eighth Grade Career Fair is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the SFA William R. Johnson Coliseum. All county schools and Nacogdoches I.S.D. are invited to participate. The purpose of the event for students to learn what careers are available for them after high school and/or college and what education and training those careers require.


“More businesses are needed to participate as exhibitors,” Dr. Judy Abbott, Education committee chair and dean of SFASU James I. Perkins College of Education said. “Discuss the education, certification or degrees needed to work in your industry and the steps students need to take through high school and beyond. The career fair is an opportunity for you to connect with future customers and employees, too.”


Download the Future is a partnership between the Nacogdoches County Chamber, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO), GenTX and county school districts and sponsored by Brookshire Brothers. Look for the vendor registration form in this mailing packet, or contact Megan Kelley at


What’s going on at Regents Academy

Discover more about the school that offers a classical Christian curriculum at Alive After Five hosted by Regents Academy, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 200 N.E. Stallings Dr. See what students really do in and out of the classroom and the role this school has in the community.


Headmaster David Bryant, faculty and board members invite you to attend for a time to network at the come-and-go reception that gives every Chamber member a chance to meet and greet others in business. Bring your business cards! Enjoy tasty treats including barbecue sliders provided by the Barbecue House and enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD. All Chamber members are entered in the $600 cash drawing, but you must be present to win.


More membership benefits

Log in to your online membership listing and improve the webpage that your customers can view. Post Hot Deals, Member to Member Deals, Job Openings, Events and add search Keywords. At, click Membership Directory and find Unlimited Designs for an improved basic listing. Call the Chamber for more information on an enhanced listing - see Hampton Inn & Suites and Hotel Fredonia for enhanced level examples!

What to expect for workers and workplaces

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the Pineywoods Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) invite you to Fourth Second Friday Luncheon presented by Express Employment Professionals. Marilyn Hartsook, Executive Director at Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas, is the guest speaker for the topic - 2014 Employment Outlook for Nacogdoches and Lufkin. The luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at Hotel Fredonia Banita Ballroom.


Hartsook oversees workforce and subsidized child care services in the 12 county, deep east Texas area. She will speak about current industry and workforce trends at the local level and overall, and the importance of education and business involvement in the development of the workforce. 


Luncheon reservations are required and a registration form is included in this mailing and at A secure “register and pay online” option is also available on the website. Lunch is $16, and the deadline for reservations is Dec. 13. All attendees will be entered in a $50 cash drawing, and every Chamber member is entered in a $250 drawing, but you must be present to win. Both drawings are sponsored by First Bank & Trust East Texas.


New Chamber membership

The following joined the Chamber between June 27 and Oct. 28. Be sure to welcome all as new Chamber members. Go to for contact information for all Chamber members.

Advanced Chiropractic Center

Advancing At Home Healthcare, LLC

Advantage Plus Homecare

Antiques on Main

Arlis Hibbard, M.D.

Beth Jones Medical Massage

C.J. Baxter Group, LLC

Charles Pool Real Estate Inc. - Daniel Alders

Cheveyo Graphics

Clayton Homes

Dollheads (A Paul Mitchell Focus Salon)

Ducks Unlimited SFA Chapter

Ericson Books

Falon Boutique

Faulk, Eric

Forestar Group Inc.

Foretravel Motorcoach

Francis Concrete Contractor & Stamping

Fulce, Tree

Grandough Baking Company

Harold's House - East Texas Alliance for Children

Hopkins Wrecker Service

Jack In the Box

Krisko's Tanning

Merry Maids

Nacogdoches Guild of Ballet and Dance

Nacogdoches Massage Station

Napolis Italian Restaurant

Online French Teacher/Premier Jeweler

Piney Woods Live Magazine

Pineywoods Presbyterian Church

Rogelio Garcia-Cavazos, M.D.

Scorpion Services

Space Walk of East Texas

Studer / Lane / Hinckley Orthodontists

Texas Size Bling

Tutor Doctor


Presses roll soon on 2014 Chamber directory!

… and you are in the book! All members should have recently received a proof verification form via email. And you want to be in the ‘know,’ so we need to ‘know’ how to reach you - email, phone, snail mail or fax - your customers and potential clients need to be able to reach you in the format that makes the most sense for them. Please give us your most current information.


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