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Nacogdoches County Chamber participates in Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
Posted 10 - 16 - 2009
Series of events planned to highlight the chamber’s role in the community

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce today announced a series of events that are planned in conjunction with Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, which runs from Oct. 19 through Oct. 23. The events planned during the celebratory week in Nacogdoches include:

County proclamation read at County Commissioners meeting
9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19
County Commissioners Court, Ste. 170, first floor of
Nacogdoches County Courthouse

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new downtown business Macy May
11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20
114 N. Church St.
Rebecca Welch, owner

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the 30-year anniversary of the Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas
5:15 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22
903 North St., second floor of Westminster Presbyterian Church
Jan Rhodes, executive director

Fourth Friday Luncheon sponsored by TXU Energy
Chamber’s monthly membership meeting
Representative Wayne Christian will present “The Texas
Legislature: Where We Are, Why We’re Here, and Where
We’re Headed”
Noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 23, Hotel Fredonia, 200 N. Fredonia St.

“We are proud to participate in Texas Chamber of Commerce Week,” said Paul Smith III, chairman of Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. “Our chamber plays a significant role in creating an environment where different industries can succeed and serves as an important resource for all businesses, large and small.”

Smith invites all to make an effort to get to know the Nacogdoches County Chamber better by attending chamber events and visiting with the chamber staff and board members. Contact information for chamber directors and staff is available at or call 936-560-5533.

“The chamber board members want to hear from the community, too,” Smith said. “We’re requesting personal testimonials be emailed to Membership and Marketing Manager Kelly Daniel at These testimonials will be posted on the chamber’s Web site so everyone will be aware of the good things the chamber accomplishes in the community.”

The Nacogdoches County Chamber provides information to thousands of individuals across the country - helping people who want to know about Nacogdoches and introducing chamber business members in the process.

“The chamber holds a number of different events for members to network with each other, with our community leaders and SFA administration, faculty and students,” Chamber President / CEO Bruce Partain said. “We sponsor the NOBLE Scholars and Great Expectations programs, where business volunteers encourage junior high students to take a more challenging curriculum in math and science. The result is better educated, more valuable future employees for Nacogdoches businesses. And we enjoy meeting and serving the hundreds of walk-in visitors and newcomers to our facility, providing a friendly front door to the Nacogdoches businesses, attractions and educational institutions.”

Chambers throughout Texas are scheduled to participate in this year’s event.

“Texas Chamber of Commerce Week is an opportunity for chambers of commerce around Texas to celebrate their accomplishments and promote their roles in positively impacting their local economies through the creation of new jobs and new tax revenue,” said Martha Noell, board chairwoman of Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE). “We have Chambers that represent large metropolitan areas as well as those that represent smaller communities, but all of them have a substantial impact on their respective communities. Their collective efforts have helped position Texas as the number one state in which to do business.”

Texas Chamber of Commerce Week is coordinated annually through TCCE, which is based in Austin. TCCE is an organization of chamber executives from across the state, working together to improve the business climate in Texas, while developing ways to enhance the quality of life in the communities that they represent. For more information, please visit
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