Blair speaks on economic development at membership meeting
Stephen F. Austin State University Regent Nelda Luce Blair, pictured, will be the keynote speaker at the Fourth Friday Luncheon presented by Nacogdoches I.S.D.
“Nelda Luce Blair is a dynamic speaker who brings a wealth of experience in economic development and tourism," said Program Director Dr. Adam Peck, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, SFASU. "I am confident that we will learn a lot from her presentation.”
The event is noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 24 at Austin Hall, 4603 North St.
Gold sponsors are Nacogdoches Economic Corp. and SERVPRO® of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County.
RSVPs are required by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22. Lunch is $16 at the door. Use the secure “pay online” option by clicking "Add to Cart" button at the top or call the Chamber. at 936-560-5533
Blair's presentation "A Glass Half Full" will focus on economic development. "While Texas continues to out-perform the nation economically, the Lone Star State has not been completely without its own difficulties," Blair said. "Yet, Texans are hardy, self-sufficient, and resourceful. As we move forward into a new age of national leadership, our eyes must be on the positive future, the unique opportunities, and the glass that is half full instead of half empty.”
A proud fifth-generation Texan, Blair is CEO of The Blair Law Firm. She manages a private real estate investment business Blair Investments Global, and oversees operation of the Conroe ISD Education Foundation. As an elected official, Blair led the formation of a new government for The Woodlands and was Founding Chair of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. Blair’s professional careers have also included roles as a popular public speaker, prolific author, philanthropist, political fundraiser, blogger, education proponent, prosecutor, and television lawyer and commentator. She is a devoted Christian, married to retired lawyer Jim Blair.
All attending may enter the $50 drawing sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas, and all Chamber members are entered in a $250 drawing sponsored by Axley & Rode, LLP, but you must be present to win.