Regional Promotion for Nacogdoches County
Posted 04 - 02 - 2008
Carolyn Rowden, Garden Estates of Tyler sales manager and Tyler Chamber Day attendee, reviews the Nacogdoches County Chamber Guide and Directory at the exhibit in Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. (Photo by Kelly Daniel)

TYLER - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce attended Chamber Day as an exhibitor at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport on Thursday, March 26.

“This important event helps promote regionalization as well as our local communities,” said Henry Bell, chief operating officer of Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce.

From 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chamber staff and volunteers shared all things good about Nacogdoches with those flying in or flying out of the airport. Then, from 5 to 7 p.m., more than 200 Tyler Area Chamber members and guests came to the airport lobby for their March after business hours mixer.

“The most interesting visit I had with a local traveler was with Sharon Steadman. She lives in Tyler and was flying to Chicago with her cat to attend an international ragdoll cat show,” Membership and Marketing Manager Kelly Daniel said. “I learned a lot about the ragdoll competitions, and Ms. Steadman learned more about Nacogdoches. She said that she and her husband enjoy ‘weekend trips’ to area towns, and I hope to see her soon, visiting our city.”

All those who visited the Nacogdoches display had a chance to enter a drawing for “A Night on the Town in Historic Nacogdoches” with a night’s lodging at a downtown bed and breakfast, compliments of Jones House Bed and Breakfast, and dinner for two at the Fredonia Café, donated by The Fredonia.

“We took 100 contest entry blanks and all of them were filled out,” said Bruce R. Partain, Nacogdoches County Chamber President/CEO. “We’ll contact everyone who entered regarding their interest areas, which included visiting Nacogdoches, retiring in Nacogdoches, learning more about Stephen F. Austin State University, and starting or moving a business to Nacogdoches.”

In addition to Daniel and Partain, volunteers staffing the Nacogdoches table included Chamber board member Corey Ashley and Texas Forest Country Partnership executive director Trent Ashby.

Chamber Day visitors took with them Nacogdoches information that included the Chamber’s newly-produced “Retire in Nacogdoches” brochure, the 2008 Official Guide & Chamber Directory and Nacogdoches City & County Street Map and brochures provided by Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau and Texas Forest Country Partnership. “We completely ran out of Texas Blueberry Festival brochures,” Daniel said.

Chamber Day is sponsored by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce to bring people together to market the region’s cities and to hear updates about the services available at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. The Tyler airport is located at 700 Skyway Blvd., Tyler, Texas. For more information about future Chamber Days, please call the Nacogdoches Chamber at 936-560-5533.

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