Chamber News - April 2008
Posted 04 - 10 - 2008
“Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” -- Charles M. Schultz

Springtime ribbon cuttings are refreshing
Tuesday, April 15, 1:30 p.m.
ServiceMaster Clean
Chamber – 2516 North St.
Marketing Director Mandy Smith
Welcome new Chamber member

Wednesday, April 23, 1:30 p.m.
SFA Driving Jacks
Baker Pattillo Student Center – 3rd Floor
President Matt Bodin
Welcome new Chamber member

Thursday, April 24, 4:30 p.m.
Meadow Ridge Stables
3418 C.R. 228
Owner Lori Pruitt
Welcome new Chamber member

Appreciate the art of after-hours mingling
The Art Center, 329 E. Main St., is hosting the Alive After Five event on Thursday, April 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy delicious hors d'ouvres and refreshments while viewing pieces submitted for the Texas National 2008, a national competition created by SFA, and the Roger Shimomura: An American Foreigner, a collection featuring paintings, prints and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America.

Great entertainment door prizes donated by SFA College of Fine Arts will be given at this casual, come-as-you-are reception. All Chamber members are entered in the $1,000 cash drawing, but you must be present to win!

Alive After Five is an enjoyable, relaxing, after-work event that gives every Chamber member a chance to meet and greet others in business. This could be the ideal event to hold at your business. Please call the Chamber office if you would like to know more about becoming a future Alive After Five host.


Is East Texas water safe and adequate
The Fourth Friday Luncheon on April 25 will focus on one of our most important natural resources - water. Join SFA College of Forestry Professors Kenneth Farrish, Matthew McBroom and Hans Williams as they discuss the quality and availability of our area water supply.

The luncheon will begin at noon at the SFA Twilight Ballroom, 2nd floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Guests will have the opportunity to view Bright Ideas Conference exhibits before or after the event. Bright Ideas is an SFA event that spotlights faculty research and artistry. More information about SFA parking will be available at www.nacogdoches.org.

The information presented is vital for all local businesses, and the luncheon serves as the Chamber’s monthly membership meeting. We urge you to attend and stay on top of what is going on at the Chamber and around town. Attendee RSVPs are required. Please fax in a form, 560-3920, available at www.nacogdoches.org, or call 560 -5533. Lunch is $15 at the door. Save two dollars by paying at the Chamber by Thursday, April 24.

SFA Parking Information: Find convenient parking in the Student Center Parking Garage on SFA campus. The garage is located on Griffith Blvd. Find Griffith Blvd. access on North St., south of Vista Dr. The fee to park in the student center garage is $2 for the first hour and $1 each hour after that, with a maximum charge of $8 per day.

Campus parking questions can be answered and temporary visitor parking permits for other visitor parking spaces can be issued at the information booth located on Vista Dr.

For an SFASU campus map visit http://www.sfasu.edu or contact University Police Department, 936-468-2252.

Auction bidding and golf tournament fun
Auction opens – online! The Blueberry Golf Bash Online Auction is running now through May 2 and participation is easy and fun for everyone, everywhere. A variety of great items are offered with more to come, so check the website often. The link to the online auction can be found at www.nacogdoches.org or www.texasblueberryfestival.com. Bidding is open to anybody in the world. Just register and place your bid. Stay informed of all the auction activity with email reminders.

Instructions for donating a cool item to the auction are available online as well. We link back to your website when you donate!

Golf tournament – big event! The 11th Annual Blueberry Golf Bash takes place Friday, May 2 at the Piney Woods Country Club. Team registration deadline is April 30, with a maximum of 34 teams accepted. Download a team registration form from www.nacogdoches.org or www.texasblueberryfestival.com and enter early!

Along with friendly competition, the day includes lunch provided by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, barbeque dinner provided by The Smokehouse and Tyson, refreshments and great prizes. Additional dinner tickets are available for $5. Invite your spouse, friends and neighbors out for the evening to watch the exciting Academy Sports Putting Contest.

Golf tournament sponsorships are also available at several different levels:
SINGLE HOLE SPONSOR $100
- Sign placed on 1 of the tee boxes. Ideas for Hole Sponsor sign: promote business, product, and service; congratulate someone for a notable accomplishment; announce big event date; wish someone a happy birthday or anniversary; or your own unique message.
Realtors: Yes! We can use your realtor signs!

Team sponsor levels are Eagle - $1,500; Birdie - $750; and Par - $500. Benefits of each level are listed on the Blueberry Golf Bash registration form that may be found at www.nacogdoches.org or www.texasblueberryfestival.com.

Contact the Chamber for the exclusive, members-only Web badge for your Web site! Find more member benefits listed in the Chamber Web site flyer insert in the Chamber News April mail out.

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