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Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
Posted 10 - 18 - 2010

Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Chair Francis Spruiell stands in the recently remodeled New Resident Information Center located in the Chamber’s lobby. Center includes a custom built brochure display, desk with computer and internet access and a counter-height table.


Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce participates in Texas Chamber of Commerce Week

Series of events planned to highlight the chamber’s role in the community

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Oct. 18, 2010 – The Nacogdoches County Chamber announced a series of events that are planned in conjunction with Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, which runs through Oct. 22. The events planned during the celebratory week include:

Ribbon Cutting for Austin Finance, 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 130 N. University Dr., Ste. 100 Contact Amanda Scarbrough, manager, 936-552-7874. New business location near north-east corner of E. Main and N. University. Light refreshments will be served.

Leadership Nacogdoches class 2010-11 attends the Community Services for People with Disabilities session, Thursday, Oct. 21 with session leaders Kathy Strong and Nancy Jones.

Total Resource Campaign Reward Session sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, noon - 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21 at the chamber. All TRC volunteers are invited.

Alive After Five, hosted by Bryan Davis, M.D., Family Medicine, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 129 Creekbend Blvd. near Terrific Teachers' Treasures. All Chamber members invited. Entertainment provided by Hotrod Cadillacs and beverages provided by R&K Distributors.

Fourth Friday Luncheon, noon - 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, Hotel Fredonia, 200 N. Fredonia St. "Sunny in Nacogdoches" economic development update presented by NEDCO Chairman Ed Pool. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 21.

“The chamber events happening this week are good examples of the projects that the chamber of commerce produces throughout the year,” said Chairwoman Francis Spruiell. “Browsing this list, one can see that the chamber provides networking opportunities, business development awareness, leadership training and membership benefits that strengthen the Nacogdoches business community. It all fits the chamber’s mission statement ‘create an environment where business can succeed.’”

According to Spruiell, the Nacogdoches County Chamber serves as an important resource for businesses large and small. “Drop by the chamber of commerce this week, visit with the staff and get to know your chamber better,” she said.

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 Diane Probst, president/CEO of the Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce and 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

For more information about the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, go to, call 936-560-5533, or visit during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday, 2516 North St.


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