New president/CEO at the BBB of SETX

 Liz Fredrichs

Elizabeth “Liz” Fredrichs was confirmed by the Board of Directors of Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas to serve as its next president/CEO beginning April 10.

She will succeed interim CEO Nancy McMillan, who is retiring from the BBB after 22 years of service.

Fredrichs was selected following a three-month nationwide search and interview process by a special committee of the BBB Board. She will be coming to southeast Texas from the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin, where she has served as the executive vice president.

Spindletop Rotary Club Donates Transport System to Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas NICU

The Spindletop Rotary Club was able to identify a need for the tiniest of patients in our community. The Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas NICU Department cares for some of the most vulnerable babies. The Spindletop Rotary Club was able to receive grant dollars to help purchase a piece of equipment called "Evacu B". This equipment is able to transport babies in times of emergency such as a fire or other natural disaster. Evacu B can provide one nurse with the capability of evacuating six babies and glide down a flight of stairs with no bouncing.

ExxonMobil plans investments of $20 Billion to expand manufacturing in U.S. Gulf Region

Exxon Mobil Corporation is expanding its manufacturing capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast through planned investments of $20 billion over a 10-year period to take advantage of the American energy revolution, Darren Woods, chairman and chief executive officer, said Monday.

e.Sullivan wins big at Advertising Awards

Last Saturday night, March 4  at the Pioneer Club in Lake Charles, e.Sullivan Advertising & Design won big. In a feat all Southeast Texans can be proud of, the agency racked up 12 awards for everything from logo design to web development to packaging design at the American Advertising Federation Lake Charles ADDY awards.

To top off the achievement, e.Sullivan took home a Judge’s Award for the logo the agency designed for Beaumont Independent School District’s Austin Innovation Center. The logo can be viewed at