New Beaumont H-E-B breaks ground

Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames, Beaumont philanthropist Regina Rogers, Darlane Jackson, and Guy Goodson, acting chairman of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce

H-E-B, city officials, and community leaders celebrated the start of construction of H-E-B’s newest store, located at the corner of College and 11th streets, with a groundbreaking Monday, Nov. 17.

According to H-E-B, the company’s investment was at least $5.3 million to raze and construct a new 68,000 square-foot store that will bring more than 300 job opportunities.

The store is slated to open in early summer 2015, according to a media advisory released by the company.

Black Friday by the numbers

graphic by National Retail Federation

Thanksgiving is a joyous time of year and a chance to reunite with family to spend time together and reflect on positive things to be grateful for. But when the football games are all over and everyone has had their fill of turkey and cranberry sauce for the night, it’s off to bed early to prepare for a stressful morning of shopping for many who dare to brave the lines for Black Friday deals.

How can retailers prepare themselves for the madness?

Capital One acquires Beaumont-based AmeriCommerce

photo courtesy of AmeriCommerce

Capital One announced Friday, Oct. 31, that it has acquired AmeriCommerce, a Beaumont-based “e-commerce solutions provider” that provides online shopping cart services. AmeriCommerce is an award-winning PCI certified ecommerce software platform that has served more than 5,000 merchants since 2005 by providing software built on the concept of marketing performance, ease of use, and feature rich customization, the company’s website states. AmeriCommerce provides customers with everything they need to design and operate multiple online store websites, Facebook stores and mobile stores.

Texas Farm Credit celebrates new location in Beaumont

Texas Farm Credit celebrated the move of its Beaumont office with a grand-opening barbecue and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 25.

The new office is located at 7185 Interstate 10 South, on the eastbound

frontage road east of South Major Drive.

With approximately 3,200 square feet of office space located off the I-10

corridor, in front of Ford Park Pavilion, the new site offers more spacious

facilities and ample parking.

“We’re excited to be at this new, convenient location,” said Texas Farm