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

Lamar University sets enrollment record

Lamar University has set another all-time enrollment record, officials announced today. Official figures for the fall 2014 semester taken on the 20th class day show Lamar has the highest enrollment in the university’s history.

“We are very pleased with 2014 fall semester enrollment figures,” said Kevin Smith, senior associate provost.

Lamar’s record headcount was set with 14,889 students, up 6.1 percent over last fall. Of this number, 14,451 (an increase of 5.01 percent) are reportable to the State for appropriations funding during the base period, Smith said.

Unconventional Formations Fuel the Economy

The current oil surge is generating millions of jobs across the United States.  One of the key drivers of activity is the opening of unconventional oil- and natural gas-bearing formations through technological advances such as hydraulic fracturing.  One of the first big plays to be unlocked by fracking is the Barnett Shale.