City of Port Arthur, EDC hopes ‘Livin’ It Up Downtown’ project will attract businesses to downtown area

The city of Port Arthur, Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Legacy Community Development Corporation are partnering in an initiative called "Livin’ It Up Downtown" to bring residents back to downtown Port Arthur. The entities are building houses for people with the thought that those people would then attract new businesses downtown to provide commodities and services for these new and relocated Port Arthur consumers.

Biztorming celebrates grand opening

Biztorming held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its offices and Talent Development Center at 1846 I-10 Access Road South, Suite 201, in Beaumont on Wednesday, June 6.

“We’re happy to introduce our facility to the community and to our clients who will benefit from the training and consulting services that we offer for local business,” said Biztorming owner and CEO Luciana Paulise. “This ribbon-cutting ceremony is a dream come true for me, as it is another step for Biztorming’s continuous growth.”

Orange County EDC, Chamber partner on Industrial Exchange

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation are collaborating to host the 2018 Industrial Exchange on Thursday, August 16 at Lamar State College Orange Cypress Center. The half-day event will connect industry representatives, Southeast Texas contractors and service providers in an effort to further local initiatives to employ, purchase and work local.

Fishing for dollars

Any serious angler is familiar with the Bassmaster Series, and for about a week in June, the fishing tournament again increased the Orange population by thousands. Professional anglers came in early for their practice runs on the Sabine River, along with their teams, families and friends before the event kicked off on Thursday, June 7.