Legitimate Charities

Goodwill says awareness key to ensuring donations

The well-known expression “let the buyer beware” is great advice for consumers, but donors to charitable organizations should heed the same message this holiday season. The end of the year is a busy time for donations of clothing and household items, yet some of the groups accepting donations operate as for-profit companies, with little or none of the proceeds going to legitimate charities.

94 and still kicking

Moncla brothers Ken and Randy

Moncla Catering and Vending carrying on a rich family tradition


It is 94 years old and continuing to age wonderfully well. Ken and Randy – the Moncla brothers – are carrying on a family tradition that began in 1918 when their grandfather started a catering business in Southeast Texas.

Ambassador’s Corner

Scott Miller Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Scott Miller of KBMT-TV, Channel 12. November’s Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month. The Ambassador recognized with the most visitations is Pam Trosclair with Mobiloil Federal CreditUnion.

Mechelle Faulk, Stone Hearst Apartment Community

Mechelle Faulk employee of the month

Mechelle Faulk was named Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Month for October. Faulk has worked as the Community Coordinator at Stone Hearst Apartment Community for the last year and a half.