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Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Awards of Excellence

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas honored the 2016 outstanding employers, job seekers, sponsors and partners at its Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 4, at its new administrative offices and Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center at 510 Park St. downtown. The Workforce Board recognized area employers for their contribution to the workforce system through implementation of innovative initiatives, which positively affected workers and local communities.

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas opens new location

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas held a ribbon cutting Tuesday, April 4, to celebrate the opening of its new administrative offices and Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center at 510 Park St. downtown. The center held a soft opening in December and signed a 10-year lease on the new location, according to Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Board Chair Sue Daniels.

Dallas Cowboys chief brand officer/executive VP speaks at Lamar

Charlotte Jones Anderson, daughter of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the team’s executive vice president and chief brand officer, spoke at Lamar University on Tuesday, April 4. The free event was hosted by the College of Business and open to the public.
Anderson directs the Cowboys’ brand marketing, fan engagement, stadium design, entertainment, licensed apparel, cause marketing and community relations.

LU celebrates opening of Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Lamar University celebrated the opening of its Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) Wednesday, April 5 before a crowd of state, business, community, and educational leaders, in the new 21,000 square-foot innovation center.

Texas Mutual Insurance Company awards $100K to fund LIT Risk Management Program

Texas Mutual Insurance Company has awarded a $100,000 grant to Lamar Institute of Technology to establish a risk management institute, which will provide workplace safety courses for local employers, workers and the general public.
Texas Mutual Manager of Safety Services for the Houston Region Craig Witherspoon and Lamar Institute for Technology Vice President for Strategic Initiatives David Mosley announced the $100,000 grant Wednesday, March 29, at a ceremony on the LIT campus.

LIT holds ceremony for Technical Arts building

Tuesday, March 21, at Lamar Institute of Technology, the college celebrated the last beam put into place in its new Technical Arts building.
Nearly 200 people attended, including elected officials, community, business and industry leaders, students, staff and faculty, and LIT Foundation members. Attendees were treated to lunch.

ExxonMobil holds ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ in Beaumont

In association with ExxonMobil’s ongoing “Be an Engineer” initiative, the company held its annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program Thursday, April 6, at Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont.
In its 14th year, the program engaged 90 Beaumont ISD middle-school girls in a hands-on approach that allowed them to experience the excitement of being an engineer. About 40 Beaumont-area ExxonMobil employees volunteered during the event.

New Taco Bell being built near Walden Road Holiday Inn in Beaumont

A new Taco Bell is currently under construction at 3980 Interstate 10 S. in front of the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza at Walden Road. According to Chad Motsinger, chief operating officer at KorMex Foods, a franchisee of Taco Bell, the 2,029- square-foot fast-food restaurant is projected to open in early June. According to Traci Montalbano, demolition and permit chief for the city of Beaumont, the cost of the project is $375,000.

Bill Clark celebrates 60 years in pest control

Bill Clark Pest Control celebrated the company’s 60th anniversary Thursday, March 9, at the Event Centre in Beaumont.
Friends, family and community members were present for the celebration, which honored company owner Bill Clark for his dedication and hard work over the past 60 years.
“To me, this is an awesome accomplishment,” Clark told The Business Journal. “I think about how I was able to start from scratch and be in business for that long, and get to the size we currently are — it’s mindboggling to me, and a bit surreal.”

Showtime Sports Academy

Robert and Dana York, and Rex and Lorie Humberson, owners of Showtime Sports Academy, welcome family, friends, and kids of all ages to the grand opening of Vidor’s newest sports facility.
This indoor batting facility is 8,000 square feet and includes six batting cages with four pitching machines and two pitching mounds, with an area for private or league parties. Showtime Sports Academy will also host CrossFit, private lessons and camps.
Located at 2401 Highway 12 in Vidor, hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 3:30-9 p.m., Saturday noon – 6 p.m., and Sunday 1-6 p.m.