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Donald T. Boumans Foundation raises money to provide scholarships for students to enter industrial workforce

Around 500 people attended the 6th Annual Donald T. Boumans Foundation (DTB) Crawfish Boil Fundraiser on Thursday, April 26, at Associated Builders and Contractors in Nederland.

According to DTB’s website, Don Boumans was the plant manager from 1969 to 1989 of Goodrich-Gulf, B. F. Goodrich, and Ameripol Synpol — the Port Neches “rubber company.”

LobsterFest attracts more than 420 diners

More than 420 people attended the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce LobsterFest Dinner Saturday, April 14 at Ford Park. Along with the golf tournament, which was held Monday, April 9 at Texas Country Club and preceded the dinner, LobsterFest is held annually.

“This was the 27th annual, so we’ve been doing this for quite some time,” said Terri Potter, who is executive assistant to Market Basket President Skylar Thompson and co-chaired the event along with her husband, Lee, who is owner of American Air Systems.

Navigating the Neches: First-ever event showcases importance of Golden Triangle area to Texas legislators

The Chambers of Commerce in Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur shared their strengths and worked harmoniously to produce an outstanding three-day event Wednesday, April 18 through Friday, April 20. “Navigating the Neches” was designed to provide visitors from Austin with information about the abundance of resources in our area. In attendance for this inaugural event included Senator Brandon Creighton of Conroe, Senator Eddie Lucio from Brownsville and Representative Dade Phelan from Beaumont.

Interim Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President Andy Dill talks about future of organization after resignation of former president

Since the resignation of former Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce (GBCOC) president Regina Lindsey on Wednesday, March 28, the search for a new leader of the non-profit, which is crucial in the promotion of its business members, has begun its search for a new president.

In the meantime, Andy Dill, who was president of the Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County for more than 14 years, has taken over the helm as interim president for the Beaumont Chamber.

Search for new Beaumont Chamber president has begun

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday, April 24, the formation of a search committee for a new president and chief executive officer. The search committee will review candidate submissions and propose its recommendation to the Greater Beaumont Chamber Board of Directors. Resumes will be accepted until May 31.

Salata in Beaumont celebrates opening with ribbon cutting

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, March 29, at the restaurant’s new location at 4215 Dowlen Road, Suite B, in Beaumont.

Earth Day Celebration honors memory of founder, plants new life at Port Neches City Hall

The CEO and employees of the Huntsman Corporation, the Port Neches mayor and city officials, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick and Texas Sen. Brandon Creighton, along with other members of the community, honored the late Jon M. Huntsman Sr. at an Earth Day celebration Thursday, April 19.

Not only did the Huntsman Corp. plant trees next to the Port Neches City Hall at 1005 Merriman St., but it also unveiled an engraved bench dedicated to the memory of the company’s founder.

Market Basket breaks ground on new Mauriceville store

Market Basket broke ground on a new Mauriceville store on Highway TX-62 on Friday, April 27. The original store located next door to the new site was heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

First Financial Bank in Mauriceville re-opens

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, April, 5 for the re-opening of First Financial Bank at 11853 TX-12 in Mauriceville. Though they only closed for a brief time after Harvey, they are now able to welcome customers into their new facility. For information on all the services they offer, call (409) 745-3755.

Orange Chamber of Commerce kicks off St. Mary Catholic School 85th annual Spring Festival

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting April 27 to kick off the St. Mary Catholic School 85th annual Spring Festival, a weekend of food, fun and fellowship. St. Mary Catholic School 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, is for PK-3 to 8th grade. For more information, call (409) 883-8913.