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Entergy commits to $450,000 contribution to American Red Cross

Entergy Corp. has partnered with the American Red Cross in providing a $450,000 contribution that will be paid out over two years and that will support disaster response in Entergy communities. By making the contribution in advance of disaster, should the need arise, funds will be immediately available to areas served by Entergy, including Entergy Texas Inc.

Coastal Welding wins Distributor Safety Award

The national Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) announced, Monday, Nov. 16, that Coastal Welding Supply has been named winner of the CGA and GAWDA Distributor Safety Award.
Established in 2011, the award promotes safety awareness as an extension of the associations’ missions and recognizes companies that show the greatest improvement in safety performance over a five-year period.

SpawGlass wins awards for excellence in construction for Port Arthur project

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston awarded SpawGlass the first-place ICE Award for Excellence in Construction in the Historical Restoration category and the overall 2015 Best of Houston Award for the Port Arthur Savings renovation project at its 15th annual Excellence in Construction Gala.

Rotary Club honors Beaumont workers for vocational excellence

The Rotary Club of Beaumont recognized 13 individuals from Beaumont for “Service Above Self” on Wednesday, Nov. 18, with Vocational Excellence Awards at the MCM Eleganté.
The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate exemplary service, honesty and friendliness in performing their everyday jobs.

New Jimmy John's to open on 11th Street in Beaumont

Gary McCartney, franchise owner of Jimmy John’s on Dowlen Road, is opening a second location at 475 S. 11th St., a few blocks from the new H-E-B grocery store. The 1,650-square-foot restaurant will add about 30 jobs to the city. It is set to open Dec. 15, according to managing partner Jason King. Jimmy John’s Franchise, LLC is a franchised sandwich restaurant chain specializing in delivery. Founded by James John Liautaud in 1983 and headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, in 30 years, the company has grown to more than 2,000 locations in 43 states.

Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo

The Better Business Bureau hosted its 16th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Beaumont Civic Center. The purpose of the event is to educate, inform, and entertain seniors, said Debbie Bridgeman, communications director for the Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas
“BBB’s goal is to provide a fun day out for our ‘older population’ in Southeast Texas,” Bridgeman said. “Seniors received information on insurance, home health, medical equipment, assisted living, retirement, travel, hospitals, Medicaid and more.”

Beaumont firefighter opens sandwich shop in Port Arthur

Veteran Beaumont firefighter James Gillard said he never had any intention of running his own restaurant. After all, James, who has been a fireman with Beaumont Fire and Rescue for more than 23 years, says working as an engineer for Station 14 keeps him busy enough. That all changed, however, the first time he tasted a Firehouse Sub. James said he and his wife of 23 years, Keeya, were blown away by their Firehouse Subs experience in Baytown.

RE/MAX ONE opens new, centralized location on Gladys

RE/MAX ONE held an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday, Oct. 27, for its new 8245 Gladys location in Beaumont. RE/MAX ONE is the new name for the real estate company that will serve Jefferson and Orange counties, both of which were formerly served by RE/MAX First and RE/MAX Platinum. The new RE/MAX ONE location on Gladys will offer a single, centralized location to serve RE/MAX customers’ needs, said Charlie Foxworth, who has been broker and owner of RE/MAX ONE for the past five years.

Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce convened a Transportation Summit at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, Oct. 29, to promote Proposition 7, a constitutional amendment drafted by legislators in the 84th legislative session that appeared on the November 2015 statewide ballot.

Golden Pass Products launches local business initiative

Golden Pass Products has launched the Opportunity Roadmap, an initiative to connect local people and businesses with opportunities created by industrial development in Southeast Texas. The first phase of the Opportunity Roadmap is a Local Business Initiative, which gives local businesses an opportunity to get “pre-screened” to compete for work with the proposed Golden Pass Products liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project.