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Nothing Bundt Cakes offering new Chocolate Turtle flavor in January

When it comes to the business of selling desserts, Nothing Bundt Cakes has capitalized on the customer’s sweet tooth, offering 40 different designs and nine classic flavors in several distinct sizes.

But what exactly is a Bundt cake?

“Most people think of it as a pound cake because it has a hole in the center,” said Lucy Lara, manager at Nothing Bundt Cakes in Beaumont. “That’s practically what a Bundt cake is, and we make them in different sizes. We have Bundtinis, Bundlets and our 8- and 10-inch cakes.

Mobiloil Credit Union business forum rescheduled for Jan. 30

The original date of Mobiloil Credit Union’s Investing in You Business Forum has changed due to Harvey’s untimely arrival.

However, now business leaders and entrepreneurs will have a chance to start 2018 with some fresh new ideas by attending the event, now scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin St. in Beaumont. The event is free, but registration is required.

BBVA Compass brings toys, holiday cheer to PA students

The BBVA Compass Foundation brought its fifth annual Project Blue Elf initiative to Port Arthur. Project Blue Elf is the bank’s signature holiday initiative that provides toys to children in low to moderate income areas. This year, the program reached more than 5,500 students in 30 markets across the bank’s footprint, including the 125 kindergarten, first-and second-grade students at Lee Elementary School.

City of Port Arthur Industrial District Agreement and Business Enterprise Program

The city of Port Arthur and nine industrial and/or refining facilities have made and entered into Industrial District Agreements (IDA) effective Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 30, 2027.

These companies include BTP, BASF (Old Sandoz), Chevron Phillips, Chevron USA, Flint Hills, Praxair (Motiva), Praxair (Valero), TOTAL and Premcor/which includes Air Products.

The Port Arthur Business Enterprise Program promotes spending by these companies with qualified Port Arthur business enterprises.

Spindletop Center receives $4,500 donation from Mike Smith Nissan

Spindletop Center received a $4,500 donation from Mike Smith Nissan in Beaumont on Nov. 28 to continue enhancing its programs for Hurricane Harvey relief.

“Southeast Texans are still feeling the aftermath of the devastation the hurricane brought to the community in late August. As one of the few nonprofit organizations devoted to the emotional needs of the community, Spindletop Center will continue its mission to help people help themselves by providing resources and supports to those impacted by the storm,” the non-profit said in a release.

PFP Enterprises LLC recalls ground beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen

PFP Enterprises LLC, also doing business as Texas Meat Packers, a Fort Worth, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 7,570 pounds of ground beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. 

$14 million Dick’s Sporting Goods store, $109 million Dow Chemical expansion positive signs for 2018

With Hurricane Harvey in the rearview mirror, and as residents and businesses continue to rebuild, new commercial projects and expansions are always a welcome sign that the local economy is recovering following a natural disaster.

Economist Ray Perryman has projected that Harvey will cause Texas to see losses of $114.9 billion in real gross state product and $76.1 billion in real personal income.

Shangri La Gardens receives $10,000 from Chevron Phillips in support of Hurricane Harvey recovery

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center announced Thursday, Dec. 14 that it has received a gift in the amount of $10,000 from Chevron Phillips. These funds will support the replacement of vital environmental education materials lost as a result of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Wayne A. Reaud named Southeast Texas Legend

What makes someone legendary? While many have achieved academic accomplishments, career milestones and high socioeconomic status, only a few have set themselves apart with a magnitude of selflessness that they will truly be remembered for generations to come.

Wayne A. Reaud became one of the chosen few to be recognized as a Legend by Lamar University Thursday, Nov. 9, when he was named the 16th Southeast Texas Legend Scholarship honoree at the very building the university dedicated in the Beaumont Super Lawyer and philanthropist’s honor a year ago.

NASA astronaut, physician and entrepreneur highlights second installment of Lamar University’s CICE Bootcamp

Dr. Scott Parazynksi was one of several guest speakers at the Lamar University Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship’s (CICE) 2017 Bootcamp, which took place Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2.

Parazynski, who has participated in five NASA Shuttle missions and spacewalks and has climbed Mount Everest twice, is an engineer, pilot, medical doctor and founder of Fluidity Technologies, a company that patented a hyper-intuitive, one-handed drone controller that vastly improves ease of maneuvering.