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Ribbon cutting for Sweet Bee Boutique & Desserts

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Sweet Bee Boutique & Desserts as a new member on Tuesday, April 10.

Locally owned and operated by Roxy Scarborough, Sweet Bee has a great selection of boutique clothing, shoes, accessories, and desserts. Catering is also available for weddings, birthdays, receptions, baby showers, graduations, holidays and more.

Coastal Welding Supply expands to Houston

The Business Journal had the exclusive opportunity to share coffee and a conversation with Chuck Mazoch, president of Coastal Welding Supply, which recently opened its tenth location at 5101 Tacoma Drive in Houston.

Joint ventures indicate Energy Transfer is expanding operations at Nederland site

Two new joint ventures indicate the possibility of new projects at Energy Transfer’s (formerly known as Sunoco) site in Nederland.
Thursday, March 22, Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with Satellite Petrochemical USA Corp. to form the joint venture Orbit Gulf Coast NGL Exports, LLC.

Golden Triangle Emergency Center opens Beaumont location

Golden Triangle Emergency Center (GTEC) opened a new location in Beaumont on Tuesday, April 3. Keeping true to its name, the company’s third freestanding emergency center completes a triangle of businesses in Orange, Port Arthur and now Beaumont.
The new location, at 5550 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont next to Magic Car Wash and Target, was slated to open in October, but because of Hurricane Harvey, construction was delayed and the opening date was pushed to April.

Huntsman Corp. to honor founder posthumously during Earth Day celebration at Port Neches City Hall

Thursday, April 19, at 3 p.m. at Port Neches City Hall, 1005 Merriman St., Huntsman Corp. will celebrate Earth Day and honor the memory of its founder Jon Huntsman Sr.
The company is partnering with the city of Port Neches by hosting a commemorative tree planting at city hall, and following the ceremony, Huntsman Corporation will recognize and celebrate the life of Jon Huntsman Sr. with a moment of silence.
Huntsman executives, employees, elected officials, and community partners will gather for the occasion and the public is invited to attend.

2018 Reaud Excellence in Education Award winners

The Beaumont Foundation of America announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 Reaud Excellence in Education Award on Sunday, March 18. Since 2009, the foundation has recognized superior teachers whose dedication and leadership inspire both students and fellow educators. The awards provide public acclaim and financial rewards to teachers who are furthering excellence in education throughout Southeast Texas.

Sour Lake Chamber honors local businesses

Two Sour Lake businesses were honored at Sour Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 24.
J&R Meat Market, located at 185 TX-326 in Sour Lake, was named Small Business of the Year, while KAT Excavation and Construction, at 16531 Hwy 105 in Sour Lake, received the Business Leadership Award.

Country music legend Mark Chesnutt to headline Gulf Coast Gala

Country music legend and Southeast Texas native Mark Chesnutt will headline the 15th annual Gulf Coast Gala at Lamar State College Port Arthur.
“An Intimate Evening with Mark Chesnutt” will feature an all-acoustic performance of the Beaumont native’s greatest hits. The performance takes place Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center on the campus of LSCPA, 1800 Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur.

Future process operators train using video game technology

Using 3D software that looks just like a video game on an Xbox One, students at LIT are learning the proper lockout-tagout plant safety techniques virtually — without causing any major damage in the real world.
LOTO EXP is a program that was developed in 2015 by Systran, a process-driven company that caters to hydrocarbon processing industry.

Admiral headlines second annual Symposium on Resilient Ports

The Lamar University Center for Advances in Port Management held its second annual symposium at the Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) on Friday, April 6. The symposium’s theme was “Resilient Ports and Waterways in 2030.”