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DuPont, Firestone Polymers partner with LSC-O on job training grants

DuPont and Firestone Polymers have partnered with Lamar State College - Orange to provide job training using Skills Development Fund grants from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grants will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas area.

ExxonMobil donates fire truck to LIT

ExxonMobil donated a fire truck to Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) on Wednesday, April 4, to support training at the college’s regional fire academy. LIT’s regional fire academy, which includes three instructional buildings, fire truck and training equipment, was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey floodwaters.

Entergy Texas named 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year

Entergy Texas Inc. announced Monday, April 2, that it received the 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for “outstanding efforts to promote energy efficiency in residential new construction.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy will recognize Entergy Texas for the accomplishment at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 20, according to the release.

Mobiloil Credit Union delegates visit D.C.

Mobiloil Credit Union recently sent a delegation to Washington D.C. to attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. The annual event draws over 5,200 credit union advocates comprised of directors and senior leadership from credit unions of all sizes throughout the United States.
Advocates simultaneously take issues that affect the credit union cooperative movement to their respective legislators in a single day. It is a cooperative effort that sends a unified message to lawmakers regarding legislation that hinders the ability of credit unions to serve their members.

Miracle Match For Life tourney set for April 27

The 16th Annual Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament benefiting the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program and LifeShare Blood Centers will be held Friday, April 27, at the Bayou Din Golf Club at 8537 Labelle Road in Beaumont. There will be 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts.

ExxonMobil receives PRWeek award for coverage after Hurricane Harvey

ExxonMobil was a finalist in the PRWeek U.S. Awards 2018 Best in a Crisis category.
The oil and gas giant, No. 4 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list, published its article “ExxonMobil: Fueling Recovery” on the company’s blog, Energy Factor. Winners were named at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Thursday, March 15.

App in development in Southeast Texas focuses on the dish, not the restaurant

The craving hits and the pang of hunger deepens. You want enchiladas with onions, avocado and a cup of coffee, but are tired of the same old haunts. Thankfully, there is an app for that. Or there will be.
Aroma, set to be released May 19, helps users search for food on an open playing field. Users can search for restaurants by dish and can even add multiple filters to find the place that is just right.

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Awards of Excellence

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas recently acknowledged the support and commitment of businesses that support their mission “to create a world-class, competitive workforce” through financial support of the annual Youth Career Expo. Dennis Isaacs, executive director of Golden Triangle Business Roundtable, was recognized as a sponsor for the event.
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas honored the 2017 outstanding employers, job seekers, sponsors and partners at its Board Meeting Tuesday, March 6, at the Beaumont Event Centre.

US Army conducts training exercise, brings supplies through the Port of Port Arthur

The U.S. Army, with the assistance of U.S. Navy vessel USNS Watson and the Navy Military Sealift Command, the Port of Charleston and the Port of Port Arthur, conducted a Sealift Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (SEDRE) in March from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Walmart opens Vidor Supercenter

Walmart opened the doors to its new Vidor Supercenter on Wednesday, March 14, with Mayor Robert Viator Jr. and the Vidor Chamber of Commerce holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion.
The new store at 1360 N. Main St. has replaced the company’s smaller, preexisting store adjacent to the new Supercenter, providing expanded services and offerings.
Services at the new Supercenter include a pharmacy drive-thru and a free in-store pickup service, providing an easy way to shop millions of products on