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Uber expands services to Mid-County and Orange County

Uber has expanded its services to Mid-County and Orange County.
The company made the announcement at a press conference Friday, July 28, at Neches Brewing Company in Port Neches with State Rep. Dade Phelan; Tyler Blount, co-owner of Neches Brewing Company; and Uber Public Policy Manager Chris Miller present for the announcement.
“Previously we were in Beaumont, but as a result of HB 100, we are expanding to Jefferson and Orange counties to cover the rest of the Golden Triangle,” Travis Considine, communications manager for Uber told the Business Journal.

Kinsel Toyota opens new 43,000-square foot dealership

Kinsel Toyota held a grand opening celebration for its new dealership at 4235 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Thursday, July 27.
The event included a ribbon cutting, free car washes all day for all guests, water slide, DJ, dunking booth, free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and lemonade, the Kona Ice truck and Megatronix Mobile Media video game truck and trailer.
The 43,000-square-foot facility took about 16 months to complete, according to a release from Kinsel.

Bank of America closing Calder location in Beaumont

The Bank of America building, a longtime landmark in Beaumont at 2625 Calder Ave., will soon be without its mainstay, the bank itself.
Britney Sheehan, regional media relations representative for Bank of America, confirmed via email that the bank will indeed be closing at the end of the business day Oct. 31.

Scallon Controls and EPI merge

In a release Tuesday, Aug. 1, Scallon Controls announced its merger with EPI (Energy Power, Incorporated).

L.I.T.E program introduces students to STEM fields and careers in engineering

Around 50 area middle school students participated in the Lamar Introduction to Engineering (L.I.T.E.) summer program, hosted by Lamar University’s College of Engineering, from July 17-21.
The free one-week non-residential camp serves incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students who excel in mathematics and science, and is funded in part by a grant through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, ExxonMobil and BASF Corp.

Texas economy adds 40,200 jobs in June

The Texas economy expanded in June for the 12th consecutive month with the addition of 40,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, down from 4.8 percent in May. Texas’ annual employment growth outperformed the previous two years with 319,300 jobs added over the year, bringing the state’s annual growth rate up by 0.4 percentage points to 2.7 percent.

Public Utility Commission approves new Entergy power plant

Paving the way for a new source of local, reliable power, the Public Utility Commission of Texas voted Friday, July 28, to approve a proposal by Entergy Texas Inc. to build the Montgomery County Power Station, a 993 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas power plant in Willis, Texas. The commission’s action is a major step toward providing the next generation of clean and efficient energy for Southeast Texas, Entergy said in a press release.

Mobiloil Credit Union to hold Investing in You Business Forum

Mobiloil Credit Union is hosting an event for business leaders, entrepreneurs and those who may be getting ready to take the leap into launching a business.
The event provides an opportunity for people to hear from two national speakers who know a thing or two about what needs to be done in order to stand out as a company.
The event, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. – noon at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont, is free to attend, but registration is required.

What higher interest rates could mean for your investments

The markets are sensitive — they tend to react to sudden change or uncertainty with volatility. But that doesn’t mean you have to react every time there’s up or down movement in the Dow or S&P 500. It’s generally best to keep your overall strategy tied to your personal goals and situation — including your time horizon and the degree of risk you’re comfortable taking on.

TWC hosts Texas Business Conference in Beaumont

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) hosted Beaumont-area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers at the Texas Business Conference employment law update Friday, July 14, at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza.
The conference provided valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas.