Golden Pass LNG to donate $1.5M to Harvey relief effort

Golden Pass Products announced at a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce that the company will donate $1.5 million to assist with relief efforts in Southeast Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“This fund will help Port Arthur, Jefferson County and Southeast Texas recover from damages this storm has caused,” said Sean Ryan, president of Golden Pass LNG.

Jon Huntsman Sr. pledges millions for Harvey’s victims, asks businesses to match donation

In a time of tremendous loss and dire need in Southeast Texas following Hurricane Harvey, Jon Huntsman Sr., founder and executive chairman of the Huntsman Corporation, has responded and is issuing a challenge to other business leaders — give.
In a special press conference Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Jefferson County Courthouse, which was still closed for business due to Hurricane Harvey, Huntsman announced that he wanted to help get Southeast Texans back on their feet.

Texas economy adds 19,600 jobs in July

The Texas economy expanded for the 13th consecutive month with the addition of 19,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in July. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.3 percent, down from 4.6 percent in June. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.4 percent, which was double the annual growth rate as compared to a year ago.

Golden Triangle Business Roundtable 26th annual Contractor Safety Awards

he Golden Triangle Business Roundtable (GTBR) held its 26th annual Contractor Safety Awards Luncheon on Aug. 15 to recognize and honor this year’s contractor safety award nominees, finalists and award recipients. This annual event honors Golden Triangle contractors for exemplary safety performance in the workplace. GTBR members nominate contractors for these awards, and the GTBR Safety Committee evaluates the nominations, conducts on-site visits and interviews contractors and contractor employees before selecting the recipients recognized during this banquet.