Beaumont engineering group places second on Zweig Group Hot Firm List

The Zweig Group, which annually recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning (A/E/P) and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada through its Hot Firm List, announced its Top 100 on July 9, and LJA Engineering Inc. came in at No. 2.

LJA Engineering is an employee-owned, multi-discipline, consulting civil engineering firm serving both the public and private sectors in Texas for the past 42 years, with offices in Beaumont, Houston, Galveston, Deer Park, The Woodlands, Austin, and San Antonio.

Antiques show potential as long-term assets

Despite notoriety as “high risk” investments, antiques can offer potentially impressive returns for the long-term investor who prefers to keep his money right where he can see it.

For those looking for a quick return on their investments, collecting expensive illiquid assets like antiques is indeed a bold move, but despite what many consider to be the limited market for such high-dollar, special-interest pieces, local dealer Dexter Augier says the global market for antiques isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Snyder graduates from U.S. Chamber’s Institute of Organization Management

Institute for Organizational Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has announced that Paige Snyder, membership director and event coordinator for the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the nonprofit development program and has received IOM recognition.

H-E-B offers new sites for vehicle registration renewal

As drivers throughout Texas transition from a dual-sticker system for vehicle registration and state inspections, residents of Jefferson County can now complete the new “Two Steps, One Sticker” process at the H-E-B Business Center at 3590 College St. in Beaumont.

Drivers must present an official Inspection and Registration Notice of renewal issued by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, proof of liability insurance, and funds to cover the cost of registration and the processing fee of $7.50. A current, passing vehicle inspection is required prior to registration renewal.