BBB Serving Southeast Texas to hold anniversary event for past Torch Award winners on Feb. 8

The 20th annual BBB Serving Southeast Texas Torch Awards is set for Thursday, Feb. 22, at Ford Park. The event was rescheduled from its previous date in September due to Hurricane Harvey.

Dubbed “Light Up The Night With Torch,” this year’s event will honor 20 years of past winners including nonprofits, small and large businesses.

“The Torch Awards is our premiere programming to recognize businesses for ethics and what they’re doing in the local market,” said Liz Fredrichs, president of the BBB Serving Southeast Texas.

New Motiva CEO talks company growth, potential expansion into chemicals

Motiva Enterprise’s new president and CEO was keynote speaker at the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce’s 118th Annual Banquet.

Brian Coffman replaced Dan Romasko as CEO and as speaker at the banquet. Greater Port Arthur Chamber President Bill McCoy said the Chamber had originally scheduled Romasko to speak at the event before the announcement was made that Coffman was taking over as CEO of the company.

Dale Champagne announces retirement at Beaumont Chamber’s 115th Birthday Celebration

In addition to celebrating 115 years of advocating for and supporting the Beaumont business community and sharing plans for 2018, the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, that a familiar face at the Chamber would be retiring.

After more than seven years at the Beaumont Chamber, Sales Membership Director Dale Champagne, 58, has retired.

Texas Coffee Co. copes with loss, moves forward with optimism

When Carlo Busceme III died suddenly and unexpectedly last September, the question arose, “What now?” for the Texas Coffee Company.

Carlo had been president of the Beaumont business for more than 18 years when in 1999, his cousins Joseph F. Fertitta Jr. and Donald P. Fertitta took over management of the company founded in 1921 and famously known for its Seaport and TexJoy products.

Although Joseph had extensive business management experience and Donald had a background in industrial sales, Carlo conveyed a message to his two cousins when they arrived.