BBB Serving Southeast Texas to hold anniversary event for Torch Award winners Sept. 8

The 20th annual BBB Serving Southeast Texas Torch Awards is set for Friday, Sept. 8, at Ford Park.
Dubbed “Light Up The Night With Torch,” this year’s event will honor 20 years of past winners including nonprofits, and small and large businesses.
“The Torch Awards is our premier 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.

Education First FCU presents $37K to seniors from 37 local high schools

Education First Federal Credit Union recently announced its scholarship recipients for the class of 2017. Over the last several weeks, representatives from Education First have personally presented $1,000 scholarships to 37 local high school seniors in Southeast Texas.
Since 1999, when Education First initially began distributing scholarships, the credit union has given out $377,000. This year’s round of grads throughout Southeast Texas will bring that total to $415,000.

Cheniere, KOGAS celebrate commencement of 20-year LNG contract

Cheniere Energy Inc. and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) held a celebration Sunday, June 25, with dignitaries from the two companies officially announcing the commencement of their 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) to supply U.S.-sourced LNG to KOGAS from the Sabine Pass Liquefaction facility in Louisiana. The SPA, which was originally signed in January 2012, officially commenced June 1, 2017, with the first cargo loading the following day.

Being informed is key to hurricane preparation

Be informed and check your preparedness plans. That was the message delivered by Greg Fountain, Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management coordinator, on the eve of the arrival of the Atlantic hurricane season’s third named storm, Tropical Storm Cindy.
He spoke Tuesday, June 20, to the Golden Triangle Business Roundtable (GTBR) at the Pompano Club in Port Neches. About 85 members, including plant managers, construction managers, safety officials, contractors and county commissioners, were in attendance.