Orange County EDC releases its 2017-18 strategic focus initiatives

lopment Corporation has outlined its strategic focus for the 2017-18 cycle.
Last fall, the OCEDC hosted a series of community focus group discussions to gather input from the business leaders and citizens on the economic development efforts of Orange County. The analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats resulted in several prominent goals and implementation strategies.

New restaurant, bar open in Southeast Texas cities

A new restaurant is coming to Beaumont. K-Bob’s Steakhouse will be in the old Black-Eye Pea location at 6455 Phelan. With corporate headquarters in Houston, this will be their ninth restaurant in Texas and 17th overall, with others in New Mexico and Colorado.
With a motto that states “Serving the Food America Loves, Good Steak at an Honest Price,” you can better believe they will have plenty of meat. According to a menu on their website, K-Bob’s offers filet, sirloin, ribeye and New York strip.

Del Papa gives to NSFS

Del Papa Distributing Company presented Nutrition Services for Seniors (NSFS) with a check for $3,500 on Tuesday, May 9.
Peter Williamson, vice president, Corporate Relations and Communications for Del Papa presented the check at the Beaumont nonprofit’s office.
Several months ago, Williamson and Alex Guidroz, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing, visited NSFS to learn about all the services it provides to seniors in Hardin and Jefferson counties.

‘Big’ Rich Courville named Executive of the Year

The Sales and Marketing Executives Club of Southeast Texas honored “Big” Rich Courville as its Executive of the Year at its annual banquet Thursday, May 11, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. Courville is owner of Courville’s Cajun and Creole Catering in Beaumont.