Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce

Letter from the desk of Regina Lindsey (December 2017)

It is that time of year. We have all finished the turkey at Thanksgiving, survived Black Friday, decorated the house for Christmas, and your mailbox and e-mail is being inundated with request for charitable giving to local nonprofits. Why do appeals increase at year’s end? Because the year-end holidays are a time of religious and moral reflection that inspire many people to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Less altruistically but still important, donors need to make their end-of-year giving decisions by Dec. 31 to qualify for a tax deduction in this calendar year.

Letter from the desk of Regina Lindsey (October 2017)


Following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall on Friday, Aug. 25, Southeast Texas faced unprecedented rainfall levels. While the Houston area saw an average of 43 inches of rain, an average of 54 inches fell on the Golden Triangle, with the majority falling on Port Arthur and Orange, as noted by the National Weather Service.