Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Stranded?? Need a ride to Austin for the Legislators Reception??

The SFA Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus to Austin for the Lufkin-Nacogdoches-SFA Day Reception for Legislators.

All passengers will ride comfortably in a bus that has bucket seats, a television and bathroom on board. Plus, riders can bring food and beverages on the bus.

Seats are $40 each and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline is 5:00 p.m., Feb. 12. There are only 36 seats available, so reserve your seat today!!

The bus will leave Wednesday, Feb. 21 from the southeast corner of the SFA commuter Parking Lot (across from Johnson Coliseum) and will return after the reception.

Proposed Itinerary:
8:30 a.m. Depart Southeast corner of SFA Commuter Lot
(across from Johnson Coliseum)

1:30 p.m. Arrive at State Capitol for Legislative briefings

2:30 p.m. Legislative briefings (Rm. TBA; Chamber will
provide room info)

4:45 p.m. Depart Capitol

5:00 p.m. Arrive at Omni Hotel on 700 San Jacinto at 8th

5:30-8:00 p.m. Attend Legislative Reception at Omni Hotel

8:30 p.m. Board bus for return to Nacogdoches

1:30 a.m. Arrive in Nacogdoches

To download a copy of the Transportation Reservation Form or for more information on Lufkin-Nacogdoches-SFA Day visit www.nacogdoches.org

Monday, January 29, 2007

Taco Bueno's ribbon cutting

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for Taco Bueno, 1821 North St., (936) 569-1073.

Taco Bueno is open daily, 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 a.m.

Owners Dr. Terry Davis and Keith Irwin and Director of Operations Tony Harris welcomed Chamber members and guests.

Friday, January 26, 2007

4th Annual Kid Fish Tournament

The fourth annual Nacogdoches Kid Fish Tournament was held Saturday the 20th. The event took place at the Lake Side Park on Pearl Street. The event creates a chance for kids to learn how to fish with the supervision of volunteers.

Wal-Mart, Brookshire Brothers — Fresh Harvest, General Mills, Sonic, Raising Cane's, University Rental, Mason Fishing Line, Ed Cumings Inc. Net Company and Terry's Marine – Ranger Boats are all helping to sponsor Kid Fish.

by: Daily Sentinel
Photo by: Bruce Partain

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Raising Cane's ribbon cutting

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber ribbon cutting for Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, 1831 North St., (936) 569-1700.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is open Sunday - Thursday from 10:30 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m.through 3:00 a.m.

Owner and founder Todd Graves and the famous Labrador Cane welcomed Chamber members and guests.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Texas Wildfire Protection

The Fourth Friday Luncheon is back at noon on Jan. 26 at the Fredonia. State Forester and Director of the Texas Forest Service James Hull will present "Texas Wildfire Protection Plan: The promise of a safer future for Texans."

Under Hull's leadership, the Texas Forest Service has gained national prominence in wildfire protection and prevention and is now established as a state and national leader in all risk incident management. His vision for the agency is to provide the most accurate, credible and timely data an analysis.

The luncheon serves as the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce's monthly membership meeting. We urge you to attend and stay on top of what is going on at the Chamber and around town. Attendee RSVPs are required. Please call 560-5533, or fax a form, 560-3920, available at www.nacogdoches.org. Lunch is $15 at the door. Save two dollars by paying at the Chamber by Thursday, Jan. 25.

Monday, January 22, 2007

A Visual Alive After Five

Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas hosted an Alive After Five event Thursday, Jan. 18. Shannon L. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S. and her staff opened their office located at 3000 N. University Dr., Ste. A and welcomed many Chamber guests.

Those attending enjoyed delicious refreshments provided by Shelley's Bakery, and some won great door prizes also from Shelley's and The Union Cafe.

The cash prize was not awarded, so all Chamber members will be entered to win $550 at the next scheduled Alive After Five. February's Alive After Five will be hosted by Dr. Amy Huggins in her new office in the Elliott building on Mound St. Mark your calendars: Thursday, Feb. 8, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Shannon L. Smith and husband Mike White greet guests at the Chamber's Alive After Five event.

A few of the smiling staff of Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas.

Jeana Urena and Juan Carlos entertained guests with live music during the event.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Dolphin Printing Ribbon Cutting

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber ribbon cutting for Dolphin Printing, 4201-B North St., (936) 569-2776.

Owner Fred Groover welcomed Chamber members and guests. Dolphin Printing specializes in screen printing items and recently expanded services to include custom banner and sign production.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Operation Thank You breakfast rescheduled for Wed., Jan. 17

Due to the ice storm, the Chamber’s Operation Thank You will begin with a light kick-off breakfast on WEDNESDAY, January 17, 7:15 a.m.

“This one-day delay will help our volunteers plan their day around the weather a bit better,” Chamber chair Jim Elder said. “We’ll give an update on our visits at the Alive After Five on Thursday, and extend the deliveries to Friday at 3 p.m.”

Any questions about Operation Thank You - just call Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce at 936-560-5533.

Below from left: Angie Brewer, Angela Wiederhold and Dana Britton, Point A Media, hold the 2007 Official Guide & Chamber Directory and City & County Street Map. Beginning Jan. 16, Chamber Board members and their teams will personally deliver the new directories and maps to county businesses to thank them for being Chamber members.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Why Buy New?

Above: Dezzie Tieman, owner of Why Buy New?, cuts the red ribbon and celebrates the grand opening of the new, family-owned and operated business.

Why Buy New? is a consignment and resale shop offering men's, women's and children's clothing and more. The business is located at 2427 North Street between Marble Slab Creamery and University Baptist Church. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Dezzie or Mike Tieman at Why Buy New?, (936)569-8222.