Thursday, October 25, 2007

Alive After Five mixes garden party with picture perfection

The recent Nacogdoches County Chamber after hours event was an October treat.

Two downtown businesses - Greg Patterson Photographic Studio & Gallery and Texas Gardens & Design by Gary Truchelut - co-hosted the Alive After Five held on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 122 N. Mound Street.

Perfect weather complemented the beautiful setting, live music and delicious food.

Many Chamber members went home with great door prizes that included landscape consulting, huge mums and photo sessions.

Above: Gary Truchelut and Greg Patterson greet their guests and explain their businesses and services. Patterson and Truchelut share the property with two separate offices at 122 N. Mound St. - stop by and soak in the beauty.

Left top: Beautiful vignettes, designed by Texas Gardens dot the landscape behind Patterson's studio providing an endless number of unique photo backgrounds.

Below: Chris Sidnell and other Alive After Five guest make their way down the fajita line.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ribbon Cutting at Etech, Inc. Training Facility

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
invites you to a

Ribbon Cutting for Etech, Inc. Training Facility

Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 1:30 p.m.
2016 N. Stallings Dr.

Join C.O.O. Matt Rocco and the Etech crew
and see the new facility.
Take a tour and enjoy light refreshments.

Contact the Chamber at 936-560-5533 for more information.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Cruisin' in the Pines

Classics have never looked so sweet ... the cars, that is!

Pictured above from left: Harlon Brooks, owner of Harlon's Barbeque at the Link, Doug James, event coordinator, and Lendell Lindsay, owner of '67 Chevelle, striking their cruisin' poses at the Oct. 20 event.

Cruisin' in the Pines - Cruise Night happens the 2nd Saturday evening of the month at 603 Old Tyler Rd. Join classic car enthusiasts for a good helping of hot rod conversation with just a pinch of showin' off.

Photos by Doug James.

Friday, October 19, 2007

First Friday Nights in Downtown Nacogdoches

*First Friday Nights*
Enjoy Late Night Shopping in Downtown Nacogdoches!
Every First Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Shop Downtown Nacogdoches the first Friday of every month from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping, food, and late-night entertainment!
  • September 7th, 2007
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  • November 2nd, 2007
  • December 7th, 2007
  • January 4th, 2008
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  • March 7th, 2008
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  • May 2nd, 2008

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ribbon Cuttings: American General and La Cosecha

Branch Manager Linda Galvan
Tuesday welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests to the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of new business American General Financial Services, 4909 North St., Marketplace II, (936) 564-1426.

In addition, managers Miguel Mendez and Alfredo Parra today welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests to the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of new business La Cosecha, 342 N. University Dr., (936) 560-4901. La Cosecha is open seven days a week with happy hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Edward Jones Investments new office location on Unversity Dr.

Edward Jones Investments Financial Advisor Wendy Buchanan welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests to the recent Nacogdoches County Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the new office location for Edward Jones Investments, 1323 N. University Dr., (936) 564-2327.

Guests and staff enjoyed delicious refreshments and fun conversation in the newly remodeled office. Drop by and see the beautiful office and learn more about your investment opportunities.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

2007 East Texas Economic Development Summit

Thursday, November 15, 2007
Pitser Garrison Civic Center ~ Lufkin, TX

Expert speakers will address issues of concern to rural East Texas, including:
Developing a Skilled Workforce
Economic Development 101
4A and 4B Sales Tax
Recruiting Retirees
Downtown Development
Preparing for Challenges Associated with a Booming Population
Identifying and Marketing Cultural and Historic Assets

For more event information including an event agenda and registration form - click here.
Early registration deadline - Nov. 5. Space is limited, so reserve early!

Hosted by:
Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples
Senator Robert L. Nichols
Texas Forest Country Partnership

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Loco Valley Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser

The Loco Valley Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Bar-B-Que fundraiser, to buy equipment for the Loco Valley Station, on Saturday, October 20th in the McCoy's parking lot, 4009 NW Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches, starting at 10 am.

There will be live entertainment for your enjoyment featuring the Rose River Band.

For more information or to make a donation please contact Roxie Hill at (936) 462-1004 or John Forman (Fire Chief) at (936) 645-7662.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Etech, Inc. looking for full-time Team Leaders

Employment opportunity is brimming at Etech, Inc. in Nacogdoches.

"Our immediate needs are for full-time Team Members," Employment Coordinator Gary Lee Ashcraft said. "Candidates should have either sales experience or skill sets that allow sales training. Etech offers competitive pay rates with the opportunity to earn incomes that are unlimited due to our liberal compensation programs, plus the benefits programs are really attractive."

Visit the Etech, Inc. web site,, for additional information and online applications.

Etech comprehensive benefits programs include: health care, 401k, child care reimbursement, tuition reimbursement (undergrad only), Aflac supplemental, dental, and much more. Etech Team Members also benefit from our internal incentive program which is a points earned program resulting in Team Members purchasing a wide variety of merchandise from our internal corporate store.

Etech is a growing "global outsourcing company" with the home office located in Nacogdoches and centers in Lufkin and Pasadena, Texas as well as two centers in India.

Monday, October 08, 2007

New business offers power sports and agriculture equipment and service

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber ribbon cutting for Nacogdoches Power Sports, 2703 S.W. Stallings Dr., (936) 715-9944. Manager Jim Reed welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests.

Local folks will no longer have to drive outside Nacogdoches County for purchasing ATVs and farm equipment and for servicing ag and power sport machinery. With the product selection and quality service available at Nacogdoches Power Sports, out-of-towners are drawn to the business.

Available brands: New Holland, Great Dane, Polaris, Kawasaki, Sea Doo, can-am, Honda, Stihl and Gravely. See our products.

Clockwise from left:

Kim Luna Snyder, far left, and Jim Reed, far right, enjoy a pretend "test drive" with Nicole and Mikey Hermenitt.

Guests and Chamber volunteers learn the history and vision for Nacogdoches Power Sports during the KICKS 105.5FM live remote held Saturday, Oct. 6.

Millege Morton kicks back in a Polaris 700 atv.

Chamber volunteers Ron Johnson, left, and Jeanne McGrail on a Polaris atv in the Nacogdoches Power Sports show room.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

New home for 1st Choice Realty

The Daily Sentinel recently attended a Nacogdoches County Chamber ribbon cutting celebrating the relocation of 1st Choice Realty, 3205 N. University Dr., Ste. E, 936-564-3800.

Owners Mechele Dietert and Linda Heddins welcomed sponsors, Chamber members and guests.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

SFASU Homecoming Oct. 12-27, 2007

Beach Party, this year’s SFA Homecoming theme, has been developed as a celebration of the SFA student body, faculty and staff. Our theme is reflective of our readiness to celebrate all of the many projects coming to light here at SFA. Millions have been spent to build a campus that will take SFA well into the future and provide a cutting-edge education for generations to come.

The SFA Homecoming Beach Party Program Guide previews all the programs and events, plus rules and regulations governing all competitions.

"We invite alumni, students, community members and their families to come to campus, see the great things going on at SFA, and celebrate this year’s Beach Party," Assistant Director of Student Life at SFA Charlie Hueber said.

Left: With a 383-seat movie theater, a three-story atrium, a multi-outlet food court, convenience store, a Commercial Bank of Texas banking center, ATMs, a TV room, study lounges, two ballrooms, 19 meeting rooms and a post office with 10,000 post office boxes, student life is good at the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
Photo by Bruce Partain.