Business to Business Commerce in the Form of an Industry Show.

Aug 14, 2020

 

Business to Business Commerce in the Form of an Industry Show.

 

                When talking about business to business commerce you immediately think of the petrochemical, and petroleum industries along with Chambers of Commerce. Local industries have a positive impact on Southeast Texas and the region. Residents who live, work and worship in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin Counties, along with neighboring states like Louisiana reap the security of jobs and benefits that these industries provide. They help make our region better with tax dollar benefits that fund local colleges, law enforcement agencies, fire stations, schools, parks, and infrastructure.  They are among our most generous corporate citizens, volunteering thousands of hours for area organizations as well as giving millions in donations.  They serve on local non-profit boards, know the importance of hiring local companies, also educating, and hiring our future generations.

                As a community we need to step back and think of how many thousands of jobs, billions in payroll and benefits and money being spent in our local business communities. As a Chamber, we form a business alliance with these industry leaders.  We continually bridge the gap between local companies and industry. We collaborate with our local representatives and legislative leaders to provide a sound economic landscape. We listen to the pulse of our community and lend a business arm, this is what keeps us abreast of problems, successes and future growth that arise. We offer

                The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce every year host events like; business forums, golf tournament, luncheons with guest speakers, networking events, contractors business development committee, annual banquet, cosmic bowling tournament, education foundation, Hispanic business council, YEL group, and the industry show.  

                The Chamber Industry Show is a match made in business heaven so that local businesses can meet with industry leaders in our area. We currently have the following industries attending, Motiva, TOTAL Port Arthur Refinery, Valero, BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals, LLC, Golden Pass LNG, Entergy, Port of Port Arthur, Cheniere LNG and Lamar State College Port Arthur Small Business Development Center. Other local businesses; JM Test LLC, Industrial Safety Training Center, Signature Group, TorcSill, Business Health Partners, Patriot Construction & Industrial, Coastal Welding Supply, Inc., Maplewood Industrial, 24 Hour Safety, Excel, Adler Tank, 5 S Group, Troup Industrial, Cavaco Inc.,  Top Maintenance, OMI, Hernandez Office Supplies, ECHO Maintenance, MCM Elegante, Golden Triangle

For the Love of Food and Chamber Members

Aug 14, 2020

 

For the Love of Food and Chamber Members

                Some of the perks living here all my life and working in Jefferson County, I’ve  encountered lots of great restaurants back in the day; Esther’s, Sartin’s Seafood, Channel Inn, Burger Chef & Jeff, Leo and Willies, Boondock’s, Dorothy’s Front Porch, Al’s Seafood, Fish Net, El Charro and others.  Working for the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce in downtown Port Arthur allows me to go out for lunch to meet with business owners, whether they are a current member, a new member, or a prospect. Some of the Chambers committee meeting are held and hosted at local restaurants. When I think of “For the Love of Food and Chamber Members” I think of, Darragh Castillo, who works for the Port Arthur Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, writes a food column in the local paper, Foodie and is an Ambassador and awarded Ambassador of the Year for the Chamber.    

                Spotlighting several of our local restaurant’s and a few of my preferred menu items. Here is the list of restaurants with preferred menu items. (Not in any order) ; 1. Tony’s Barbeque & Steakhouse -Smoked Turkey Salad with Purple Onions and Jalapenos, 2. The Schooner- Greek Salad and the Blackened Maui Maui with the Alexander Sauce, 3. Rancho Grande Bar and Grill- Table Side Guacamole and the Champagne Margarita, 4. Saltgrass Steakhouse- Steak Salad with extra Sautéed Green Beans served with Balsamic Vinaigrette and a Grilled Pineapple Margarita (All Time Favorite), 5. Cheddar’s Casual Cafe-Spinach/Artichoke Dip, 6. Rao’s Bakery- Sicilian Tuna and a Thumb Print Cookie 7. McAllister’s Deli-Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap and Arnold Palmer, 8. Jason’s Deli- Broccoli/Cheese Soup and Walnut Brownie, 8. Chick-fil-A-Breakfast Bowl and Lemonade, 9. Domino’s Pizza-Thin Crust Vegetarian Pizza, 10. El Viejo Tony Bar & Grill- White Queso, 11. Firehouse Subs-Tuna Sub Loaded, 12. Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant and Bar-Spicy Crawfish, 13. Longhorn Steakhouse- Ribeye Steak Medium with Caesar Salad, 14. Raising Canes Chicken Finger- Chicken Fingers with Cane Sauce, 15. Richard’s Taqueria-Fajita Quesadilla, 16. Edith’s Place- Breakfast Burrito Made to Order, 17. IHOP-French Toast and Crispy Bacon, 18. Baytown Seafood-Popcorn Shrimp, 19. Greek Gyros 2- Homemade Hummus with Pita Bread, 20. KoKo Ramen Poke Bowl- Brown Rice and Shrimp Bowl, 21. Nicaraguan Caribbean Kitchen, and 22. The Neches River Wheelhouse-Tuna Tower and Shrimp & Grits. Look what is coming soon; Japanese Hibachi Grill and Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. Come check out our local restaurant’s in Port Arthur and Jefferson County and make your top ten list of favorite menu items.

Paige Snyder- IOM, and Membership Director

Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce

Success Stories

Aug 14, 2020

 

Success Stories

As the lead for the Chamber’s Mentoring Program, I have the privilege of working with interns from Lamar State College Port Arthur, Texas Workforce Solutions, and other workforce experience entities.

One of our greatest success stories here at the chamber has been a young lady named Mrs. Courtney Brooks-Swaim.

Courtney came to us from Lamar State College Port Arthur where she graduated with her Associates Degree of Applied Science in Office Administration Technology in 2017.

She is currently the Financial Secretary for Hamshire Fannett Middle School and adores her new career.

Courtney always radiated positivity and had a passion for instilling hope in others. During her time as our intern, Courtney mentored her fellow program participants and helped them grow and learn. I was always pleased about how Courtney never shied away from working in groups and was very outspoken when participating in discussions.

Courtney also took full advantage of the exposure to employment and career opportunities whenever she could. I was constantly impressed by her talent, attitude, time management, and intelligence.

It was my honor to have Courtney as an intern here at the Chamber and we wish her the absolute best in her future endeavors.

 

 

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