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September October 2016 BusinessLink

September October BusinessLink

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2016

PRESENTED BY


The mission of the Lufkin/Angelina CONTENTS
County Chamber of Commerce is to
continuously improve the economic 3 New and Renewing Members
prosperity, the business environment 3 Member Anniversaries
and the quality of life in Angelina County. 4 Calendar & Event Spotlight
5 Salute to Healthcare Nomination
Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce 6 Ribbon Cuttings
1615 S. Chestnut, Lufkin, Texas USA 75901 8 TFEA Awards
phone (936) 634-6644 fax (936) 634-8726 9 Leadership Lufkin
10 Politics & the Workplace
2016 EXECUTIVE BOARD Stephen King 12 Nominations & Sponsorships
Gene Lee Consolidated 14 Angelina Beautiful/Clean
Board Chairman Communications 15 Southern Hushpuppy
Lee TranServices, Inc. Championships
Terry Morgan 16 Cover Story
Codie Jenkins Morgan Insurance 18 Lufkin Convention & Visitors
Board Chairman-Elect
First Bank & Trust G. William Newton Bureau
East Texas Angelina Plastic Surgery 19 Greetings from the Expo
20 Angelina Arts Alliance
Aimee Slusher Victor Patel 22 Economic Development
Immediate Past Chairman Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn 23 On the Scene
Skelton Slusher Barnhill Express, Comfort Suites
Watkins Wells, PLLC
Joe Rich
Martha Quintanilla BancorpSouth
Secretary
La Unica Tortilleria Kyle Swift
Woodland Heights
Brian Cyr Medical Center
Treasurer
Commercial Bank Kelli Wayland
of Texas GE Oil & Gas

Chris Johnson 2016 APPOINTED
Vice Chairman BOARD MEMBERS
Whataburger Starla Bickerstaff
KTRE
Mark Hicks
Vice Chairman Jeremy Yancey
JM Management Lufkin First Assembly

Chad Roberts Chris Fleniken
Vice Chairman Real Graphics
City Wide Directories LLC
CHAMBER STAFF
Jeff Todd Jim Johnson, IOM
Vice Chairman President & CEO
Advanced Financial Group
Charlene Black
2016 ELECTED Information Specialist
BOARD MEMBERS
Susie Cardwell
John Alston Community Development
Brookshire Brothers Manager
Trent Ashby
Citizens National Bank Tori Charanza
Marketing Coordinator
Shawn Barnett
CHI St. Luke’s Health Tori Jones
Memorial Membership Coordinator

Jim Cumbie Jill Roberson
Georgia-Pacific Business Manager

Mark Dunn Melissa Wheeler, IOM
Dunn Construction Program & Operations
Manager
David Flowers
Huntington ISD BUSINESSLINK STAFF
Rebecca West
Dr. LaTonya Goffney Layout Design
Lufkin ISD

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NEW MEMBERS TYHOAUNKfoCthroeubCneLotiuynmfgkCmihanea/mArmcneebgm!eerblieonrfaof YOU CAN BE READY
TO RETIRE OR NOT.
All-Out Performance
American Real Estate- Karen Vines READY IS
American Real Estate- Savannah Golden
Bethany Hospice of East Texas BETTER.
Farmers Insurance- Kris King
Kasye’s Kreations Vince Treadwell, CFP®
Neighbors Emergency Center
Newk’s Eatery #1119 Financial Advisor
Royale Nail Spa 321 S. First Street
The Blood Center of East Texas Lufkin, Texas 75901
936-634-6116
RENEWING MEMBERS
www.edwardjones.com
A-1 Smith’s Portable Toilets Deena & Co. Commercial MTC Diboll Correctional
Abney & Sons Hardware Inc. Cleaning Office Furniture Warehouse staffing group
Acorn Forestry One Source Facility Services
Al Meyer Ford Dream Homes & Drafting, LLC Pax-Sun Engineering Inc. “We Place You First”
Alexander and Spencer, P.C. Dunn’s Construction Pepsi Cola Bottling Company CLERICAL
American Real Estate - Liz Jeffrey Edward Jones - Ashley Bratton, Physicians Of East Texas, L.L.C.
Angelina Animal Hospital, LLC Premier Kia INDUSTRIAL
Angelina College Financial Advisor Quality Inn TECHNICAL
Angelina County Heart Alliance Edward Jones - Vince Treadwell, Randolph Cummings Consulting FLEXIBLE STAFFING
Angelina County Senior Citizens Robert & Sheila Telford
Financial Advisor Ross Motorsports 3810 S. Medford Dr.
Center Family Crisis Center of East Texas Salty’s Auto Sales Lufkin
Angelina Land Works LLC Fenley & Bate, Attorneys At Law Savvy, The Agency
Angel’s Construction & First Presbyterian Church Shafer Funeral Home, LLC 818 University Dr. Suite 101
Geraci Audibel Hearing Centers Sleep Inn/Main Stay Suites Nacogdoches
Remodeling LLC. Guardian Reliability Group Southland Eco LLC
Ashley Furniture Homestore Hammer Equipment Splash Kingdom Waterpark 936-632-2223
Bella Salon & Boutique of East Harbor Hospice St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church 936-559-7777
Hill’s Auto Ranch Tall Pines Family Clinic
Texas Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Texas Farm Credit LUFKINTEXAS.ORG 3
Bethany Home Health Services Texas Forest Country Retreat
Boy Scouts/ East Texas Area Suites Texas Specialist Center
Joe Havard Timberland Mobile Housing LLC,
Council Kaye M. Alderman, Attorney at
Bristol Hospice Pathways DBA R & H Mobile Housing
Carroway Funeral Home Law Todd, Hamaker & Johnson, LLP
Carter Bloodcare KETK/KFXK Townsquare Media
Central Constructors Kevin McKay, CPA Vivek Mangla, MD
Chick-Fil-A At South Loop KTRE TV William C. Royle
Laminate Technologies Woodland Heights Medical
Crossing Lee TranServices
Chili’s Grill and Bar Lewis & Seely Appraisals, Inc. Center
Christian Information & Service Lockheed Martin
Lufkin Community Partners
Center Lufkin Pro Day Group
CMS IP Technologies Merle Norman Cosmetics
Commercial Bank of Texas

MEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016

50 YEARS 15 YEARS 5 YEARS
Alexander, Lankford & Hiers, Inc. Hudson I.S.D. Randolph Cummings Consulting
East Texas Copy Systems
20 YEARS Pilot Club of Lufkin
Pinewood Park Apartments, Inc. 10 YEARS Pineywoods Community Academy
MasseyMedia, Inc.
American Enerpower Crown Forest Apartments
Chili’s Grill and Bar Angelina Rotary Club

Oral & Facial Surgery Group of East
Texas

Don’s Sanitation
Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas

BusinessLINK SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016


Calendar & Event BUSINESS AFTER FIVE FIRST FRIDAY LUNCHEON
Spotlight
POWER NETWORKING BREAKFAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK
SEPTEMBER 2
Business After Five
First Friday Luncheon & Small Business of the Year Thursday, September 8, 5:30pm-7:00pm hosted by PineCrest Retirement Community
Awards Thursday, September 29, 5:30pm-7:00pm hosted by Tsubaki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
12pm at Crown Colony Country Club Thursday, October 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm hosted by Beard Fine Jewelers
First Friday Presenting Sponsor: Lufkin Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Tuesday, October 11, 5:30pm-7:00pm hosted by Citizens National Bank
Small Business of the Year Award Presenting Sponsor: City Wide Thursday, October 20, 5:30pm-7:00pm hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting
Directories LLC Thursday, October 27, 5:30pm-7:00pm hosted by Crown Colony Country Club
First Friday Luncheon
SEPTEMBER 5 Friday, September 2, 12:00pm at Crown Colony Country Club
Small Business of the Year Awards
Chamber Offices closed for Labor Day First Friday presented by Lufkin Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Small Business of the Year Award presented by City Wide Directories LLC
SEPTEMBER 8 Small Business of the Year Award Gold Sponsors: Abeldt’s Gaslight Pharmacy, Commercial
Bank of Texas, Gipson Funeral Home
Business After Five Small Business of the Year Award Silver Sponsors: Alexander & Spence P.C., Davis Insurance,
5:30pm hosted by PineCrest Retirement Community Edward Jones Investments- Vince Treadwell, Jeff Havard Insurance, Lee TranServices, Inc.,
Pepsi Bottling Group, Slaughter & Son, Inc., Walmart, Zimmerman Communications.
SEPTEMBER 21-25 Media Sponsor: Lufkin Daily News
Friday, October 7, 12:00pm at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center
Texas State Forest Festival Silver Spike Awards
George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center First Friday presented by Lufkin Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Presenting Sponsor: Brookshire Brothers Silver Spike Award presented by First Bank & Trust East Texas
Silver Spike Award Gold Sponsor: Commercial Bank of Texas
SEPTEMBER 23 Silver Spike Award Silver Sponsors: Angelina Hardwood Sales Company, Haney Trucking Inc.,
The Advanced Financial Group
Power Networking Breakfast Power Networking Breakfast
8am at the Courtyard by Marriott Friday, September 23, 8:00am-9:00am presented by Southland Federal Credit Union
Presentation by: Jessica Gilligan, American Legion Auxiliary #113 Presentation by: Jessica Gilligan, American Legion Auxiliary #113
September Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott September Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott
Presenting Sponsor: Southland Federal Credit Union Courtyard by Marriott
Friday, October 28, 8:00am-9:00am presented by Southland Federal Credit Union
SEPTEMBER 29 Presentation by: Candice Stott & Patrick Castillo, ServPro of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County
October Sponsor: ServPro of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County
Business After Five Chamber of Commerce Community Room
5:30pm hosted by Tsubaki Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 BusinessLINK
OCTOBER 6

Business After Five
5:30pm hosted by Beard Fine Jewelers

OCTOBER 7

First Friday Luncheon & Silver Spike Award
12pm at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center
First Friday Presenting Sponsor: Lufkin Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Silver Spike Award Presenting Sponsor: First Bank & Trust East Texas

OCTOBER 10

Chamber Offices closed for Columbus Day

OCTOBER 11

Business After Five
5:30pm hosted by Citizens National Bank

OCTOBER 20

Business After Five
5:30pm hosted by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting

OCTOBER 27

Business After Five & Elected Officials Reception
5:30pm hosted Crown Colony Country Club

OCTOBER 27

Elected Officials Reception
5:30pm at Crown Colony Country Club
Presenting Sponsor: Goodwin Lasiter Strong
Gold Sponsors: First Bank & Trust East Texas, Lufkin Economic
Development Corporation
Silver Sponsor: TXU Energy
Bronze Sponsors: Lee TranServices, Texas Timberjack
Media Sponsor: Lufkin Daily News

OCTOBER 28

Power Networking Breakfast
8am in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room
Presentation by: Candice Stott & Patrick Castillo, ServPro of Lufkin/S.
Nacogdoches County
October Sponsor: ServPro of Lufkin/S. Nacogdoches County
Presenting Sponsor: Southland Federal Credit Union

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RIBBON CUTTINGS

Ribbon Cuttings

A Hot Mess Altus Emergency Center

A Hot Mess - The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce welcomed A Hot Mess to the Altus Emergency Center - Altus Emergency Center celebrated their grand opening with a
Chamber with a ribbon cutting. A Hot Mess is an upscale consignment boutique that offers a ribbon cutting ceremony. Altus Emergency Center is open 24 hours and provides a full range of
variety of women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes. They are located at 539 South Chestnut emergency care services to meet your needs. They are located at 501 North Brentwood Drive by
Street, Suite 100. Sam’s Club.

Absolutely Fiction Books Clear View Window Service

Absolutely Fiction Books - Absolutely Fiction Books celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon Clear View Window Service - The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce welcomed
cutting! They carry a variety of book including children’s, classic literature, non-fiction, Christian, Clear View Window Service to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting. Clear View Window provides
and graphic novels. Absolutely Fiction Books is located at 903 South John Redditt Drive. window cleaning, pressure washing, and gutter cleaning services for residential and commercial
buildings. They are located at 1211 South Chestnut Street.

Acclaim Mobile Notary Co. Edward Jones - Kristin Frazier

Acclaim Mobile Notary Company - Acclaim Mobile Notary Company is one of the few public Edwards Jones- Kristin Frazier - The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce welcomed
notary services that will come to you. Acclaim Mobile Notary serves Angelina, Polk, Nacogdoches, Edwards Jones- Kristin Frazier to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting. Kristin Frazier is an Edward
Houston, Cherokee, Jasper, Sabine, Trinity, and Tyler County. To make an appointment, call (903) Jones financial advisor focusing on saving for retirement, college savers, individuals with
366-1637. insurance needs, and individuals with estate needs. Her office is located at 2706 South Medford
Drive.
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Habitat For Humanity

Habitat For Humanity Red Carpet Salute - Habitat for Humanity of Angelina County celebrated
their 20th anniversary. The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce held a Red Carpet
Salute to honor their 20 years of service to our community. Habitat for Humanity of Angelina
County is located at 2425 Brentwood Drive.

Merle Norman Cosmetics 818 N. Raguet • Lufkin • 936-632-7765

Merle Norman Cosmetics - The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Merle
Norman Cosmetics to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting. Merle Norman Cosmetics sells a variety
of cosmetics, skin care, and men’s products. They even do special occasion makeup. Merle
Norman Cosmetics is located inside of Connie & Crew at 1508 South Chestnut Street, Suite 3.

Oceans Behavioral Hospital Your Hiring Source

Oceans Behavioral Hospital of Lufkin Red Carpet Salute - Ocean’s Behavioral Hospital of Lufkin Test Drive
celebrated their new leadership team with a Red Carpet Salute. Ocean’s Behavioral Hospital is a Our People
nationally recognized provider of behavioral health services. They are located at 302 Gobblers for YOur
Knob Road.
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TFEA AWARDS

Texas State Forest Festival
Recognized in Over 25 Categories

It was another successful year for the Texas State Forest Festival. The 31st Annual Texas State Forest Festival was
recognized in many categories by the Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) at their annual conference. The Lufkin/
Angelina County Chamber of Commerce took home twenty-seven marketing awards including eleven 1st place awards,
ten 2nd place awards, and six 3rd place awards.
The 31st Annual Texas State Forest Festival received awards in the following categories:

First Place Awards Best Brochure: Zimmerman Communications
Best Organization Website: LufkinTexas.org Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials - Single Page
Best Mobile Application: TexasStateForestFestival.com Best Invitation: VIP Luncheon- Zimmerman Communications
Best Newsletter: BusinessLink- Lufkin Daily News Best Street Banner: Zimmerman Communications
Best Poster Design: Zimmerman Communications Best Sponsor: Brookshire Brothers
Best Ad Series: Zimmerman Communications Best Event / Program within an Event to Benefit a Charity:
Best Billboard: Zimmerman Communications Inspirational Praise Sing-Off
Best Educational Program: Texas Forestry Museum Best Public Safety / Security Plan
Best Outreach Program: Inspirational Praise Sing Off
Best Children’s Program: Angelina/Beautiful Clean Third Place Awards
Best Press/Media Kit Best Newspaper Insert: Zimmerman Communications
Best Media Relations Campaign Best Printed Materials – Multipage
Best Cover Design: BusinessLink
Second Place Awards Best Environmental Program: Angelina/Beautiful Clean
Zenith Award Best Volunteer Program
Best TV Promotion: Philip Harbuck, Sight & Sound Films Best Mascot
Best Radio Promotion

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LEADERSHIP LUFKIN

Leadership Lufkin

Class of 2016-2017

Ashley Berry Melissa Keeling Clay Oliver

Leadership Lufkin Alumni Citizens National Bank Brookshire Brothers
Association
Matt Knight Alexis Pigg
Pastor David Briggs
The Advanced Financial Merrill Lynch
Abundant Life United Group
Methodist Church Kevin Pratt
Taylor Kovar
Marian Corley Etech Texas
Kovar Capital
Gann Medford Real Nicole Torrez
Estate Sharon Kruk
Lockheed Martin
Kelly Follie Junior League of Lufkin &
Leadership Lufkin Alumni April Turner
Impact Lufkin Association
Lufkin Daily News
Emily Gay Matt Maisen
Karen Vines
T.L.L. Temple Foundation Century 21 Cota Realty
American Real Estate,
Peter Gergen Melinda Moore ERA & Leadership Lufkin
Alumni Association
Angelina County & Cities Cascade Health Services,
Health District LLC Britany Vinson

Dr. LaTonya Goffney Kristyn Nesrsta Tome Catering

Lufkin ISD First Bank & Trust East Hilary Haglund Walker
Texas
Briana Harkness Regions Bank
Maegan Prejean
Lufkin ER Tara Watson-Watkins
Emily Hobbs Angelina Beautiful/Clean
Woodland Heights Lufkin Convention &
Medical Center Connie McLaughlin Visitors Bureau

Paul Johnson Mike Love & Associates, Janet Yancey
L.L.C.
Hospice in the Pines, Inc. CHI St. Luke’s Health
Erika Neill Memorial

Alderman Cain & Neill

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POLITICS & THE WORKPLACE

Political Conversations in the Work Place

Scott Skelton and Aimee Slusher sat down to talk about Aimee: What about off duty conduct?
politics and political campaigning and what to watch out for Scott: Employers must be careful when regulating an employee’s
in the workplace. off duty conduct. In general, before considering a policy or
Scott: So Aimee, let’s talk about a subject I mostly love and you practice that regulates an employee’s off-duty political speech, an
mostly hate: Politics. What are your thoughts about this special employer must determine whether there is a legitimate business
time every four years? reason to limit the conduct. Examples of a legitimate business
Aimee: Well, Scott, I have to say that I dread all the TV ads, activity might include:
mailers and robo-calls I get around this time of year. Oh, and then • the company’s reputation
there’s all the Facebook posts! While I think it is very important that • disruption to the workplace and employee morale
we exercise our right to vote, it certainly can get a little hairy when • potential legal liability to the employer because of the
the topic comes up at work and you have co-workers that (gasp!) conduct
have a different opinion than you! •loss of business relationships related to the conduct.
Scott: Of course since we work in a law office together, we KNOW Absent a legitimate business reason, employers can face claims
no one EVER has a difference of opinion. But seriously, you and I of discrimination, or claims for invasion of privacy for trying to
have spent entire careers trying to prevent disputes, fix problems, regulate non-work-related conduct.
or in my line of work, even having to have courts and juries sort out Aimee: What should an employer do if they receive a complaint
differences. Because politics can be so personal, discussions, about someone’s political speech?
even in the workplace can become very heated. Also, everyone Scott: As a threshold matter, the employer should follow
thinks they have a “First Amendment Right” to say what they want, established procedures for employee complaints. An employer
but of course the First Amendment only applies to a governmental must do what it can to ensure that political dialogue among
entity restricting speech. Obviously, employers want to make sure employees does not turn into a discussion of protected
their work place is free from election year drama. characteristics. Workers in protected categories may feel alienated
Aimee: So what suggestions do you have during this election or isolated if they observe employees criticize a political candidate
season for folks who find themselves in the midst of political based upon their own protected characteristics. Consideration
chatter? must be given to how discussions might be perceived as
Scott: I do have some ideas for employers: discriminatory based on race, age, sex, national origin, etc.
1. Private employers have a right to control politics in the work Aimee: Many people may not know that Texas protects the right
place. Consider that politics in the work place can have an impact of an employee to take time off to vote on election day. It is
on morale, work place cohesion, and especially productivity. recommended that employees have two hours to vote. Obviously,
Therefore, have a clear policy about politics in the work place. Be it shouldn’t take that long in Angelina County. The law also
sure to apply the policy neutrally. prohibits employers from retaliating against and employee for
2. Employers should also consider policies about campaign whom they voted for or how they voted on a specific issue.
activities in the work place such as raising money or passing out
literature. Make sure that you don’t run afoul of the National Labor Scott Skelton an Aimee Slusher are Partners in the law firm of
Relations Board rules on employee activity that is for their “mutual Skelton Slusher Barnhill Watkins Wells PLLC. Scott is Board
aid and protection.” These rules generally allow employees to talk Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and his practice mainly
about the terms and conditions of their employment. consists of litigation, including in employment law matters. Aimee
3. Have a policy on political dress, including badges and buttons. is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate and her practice
Make sure this policy is also applied neutrally. includes estate planning, real estate and business and corporate
4. Have a policy about using the employer’s equipment for political work.
purposes.
Aimee: I can’t tell you how many political emails that I’m receiving.
Shouldn’t there also be policy about use of computers and the
company email?
Scott: Employers who wish to control the use of their company’s
computer systems, including email, must have and regularly
enforce an electronic communication policy that warns employees
that the computer systems are company property and that
regulates the type of discussion that can take place on a
computer system. An employer can limit the political discourse
that takes place on its computer systems through an electronics
communication policy.

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DID YOU KNOW... Lufkin ER does not accept patients
from 911 ambulance services, so, with
Lufkin ER is a full-
serviced Emergency Room the lower patient volume our ER
that can diagnose and treat physicians and Registered Nurses can
see you promptly and efficiently, so
medical conditions from that you are back in the comfort of your
rashes to heart attacks, and
home.
everything in between.
Lufkin ER can perform the majority of
Lufkin ER takes care of laboratory testing as a hospital
all ages from infants to
older adults. We have a laboratory. The tests are performed
special “child friendly” on-site with the results available within
exam room to put your 15 minutes, including the X-ray machine,

child at ease. CT scanner and bedside Ultrasound
machine.
Lufkin ER participates If you need to be transferred to
in private insurance plans a full service hospital, Lufkin Lufkin ER accepts “in-network”
ER will make your transition benefits even though your insurance
including: Aetna, Blue company may be “out of network.”
Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, easy so that you bypass the
Humana, United Health, hospital emergency room and Lufkin ER is open 24/7, 365 days a year,
and more. At this time we you go straight to an in patient including holidays.
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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Upcoming Award Luncheons

Small Business of the Year Awards their role as a leader in all areas of their life.
The winner of this award will have exhibited the
The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce following characteristics that were exemplified by
is recognizing and honoring a company in each of Butch McMullen:
three separate “Small Business” categories.
Division III: 1-10 employees • A leader and role model in profession,
Division II: 11-50 employees church, and/or community

Division I: 51-100 employees • A strong positive influence and source of
encouragement to others to be actively
The 2016 recipients will be announced and involved in the community and make a
presented a plaque at a special First Friday positive difference.
luncheon on Friday, September 2nd, 12 noon at
Crown Colony Country Club. To reserve your spot • An avid planner with a heart and vision for
at the luncheon, call (936) 634-6644 or email the future of Angelina County
CBlack@LufkinTexas.org.
The recipient of this award will be announced at
the October First Friday Luncheon on October 7 at
the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. Nomination
forms can be found at the Chamber offices or
online at LufkinTexas.org. Completed forms must
be submitted by Monday, September 12. For
more information visit LufkinTexas.org or contact
Susie Cardwell at (936) 634-6644 or SCardwell@
LufkinTexas.org.

The 2015 Division I Small Business of the Year Award went to
the Lufkin Daily News

Jack O. (Butch) McMullen Silver Spike Award

Since 1991, Leadership Lufkin has annually Jeff Todd , the 2015 Silver Spike Award recipient, with Chris Moss,
selected an outstanding graduate of the program the 2014 Silver Spike Award recipient. Nominations for the 2016
to honor with the Silver Spike Award. Named in Silver Spike Awards are due Monday, September 12.
memory of Butch McMullen of the Angelina and
Neches River Railroad, the award is presented to a SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 BusinessLINK
graduate of at least 10 years who has excelled in

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT LUFKINTEXAS.ORG 13

Texas State
Forest Festival

Volunteers

T his year the Texas State Forest Festival
celebrates its 32nd year. Over the last 32 years,
the Texas State Forest Festival has become a
premier event and an integral part of the East Texas
Tradition. It would not be possible without the help of
our volunteers.
Hundreds of volunteers come together each
year during the five day festival to aid in its operation
from open to close, with a smile on their face and an
overwhelming willingness to work.
The volunteers come from all walks of life.
Some are retired, some are local employees, some
are students, and some are members of local
volunteer organizations. No matter their reason or
background, every year people from our community
gather together to help the Texas State Forest
Festival run like a well-oiled machine.
The event not only brings in an average of
30,000 people to the Pineywoods and $80,000
of revenue to four non-profits, it brings joy and
excitement to our community.
Thank you to our dedicated Texas State Forest
Festival Volunteers! Without you this festival would
not be possible.
If you or your organization is interested in
volunteering at the 32nd Annual Texas State Forest
Festival, visit TexasStateForestFestival.com for more
information and online signup.

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SOUTHERN HUSHPUPPY CHAMPIONSHIPS

45th Annual Southern
Hushpuppy Championships

Think you have what it takes to become a Southern Hushpuppy
Champion? If you’ve got the secret ingredient to the most
delicious hushpuppy recipe, then sign-up your team for the
45th Annual Southern Hushpuppy Championships sponsored by
A-1 Party Rentals, Inc.! Teams from across the region will gather to
compete for the title of Southern Hushpuppy Champion at the 32nd
Annual Texas State Forest Festival. Teams will begin the cook off with
the first heat at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 24th. Teams with
the top 8 scores will prepare their best hushpuppy at 5:00 p.m. for a
shot at the $1,000 grand prize!

The Southern Hushpuppy Championships has been featured on The
Food Network, The Travel Channel, and Delish.com recently named
it as one of “The 50 Best Cooking Competition Across The Country.”
Registration forms are available at the Lufkin/Angelina County
Chamber of Commerce and online at TexasStateForestFestival.com.
Entry forms are due by Friday, September 9th.

For more information, visit TexasStateForestFestival.com or contact
Jill Roberson at (936) 634-6644 or JRoberson@LufkinTexas.org.

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The long-awaited 32nd annual Texas State Forest to come out on Thursday, but Saturday, maybe they can. So
Festival will soon arrive.With carnival rides, it allows us to truly engage the entire community,” said Jim
entertainment and food, the festival is set for Johnson, president and CEO of the Lufkin/Angelina County
September 21-25 at the George H. Henderson, Jr. Expo Chamber of Commerce.
Center at 1200 Ellen Trout Drive in Lufkin.The Lufkin/Angelina New attractions coming to this year’s festival include
County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the festival since the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show featuring rescue dogs.
its origin. Viewers can watch high-flying dogs perform big air stunts,
For the last 32 years, the Texas State Forest Festival Frisbee freestyle routines, high jumping, flyball racing and
has allowed “the community to come out and attend an dock diving. Not only are these rescue dogs extreme stunt
event that has family-friendly activities, carnival rides and performers and professional athletes, they are also loveable
attractions for all ages. The five days allows us to have a pets that interact with the crowd.
diverse program with evening activities as well as offering The Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, the Great Bear Show and
many opportunities for people to go. Some might not be able the Magic Bean are also new this year.


Wednesday: 5-10 p.m. • Thursday: 5-10 p.m. • Friday: 5-10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. • Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

During the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, you can cheer on To become a volunteer, visit the “Get Involved” tab at
the kids as they pull with all their might to race to the finish the festival’s website to register as a volunteer. Volunteers will
line. It’s a kids-versus-machine war you don’t want to miss. receive a free Forest Festival T-shirt and gain free entry to the
The Great Bear Show is the longest-running wild event before/after your shift.
animal educational show in the country. Various types of For more information, call the Lufkin/Angelina
bears, including a bear cub, will show off their skills, and Chamber of Commerce at (936) 634-6644 or visit
viewers can learn about species of bears in North America. TexasStateForestFestival.com. During festival hours, call the
The Magic Bean is an agriculture magic show aimed Expo Center at (936) 637-3976.
at teaching children about agriculture and how things go “This is an ongoing event that showcase great
“from farm to kitchen.” It is the perfect blend of fun and activities for our families in our community and part of our
education. timber industry that has been so vital to us over a century,”
To see the event schedule and in-depth Johnson said. “We want our entire region join us in enjoying
descriptions of each event, look under the “Events” tab at this family-friendly festival.”
TexasStateForestFestival.com.
Making a reappearance at the festival are the FUN FACT
carnival and a lumberjack show. “We always have a
lumberjack show, and this year we are bringing back the The Texas State Forest Festival began in 1938 by the
Axe Women Loggers of Maine,” Johnson said. The athletes Angelina County Chamber of Commerce as an annual county
are world-champion choppers, axe throwers, and the only fair event until 1953. With the existing Chamber sponsoring
touring “Lumber Jill” show in North America. Individuals the Youth Fair as part of the event, the Texas State Forest
in the group hold six world titles. The show will include Festival was held on the 30-plus acres where Lufkin Middle
underhand chopping, standing block chopping, hot sawing, School currently is located, and drew crowds reaching 8,000.
crosscut sawing, axe throwing, log rolling and more. In 1984, the Chamber board reviewed and revised the
“We will also have The Monkey Man, Jerry Brown, a Texas State Forest Festival as an annual event and merged
multi-talented showman who has been dazzling audiences, its activities with the Southern Hushpuppy Championships
young and old, with his monkey called Django throughout in May 1985. The Texas State Forest Festival moved to its
the United States for 37 years,” Johnson said. “This is a September date in 1988.
great opportunity for you to interact with this gentleman and
his monkey.”
Brown is an accomplished juggler, magician, mime/
clown, musician, fire-eater and animal trainer — and he is a
master entertainer who holds audiences spellbound with the
variety and uniqueness of his presentations.
Throughout the years, the petting zoo has remained
one of the children’s favorites. The 2016 edition of the festival
will feature Marsha’s Zoo. Marsha’s Zoo will include a variety
of exotic and farm animals, and cups of pellets and carrots
will be available for patrons to feed these furry friends.
Johnson invites people to become involved in
the cheerleading, Pom Pom/Dance Team, hushpuppy or
pageant competitions. Individuals interested in participating
in these competitions can visit the festival’s website to fill out
the appropriate forms and find more information.
The cheerleading deadline is Sept. 12, Southern
Hushpuppy is September 9, and the pageant has
early registration until September 8, so participants are
encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.
Another way to get involved is to be a volunteer.
Accoring to Johnson, the festival brings out about 27,000
people to the Expo Center and requires over 300 volunteers
working about 2,500 hours to stage the event. “Therefore,
volunteers are very important. There are plenty of volunteer
opportunities over the five days. For those who would like to
be a volunteer, we would love have them out there.”


LUFKIN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

LCVB Gears Up for Busy Season!

It’s a busy time of the year here in Lufkin Also, coming up in October, The Pines Presents, The Hit
and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Men: Former Stars of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons!
If you loved Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tommy
Join us at The Pines Theater September 10th for a James and the Shondells, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton
classic film, “Singin’ in the Rain”. Tickets are just $5 John, and Carole King, then join us for, The Hit Men, an
for movies at The Pines, so bring the whole family for amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring
an evening of fun! Then, The Pines Presents series will former members of these mega-star acts performing your
be kicking off with another fabulous show after a 4 month favorite songs! From “Oh What a Night”, “Who Loves You”,
summer break! Don’t miss Jaci Velasquez at The Pines “Sherry” and many other Four Seasons hits to “Peace Train”,
Theater September 20th. Jaci has been singing since she “Crocodile Rock”, “The Loco Motion”, “Leroy Brown” and
was nine years old, and has been singing professionally “Mony Mony”. You’ll know every word in every song in this
for nearly 17 years. Contemporary Christian audiences are night of mega hits – performed by the artists you heard on
most familiar with her hit songs, “On My Knees” as well as the original records, listened to on the radio, watched on TV
“God So Loved” and “You’re My God.” She has sold over and saw in concert including Hit Man Gerry Polci, the lead
four million albums, garnered three RIAA certified Platinum vocalists on the Four Seasons mega-hit song, “Oh What a
recordings, three RIAA certified Gold recordings, sixteen #1 Night”. During this exciting multi-media production, The Hit
radio hits, and her resume includes ad campaigns for Pepsi, Men will regale you with tons of great stories about what it
Doritos, Target, and Helzberg Diamonds. Jaci is married to was like on the road and in recording sessions with Frankie,
Nic Gonzales, lead singer of the Christian group Salvador. Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim and Elton. Relive the glory days of
Ushering in a new era of multicultural worship, Nic and rock and roll on Thursday, October 20th with The Hit Men.
Jaci have combined forces and their love of music bringing You’ll leave the theatre saying “Oh, What a Night!” Tickets
some great Latin flavor to their audiences. Tickets to all can be purchased online at www.thepineslufkin.com or by
Pines events are available for purchase either online at www. calling 936-633-0359!
thepineslufkin.com or by calling 936-633-0359. Stay up-to-date with all our local events by liking “Visit
As of today, we are 1 month out from the 7th annual Lufkin’s Lufkin” on Facebook. We hope to see you at one of these
Bistro on Saturday, October 1st! Enjoy an evening under great events!
the stars in downtown Lufkin, dance to live music while
sampling wines and beers not only from across America
but internationally as well, and treat yourself to the delicious
hors d’oeuvres catered in by our finest local chefs and
restaurants. This is truly a night you won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $40 each and a table of 8 can be reserved for
$350. Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to give us a call at
936-633-0359. For more information on Lufkin’s Bistro give
us a call or go online at www.visitlufkin.com.
Following Bistro, we roll right into another exciting Lufkin
event with the Angelina County AirFest, Saturday, October
8th! This is the 2nd year that the Marine Corps League
has presented this event at the Angelina County Airport,
and we are so excited to see what new and great pilots
they will be bringing in! If you were lucky enough to be at
last year’s show then you would know that it was a huge
success! Thousands of people flocked to the airport to get
a glimpse of the acrobatic pilots. This year we expect will
be no different! Tickets are on pre-sale now for $10 each,
so save yourself the hassle of standing in line and get your
tickets TODAY! Tickets can be purchased by check or cash
at the Angelina County Airport, Austin Bank, and the Lufkin
Convention and Visitors Bureau. All proceeds from this event
go to the local Toys for Tots campaign. For more information
on the 2nd Annual Angelina County AirFest call 936-366-
3013 or go online to www.visitlufkin.com. We hope to see
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1st, 3rd & 5th
September 2-3 Premier Equine Auctions: Come out and bid on some of the best clean with
horses in the region. Or, enjoy the Ranch Horse Competition and do some shopping recurring
for boots, apparel, saddles and tack offered by Sulphur River Saddlery service!

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October 1st!!!
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2016 year marks the 25th anniversary for this top-notch cycling event. Riders a Life!
from across the state come to Lufkin to enjoy the Pineywoods and take on one
of 4 challenging courses. After the ride, participants can enjoy a “stay and play” Let us help you create
weekend by attending Lufkin’s Downtown Bistro, a tasting event hosted by the Lufkin those memories in a
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October 22: Longhorn Cattle Show

October 28-29: Horse Show and Stock Horse Competition

As always, we look forward to seeing you at the Expo as we keep working to attract
new and bigger events! Go to www.angelinaexpocenter.com to check out our events
calendar or like us on Facebook.
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ANGELINA ARTS ALLIANCE

FALL is Fabulous at the Temple Theater
With LIVE Events Like Never Before

ILLUSIONIST RICK THOMAS THE FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A World of Imagination • September 18, 7:30 pm: Making Beautiful Music • October 25,
A premier illusionist having completed five world 7:30 pm: The FWSO will be the first full 65 piece
tours covering over 50 countries, Rick Thomas symphony orchestra to ever appear on the Temple
has garnered high honors including the coveted Theater stage. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
“Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical has transcended the dream held by its founders in
Arts and “Stage Magician of the Year” by the World 1912 when they assembled a group of musicians to
Magic Awards. Just last month the International create what is now one of the community’s greatest
Magicians Society awarded Rick Thomas ‘Illusionist assets. The 65 piece orchestra performs an
of the Year’ for 2016. Previous winners include impressive 200 concerts each year for an audience
Penn and Teller, Siegfried and Roy, and David of 250,000 adults and children from all walks of
Copperfield. Thomas performs the most intriguing life. The orchestra’s annual summer music festival,
and innovative grand illusions in the world with Concerts in the Garden, has grown to be one of
a style unlike any other magical entertainer. His the largest and most successful summer outdoor
stage presence is unmatched as he weaves magic, festivals of its kind in Texas, attracting an annual
music and dance into a seamless spectacle. audience of 40,000. AND, to make the evening
Thomas is the first illusionist to perform for an Arts just a little bit more special – Lufkin’s own Hannah
Alliance audience. Grace Roberts, an award winning soprano vocalist
and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and
Eastman School of Music, will be featured.

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Economic Development Indicators Lufkin/Angelina County

Labor Force Statistics for Lufkin/Angelina County

Last Year (June 2015) This Year (June 2016)

Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Rate

U.S. 156,984,000 148,722,000 8,262,000 5.3 U.S. 158,880,000 151,097,000 7,783,000 4.9

Texas 13,127,106 12,504,082 623,024 4.7 Texas 13,338,824 12,694,161 644,663 4.8

Deep East Texas 155,807 145,929 9,878 6.3 Deep East Texas 154,272 144,380 9,892 6.4

Angelina 37,973 35,647 2,326 6.1 Angelina 37,158 34,910 2,248 6.0

Lufkin 15,897 14,964 933 5.9 Lufkin 15,574 14,655 919 5.9

According to a press release from the Texas Workforce Commission the September and October labor market data for Texas, including the total nonfarm jobs and the unemployment rate, were postponed due to the Federal
shutdown. According to ADP Regional Employment Report Texas added 22,330 Private Sector Jobs in September. For more information, please visit Texas Workforce Commission’s labor market database at www.tracer2.com.

City of Lufkin

Sales Tax History-Cash Basis 2010-2016

Month FY 2011-12 FY 2012-13 FY 2013-2014 FY 2014-2015 FY 2015-2016 Increase/Decrease
$1,076,600.49 from Previous Year
October $987,222.68 $1,038,819.47 $1,028,742.67 $1,073,521.04 $1,295,623.56
November $1,139,305.20 $1,174,785.12 $1,072,565.72 $1,243,722.39 $1,094,006.48 0.29%
December $1,095,142.70 $1,220,720.25 4.17%
January $964,237.65 $986,749.77 $997,167.18 $1,108,342.98 $1,606,869.55 -0.10%
February $1,009,051.23 $969,343.57 $777,486.15 $1,564,497.54 10.14%
March $1,502,956.01 $1,567,624.14 $1,490,009.83 $1,067,202.55 $964,470.24 2.71%
April $1,011,733.01 $943,200.10 $1,067,603.69 $1,072,173.68 -9.63%
May $874,217.29 $1,093,675.87 $1,021,055.22 $1,311,373.79 $1,416,074.98 0.43%
June $988,920.18 $1,326,336.42 $1,317,880.66 $1,048,003.29 $1,087,555.02 7.98%
July $1,254,399.52 $994,927.04 $1,055,012.06 $1,025,437.84 $1,109,991.69 3.77%
August $942,167.10 $1,001,108.76 $1,067,975.66 $1,333,216.74 8.25%
September $999,856.61 $1,274,895.79 $1,257,510.87 $1,140,947.44 $11,944,085.94
Totals $1,250,538.12 $972,280.47 $1,076,881.27 $14,079,011.99 2.92%
$952,712.26 $13,412,279.43 $13,105,487.39
$12,865,583.85

City of Lufkin Cities Comparison

Sales Tax Historical Analysis for June 2016 receipts

Month % Change % Change % Change % Change % Change State Collections only
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
October 6.14% 5.23% -0.97% 4.35% 0.29% City Net Payment Comparable % Change
November 2.28% 3.11% -8.70% 15.96% 4.17% This Period Payment
December 12.93% 2.33% 1.06% 9.83% -0.10% Lufkin Prior Year 8.30%
January 2.48% -3.94% -19.79% 42.55% 10.14% Beaumont $1,102,995.66 1.08%
February 4.55% 4.30% -4.95% 5.00% 2.71% Diboll $2,896,418.66 $1,018,452.29 -3.48%
March 5.71% 15.73% -6.77% 13.15% -9.63% Henderson $2,865,219.73 -7.40%
April 9.29% 10.59% -6.64% 4.56% 0.43% Jasper $36,442.83 0.35%
May 3.20% 5.73% -0.64% -0.49% 7.98% Nacogdoches $407,587.32 $37,758.17 9.64%
June 5.34% 5.60% 6.04% -0.66% 3.77% Tyler $325,347.95 $440,196.28 -4.23%
July 8.16% .13% 6.68% -3.98% 8.25% $448,539.44 $324,189.67
August 3.16% 1.95% -1.36% 6.02% $2,960,890.66 $409,083.56
September -7.08% 2.05% 10.76% 5.95% $3,091,882.18

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