The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Business Workshop 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Tyler Rose Garden. Topics will include effective hiring, avoiding costly mistakes with employees, critical keys to leadership, a Washington update by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, wellness in the workplace, dealing with injured employees and fearless firing. The cost is $65 for chamber members and $80 for non-chamber members and the deadline for early registration is Oct. 26 and late registration is $90. Register online at tacc2012employment.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Heather Gatlin at 903-596-0106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earl Campbell is scheduled to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 for the new Super 1 Foods store on East Gentry Parkway, officials announced.
The National Football League Hall of Fame player and Heisman Trophy winner also markets Earl Campbell Meat Products, so sausage and hot links will be offered on the grill when Super 1 Foods kicks off its grand opening at the new 58,000-square-foot store, as well as the company's two other recently remodeled locations on Troup Highway and West Erwin Street.
"We're excited about our new Super 1 Foods store in Tyler, as well as the renovated stores on Troup Highway and West Erwin," said President and CEO Rick Rayford of Tyler-based Brookshire Grocery Co., parent company of the Super 1 Foods brand.
USDA Texas Farm Service Agency Acting State Executive Director James B. Douglass announced that two Internet-based virtual meeting webinars are scheduled in October to discuss FSA, Rural Development and Natural Resources Conservation Service program updates as well as the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Process.
The claims process opened Sept. 24 and closes on March 25. The first webinar occurred Tuesday and the second is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The voluntary claims process will make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief payments, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. There are no filing fees to participate in the program.
The webinars are free and open to the first 1,000 participants who register. Douglass said the webinars are intended as forums to discuss the general plan for the claims process and USDA webinar hosts will not be able to discuss the details of any individual claim during the course of the webinars. To view the webinar schedule and register, visit http://1.usa.gov/VcD0Nq. For more information, contact Eddie Trevino in the Texas State FSA Office at 979-680-5221 or email email@example.com.
Rachel Worthen, a Tyler native, was hired by the Lindsey + Asp Advertising and Public Relations Agency at the University of Oklahoma, one of 10 fully integrated student-operated agencies in the nation.
Ms. Worthen will work with the Zenith Awards as the public relations account lead. Lindsey + Asp was founded in 2009 as a way for advertising and public relations students to gain real world experience.
The East Texas Chamber of the Association of Fundraising Professionals is hosting a luncheon celebrating National Philanthropy Day at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 15 at The University of Texas at Tyler Ornelas Activity Center, 3402 Old Omen Road.
National Philanthropy Day recognizes and pays tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- have made to lives, community and the world.
This year's program, Faces in Philanthropy, will celebrate philanthropy and all who work to make a difference in East Texas.
The Spark Award will be given to an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and who encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community, national and/or international level.
The Outstanding Youth Sparks Award will be presented to a high school senior volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the promotion of philanthropy and volunteerism through his or her work in East Texas. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
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