Chamber Briefs
March 5, 2021
Published up to twice monthly by the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Chamber welcomes Frontline Mobile RV Repair
Frontline Mobile RV Repair celebrated their business and Chamber membership with a ribbon cutting at the Chamber office on Wednesday, February 10. Frontline Mobile RV Repair covers all areas of RV repair and maintenance including a/c units & furnaces, generators, electrical supply & distribution, roofs, plumbing and slideouts. Family-owned and operated locally with certified RV technicians ready to meet your needs. Contact them at 936.256.5777 or visit frontlinerepair.com for more information!
FEMA Help for Winter Storm Victims

If you sustained damage from snow and ice during the winter storms and you have insurance, contact your insurance company and then FEMA. Your insurance claim information is needed to determine eligibility for federal assistance.

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Victims of Texas Winter Storms Get Deadline Extensions

Following the recent disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the IRS is providing this relief to the entire state of Texas.

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Updates from the City of Liberty
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The City of Liberty is holding a Community Shred & Recycling Event that will allow citizens to safely dispose of sensitive documents (tax returns, bank statements, etc.) and unwanted electronics (laptops, desktops, cell phones, etc.). All documents will be shredded on site by Texas Security Shredding Company. Appliances and TVs will not be accepted.

The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 6th at Liberty City Hall (1829 Sam Houston). It is FREE and open to the public.

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The Liberty Municipal Golf Course is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 7 a.m. Players can now book tee times online at www.libertygolfcourse.com.

For more information about the Liberty Municipal Golf Course please call 936.336.3551.

Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made the announcement at Montelongo's Mexican...

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TxDOT seeks feedback on highway project
Texas Department of Transportation is seeking input from the public regarding the widening of U.S. Hwy. 90 in south Liberty County between Devers and Liberty. An online survey is available through Friday, March 26. Visit the TxDOT page for information and the survey link.
Brazos Transit District is offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments within their service areas. For information visit the Brazos Transit District website at btd.org.
Latest Visitor Guides

The Chamber has updated our Visitor Guides for 2021-2022. These are quad-fold printouts with condensed information on area attractions and popular activities as well as dining, shopping and accommodations courtesy of our member businesses.

The brochures are designed for visitors to our area, and updated throughout the year as needed.

Copies can be downloaded in PDF format from libertydaytonchamber.com under "Visitors Guide".
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Welcome New Members
Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
''A'' Chef's Food Truck & Catering
Amber Lawson (Owner and Chef)
P.O. Box 653 | Batson, TX 77519
Ph. 936.346.7192 | Facebook
" "A" Chef's delights in creating whatever is needed for any size event. It can be a small private luncheon or a reception for 100's, we assure that you will be more than pleased with the services we provide and the quality that is second to none."
Member Updates

Fregia Insurance Services TWFG has a new office location:
1399 Main St., Liberty, TX 77575 | Tel. 936.249.2218 (main & fax)
Commercial & Group Benefits - Home, Auto, Life, Long-Term Care, & Medicare.

Cathy Thibodeaux is the new President & CEO at Liberty County Teachers Federal Credit Union.
Visit them online at libertycu.com or stop by 3712 N. Main in Liberty. Tel. 936.336.7236.

Where There's Smoke There's Flavor BBQ will be at the Liberty Food Festival (March 13, Liberty City Hall parking lot), Food Truck Friday in Dayton each Friday at 11 a.m., and Faux Real Trade Days monthly at the TVE Fairgrounds in Liberty.

Liberty-Dayton Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Inc., on the bypass in Liberty, has been sold to Affinity Dealer Group. The new dealership will be called Crossroads Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram. Telephone 936.336.8841 or 800.833.8841.

The telephone number for Cookies Soulfood Kitchen in Ames is 936.336.1954.
Allegiance Bank introduces new team members
Submitted by Bessie Conn
Vice President / Commercial Lender
Allegiance Bank, 1302 N. Main Street, Liberty
Allegiance Bank is pleased to highlight these two individuals at their area branches:
Dawn Primeaux currently serves as Vice President and Regional Commercial Lender for Allegiance Bank servicing the Dayton, Liberty and Anahuac communities.

Dawn recently moved to Texas from Louisiana, and brings over 13 years of banking experience from JD Bank out of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

As a graduate of McNeese State University, Dawn has been actively involved in her community. She most recently served as Vice President of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Youth Mentoring Program. She is also President of the Literacy Council, and has been a member of the SWLA Greater Lake Charles Rotary, Westlake Kiwanis, and served on the boards for both Habitat for Humanity and BAAK for Battered and Abused Kids.

Dawn is looking forward to serving the local and SETX markets.
Jackie McKay has worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years and is the Loan Portfolio Manager at Allegiance Bank’s Liberty office.

Jackie seeks to develop long-term customer relationships through exceptional service and by utilizing her knowledge gained through years of experience.

Jackie resides in Crosby with her husband Jeff and enjoys spending time with family and her dogs Champ and Chief, a Boykin Spaniel and Pomeranian.
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Since 2007, Allegiance Bank has been serving the Greater Houston area and neighboring communities by providing full-service banking solutions to serve the needs of owner-operated businesses, professionals and individual customers.

Visit us online at AllegianceBank.com
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Event Highlights

Saturday, March 6
  • Shred Event, 9 a.m. @ Liberty City Hall parking lot.
  • Dayton VFD Fish Fry, 10:30 a.m. at 1001 Bill Moreau Drive. 936.258.5323.
Saturday, March 13
  • Liberty Food Festival @ Liberty City Hall parking lot. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Food, live music, cook-off. arts & crafts vendors. libertyfoodfestival.com.

Sunday, March 14 - Daylight Savings Time begins. Set clocks forward one hour.
SAVE THE DATE!

The Chamber's annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon is planned for 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21. Location to be announced. This will be a drive-thru event with dessert and gifts. The cost is $15. Reservations will need to be made thru the Chamber by Monday, April 19 at the latest. Call 936.336.5736 or e-mail chamber@imsday.com

The Chamber's annual Awards Banquet is currently scheduled for Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. Details are still being finalized, location to be announced. Sponsors are needed for this event. Please contact the Chamber at 936.336.5736 or e-mail chamber@imsday.com. Reservations will also be required to attend.
Ongoing local events

  • Coffee with the Mayor. Held the third Thursday of each month (except for holidays or conflicting events). Citizens of Liberty are invited to have coffee with Mayor Carl Pickett and City Manager Tom Warner in the council chambers of City Hall. This is an opportunity to discuss ideas or projects or to voice any concerns citizens may wish to express. Contact the City of Liberty @ 936.336.3684.
  • Farmers Market at The Crossroads, 111 N. Church Street in Dayton. Second Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Food Truck Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. each Friday at The Crossroads, 111 N. Church Street in Dayton. Different food trucks offering a variety of lunchtime options. Contact the City of Dayton @ 936.258.2642.
  • Liberty Faux Real Trade Days, 321 FM 563 in Liberty. 936.391.8600. Many vendors on hand with crafts, clothing, food, antiques and much more. Held on the weekend following the third Monday each month (except October and December).
  • Liberty Street Rally (Cars, Coffee & More) on the square in Downtown Liberty. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month (weather permitting), 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. See classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and more.
Save money on payment processing and contribute funds to the Chamber with Clearent Payment Solutions.

Clearent Payment Solutions is a credit card processing company and a member of our chamber.
When a business, referred by a Chamber member, converts their payment processing to Clearent, the company (Clearent) will pay a percentage of that businesses' processing cost to the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber. The business will be saving money and at the same time, the Chamber will be adding revenue. This is at no cost to the business owner (and a lower percentage rate).

To make a referral:
Send e-mail to alandry@clearent.com with the business and contact's name, phone number or e-mail. In the subject line, state "LDACC referral". That is all that is needed. Once approved, the Chamber begins increasing revenue. In addition, Clearent will provide a free terminal to each referral. They will get next day funding and an online tracking portal. Please direct questions to Andrew J. Landry at 832.322.6948.
Please note: The information provided in this newsletter is subject to change after release. We will provide updated information regarding Chamber events through any or all of the following resources: our website, e-mail to members, and social media.

Past issues of our newsletter can be accessed here on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.