Chamber News
August 2020
Published monthly by the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Lunch on the Run!
Tuesday, August 25, 10:30 a.m. (until sold out).
At the Chamber office in Liberty (1801 Trinity Street).

Get a pulled pork sandwich, chips,
cookie and a drink.
This will be our third drive-thru lunch event while COVID prevents us from holding regular luncheons at Liberty Center. Pick up your order at the Chamber location in Liberty, or we can deliver within the city limits of Dayton and Liberty. For information call 936.336.5736 or 936.346.1286.
Submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont office.
Job Title: Environmental Specialist III or IV
Job ID: 118417
Location: BEAUMONT
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Salary Plan/Grade: B20-B22
Salary Range: $45.158.00 – $73.788.00 yearly
Job Title: General Engineering Tech II
Job ID: 118289
Location: BEAUMONT
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Salary Plan/Grade: B-17
Salary Range: $36,976.00 – $58,399.00 yearly
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
To apply for any position:
  • Access our careers site:
  • Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
  • Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

If you are a current employee of our organization please log into:
PeopleSoft/Human Resources/Self Service/Recruiting Activities/Careers.
All vacancies can be found on the TxDOT website at Careers @ TxDOT
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Illinois gas producer Diversified CPC International recently announced plans for a new multi-million dollar manufacturing and distribution facility in Beaumont, Texas.

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Submitted by Chris Jarmon, CPM
Assistant City Manager - Economic & Community Development,
Liberty Community Development Corporation

On May 12, 2020, the Liberty City Council approved entering into an agreement with Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) for the creation of a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO is a tool that will guide the City’s future growth and development. It is a comprehensive document that will review and update all the city’s development, subdivision and land use ordinances and regulations. This process is expected to take 15 months to complete.
Liberty County and surrounding area. Figures are not adjusted. Includes Texas.
unemployment rate june 2020
Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
3000 E. Cesar Chavez St., Suite 400
Austin, Tx. 78702 | Tel. 512.240.9107

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Christina Varela, Attorney At Law
Associate Attorney, Stratton Law Firm
609 Travis
Liberty | 936.336.5766
2020 Texas Travel Guide
The popular Texas Travel Guide for 2020 has been released. We do not (yet) have printed copies in our offices, but you can download a PDF version online at the website. There is also a form to have the guide and Texas Official Travel Map sent by mail.
Texas Travel Guide

  • Thursday, August 20, 8-4. Mobile COVID-19 test at Liberty Fire Dept., 1912 Lakeland. No charge. Registration is onsite only.

  • Tuesday, August 25, 10:30 a.m. Lunch on the Run at the Chamber offices in Liberty (1801 Trinity Street, Liberty).
The next Chamber Board of Directors meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18 at 6 p.m. Details will be sent to each board member in e-mail.
(Listings grayed out are on hold due to COVID-19).

  • 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., rain or shine.
  • Food Truck Fridays, 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.
John C. Otto
1948 - 2020
We mourn the passing of John Otto of Dayton on August 1. Mr. Otto served in many leadership roles throughout his life, most recently in the Texas House of Representatives from 2004 until his retirement in 2017. He was our Citizen of the Year for Dayton in 2011, a member and supporter of our Chamber and a guest speaker at several Chamber events over the years.

Please view John Otto's complete obituary here.
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 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.
Past issues of Chamber News can be accessed  here on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.