Chamber News for January 2019
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MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCHEON
Wednesday, January 16 - 11:45 a.m.
Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall)

with guest speaker
Liberty County Judge Jay Knight
Judge Knight will provide information and updates on issues regarding Liberty County.
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CATERED BY:
Where There's Smoke, There's Flavor BBQ
Paul and Cindy Worley (Owners) | Jennifer Knecht (Manager)
320 Main Street in Liberty | 936.776.6726 | Facebook

This month's menu will feature smoked brisket, potato salad, cowboy beans, dessert, tea and water.

Reservations are $12 per person.
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Please register as soon as possible so we can provide an accurate head count to the caterer, in one of three ways:
  • Via e-mail to chamberadmin@imsday (specify the number of persons in your group).
  • Via telephone at 936.336.5736.
  • Online using the Events Calendar (look for the green "Register Now" button next to the event).
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Remember to sign up for the 60-second commercial for any announcements you may have. Members are encouraged to distribute business cards, brochures or related material and network with attendees. Anyone can bring a door prize for the drawing, if desired.
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2019 AWARDS BANQUET SET FOR FEBRUARY 26
Keith Beitler
Everyone is invited to attend the 43rd Annual Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 startling at 6:30 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center (801 S. Cleveland Street).

This year's keynote speaker will be Keith W. Beitler, Senior VP & COO, Specialty Restaurant & Theme Park Divisions and International Franchising – Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Beitler has a long and distinguished career in the restaurant industry, having served with Landry's since 1995. His early career included 14 years with Gallagher's Restaurant, Inc. in Houston where he became a General Manager at the age of 20, and later serving as V.P. of Food Service and Transportation for F.F.P. Operating Partners, an oil & gas company in Ft. Worth, Texas for 9 years.

With Landry's he currently oversees the daily operation of property management including business planning, supervision of personnel and the implementation of company policies and procedures for nearly 80 properties and over 450 store managers. Some of these restaurants and locations, under the Specialty Restaurant Division, include Chick-fil-A Express, Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, T-Rex Cafe (which is one of the highest volume Disney restaurant units) and Rainforest Cafe (which includes stores in 4 Disney Parks). Mr. Beitler also oversees 26 international locations that stretch across the globe and all Landry’s international related commerce and franchising.

The Chamber is very pleased to have Keith W. Beitler as our guest speaker for 2019. A more complete biography for Mr. Beitler can be found here.

City of Liberty Municipal Judge Mike Little will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Outgoing Directors for 2018 will be honored and the recipients of the 2018 Citizen of the Year Award for Dayton and for Liberty will be announced.

Chamber members are invited to participate in sponsoring this very special occasion. There are several levels of sponsorship to choose from, which include recognition of you or your business, and seating at or near the front of the speaker's platform to highlight your business or organization. Please contact the Chamber for information on sponsorship levels.

Individual tickets may be purchased for $40.00 each or a table of ten may be purchased for $350.00. The reservation form is attached at the bottom of this newsletter, or you can download it from this link at libertydaytonchamber.com.
NEW SERVICES AT HCSET
Health Centers of Southeast Texas now offers Behavioral Health Services in their Cleveland, Liberty, Livingston and Shepherd offices. The new services include individual counseling for children 4 years and older; adolescents and adults; family counseling; depression and anxiety management; anger management; substance abuse counseling for 12 years and older; chemical dependency education; and telepsychiatry services. For more information call 281.592.2224.
SHOP LATE ON SAM HOUSTON STREET
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Stop by after work and browse the shops along Sam Houston Street in Liberty during the monthly Third Thursday on Sam Houston Street. Participating shops in the 1800 block of Sam Houston (near the courthouse square) are open late every third Thursday of the month with great deals, food and live music. A prime opportunity to help support some of our local businesses!
ANNUAL MEN'S HEALTH FAIR
Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center will host their annual Men's Health Fair at the hospital (1353 N. Travis in Liberty) on Saturday, January 26th starting at 8 a.m. Several free services will be offered including CBC,CMP, PSA blood screenings, blood pressure checks and Lipid. Snacks will be provided, and LifeShare Blood Center will hold a blood drive. For information call 936.336.7316, ext. 124.
MEMBER PROFILE: UPDATES AT TWIN LAKES
Twin Lakes, a privately owned and maintained 35-acre resort in Cleveland, has installed several new features and updates to their facilities including a new front entrance with stone wall and gate, a stone fire pit (for those chilly winter evenings) and two water fountains in the lakes. Twin Lakes is a popular venue for weddings, receptions, family reunions, company picnics and other special events. They offer catch-and-release fishing, boating, swimming, tent camping, a 2400 square foot banquet hall & conference center, two full-furnished lodges and more. Their address is 13821 FM 787 W. in Cleveland. For information and reservations call 281.659.9161 or 800.921.5253.
NOVEMBER 2018
UNEMPLOYMENT RATES
(not seasonally adjusted)
Texas: 3.5
Counties:
  • Chambers 4.5
  • Hardin 4.7
  • Harris 3.8
  • Jefferson 5.6
  • Liberty 5.0
"Thank you" to everyone who donated door prizes for the December Business Luncheon at Liberty Center:
Health Center of Southeast Texas (Kimberly Hughes - Outreach Coordinator); Frank Jordan; Capital Farm Credit; Nora Lee Ladd; and
"Chamber Friends".
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 - 8:30 A.M.
Tune in to the Party Line Program on KSHN 99.9 FM for the Chamber's monthly radio program.
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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
 Thank you for your membership and your support of the Chamber!
Bluebonnet News
Vanesa Brashier (Editor & Publisher)
1514 Hwy. 105 East | Liberty
Tel. 936.346.1051
E-mail: editor@bluebonnetnews.com
MEMBER UPDATES
  • Ramiro Mata is the new Branch Manager at Wells Fargo in Liberty, 2329 N. Main Street.
  • Post Oak Bank will become Allegiance Bank on February 25th following a merger last October. Locally, there are two branches at 501 N. Cleveland in Dayton and 1302 N. Main in Liberty. More information can be found at their current website - postoakbank.com.
  • A big congratulations goes out to Dayton Electric Co. for celebrating 50 years of business excellence! They provide electrical, HVAC, generator services and more. Give them a call at 936.218.2319 or visit them online at daytonelectricco.com.
Events
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
JANUARY

12 - Saturday
  • A presentation in music, song and historical narration in two parts on the Runaway Scrape and Songs of Susanna. Sponsored by the Liberty County Historical Commission. 2PM @ Liberty Opry in downtown Liberty. Admission is FREE to the public. 936.334.5813. facebook.com/libertycountyhistoricalcommission
17 - Thursday
  • Coushatta Bus Trip. The cost of the trip is $15, coordinated by Eliza Guidry. For reservations call 936.402.0340.
21 - Monday
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Chamber offices closed.
26 - Saturday
  • Boots & Bullets Dance/Cook-Off/Auction @ Dayton Community Center, 801 S. Cleveland. Cook-off 7AM - Noon; music 6PM - midnight. Benefits Dayton VFD. 936.258.7621.
  • Annual Men's Health Fair @ Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center. 8 a.m. - 12 noon. 936.336.7316, ext. 124.
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ONGOING EVENTS
  • 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 monthly.
  • 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.
  • 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. 936.336.3684.
Please visit our  online calendar  at libertydaytonchamber.com for additional events and updates added throughout the month.
Past issues of Chamber News can be accessed here on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.
2019 Banquet Form
Sheri Dark
Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
1801 Trinity Street | Liberty, Tx. 77575 | 936.336.5736 | chamber@imsday.com
109 S. Main Street | Dayton, Tx. 77535 | 936.257.8926 | ldchamber@imsday.com
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