Chamber News for October 2018
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MONTHLY BUSINESS LUNCHEON
Wednesday, October 24 - 11:45 a.m. @ Liberty Center

GUEST SPEAKER
Donny Smith
Precise Safety & Consulting, Inc.
(see company information below)
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CATERED BY:
Ezer Catering (Russell Ezer, Owner)
Tel. 409.267.3763
Pork rib, sausage & smoked chicken Jambalaya,
green beans, wedge salad, bread, tea/water, cake.

COST: $10
Please register as soon as possible so we can
provide an accurate head count to the caterer.
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Register for the luncheon in one of three ways:
  1. Via e-mail to chamberadmin@imsday (specify the number of persons in your group).
  2. Call the Chamber directly at 936.336.5736.
  3. Register online using the Events calendar (look for the green "Register Now" button next to the event).
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About Precise Safety and Consulting...
Precise Safety & Consulting Inc. houses a locally owned and operated drug and alcohol collection and testing facility ready for your use. While we have USDOT certified collectors that service many USDOT regulated industries, we take pride in servicing a wide variety of industries and agencies throughout Texas. Hair, urine and breath testing is among our most prevalent tests but, having several testing laboratories at our disposal, we have also tested evidential items for employers. Whether you have 100’s of employees or you’re a parent that wants to see if your teenager is taking drugs, Precise Safety can handle all of it.

As you know, technology is advancing at record pace, therefore each of us must advance our business methods, and procedures to stay on top of each industry. We, at Precise Safety & Consulting Inc have partnered with SCRAM Systems to bring valuable technology, unprecedented services, and convenient new options to our local criminal justice system.

We offer the Flagship technology with SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM CAM), which is the world’s most widely used and trusted 24/7 transdermal alcohol testing system. Designed for high-risk DWI offenders, SCRAM CAM is a personal ankle bracelet often ordered by Judges, Prosecutors and others as a condition of an offender’s release from custody and/or as part of their sentencing. CAM promotes accountability and encourages compliance by actually testing each client 48 times a day (every 30 minutes) for all alcohol use and abuse.

We also offer the world’s first handheld, wireless, portable breath alcohol device with automated facial recognition and GPS in each test throughout the day. SCRAM Remote Breath is ideal for the low and mid-risk offenders or those who have shown 100% compliance with other technology.

Precise Safety & Consulting, Inc.
3130 Highway 90
Liberty, TX 77575
936.336.2721
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NEW TRAVEL GUIDES AND MAPS
The Chamber has received copies of the new Texas State Travel Guide as well as the latest Official Travel Map, both courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation. The travel guide is a colorful, glossy publication with over 200 pages covering places to see and things to do in Texas, all categorized by region. The map is a common folding road map to keep in your vehicle.

The guides and maps are published every two years and are free of charge, available at our offices in Liberty (1801 Trinity Street) and Dayton (109 S. Main).
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 2018
The annual Country Christmas festivities in Liberty are set for Tuesday, November 27 at the City of Liberty Municipal Complex. The City of Liberty is again sponsoring the parade this year, which starts at 6 p.m.. If you'd like to place an entry in the parade contact April at the City of Liberty (936.336.3684) or you can download and complete the 2018 Country Christmas Parade Form on our website at libertydaytonchamber.com (under "Forms & Documents").

Country Christmas in Dayton is scheduled for Thursday, November 29 with activities held at First Baptist Church (Dayton) beginning at 6 p.m. No parade will take place at this event. The church is located at 202 E. Houston Street, near the intersection of Hwy. 90 and 1409 South.
Consumer Alert
FREEZE YOUR CREDIT AT NO COST
In response to a law passed by Congress to make it harder for identity thieves to take out credit in a person's name, Americans in all states can now initiate a "credit freeze" on their accounts through the major credit bureaus free of charge. Also known as a "security freeze", this free tool gives consumers a convenient way to restrict access to their credit report. The freeze can be temporarily lifted when needed.

Complete information about credit freezes, and how to initiate a freeze with the credit bureaus, can be found at the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information page.
GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON (OR ANY TIME!)
We have several books, and a music CD, available for purchase at the Chamber office in Liberty. All are courtesy of local authors and musicians, and make great gifts for the holidays or any special occasion. Check out the titles below and stop by the office at 1801 Trinity Street to pick up your copy.
  • Orange Not Lemon - Running the Curve of Education by Douglas E. Moore Ed.D. & William J. Johnson. Dr. Moore recounts his 46-plus years in education. $16.
  • Memories Are Made Of This, a cookbook published by the Wallisville Heritage Park (now the Chambers County Museum in Wallisville) in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Chambers County, Texas. $20.
  • When We Move to Heaven: A family love story by Linda Street, a true story of what happened to the Street family one fateful night in January, and how through it all God's grace continues to sustain this wife and mother. (Call for price).
  • Selecting And Ordering A Custom Hunting Rifle by custom builder Charlie Sisk of Sisk Rifles. $24.95.
  • Holiday Treasures - Lessons in Life and Faith by Frank M. Jordan. Inspirational writings for the Christmas season. Autographed. (Call for price).
  • Hull in a Hand-basket and More by Kitty Shivers Key. Memories of growing up in the Hull and Daisetta areas of Southeast Texas. Autographed. $14.95.
  • The Streets of Dayton, Texas (History by the Block) by Caroline Wadzeck. A history of many of the streets in Dayton. Autographed. $20.
  • Historic Churches of Liberty County, Texas compiled by The Liberty County Historical Commission. An alphabetical listing of historic churches in the area complete with background information. (Call for price).
  • He Touched Me by Marilyn Dodd. Gospel piano music on CD with sixteen songs. $10.
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NEW MEMBERS
Timeless Timber Bouquets and Arrangements
Rebecca Vega (Owner)
315 Stone Street
Dayton | Ph. 832.597.0122
facebook.com/timelesstimberwoodflowers
Customizable wooden flower bouquets and arrangements. Perfect for wedding, anniversaries or just because! These flowers repel dust, can be dyed and color, and have no maintenance.

La Real Michoacana
1008 N. Main
Liberty | 936.202.7032
Fresh fruit beverages, fresh fruit frozen ice cream bars and assorted ice cream flavors.
RIBBON CUTTINGS
If you'd like to schedule a ribbon cutting for your business, contact the Chamber at 936.336.5736 or e-mail chamberadmin@imsday.com.
EMPLOYMENT OPENING
EMR - Liberty Metal Recycling needs a cashier with good computer skills, customer service skills and a friendly attitude. Pay is $11-$12 / hr. Working hours are 8-5, M-F and 8-12, Saturday. Applications are being accepted in person only at 4100 E. Hwy. 90 in Liberty.

ATTENTION CHAMBER MEMBERS:
IS YOUR BUSINESS HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
Let us know and we'll help get the word out. Call the Chamber at 936.336.5736 or e-mail chamberadmin@imsday.com with the details.
FROM STUART MARCUS, REFUGE MANAGER, TRINITY RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE...
In conjunction with the Butterfly Enthusiasts of Southeast Texas, the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the 19th Annual Trinity River Butterfly Count in northern Liberty County on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Areas to be surveyed include the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, Tarkington Prairie, and Gaylor Lake area. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Gas station located at the intersection of Hwy. 105 and Hwy. 321, six miles south of Cleveland. Bring a lunch and shoes that can get wet. It is open to anyone with an interest in learning about butterflies. We expect to be finished around 3:00 p.m. We have documented nearly 80 species of butterflies over the past 18 years. For further information, please contact Stuart Marcus at 936/336-9786 or stuart_marcus@fws.gov.
Events
EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Friday - 12th thru Saturday - 20th
  • Trinity Valley Exposition Fair & Rodeo. Information and a list of all events surrounding the annual TVE festivities during October can be found online at tvefair.com, or call the TVE office direct at 936. 336.7455.
Saturday - 13th
  • 9:00 AM - Noon: Shred Day at the Dayton Community Center, 801 S Cleveland St.
Friday - 19th
  • 4-7:00 PM (or until sold out) - Dayton Rotary Fish Fry @ Woodrow Wilson Junior High, Hwy. 146 S., Dayton. Tickets available at the door or from any Dayton Rotary member.
Monday - 22nd
  • 5:00 PM - Chamber Board Meeting.
Wednesday - 24th
  • 11:45 AM: Monthly Chamber Business Luncheon @ Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall).
Saturday - 27th
  • Women's Health Fair @ Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center. Free cancer screenings and health education for uninsured and under-insured women. Screening: 7 :30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Health Education: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. To register call 936. 336.7316 ext. 124.
Wednesday, October 31st
  • 9:00AM - 12:00PM: Free Harvey Relief Resource Fair for Small Businesses at Liberty City Hall. (See flyer below).
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Save the date:
  • Coushatta Bus Trip - Thursday, Nov. 8.
  • Country Christmas (Liberty) - Tuesday, Nov. 27. City of Liberty Municipal Complex.. Parade @ 6PM.
  • Country Christmas (Dayton) - Thursday, Nov. 29. First Baptist Church, Dayton.
  • 43rd Annual Chamber Awards Banquet - Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ the Dayton Community Center.

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. 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.
Harvey relief
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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