Chamber News
September 2020
Published monthly by the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
JOB OPENINGS AT TXDOT
Submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont office.
JO# 118637 Gen. Transp. Tech I, II or III - Liberty
Performs entry-level to skilled work related to transportation activities such as Herbicide spraying; routine and contract maintenance inspection; or basic roadway maintenance repair; light and heavy equipment operation; preventive and minor maintenance on equipment; assisting with traffic control and helping the public during emergency situations. Work requires contact with private entities. Employees at this level perform assignments following specific instructions and are subject to frequent review by the immediate supervisor. Employees at skilled level perform work independently on assignments; however, all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.
To apply for any position:
  • Access our careers site: www.dot.state.tx.us/jobs/default.htm.
  • 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.
UPCOMING GRANTS FROM STATE FARM
State Farm is making Good Neighbor Citizenship grants of at least $5,000 available to educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and programs conducted by municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with the State Farm charitable focus. Funding will be dedicated toward community development, education, and safety initiatives. State Farm will accept grant applications online for 2021 funding from October 1 to October 31, 2020. Grant decisions will be communicated to the applicant via email from October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.

More information at statefarm.com.
COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT ESTIMATES (July 2020)
Liberty County and surrounding area. Figures are not adjusted. Includes Texas.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
304 Crockett St. 
Liberty, TX 77575
713.299.0885 | stormischeer.com

"A technical-based cheer and tumbling gym offering classes for ages Pre-K through high school, at all skill levels."
"Thank you" to our new members and those who have renewed their Chamber membership in recent months:
Abshire & Son Bookkeeping
Allison Funeral Service
Anne Vickery & Associates Realty
Arnold, Randel State Farm Agent
Atascocita Mechanical
Baker & Zbranek, P.C.
Bay Area Fence Company
Baytown Seafood Restaurant
Blake, Bruce W., Oil & Gas Properties
Bluebonnet News
Bouncin Lil' Rascals
Bridgehaven Children's Advocacy Center
Chrysalis School
City of Ames
City of Liberty
Clayton Homes
Coburn Supply Company
Cook Portable Warehouses
Cornerstone Church
Dayton Independant School District
Dayton Lease & Pipeline Services, Inc.
Dayton Trading
Down South Misfits Tees & More
Edward Jones-Stephen Dugger
Express Lube
Fairy's Landing
FCR Construction & Remodeling
First Liberty National Bank
First United Methodist Church
Forest Grand Apartments
Harbor Hospice
Hardin Self Storage
Haynie, Wm. E. (Bill)
Health Claims Plus
Kemptech Computers
Lawton Publishing
Liberty County EMS
Liberty Health Care Center
Liberty Medical Surgical Clinic
Liberty-Dayton Chrysler
LifeShare Blood Center
Linda's Catering
Long, Doug Tree Service
M & M Rent All
Mako Roofing
McCoy's Building Supply
McDonalds Restaurant
MobilOil Credit Union
Moore, Mrs. Maureen
Moores Hillje Auction
New Work Family Worship Center
Pace-Stancil Funeral Home
Precise Safety & Consulting, Inc.
Quikrete-Houston
Raywood Water Supply
Recurrent Energy
Red Top Wagon & Treats
Red Horse Ranch Aviation
Residents Suites
Rieve, Ken & Pam
Rogers, Ann Daniel
Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Shoppa's Farm Supply
Skeet Raggio Publishing
Smart Materials, Inc.
Smith, JoAnne
Smith, Rayford CPA
Sour Lake Motor Co Inc
Southeast Texas Air Conditioning
Star Twirl Cheer Gym
Sterling Realty
Stormi's Cheer Studio
Stratton, C. Bruce
Sullins & Johnston, Attorneys at Law, PC
Tarver Abstract
Taylor, Don
Texas First Bank Hull & Liberty
The Health Fix Store
Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare
Trinity Garden Apartment Homes
Twin Lakes
UHPhealth
Van Deventer Realtors
Vindicator, The
Walmart
Westcott, Calvin State Farm Agent
Wingfield Concrete Construction
Woodforest National Bank #771
Zbranek Firm, P.C.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Thursday, Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m. Monthly Chamber Radio Show on KSHN.COM.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m. Chamber Board of Directors meeting, held online through Zoom. Details will be sent to each board member in e-mail.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1-2 p.m. Governor's Small Business Webinar Series - Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs. Connecting veterans with the people and resources they need to be successful in their entrepreneurial endeavors, this event will address a variety of key business topics and challenges. Information and registration can be found at the texas.gov website.
SAVE THE DATE
The Chamber is planning a drawing for Saturday, November 14, that will be a mini version of our popular Liberty-Dayton '500 (normally held in August or September each year). As everyone knows, COVID has put a big dent in holding large indoor events, thus the regular '500 was not planned this year. More details on the November 14 drawing will follow at a later date.
ONGOING EVENTS
(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.
  • 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 Chamber News can be accessed here on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.