GRMC Collaborates with Local Industry to Develop Specialized Occupational Healthcare Programs
As Seguin and its surrounding communities grow in both residential and commercial realms, it is imperative that healthcare needs to grow to serve the needs of both our residents and our employers within the community. Occupational Medicine is a specialty concerned with the maintenance of health and wellness in the workplace which includes prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries thus maintaining and increasing productivity.

For the past year, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) and Guadalupe Regional Medical Group (GRMG), have worked collaboratively with local industry to develop programs that address worker injury prevention, care and treatment for industry employees. “Occupational Medicine is indeed a specialty. Having a physician that understands and knows the actual job duties and what those duties entail, allows a treatment plan to be developed that reduces lost time on the job and lost wages while effectively caring for the employee” said Tasha Montez, Chief Executive Officer at Guadalupe Regional Medical Group. “Once a program is developed we are able to reassess with our industry partners to determine if alterations need to be made or if other needs are identified and additional services or programs need to be developed to fit their specific needs. Our belief is to identify gaps and working closely with each individual business to make sure that we are able to develop the program for their specific needs. That creates the relationship between industry and medicine. That is our goal,” Montez said. Read More
Continental Formalizes U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program
For more than two centuries, the manufacturing industry has adopted new technologies and provided new jobs for workers. Today, the industry is experiencing exciting and exponential change, as technologies are rapidly changing the workplace. While some predicted that these new technologies would eliminate jobs, data shows that more jobs are actually being created. In 2018, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute launched their fourth skills gap study to reevaluate their prior projections and move the conversation forward on today’s hiring environment and the future of manufacturing work. The study reveals that the skills gap may leave an estimated 2.4 million positions unfilled between 2018 and 2028, with a potential economic impact of 2.5 trillion. Further, the study shows that the positions relating to digital talent, skilled production, and operational managers may be three times as difficult to fill in the next three years. Read More
Connect Seguin Bus Service to Commence its 5th Year
The Seguin City Council is again making a commitment to providing a safe, reliable and affordable form of public transportation. The council again approved an agreement that will allow the city to partner up with the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) to provide the Connect Seguin bus service.

Assistant City Manager Rick Cortes says for several years now the bus service has continued to see its demand grow. 

"This is the fifth year of a council, citizen initiated program. Five years ago, we had a request from some citizens and through council to initiate this program and start working with AACOG out of San Antonio and we have a program that has been very successful," said Cortes.  Read More

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Central Texas Technology Center Earns Regional Economic Development Honor
Helping build a talent pipeline in both Guadalupe and Comal counties has earned the Central Texas Technology Center a regional award.
 
The center was awarded one of the nine Star of the Southwest Awards on Thursday from the Southwest Region Executive Development Association — recognizing its economic development impact in the area.
 
“About two years we started an award where we wanted to recognize significant economic development grants and projects that we had funded throughout our five states,” Jorge Ayala, regional director for the economic development association, said. This year, one of the awards went to the CTTC, Ayala said.

“Every time I have a visitor that comes to my office in Austin that wants to go see a project, I send them here,” he said. “You’re lucky in that you have a close proximity so that helps, but I think you’re a great example of what a partnership with EDA can do.” Read More
More Seguin News
(Seguin) -- Before you hit the craze of the big city mall this holiday season, local businesses want you to Shop Local, Shop Seguin.

The Seguin Main Street Program has again joined forces with the Seguin Economic Development Corporation, Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce in reminding the community about the importance of shopping local this holiday season. Read More
Navarro High School Student places among the world's elite at global food competition

(Seguin) -- World competition was apparently no match for Seguin's youngest pit master who recently returned home with top honors. Ty Machado, the 16-year-old Navarro High School student, placed among the best of the best in the world during the 2018 World Food Championship held this past year in Alabama. Competing among nearly 1,500 chefs in the world, Ty came out on top with a tremendous 7th place finish in the world for Steak.

This marked the first time that Ty had competed at the World Food Championships  Read More
SHS students unveil video  " Building a Culture of Winning "

Seguin) -- Get ready to like, love and share the latest social media video being released from Seguin High School. The video produced by students under the direction of Journalism Teacher Elizabeth Pumphrey is highlighting the new "winning" culture that has reportedly taken over the high school campus. The video is titled " Building a Culture of Winning ."

SHS Principal Hector Esquivel released the video for the first time during Tuesday night's meeting of the Seguin ISD Board of Trustees. Esquivel talked about the transformation and changes that are being witnessed among all of his students. Esquivel gave praise to all those at his campus who have worked really hard to make this year one of the most successful yet.

Seguin ISD Superintendent Dr. Matthew Gutierrez says much of the applause, however, should go to Esquivel who has helped to lay the foundation for a brighter, winning Seguin High School. Gutierrez says the Seguin community will not want to miss watching this video. Read More
Where will Marco's Pizza be located in Seguin?
Marco's Pizza in Seguin will be located at 1507 E. Court St.

What is Marco's Pizza?
Marco's Pizza is a franchise, founded in 1978 by Pat Giammarco. His vision wasn't to just serve pizza, it was to serve quality pizza. His vision worked and Marco's now has over 900 stores across 35 states and 4 countries.

What does Marco's Pizza serve up?
Marco's (is) one of the fastest growing pizza franchises 
because of its primo pizza. When the founder is Italian, you 
take pride in serving authentic Italian quality products. In addition to serving primo pizzas, Marco's also serves 
salads, subs and wings. 

Why the Marco's Pizza brand?
Chad retired from the Air Force 3 years ago and has been a full-time caregiver. Tonia's brother and sisters recently opened a Marco's Pizza in North Carolina. We have watched and supported their opening from Texas and have been very impressed with not just their products but the Marco's brand overall. We love the idea of a family owned/operated business and hope to teach our kids about not just business but also community involvement as well. We are extremely excited to bring Marco's Pizza to Seguin and hope that everyone here loves it as much as we do.

Why Seguin for your location?
We are a military family that has been stationed around the world. Chad retired after 21 years in the Air Forces and Tonia is still Active Duty Air Force, currently with 23 years in service. We relocated to San Antonio a few years ago and live just down the road from Seguin. We truly love the close-knit community feel of Seguin and are excited to grow roots here. 

What are your goals for your 1st year of business?
Our goals for the first year of business are (is) to hopefully be successful, immerse ourselves into the community, 
get involved with local fundraising events, provide employment opportunities, and expose the people of Seguin to the Marco's brand which we have fallen in love with.

Will you be hiring?
Yes, we will be hiring approximately 20-25 employees. Job seekers will apply either in person or online at Marco.com
Seguin EDC attends OUEDI, premier ec onomic development program
The Seguin EDC staff was among attendees during the last Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute's (OUEDI) week long program held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

OUEDI is a premier economic development program that is an executive development certificate program k nown for training more top economic development professionals than any other organization. The OUEDI experience is designed to provide participant’s with tools to succeed in their professional career and is the only one available in the field within the U.S.

OUEDI offers Certified Economic Development Certification (CEDC) that enrollees work towards once prep courses have been taken and a Certified Economic Development Exam passed.

Courses offered revolve around pertinent topics in economic development some being Credit Analysis, Business Retention & Expansion, Real Estate Development & Reuse Marketing and Entrepreneurship. The courses are approved by the International Economic  Development Council (IEDC), the world's largest professional organization for economic development practitioners. Attendees must meet admission criteria, complete 117 credit hours and attend at least one in-person institute all within a six-year time frame.
United Alloy, Inc.
United Alloy, Inc. (UAI) is a preferred designer, manufacturer and powder coater of certified metal tanks, skids, frames, trailers, chassis, and related products crafted to world-class quality standards in strategic partnership with Fortune 500 OEM customers UAI expanded operations to Seguin, Texas in the Fall of 2017

Customer focused, innovative, quality driven and on-time delivery define everything about UAI, from their technical expertise and process oriented manufacturing to the world-class certified solutions they create.

Design, engineering, manufacturing and process advancements, or in the word “Technology”, within all areas is absolutely vital. Bringing technological advancements forward at UAI means optimized high-value products as well as value-added services for their customers. UAI on-site customer advisory services provide expert design, engineering, product integration, and installation support.
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) supports small business development through annual funding of the  UTSA Small  Business Development Center (SBDC) and SPARK small business center.  This annual financial support provides  area entrepreneurs and small business owners with free and confidential business advising services right here in Seguin.
The Seguin Economic Development Team is ready to serve you!
Josh Schneuker
Executive Director
jschneuker@seguintexas.gov
Direct 830-401-2415
Ashlynn Read
Business Retention Specialist 
atovar@seguintexas.gov
Direct 830-401-5005
Jennifer Gauna 
Business Recruitment Specialist
jgauna@seguintexas.gov
Direct 830-386-2545