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									                                            MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF
                 THE GREATER ORANGE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE




             Inside this Issue
Page 2 New Members
         Renewed Members
Page 3 Mardi Gras 2009 Schedule of Events
Page 4 Miss Mardi Gras Pageant
Page 5 Business Connections
Page 6 February Calendar                                            FEBRUARY 2009
Page 7 New Business Seminar
Page 8-9 Annual Meeting
Page 10 Mardi Gras Ball
Page 11 2009 Board of Directors
Page 12 Ribbon Cutting
Page 13 Satsuma Orange Tree Giveaway
Page 14 December Student of the Month
         Ribbon Cutting
Page 15 January Student of the Month
         Ribbon Cutting
                                              New Chamber Members
                     Please join us in welcoming the following businesses, individuals & organizations to our Chamber.   
                            They, like you, have made an investment in the area and to our business community. 
          Smith Family Dome                Hanneman Construction                       Coldwell Banker Commercial
                                               & Remodeling
          Home Builders, LLC                                                                  Arnold & Associates
                                               Matthew Hanneman                                       Sheri Arnold
             David Smith
                                                     10273 FM 1130
             7941 Kaiyite Rd                                                                      Deborah Johanson
                                                   Orange, TX 7763
            Orange, TX 77632                                                                6550 Westwood Blvd, Ste B
                                                     409-330-4089
             409-201-3644                                                                         Beaumont, TX 77707

              SETHRA                            Bizphone Center                               Sussex Manor LLC
            Richard Lane                           Jason Moses                                    JoAnne Matters
             P.O. Box 11502                6550 Westwood Blvd, Ste B                             3000 MacArthur Dr
           Beaumont, TX 77710                    Beaumont, TX 77707                                Orange, TX 77630
             409-722-8551                            409-860-0909                                     409-883-3475




           THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT...
  David Self Ford       Gala Hallmark Shop               Land Manor, Inc.           The Oaks Apartments Michael Dubois, CPA

                          Pachuca’s Portrait                                                                                Reliable Dry
Claybar Construction                                       Mannix Media              Flickinger Insurance
                               Studio                                                                                        Cleaners

                                                                                                                        Hogan Steel &
    Tom B Perry             Betty Harmon                  Best Value Inn             Dal Sasso Enterprises
                                                                                                                         Erectors Inc.

  Metal Depot Inc.          U-Rent Alls, Inc.             J.B.’s Barbeque                  McDonald’s                       Chase Bank

                                                       Old Orange Café &                   First Realty                     Sabine Title
  Himel Insurance          Stop-N-Drive #22
                                                            Catering                       Associates                        Company

                                                                                                                    St. Francis of Assisi
    Jerry Hussey             Glenda Hussey                 Star Graphics                 Dr. Keith Kyle
                                                                                                                     Catholic Church

 Foskey Veterinary
                        Claybar Funeral Home            The Jumping Bean              Affordable Storage                    KOGT Radio
      Clinic

 Orange Dive & Ski
                        Red’s Discount Liquor         Clear Channel Radio
      Supply




 Page 2
  2009 Schedule of Events
         Orange Boat Ramp: Simmons Drive 
                  Friday, February 13
              5pm ‐ Festival Gates Open
      5pm‐6:30 ‐ The Port Arthur Playboys band
           5:15pm ‐ Promenade of Krewes
           7pm ‐ Ms. Fat Tuesday Contest
8‐11pm ‐ Kelly Cordova and The Whole Shootin' Match 
   followed by Brad Huckaby and Danielle Powers
                  11pm ‐ Gates Close 
                             
                Saturday, February 14
              9am ‐ Festival Gates Open
       10a‐11:30 ‐ Hunter Tynan Davis on stage
                11a ‐ Munchkin Parade
            Noon ‐ Gumbo Judging Begins
              1pm ‐ Antique Car Parade
       2pm ‐ Rubber Ducky Float on the Sabine
          5pm ‐ Grande Mardi Gras Parade
  8pm‐11pm ‐ Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
                11:30pm ‐ Gates Close




                                      Page 3
     Miss Mardi Gras on the Sabine 2009
 Miss Mardi Gras on the Sabine Pageant was held on Saturday January 10, 2009 at the Little Cypress Mauriceville
 High School Auditorium. Congratulations to all the winners!




     Baby Miss Mardi Gras          Toddler Miss Mardi Gras     Tiny Tot Miss Mardi Gras   Petite Miss Mardi Gras   Little Miss Mardi Gras
          Remi Evans                   Kaylie Killman              Cassie Grazzaffi            Shailee Watz          Mckenzie Freeman




 Princess Miss Mardi Gras   Debutant Miss Mardi Gras   Teen Miss Mardi Gras   Junior Miss Mardi Gras
      Meara Patterson           Delany Voegeli             Dayja Arnold        Breanna Edmondson

 Kristin Wise was crowned Miss Mardi Gras 2009. As the pageant winner Kristin
 will receive a $1500 scholarship to Lamar-Orange. The scholarship is sponsored by
 Lamar-Orange, Sabine Federal Credit Union and The Greater Orange Area Cham-
 ber of Commerce. We wish to extend many thanks to all those who participated in
 and sponsored our pageant, as well as all who volunteered to make this event a suc-
 cess including board members, ambassadors and many others.
                                                                                                             Miss Mardi Gras
                                                                                                              Kristin Wise
 Special thanks to:
 Pageant Chairperson: Sherry Hommel
 Pageant Committee: Jennifer Cowling-Grizzaffi, Rose Simar, Simone Moore and Amie Comeaux
 Morning judges: Alicia Benitez-Booker, Becky Grant, and Cynthia Teran
 Morning MC: Polly Gamblin
 Afternoon judges: Marissa Sellers, Patsy Garrard Reese and Diana Hill
 Afternoon MC: Jackie Simien.



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        GREATER ORANGE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
     December 2008 OPEN HOUSE/BUSINESS CONNECTION
December 18, 2008 we held a combination Open House/Business Connection at our old/new location at 1012
Green Avenue. The Chamber hosted event was attended by special guest Chuck Stidham CEO of Clayton
Anderson Restoration, the company responsible for restoring our building after Hurricane Ike. Please join us in
thanking Chuck and his staff for doing an outstanding job of not only restoring the Chamber but also improving
our facilities. We are very glad to be back home. Please join us next month for another fun and informative
Business Connection on February 19, 2009 hosted by Security Abstract and Title.


                                                                         Pictured left: Eric Bauer of the Orange Leader,
                                                                         Chuck Stidham of Clayton Anderson
                                                                         Restoration, Misty Bornholdt-Winder
                                                                         Independent Cosmetologist. Eric won an
                                                                         arrangement from Frey’s Weddings, Chuck
                                                                         won a free business card ad in the newsletter,
                                                                         Misty won $100 in GOACC gift certificates for
                                                                         our Give Orange Area Christmas Cash drawing.

Pictured above are John Gothia 2009
Chairman of the GOACC Board of
Directors and Chuck Stidham CEO of
Clayton Anderson


                               January 2009 BUSINESS CONNECTION
   Hosted by: Sabine Federal Credit Union & Holiday Inn Express
January 15, 2009 Sabine Federal Credit Union and Holiday Inn Express hosted our monthly Business
Connection at Holiday Inn Express. Sabine Federal Credit Union supplied us with great food and Holiday Inn
Express let us use their meeting room. Please join us next month for another fun and informative Business
Connection on February 19, 2009 hosted by Security Abstract and Title.




            Pictured above from Sabine FCU: Maureen McAllister
            (Vice President of Marketing, Training, & Compliance),    Pictured above are the door prize
            David Meaux (Chief Operating Officer), Chrissy Sorge      winners: Jay Trahan, Director of
            (Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Training, &       Economic Development City of
            Compliance), Doug Allen (Vice President of Consumer       Orange, Shari LeBlanc, Sales
            Lending), Tina Nimitz (Vice President of Human            Coordinator Holiday Inn Express
            Resources), Kenita Dougharty (Chief Financial Officer),   and Robert Kocot, Vice President
            Linda Cupit (President / CEO), T.W. Permenter (Board      BBVA Compass
            of Directors)


                                                                                                          Page 5
              February 2009                             February Schedule of Events

                                                  • February 5, 2009—4:00 PM Salvation Army
                                                    Family Store Ribbon Cutting at 2286 MacArthur
Sun           Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri   Sat     Drive

              1     2     3     4     5     6     • February 7, 2009—Community Trash-Off

                                                  • February 12, 2009-11:30 AM Ambassador
                                                    Meeting @ GOACC office
7             8     9     10    11    12    13    • February 13-14, 2009—Mardi Gras on the
                                                    Sabine

                                                  • February 16, 2009—3:00 PM Executive Board
14            15    16    17    18    19    20      meeting

                                                  • February 17, 2009-6:00 PM New Business
                                                    Seminar @ GOACC office
21            22    23    24    25    26    27    • February 18, 2009-11:00 AM Board Meeting
                                                    Orange Seafood and Steakhouse

                                                  • February 19, 2009-Business Connection Hosted
28            29    30    31                        by Security Abstract & Title




     Page 6
                   New Business Seminar
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a New
Business seminar for anyone interested in starting a new business
or buying a business. It will be given by Dave Mulcahy, Director,
     Small Business Development Center, Lamar University
        On February 17, 2009 From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    At The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce office
             1012 Green Avenue, Orange, TX 77630
 Space is limited so call the Chamber office today at 883-3536 to
         make your reservation. Cost is $10 per person.




      Holiday Inn Express
          2655 I-10 E
       Orange, TX 77630
      Phone 409-882-9222




                                                               Page 7
                                                                     Greater Orange Area C
                                                                                  Annual M
January 15, 2008 The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held it’s Annual Meeting at the First United
Methodist Church Family Life Center in Orange. The Little Cypress Mauriceville High School Jazz Band provided
live musical entertainment and the West Orange-Stark High School Media Tech Class prepared a video slide show.
Rev. Tom Stephenson gave the invocation. Dinner was prepared by Chef David Claybar of Old Orange Café and was
served by the West Orange-Stark Culinary Club. Many thanks to these and so many others who made this event a
success including but not limited to: Lee Ann Fuselier, our Board of Directors, Ambassadors and Chamber Staff.




          Special ThanksTo
         Our Table Sponsors
            Southeast Texas Hospice
             BBVA Compass Bank
       Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
                                                                          Little Cypress Mauriceville High School Jazz Band
                 City of Orange
                     Entergy
               Gopher Industrial
          Holiday Inn Express - Orange
          Lamar State College Orange
              Orange County EDC
             Orange Savings Bank
             Sabine River Authority
             Wal-mart Supercenter
                                                                   Chuck Stidham of Clayton Anderson                    Gwen Smith
                Wells Fargo Bank                                 Restoration was presented with a plaque in             was named
                                                                 appreciation of his company restoring the             Chairperson of
                                                                   Chamber building after Hurricane Ike                  the Year




                                              Ambassador Awards




         Ambassador of the Year             Judy Choate-Rumby        Dave Derosier received   Rose Simar received an
Shirley Zimmerman (center) presented by   received an Orange Slice   an Orange Slice of the    Orange Slice of the          Larry Winder
     Doug Allen (2009 Ambassador             of the Year Award            Year Award               Year Award             received the Top
              Chairperson)                                                                                                Membership Sales
       and Misty Bornholdt-Winder                                                                                              Award
     (2008 Ambassador Chairperson)



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Chamber of Commerce
Meeting
   Non-Profit Business                                                                             Community Service
    of the Year 2008                                Athena Award 2008                            Business of the Year 2008




                                                                                                  Community Service Business Award
                                                                                                  was presented to David Jones and David
      Non-Profit Business Award was            Ruby Wimberly (center) received the Athena         Sandlin, Gopher Industrial Inc. by
    presented to The Salvation Army by         Award presented by Nancy Vincent and               Stephen Lee
    Gisela Houseman accepted by Major          Pauline Hargrove
  John Queener and Major Linda Queener




                                              Citizen of the Year 2008




   Mary’s staff of Southeast Texas Hospice introduced her by              Joe Love presented the Citizen         Citizen of the Year
   telling of many of her accomplishments throughout the years as              of the Year award to               Mary McKenna
   well as 2008                                                                  Mary McKenna                   Executive Director of
                                                                                                              Southeast Texas Hospice




                                                 Cheri Bouillon of Congressman
                                                 Kevin Brady’s office, presented
            Cheri Bouillon of Congressman        Mary McKenna with a                        Jennifer Cowling-Grizzaffi, 2008 Chair-
            Kevin Brady’s office, presented      commendation from the U.S.                 man of the Board, passed the Chairman’s
            Jennifer Cowling-Grizzaffi with      House of Representatives for her           Gavel to John Gothia, 2009 Chairman of
            a commendation from the U.S.         humanitarian efforts in Orange             the Board
            House of Representatives             after Hurricane Ike



                                                                                                                              Page 9
            The 6th Annual Krewe of Krewe’s
                 Mardi Gras Grand Ball
              “Monarchs and Memories”
The Mardi Gras Ball 2009, held on January 24, honored past kings and queens. Miss Mardi Gras, Kristin Wise was introduced by
2009 Chairman of the Board John Gothia. Master of ceremonies Raymond Smith presided over the “Spirit of Carolyn” presentation,
honoring event co-founder Carolyn Hogan, who passed away in 2008. Carolyn was also the first Mardi Gras on the Sabine Queen.
This years Spirit Award went to Creole Krewe. Live music was provided by Randy Foret and Foret Tradition. Many thanks to the ball
coordinators: Gwen Smith, Mardi Gras Chairperson; Anna Matthews, Decorations Chairperson; Gary Thibodeaux, Pageant Director
Chairman; Perry Comeaux, Music and Lights Chairman; Dayle Gunn, Entertainment Chairperson; Kay Mazzola, Program Director;
Pachuca’s Photography; Sherry Hommel, Special Projects Chairperson; Chamber Staff and U. S. Representative Kevin Brady, event
sponsor.




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                                                                                                   T-Shirts:
                                                                                        Small to X-Large $15.00
                                                                                                       XXL $16.00
                                                                                                     XXXL $17.00
                                                                                                 Sweatshirts:
              Come by our office at
                                                                                        Small to X-Large $20.00
                1012 Green Avenue
                                                                                                       XXL $21.00
                 to pick yours up
                                                                                                     XXXL $22.00
               Supplies are limited



                          Liberty Tax Service Ribbon Cutting
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Liberty Tax Service to our membership. Their Ribbon Cutting was
held on January 13, 2009 at their office located at 9 Strickland Drive, Orange, Texas. They are open from 9 am to 9 pm Monday
thru Friday and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Extended hours will be offered as the tax season progresses.

The office is owned and operated by Randy and Charmaine Vayon who are lifelong residents of Orange. Randy and Charmaine
are very excited to introduce Liberty Tax Service to Orange and left everyone know that doing taxes does not have to be a
dreaded event. Liberty Tax Service strives to make a positive impact through excellent customer service, strong knowledge base
and community involvements.

“We are excited to be expanding Liberty’s operations in Orange” said John Hewitt, CEO and Founder of Liberty Tax Service.
                                                             “We pledge quality computerized tax preparation and superb cus-
                                                             tomer service to the people of Orange.” With 40 years of tax in-
                                                             dustry experience, Hewitt stands as the most experienced CEO
                                                             in the tax preparation business, having also founded Jackson
                                                             Hewitt Tax Service.

                                                             Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation
                                                             company in the industry’s history. Founded in 1977 by CEO
                                                             John T. Hewitt, a pioneer in the tax industry, Liberty Tax Service
                                                             has prepared over 6,000,000 individual income tax returns and
                                                             currently operates over 3,000 offices throughout the United
                                                             States and Canada. Liberty Tax Service provides computerized
                                                             income tax preparation, electronic filing and refund loans. With
                                                             an emphasis on customer service including audit assistance, a
                                                             money back guarantee and free tax return checking, Liberty Tax
                                                             Service is well known for its strong commitment to its client
                                                             base.


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                               SATSUMA ORANGE TREE
                                    GIVEAWAY
                       Keep Orange County Beautiful is offering free Satsuma Trees to
                       members of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. They are
                       offered on a first come first served basis. Quantities are limited.

There is no charge for the trees but recipients must commit to plant and maintain the trees at
their place of business.

These trees are about 3 to 4 ft. tall. The trees are evergreen and will produce in 3 to 4 years.
They will reach 8 to 10 ft. when mature if not pruned. Satsuma trees are hardy down to 18
degrees and can stand a little more cold weather if it is for a short period of time.

You should have a well drained site. Consideration should be given to the mature height and
width of the tree so that it will not block a driver’s vision entering or leaving your business.

There will be a Fruit Tree seminar given by The AgriLife Extension Agency. Sponsors are:
Keep Orange County Beautiful, City of Pinehurst, and Farmers Mercantile.

             Location:      Salvation Army Gym on MLK and Strickland Dr.
             Date:          Saturday Feb. 28
             Time:          10:00AM until 1:00PM
             Speakers:      Ricky Thompson – Livestock
                            John Premeaux -- Roses
                            Ricky Becnel     – Fruit Trees with emphasis on Citrus.

Satsuma planting at West Park on Park Avenue will demonstrate how you should plant your
trees. Those who have pre ordered trees will be able to pick them up after the seminar.




        Congratulations to Jay Trahan who
      won our January Business Connection
       drawing for a free business card ad .




                                                                                           Page 13
       Community Christian High School Student of the Month
         The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to congratulate Haley Renee’ Richardson as the winner of
the December 2008 Student of the Month Program. Richardson is a senior at Community Christian School. Her
accomplishments include “A” Honor Roll all 4 years of high school, member of the National Honor Society, received
outstanding certificates annually in English, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus & Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Social
Studies, Spanish I & II and recipient of the Presidential Academic Award. Haley is a member of the Yearbook Club, Student
Council Treasurer-3 years, Student Leadership Institute-2 years,
Homecoming Committee-3 years, “see you at the Poles” Committee and
has gone on Church Mission Trips. Her volunteer efforts include: the
Red Cross at Baptist Hospital 2008, working with displaced children from
Hurricane Katrina, working with rebuilding projects for Hurricane Ike and
working in the Community Church nursery every Sunday morning. Haley
has been in dance since she was two years old and has taught tap to
elementary age children.
         Judy Klein, SLI Director and Chapel Coordinator Community
Christian School, says Haley is a lovely young lady inside and out and a
joy to teach. Judy also says that even though Haley’s home was
damaged and the dance studio she attended for many years was
damaged by Hurricane Ike and not reopening, it has not discouraged her
from doing her best academically. Haley plans to attend Sam Houston
State University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with
future plans to specialize in labor and delivery.
         Haley was recognized by Mary McKenna, chairperson of the
GOACC Education Committee and by other members of the Greater
Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. She received gift certificates from
GOACC and Independent Cosmetologist Misty Bornholdt-Winder, a drink of her choice from the Jumping Bean, a gift basket
from Heaven Sent, a gift bag with an MP3 player from Lamar State College-Orange, as well as other goodies from various
members of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.




                  Creative Edge Ribbon Cutting
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Creative Edge to our Membership. The ribbon cutting was held
on January 20, 2009 at the GOACC office. Owned and operated by Bonnie Sue Richard-Voeltz who is a native of Orange, but
lived in South Florida for the last twenty five years.

Bonnie states “my catering came about from my job working for United Yacht Brokers in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as a listing
secretary, due to them having a difficult time finding caterers for Boat Open Houses and Boat Show weeks in Ft. Lauderdale &
Miami. Since I baked & cooked for the Brokers & office staff from time to time, I was asked to do this. United dealt only with
yachts larger than 75' so it was imperative to ensure that this was accomplished in a professional manner. Eventually United
offered to send me to cooking school. I came to love the cooking and being creative so much that I resigned as the listing
secretary and became their caterer. In addition to this, I was trained to provision the boats and from time to time lent out to
special clients to cook and help staff settle in for whatever length of time needed to have the boat crew, etc. ready to set out on
their own.”

                                                           Bonnie is by trade an Executive Chef, having started as a Souse
                                                           Chef. She has over time created her own cuisine, a combination of
                                                           Louisiana Cajun, South Florida Sea Food with a touch of "Island
                                                           Cuisine". She is proficient with most other cuisines and has an
                                                           extensive data base of different types and styles of
                                                           cooking. Desserts of cakes, pies, etc. are something that she also
                                                           enjoys dabbling in. In addition to working as a Chef, she has been
                                                           trained in event planning and is currently finishing courses in
                                                           Etiquette Services including business protocol, and the "Old Time
                                                           Etiquette". This includes serving and hosting Teas, working to train
                                                           people in the art of formal dining, preparing young ladies in the art of
                                                           being a Debutante', Festival entrants, etc. This is something Bonnie
                                                           enjoys and believes that it is an art form that should not be forgotten.


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 Little Cypress Mauriceville High School Student of the Month
         The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winner of the Student of the Month
Program for January 2009 is Katie Harrell. Katie is a senior at Little Cypress Mauriceville High School and the daughter of John
and Johnnie Kay Harrell. Katie is an outstanding student and athlete. She will graduate in the top 5% of her class. She has
played varsity tennis, basketball, softball, and golf all four years of high school. She competed at the regional level two years in
tennis and at state in softball. Katie was the 2nd baseman for the State Champion Softball team her freshman year and was
selected to the State “All-Tournament” Team. Other softball honors were being chosen for the “All Orange Leader Team,” the
“Golden Triangle Dream Team,” and 2nd Team “All-District. In basketball, Katie was chosen honorable mention “All-District”
and made the “All Tournament” team in the Barber’s Hill Classic this year. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Katie
has excelled in the classroom. She has made the “All-District Academic Team” every year in high school and is a member of
the National Honor Society. Katie has had the honor of being selected by her peers and teachers to be on the Homecoming
court and the Mr. and Ms. LCM court. She has also been selected by her teachers as a “Star Student.” Katie is a member of
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of North Orange Baptist church. In her time away from school activities she
has done various volunteer activities in the community. She has played softball and basketball since she was about 6 years
old. She likes to fish and go horseback riding and loves to jet- ski. She also plays the piano. Katie plans to attend Texas A&M
University in the fall and major in Biology (pre-med). She wants to be a Pediatrician.

        Katie was recognized by Rose Simar, chairperson
of the GOACC Education Committee and by other members
of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. She
received a gift certificate from GOACC for $25 and a
GOACC clock, a gift certificate from Independent
Cosmetologist Misty Bornholdt-Winder, drink of her choice
from the Jumping Bean, a gift basket from Lamar State
College Orange which included an MP3 player, a gift basket
from Heaven Sent, a gift basket from MCT Credit Union, an
insulated bag from Memorial Herman Baptist Hospital, and
a pen and pencil set from Entergy. Katie’s teacher received
a book from the Orange Leader “Ike’s Images”. All the
members of her class received goody bags with gifts from
several GOACC members. Please join us in congratulating
Katie and wishing her a bright and successful future.



                   Smith Family Dome Home Builders LLC
                                               Ribbon Cutting
  The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Smith Family Dome Home Builders, LLC to our
  membership. Their Ribbon Cutting was held on January 23, 2009 at the GOACC office 1012 Green Avenue, Orange,
  Texas.
                                                                        David Smith, President, is working to change the
                                                                        mindset of building homes. These monolithic homes
                                                                        are green, energy efficient, Energy Star rated and cost
                                                                        effective. Dome homes price at $110-$160 per sq. ft.
                                                                        They are near disaster proof against hurricanes,
                                                                        tornadoes, earthquakes and snow storms and are
                                                                        easily restored after flooding. David is a member of
                                                                        the Monolithic Dome Builders Association. For more
                                                                        information about domes to go www.monolithic.com
                                                                        and www.domeliving.com. To find out if you are
                                                                        eligible for Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM’s) ask
                                                                        your lender. David also builds garages, shops,
                                                                        storage buildings and fences to accommodate your
                                                                        needs. He can be reached at his office (409) 745-
                                                                        0874 or cell phone (409) 201-3644.


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                                                    Chamber Executive Committee
  Congratulations to                            John Gothia, Chairman of the Board
Chuck Stidham who                               David Jones, Chairman Elect
 won our December                               Sabrina Gray, President
Business Connection
                                                Shawn Oubre, Vice-Chair Governmental Affairs
  drawing for a free
                                                Sherry Hommel, Vice-Chair Special Projects
   business card ad .
                                                Bobby Fillyaw, Vice-Chair Economic Development
                                                Lee Ann Fuselier, Vice-Chair Membership Services
                                                Rose Simar, Vice-Chair Education
                                                Stephen Lee, Treasurer
                                                Jennifer Cowling-Grizzaffi, Immediate Past Chairman



                                                         2009 Board of Directors

                                                Steve Aguillar                   Al Granger
                                                Eric Bauer                       Kathy Gunn
                                                Misty Bornholdt-Winder           Carl Himel
                                                Cynthia Buckles                  Shane Johns
                                                Butch Campbell                   Steve Jones
                                                Greg Defrates                    Tad McKee
                                                Victor Enmon                     Harry Murdock
                                                Ann Galassi                      Jack Patel
                                                Jarren Garrett                   Philip Saperstein


                                                         Past Chairmen’s Council
                                                Jennifer Cowling-Grizzaffi
                                                Billy Burrow
                                                Dr. Jerry Sanford
                                                Harriet Dubose
                                                Ida Schossow

                                                                         Staff

                                                Sabrina Gray, President
                                                Julia Myers, Business Manager
                                                B. J. Hanneman, Membership Coordinator




                        Greater Orange Area                  PSRT STD
                        Chamber of Commerce              US POSTAGE
                        1012 Green Avenue
                                                               PAID
                        Orange, TX 77630-5620            ORANGE, TX

                                                         PERMIT NO 35

								
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