Welcome from the Chairman

It is truly an honor to serve as the Chairman of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce for 2017. 

I have had the privilege of living and working in Angelina County for the past eighteen years.  There is no better place in Texas to live, work and raise your children.  The heart of this community is built on faith and lifelong friendships — friendships that grow from business relationships often developed through the Chamber of Commerce.

With our beginning in 1919, the Chamber of Commerce is 98 years strong.  2017 will prove an exciting year as we continue to fulfill the Chamber’s mission for its members:  advocating to improve economic prosperity and the business environment in our community.  We want to be a resource for you as your business develops and grows in Angelina County. 

As a lender with First Bank & Trust East Texas, I am part of a locally owned bank that first opened its doors more than 60 years ago in Angelina County.  We are very proud to have strongly supported the Chamber all of those years.  Being involved with the Chamber has offered our employees opportunities to network and volunteer, giving back to Angelina County.  I would encourage you to become involved in your Chamber of Commerce, enhancing business opportunities through volunteering and networking.

The staff members and board of directors are working on some great opportunities that will further enhance member value and are aimed at helping facilitate the vitality of small business in Angelina County.

Please know that we are here to serve you as we focus on our mission.


Codie Jenkins
2017 Chamber Board Chairman
First Bank & Trust East Texas