Welcome from the Chairman
On behalf of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to greet all of our wonderful community. It is an honor to serve as Chairman of the Chamber for 2018 and follow in the footsteps of so many great leaders of this community.
I have been so fortunate to be able to come back to my hometown to work and raise my children. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to grow up in Lufkin, Texas until I left for college and later began my career in another city. When I had an opportunity to come back to Lufkin after living away for more than six years I was not sure I was ready. I quickly found out it was one of the best decisions of my life. Lufkin and Angelina County are wonderful places to work, raise a family and play. Being associated with The Chamber, I have been able to develop so many business relationships that have also become wonderful friendships.
The Chamber of Commerce is entering it 99th year and is stronger than it has ever been. Jim Johnson and his staff do a terrific job of promoting and helping members to improve their businesses both large and small. They provide opportunities and resources that allow dreams and ideas to become real businesses. The Chamber has a great working relationship with our six independent school districts and our private schools in Angelina County. I can tell you from firsthand experience that all these schools provide excellent education and opportunity for the children of Angelina County. I encourage all members to use the great resources available through The Chamber to help develop and grow your business in Angelina County.
As Vice President of The Advanced Financial Group, I am truly fortunate to be part of a locally owned business that has been in this community for more than 40 years. Our firm is proud to have been involved with and in support of The Chamber for many years. Our involvement with The Chamber has been a valuable asset for our business. Many of our employees have volunteered though The Chamber to help give back to Angelina County. Our firm is also proud to have 6 graduates of The Leadership Lufkin program.
Again, I am honored to serve as The Chairman for 2018, and to have the privilege of working with a dedicated board of directors. The Chamber staff and directors have some ideas that will enhance and expand opportunities for the people of Angelina County. Please let us know of anything that we can do to help improve this great community we live in.
2018 Chamber Board Chairman
The Advanced Financial Group