Chamber Events

 

Annual Events

Annual Chamber Banquet — January

Lufkin Pitser Garrison Civic Center — (936) 634-6644
This annual event features a keynote speaker, year-in-review presentation, and steak dinner. The Angelina and Golden Anvil Awards are also presented during the banquet.

 

Lufkin/Angelina County Day Legislative Reception — February 18

Austin, Texas — (936) 634-6644
Held annually, this event honors state officials, legislators, and agencies. In addition to the reception, briefings, meetings, and photo opportunities are available to attendees.

Candidate Forum— February 22

The Candidate Forum is a great way for Angelina County citizens to educated themselves about local political races and candidates. Candidates will be asked general questions as well as selected questions submitted by audience members. Candidates will be available to meet constituents and have display tables in the foyer for informational materials.

Angelina County Youth Fair — February 23- 27, 2016

George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center — (936) 634-6644
This annual event allows Angelina County students to present their projects for competition in divisions of livestock, arts and crafts, home economics, and ag mechanics. The event culminates with the Annual Youth Fair Auction where students sell their projects to local businesses and supporters. 

Angelina County Science & Tech Fair — April 28-29

George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center — (936) 634-6644
This annual event allows 6th-12th graders to compete in science and technology-related competitions. Competitions include Catapult, Eggonaut Rocket, Egg-Car-Go, Eggstraction, Invention, and Life Science Project.

Annual Expo Anniversary Party — May

George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center — (936) 637-3976
This Party is an annual event that raises funds necessary for the maintenance and upkeep of the Expo Center. The evening’s activities include a reception, gun raffle, bucket raffle, silent auction, live auction, and steak dinner.

Neches River Rendezvous — June

Neches River — (936) 634-6305
Held each summer, the Neches River Rendezvous is a scenic 10-mile trip down the Neches River. It’s a family-oriented canoe trip complete with shuttle service and a hamburger lunch.

Tee It Up For Teachers — June

Crown Colony Country Club — (936) 634-6644
Funds from the tournament provide training opportunities for Angelina County teachers from the county's 6 independent school districts.

Texas State Forest Festival — September 21-25, 2016

George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center — (936) 634-6644
Held the fourth week in September, this festival features several events including the Southern Hushpuppy Championships, a master chain saw sculptor, petting zoo, giant carnival, lumberjack show, concerts, specialty acts, and more.

Elected Officials Reception— October 

The Elected Officials Reception is an appreciation reception for Angelina County's elected officials. It is held at Crown Colony Country Club during Business After Five. 

Pineywoods Purgatory — October

Lufkin’s Pitser Garrison Civic Center — (936) 634-6305
The Pineywoods Purgatory is a 25-, 52-, 72- and 102-mile bicycle ride through the rolling hills of East Texas that attracts the majority of its riders from out of town.

Salute to Healthcare Banquet November 

Held annually, the Salute to Healthcare Banquet is an evening to recognize the the wonderful medical professionals and facilities in our community. Four awards are presented to outstanding medical professionals: Nurse of the Year, Healthcare Professional of the Year, Individual of Merit, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Monthly Events


 

First Friday Luncheon
This monthly event features a keynote speaker, incentive drawing, announcements, and lunch. Held on the first Friday of each month, the luncheon typically occurs at Crown Colony Country Club at 12:00 noon. Tickets to attend the event are $15.00 each.
Power Networking Breakfast
Held the fourth Friday monthly at 8:00 a.m. in the Chamber Community Room, this event features breakfast, door prizes, networking, and a guest speaker.
Business After 5 
The purpose of Business After 5 is to afford Chamber investors the opportunity to enjoy networking in an informal atmosphere and allow Chamber members the opportunity for exposure to their business by hosting a Business After 5 event. The event is held monthly at various locations and typically features food, drinks, a short program, and door prizes.