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FREE COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS 18+

Published Wednesday, March 31, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines are available for registered adults ages 18 and up through the Deep East Texas Partnership. Clinics located in Angelina, Polk and San Augustine counties are offering shots to those who sign up to receive available vaccines. Appointments are available for the upcoming shot clinic, Thursday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Lufkin’s Pitser Garrison Convention Center. There is no charge to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  

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Preparing Tomorrow’s Legacies Today

Published Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Joe Ceasar is making a big impact on Lufkin/Angelina County. Raised in Houston, now calling Lufkin home, Ceasar launched the nonprofit organization, Legacy Institute for Financial Education (LIFE), in 2014, alongside his wife, Allanah with longtime friends, Kenton and LeRonda Lockhart. LIFE is a unique experiment that is designed to address not only the lack of financial knowledge with regard to personal finance, but also to alleviate the pervasive fear of investing by those who have not been taught how to do so. With multiple programs benefiting the youth and young adults of Angelina County, LIFE is becoming a force of good in East Texas. Keep reading to learn more about Joe, LIFE, and how the community can get involved with its mission.

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Now Taking Nominations for 2021 Small Business of the Year Awards

Published Friday, January 8, 2021

Nominations for the 2021 Small Business of the Year Awards are due by Friday, February 5th at 5PM. The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce is recognizing and honoring a company in each of three separate “Small Business” categories.

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The Chamber's Favorite Things Wrap-Up

Published Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Throughout December, we were humming the classic holiday tune, "My Favorite Things." With shopping lists long and not sure where to begin buying gifts this holiday season, we launched the Chamber's Favorite Things. Beginning December 1 through December 24, we highlighted a favorite shop or restaurant on Facebook and Instagram to share ideas on what to buy and where to go to find something special for local shoppers this holiday. To tie a bow on a successful shopping season, we gathered our favorite places in one place for you to keep browsing throughout 2021.

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Chamber Receives 5-Star Accreditation

Published Thursday, November 12, 2020

The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting this week, awarded the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce with a 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

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Fall Forest Festival on First Street set for Nov. 14

Published Wednesday, November 4, 2020

With cooler weather on the horizon, as holiday shopping begins, and as leaves change colors, the Fall Forest Festival on First Street, presented by Brookshire Brothers, is set to transform downtown Lufkin to a festival extravaganza on Saturday, Nov.14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Special Election Townhall Meeting

Published Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Join us on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5:30 PM at Keltys First Baptist Church for an Angelina County Special Election Townhall Meeting to hear from Attorney Robert Bass to discuss the proposition of “Adopting the Optional County Road System in Angelina County.” His presentation will cover unit systems for county road design, construction and maintenance. This townhall is designed to educate Angelina County citizens on a hot-topic issue that will be on the November ballot.

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Forest Festival on First Street set for Nov. 14

Published Thursday, September 10, 2020

(­Lufkin, Texas) – The Texas State Forest Festival is getting a holiday twist this year as COVID-19 impacts the East Texas Region. The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring the re-branded Forest Festival on First Street, presented by Brookshire Brothers, to Angelina County this fall. The one-day festival will be held downtown Lufkin on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the 2020 date.

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