The Chairman’s Circle is comprised of businesses whose support has been instrumental to the success of the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce. These companies continue to demonstrate commitment to improving the viability of our community and strengthening our local economy. Through this program, we recognize and thank these strong sponsors.
Chairman’s Circle Investors receive expanded visibility through the chamber website, events, and publications. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the additional benefits.
Company Profile: Brookshire Brothers is headquartered in East Texas, a beautiful country complete with tall pine trees, pristine lakes and thousands of acres of woodlands. It truly is a great place to live and work.
Brookshire Brothers is employee-owned and with more than 7,000 employee-owners, it’s likely one of your neighbors is part of the Brookshire Brothers family. Their employee-owners take great pride in serving their community. They can be found coaching baseball, volunteering at schools, or helping at local church events. You may even run into them at your local Brookshire Brothers grocery store! Customers enjoy friendly relationships with our stores and our employees. Those relationships make for stronger communities and neighborhoods.
Brookshire Brothers doesn't take a one-size-fits-all approach to their stores. Each store provides for the unique needs of the community it serves. They operate under nine distinctive retail brands – Brookshire Brothers, Brookshire Brothers Express, David’s Supermarkets, David’s Express, Pecan Foods, Polk Pick-It-Up, Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy and Tobacco Barn. From contemporary grocery stores and convenience-supermarket hybrids to traditional convenience stores, they deliver choices to our customers. At Brookshire Brothers, and in each of their retail brands, their mission is to be Good People who serve Good Food and do Good Deeds.
Learn more at www.brookshirebrothers.com.
Company Profile: St. Luke’s Health-Memorial paves the way for quality, innovative health care in East Texas and provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year. With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, and San Augustine, St. Luke’s Health-Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.
The opening of the area's first dedicated heart and stroke care center further supports their mission of service to the community. As a Joint Commission certified primary stroke care facility and recognized as a HeartCARE Center, National Distinction of Excellence by the American College of Cardiology, St. Luke's Health-Memorial offers the latest in heart and stroke care using state-of-the-art technology with a highly trained team of surgeons, physicians and staff.
Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the Temple Cancer Center. They are the first health care facility in Texas to acquire the DaVinci High Definition Robot for robotic assisted procedures in urology, gynecology and general surgery, and is currently the only hospital in Lufkin to boast two robotic systems, including the latest, most advanced robot, the da Vinci Xi. It was also the first hospital in the state of Texas to receive four Center of Excellence accreditations by the Surgical Review Corporation in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), Hernia Surgery (COEHS), Robotic Surgery (COERS) and Minimally Invasive Surgery (COEMIS).
Another center of excellence includes the Temple Imaging Center that offers some of the most advanced procedures in the area, including PET/CT scanning for cancer and Alzheimer’s, CT scanning, Open Bore MRI, 4D Ultrasound and 3D mammography. Other specialty areas include Orthopedic care, Women’s Services, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Kidney and Diabetes Treatment, and Express Lab.
Learn more at www.stlukeshealth.org.
Company Profile: Southside Bank is a Texas community bank—not just in name, but in philosophy. They are headquartered in Tyler and operate 55 branches in East, North, Central and Southeast Texas. With approximately $7.0 billion in assets, they are a preferred lender in Tyler, East & Southeast Texas, the DFW metroplex and Austin. Southside also operates a network of 76 local ATMs/ITMs and is affiliated with more than 55,000 foreign ATMs worldwide.
So, whether you are just starting out, planning for retirement, financing a new car or home or looking to build or expand your business, Southside Bank wants to be your bank of choice. And with a full range of products and services, they are your hometown bank that strives to say yes!
Learn more at www.southside.com.
Company Profile: Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, packaging, building products and related chemicals. You may recognize their household brands, such as Brawny® paper towels, Quilted Northern® bath tissue and Dixie® cups and tableware. If you’re in the construction business, you’re probably familiar with our gypsum panels and other quality building materials. Even if you work in aerospace, mining or facilities management, Georgia-Pacific products may be part of your day.
Learn more at www.gp.com.
Company Profile: The Lufkin Daily News became a member of the Southern Newspapers Inc. family on June 1, 2009, when the Houston-based community newspaper company purchased the Lufkin and Nacogdoches daily newspapers. In 2007, The Lufkin Daily News celebrated its 100th anniversary.
It now has a Sunday circulation of roughly 9,000 newspapers and a daily circulation of about 7,500. The newspaper's primary coverage area is Angelina County, which has a population of about 85,000 people.
In 1977, The Lufkin Daily News won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for stories about abuses in military recruiting and training. Southern Newspapers and its affiliated companies operate 11 newspapers in Texas, and one in Oklahoma. The company is owned by the Walls family of Houston.
Company Profile: Pilgrim’s is a leading global provider of high-quality food products, including well-recognized brands and value-added premium products. As one of the world’s largest poultry producers and a fully integrated pork producer, Pilgrim’s has provided wholesome, quality products to customers and consumers for more than seven decades.
Their 58,000 team members take great pride in providing more than 133 million daily servings of protein to retailers, restaurants, foodservice providers and consumers around the world. The company includes 39 production facilities and 27 prepared foods facilities in 14 U.S. states, the U.K., Puerto Rico, Mexico and Europe. Pilgrim’s is proud to partner with more than 4,900 family farms for poultry and over 6,300 family farms for hog and lamb supplies.
Pilgrim’s is also the owner of Moy Park, a leading poultry and prepared foods company in the U.K. and Europe, and the owner of Tulip Limited, a leading pork and prepared foods company in the U.K. As a global team, we process, prepare, package and deliver fresh, frozen and value-added food products for sale in more than 100 countries.
Learn more at www.pilgrims.com.