On May 25, AgriLand employees grilled hamburgers and bratwursts outside its Tyler branch office to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that serves injured service members across the nation. In three hours, they served 243 meals in exchange for donations.
AgriLand thanked area businesses that ordered food for their employees and donated up to $50 per meal to support the cause. Dalen Bunch, an Iraq war veteran and loan officer at AgriLand's Paris branch office, said the fundraiser was a huge success. AgriLand has its headquarters in Tyler and is a borrower-owned lending cooperative that finances agricultural production, rural real estate and agribusiness throughout East Texas.
They include Steve Boyd, Alex Bolton, Lucas Dutton, Tedric Hasley, Shelly Linville, Chris Little, Lee Pinion, Cassie Seybold, Darrell Seybold, Regina Swearengen and Michelle Thomason. The award recognizes Suddenlink's top performers in sales and sales support. The 11 Tyler honorees were among 71 employees to be chosen for the President's Club for 2011 performance. Suddenlink is a local broadband services provider that employs more than 6,000 people nationwide.
Goddard, who holds the certified fund raising executive certification, was selected as a master faculty member last year. The training was in connection with the DFW Philanthropy Conference June 8 in Arlington. Goddard's subject module was on nonprofit management and included strategic planning, development plans and other functions for certified nonprofit staff members.
The event will be hosted by the Tyler Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, at 150 Airport Drive. Attendees can see the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit at the museum during the event, which will be sponsored by S&S Selection Choice and One Stop Barber Shop.
Rosson will be responsible for insuring the proper business infrastructure and operational procedures related to SAP and the company's Rental Tool Management System are in place at Knight Oil Tools' locations worldwide. A native of Shreveport, La., Rosson has been with Knight Oil Tools for more than six years. His most recent position was operations manager for the manufacturing business unit.
Zaunbrecher will aid in development and implementation of all employee training related to RTMS and SAP procedures. Zaunbrecher was a business applications analyst for the company's manufacturing business unit. Focused on providing “zero-failure” equipment and service for 40 years, Knight Oil Tools has grown to be the largest privately held rental and fishing tools business in the oil and gas industry.
From 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Genecov Room, 315 N. Broadway Ave., taxpayers can learn how to properly fill out tax forms, and file and pay taxes electronically. Information about e-services will be available to help taxpayers manage their accounts online. Comptroller representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance to attendees.
“We want to empower Texas business owners by making resources and information accessible.
Conducting these seminars and making our team of tax specialists available provides much needed guidance for businesses,” R.J. DeSilva of the comptroller's office said in a statement.
For more information, call the Tyler Field Office at 903-534-0333. Tax forms and tax information can be found at www.window.state.tx.us.
Area elected officials, East Texas Electric Cooperative board members and representatives of Sam Rayburn Generation and Transmission Cooperative gathered to commemorate the beginning of the new generation of renewable power for the cooperative, according to a prepared statement. Timber waste from the immediate area will fuel the plant, creating a renewable energy source that will provide power to about 35,000 area homes upon its expected completion in late 2014.
East Texas Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperation with headquarters in Nacogdoches. Its mission is to provide low cost, reliable power to its 308,000 member-owners located throughout 46 counties of East Texas. It is made up of 10 not-for-profit electric distribution cooperatives, including those in Cherokee, Rusk, Upshur and Wood counties. For more information, visit www.woodvillerenewable.org.
Customers can bring in their old U.S. flags to any of the 32 Wally's Party Factory and Card & Party Factory locations to be destroyed in a dignified way, honoring the U.S. flag code, by the Circle of Ten Council. In exchange, they will be offered a 50 percent discount to replace the flags. The company has a commitment of appreciation for those that serve the community and nation by offering a 10 percent in-store discount to educators and members of the armed forces. Wally's Party Factory, based in Ennis, also operates Card & Party Factory and Wicked Wally's Halloween Costumes, and has stores in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.