“As a one-stop shop for shipping, mailbox rental, printing and business services, we look forward to continue serving the Tyler community through our new location with an all new look,” Owner Bill Lyons said. “Along with convenient access, easy parking, and 'hands full' automated door entry, the larger space at our new location enables us to offer expanded printing and small business services.”
Prior to purchasing their two UPS Stores in November, 2002, Lyons and his business partner, Jim Hinna, both worked at Southwest Airlines, bringing more than 35 years of combined experience in various management positions in finance, accounting and operations to The UPS Store. Their other UPS Store is in the Southpark Shopping Center, 1910 ESE Loop 323. The UPS Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Air Force: Staff Sgt. George Lewis; Capt. Lisa Hamlett;
Army: Specialist Kenneth Bambeck; Specialist Milow Christian; Specialist Robert Jordan; Sgt. Paul Brooks; Specialist James Moreland; Specialist 4th Class John Kinser; Marine Corps.: Lance Corporal Albert Logan; Staff Sgt. Harold Johnson.
Serving 46 counties in East Texas, Lighthouse for the Blind is a nonprofit organization empowering blind Americans through rehabilitation, education, training and employment. To learn more visit www.tylerlighthouse.org or call 903593-3111.
While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete interviews and process claims work without incurring overtime.
The reduced funding provided by Congress under the continuing resolution for the first six months of the fiscal year makes it impossible for the agency to provide the overtime needed to handle service to the public as it has done in the past, representatives said in a prepared statement.
In addition, all Social Security field offices will be closed to the public this Friday only so employees can focus on reducing backlogged workloads. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to a local office.
Applying for retirement, disability or Medicare benefits, signing up for direct deposit, replacing a Medicare card, obtaining a proof of income letter or informing the administration of a change of address or telephone are available at www.socialsecurity.gov or 1-800-772-1213.
By joining Express in this effort, employers will gain a qualified worker and give the gift of employment to an individual who would otherwise not be working Dec. 10-16.
Express will then Pay It Forward to the business and give a 50 percent discount on its fee. Express associates are screened and evaluated before being placed in administrative, professional and commercial positions.
“Pay it Forward to us means working with local businesses to help find jobs for unemployed workers in our community so they can earn a paycheck and help support their families this season,” franchisee Rocky Gill said. “Our vision is to lock arms with businesses in Tyler to bring hope to local families for the holidays.”
This program also will provide local businesses with the additional support often needed during a busy time of the year.
The employee also gets a written work reference to help with their long-term goal of finding a work home. The Tyler office is at 4603 Troup Highway; call 903-592-9999 or visit www. expresstyler.com.
As a member of Prudential Real Estate affiliate network, Prudential Preferred Properties is becoming a real estate brokerage under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, which will be available in 2013. Jim Hanlon, design-ed broker for Prudential Preferred Properties in Tyler, said the combined netwo-rks of more than 53,000 Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate agents generated more than $72 billion in residential real estate sales volume in 2011, and operate more than 1,700 U.S. locations.
“This change provides opportunity for all our agents,” owner Tom Hooter, of Tyler, said in a prepa-red stat-ement. “We anticipate continued gro-wth and (to) provide the Tyler
community with superior customer service.”
Sims will head up the new rural home loan division, where he will focus on meeting the financing needs of custo-mers within AgriLand's territory. Sims, of Tyler, comes to AgriLand with 30 years of experience in comme-rcial ba-nking, where he wo-rked as branch manager and senior vice president.
AgriLand also welcomed Jennifer Morrison as mortgage loan officer in the Tyler lending office, where she will serve the rural home financing needs of borrowers in Tyler, Athens, Nacogdoches and Fairfield. Ms. Morrison, of Athens, joined AgriLand in 2010 as an agricultural loan officer.
Clay Bohan was named mortgage loan officer in AgriLand's New Waverly lending office, where he will serve the rural home financing needs of borrowers in the New Waverly and Beaumont territories. Boh-an, of Huntsville, joined AgriLand in 2010 as an agricultural loan officer.
Established in 1933, AgriLand is a customer-owned lending cooperative that finances agricultural operations, rural recreational property and agribusiness.
Donald R. Neumeyer, formerly president of Cross Oil Refining & Marketing Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of MRMC and executive vice president of the companies, has elected to retire after 30 years of service.
Neumeyer's retirement comes after serving MMLP as chief operating officer and in other business development roles.
The companies announced the appointment of Douglas Towns as vice president to assume the majority of Neumeyer's responsibilities.
Towns has more than 15 years in the lubricants business. He served as general manager of Koch Sulfur Products Co. and holds a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and a masters degree from the University of Houston.
Martin Midstream Partners is a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
Raymond Grubbs, division manag-er, will serve East Texas for the growing land brokerage network. Grubbs, a Texas native, said the East Texas land market is a hotbed for recreational buyers.
Grubbs has more than three decades of business sales experience. “East Texas is widely known for its quality hunting and fishing, as well as its str-ong timber market,” Grubbs said in a prepared statement. “Being within a close proximity to the Metroplex, as well as Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, has had a tremendous impact on the demand our land market has experienced.
“We feel we are opening this office at the right time, as the East Texas land market has made tremendous strides over the past three years.”
Mossy Oak Properties was launched in 2003 to assist landowners, sportsmen and investors in their pursuit of property. It has grown to more than 70 offices in 19 states throughout the country. For more, contact Grubbs at 903-586-2263.
About 150 stores will collect donations of nonperishable food items and team with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries and volunteers to distribute food to families who need assistance before Christmas.
BGC donates boxes in which to pack 20 to 30 pounds of food, donates coupons for a free hen, and sells scan coupons which go back to the partnering service groups to supply additional food needs.
The volunteer groups carry out the sorting, packing and distribution.
Customers can visit Brookshire's or Super 1 Foods stores for details on ways to help. BGC started its first food drive in 1982 in Tyler, with the Tyler-Rose City Kiwanis Club.
Last year some 500,000 pounds of food were collected and donated to more than 14,000 families in nearly 120 cities in BGC's tri-state market area.
In 2011, BGC donated more than 16,000 free hen coupons and 20,000 food drive boxes.