LISA Veach joins piney woods sanitation

Piney Woods Sanitation has hired Lisa Veatch as business development executive. She joins Piney Woods Sanitation with many years of experience in business growth, most recently with Encore Multimedia, a regional strategic marketing firm based in Longview.

“I am thrilled to join Piney Woods Sanitation, and more specifically, a professional team that has a reputation for excellent customer service and an aggressive marketing strategy for business growth,” Veatch said.

Piney Woods Sanitation provides sanitation and waste management, both residential and commercial services, to Northeast Texas. The company has more than 24 years of experience working with municipalities and health care, construction, finance, retail and manufacturing businesses. Piney Woods Sanitation expanded to Tyler in May.

Smith County recognizes employees for service

Tara Yarbrough was recognized in Commissioners Court recently for 30 years of service to the Smith County Tax Office.

“My favorite part of working for Smith County is being able to interact with taxpayers from all walks of life and offering the best knowledge and service based on each taxpayers’ specific need or problem,” Yarbrough said. “We listen, but we also follow the law. State tax laws and more specifically our Professional Tax Collector Code of Ethics guarantees that everyone be treated fair and equal. I also find great joy in coming to work every day to be among co-workers that accept each other as family.”

Yarbrough started working for the tax office as a front counter clerk and a map researcher. For the past 22 years, she has been the head bookkeeper for the Property Tax Division.

Verna Carroll was recognized for 20 years of service. She is a bond investigator in the Pretrial Services Department. She interviews jail inmates and completes background investigations to report to the judges.

“She is really a joy to work with,” Pretrial Services Director Gary Pinkerton said. “She keeps us on our toes, we enjoy working with her, she’s always got a smile on her face.”

Cheryl Cardinal was recognized for five years of service to the Judicial Compliance/Collections Department. She works as a collections officer.

“Cheryl is committed, dedicated and takes the initiative to get a task complete,” Collections Director Sheryl Keel said. “She is a valuable and loyal member of our family. Her enthusiasm is a personality trait that cannot be learned.”

Other employees who are celebrating work anniversaries in November, but who were not in Commissioners Court, include:

20 years: Anthony Railsback, Adult Probation

15 years: Harold Johnson and India Samuels, Sheriff’s Office

Five years: Haley Martinez, Auditor’s Office; Jennifer Black, District Clerk’s Office; Davis Woudwyk, District Attorney’s Office; and Maria Vallejo, Sheriff’s Office.

Tyler company opens office in Arizona

SPEA America has opened an office in Chandler, Arizona, within the metropolitan area of Phoenix.

“SPEA has had a large customer base in the Arizona and Southern California region for many years. Due to SPEA’s rapidly growing system installations within these customers in Arizona, especially in the semiconductor industry, we found it proactive to establish a local office to support these customers,” said David Buhrkuhl, president of SPEA America.

SPEA America, based in Tyler, is the American distributor for SPEA.

Power Networking breakfast Dec. 18

A Power Networking Breakfast is set for 7:30 a.m. Dec. 18 with an 8 a.m. program at Traditions restaurant, 6205 S. Broadway Ave.

The price for the breakfast is $12 to be paid in advance. Seating is limited and registration is required.

Labs Your Way opens

Labs Your Way is a new medical lab service in Tyler.

Owner Scott A. Stegall said the company allows anyone to walk in and request any lab test, without an order from a health care provider, and receive the results directly.

The lab is at 6004 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 302, and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

People can walk in or book an appointment online at or by calling 903-630-5169.

New KOA Campground opens in Canton’s Silver Spur Resort

Kampgrounds of America has opened a site within the Silver Spur Resort, 13785 Texas Highway 19, Canton.

“The restaurant and KOA make up the largest part of our resort,” says Jack Woodward, developer and general partner. “We decided on a KOA based on advice of a campground consultant who came in and did a feasibility study. He laid out our options to become a KOA, a different franchise or independent. We felt it was important that we have the KOA brand recognition.”

Guests of the campground can eat at the restaurant and brewery, have access to a pool, the outdoor bandstand and the escape room, he said.

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