By Mollie LaSalle
WOODVILLE – The Tyler County Chamber of Commerce’s held a “Lunch and Learn” event hosted by the Tyler County Booster, Monday, May 15.
Publisher Kelli Barnes warmly welcomed attendees to the luncheon and explained to everyone the ins and outs of the newspaper business. She introduced the staff and informed all what each employee does on a daily basis. Attendees learned how the local newspaper operates, and how each member of the staff contributes to put out a consistently quality product every week.
The Booster was honored to be included in this series. When it was all said and done, Barnes explained, “this week’s Tyler County Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn was so fun to host. We enjoyed a full house, old and new friends, good food and fellowship. It is essential to put real faces with real names and have real in person conversations. I believe the Chamber is on the right track providing opportunities for businesspeople to mingle. I look forward to more opportunities to lunch and learn together.”
The Booster is one of four newspapers within the Polk County Publishing family; PCPC also owns the Polk County Enterprise in Livingston, the Trinity County News-Standard in Groveton, and the San Jacinto News-Times in Shepherd. Until recently, PCPC owned a newspaper in Houston County (Crockett) and sold the paper to a competing paper in Grapeland, which merged the two papers.
The Lunch and Learn series is one of many events that the chamber has introduced to the community this year. They hosted a successful after-hours meet and greet at the Magnolia Bar and Grill in March as the first “Cheers with the Chamber” and the Chamber plans on hosting more Lunch and Learn events.
Additionally, the Chamber is helping promote a “Coffee and Connection Tour” stop in Woodville with the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas. It will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 26 at Simply Charming Event Center, which is located across the street from the Booster office.
The event is being hosted by Education First, and Chamber Executive Director Holly Wells said the Chamber would like to encourage all businesses in the county to stop by, get some refreshments and meet our local BBB representatives.