Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce

2015-2017 Slate Board of Directors

                    Nominating Committee Presents the 2015 – 2017 Slate of Board Nominees


David May, Community Bank

Shawn Oubre, City of Orange

Tim Schossow, Total Petrochemicals

Wade Smith, The HT Group

Steve Irwin, E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co

Stephen Lee, First Financial Bank

Robert Currie, Innovative Air Solutions



According to the Chamber By-Laws: Additional names of candidates for Directors can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at lest five (5) qualified members of the Chamber. Such petition shall be filed with the Nominating Committee within (10) days after notice has been given of the names of those nominated.  The determination of the Nominating Committee as to the legality of the Petitions(s) shall be final.

If no petition is filed within the designated period, the nominations shall be closed and the nominated slate of seven (7) candidates shall be declared elected by the Board of Directors at the regular October meeting.

If a legal petition shall present additional candidates, the names of all candidates shall be arranged on a ballot in alphabetical order. Instructions will be to vote for seven (7). Identification shall be made on the ballot to all active members.

Petitions will be posted on August 20, 2014 and the deadline for submitting petitions to the Chamber Office is Noon, August 29, 2014. 

The Nominating Committee of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce met on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 and from this meeting, these individuals were submitted as nominees for the Chamber’s Board of Directors.




                                                                 Nominating Committee:

Dean Granger, Granger Chevrolet
Amie Comeaux, David Self Ford & Volkswagen of Lake Charles
Harriet Dubose, Pass Assured LLC
John Gothia, Individual
Sherry Hommel, Re/Max Platinum
Jack Tindel, Jr., Industrial Sheet Metal & Fabricators
Stephen Patterson, Orangefield ISD



2015 Bassmaster Elite Series

2015 Bassmaster Elite Series The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce together with the Stark Cultural Venues is proud to announce the return of the Bassmaster Elite Series Competition to the Sabine River System and the Greater Orange Area in March of 2015

Breakfast Connection


Breakfast Connection

August Breakfast Connection

August 7, 2014

Hosted by Samson Energy
908 Pine (Campfire Office)
Orange, TX 77630





Don't miss this GREAT networking opportunity.  Bring a Chamber member friend!

Ribbon Cutting

Computer Shak, Inc

Ribbon Cutting



The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Computer Shak, Inc.  They are staffed with A+ certified computer technicians with hands-on experience in software, hardware and networking.  They provide quality hardware productis including Intel, Samsung, Western Digital, Toshiba, Acer and Microsoft just to name a few. Computer Shak is locally owned and operated and are conveniently located at 1600 Strickland Drive Orange, TX 77630.  For more information visit their website at or call (409) 886-7425




Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas- ORANGE. Workforce Solutions is here to to equip Southeast Texas with skills and knowledge that meet the needs of employers to foster the region's economic growth. They have a new location: 2415 16th Street, Orange, TX 77630

Subway Ribbon Cutting

Subway Ribbon Cutting

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Subway.  New owners Rocky and Surekha Korpal purchased the Subway in October of 2013.  They are very excited to be here in Orange.  Subway is located at 2469 MLK Drive.  For more information call (409) 670-0929

Way Service Ribbon Cutting

Way Service Ribbon Cutting

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Way Service. Way is one of the nation’s largest and most experienced mechanical contractors, specializing in the design/build of commercial air conditioning, plumbing/piping, energy retrofits, and the maintenance of these systems. Operating a business in today’s competitive environment is difficult. Focus on productivity and service is paramount. Way can provide you with a broad spectrum of short and long-term solutions for you and your building so that you can focus on your core business. Their commitment to building excellence began 90 years ago, and four generations later, will continue into the future. Way was one of the first companies in the 1980s to utilize performance contracting to track energy efficiency and to use energy savings to pay for building improvements. Innovation and education remain two of the cornerstones of the Way “building excellence” philosophy.

Invest in the Chamber

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of over 450 businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs from the cities of Orange, Pinehurst and West Orange that are here to help our local businesses thrive and do our part to promote economic development. We not only want to do our part in giving our current businesses the support they need, but we also want to encourage continued development and growth. Additionally, we want the community as a whole to understand the asset we can be as a source of information, a promoter of community involvement and much more.

The Chamber is the organization that connects businesses and leads the drive for responsible and profitable growth in the Greater Orange Area.