Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Citizen of the Year, 2014 Non Profit Community Service Award, and 2014 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by 12:00 P.M(noon), Friday, November 14,2014. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on December 2, 2014.
Rope for the Kids
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Rope for the Kids. The 1st Annual Rope for the Kids event is being held on October 18th benefiting Advocates for Children, Inc starting at 2:00pm. Saddles will be given to Average Winners in each roping and Gist Trophy Buckles will be given for 2nd – 5th. Youth Dummy Roping Gist Trophy Buckles will also be given out in three age divisions. There will be food, a moon walk and a George Straight guitar to be auctioned off before the final rounds. Location for the event will be 673 FM 1078 Orange, TX. For more information contact Chad Havens (409) 670-2001 or Brent Mays (337) 515-6143.
Shangri La Scarecrow Festival
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the Scarecrow Festival at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Each year, Shangri La hosts the largest Scarecrow Festival in Texas, with dozens of hand-crafted scarecrows displayed throughout the Gardens. Created by community organizations, businesses, schools, and families, scarecrow designs range from funny, to clever, to wacky and weird! For sure, no two scarecrows are ever the same! The Scarecrow Festival runs until November 1st. For more information call (409) 670-9113.
Thayer Dance Academy
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Thayer Dance Academy. The studio carries a long tradition of excellence with graduates continuing their dance careers as professional dancers in companies across the United States. Rose Thayer Academy of Dance was established in 1982 by Rose Thayer. Christi Thayer Kovatch and her husband, Chris, became owners in the Spring of 2014, carrying on the tradition that Christi’s mother began 32 years ago. Thayer Dance Academy is located at 1201 N. 16th Street in Orange and can be contacted at (409) 883-5132.
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Courtland Resources. Courtland Resources offers staff leasing services that include payroll processing with direct deposit (optional) and pay cards. Courtland offers worker's compensation insurance to all employees. In addition, Courtland Resources offers group health insurance, group dental insurance, group vision insurance, AFLAC, and group life insurance with competitive rates. In addition, we can provide 401 (K) plans to fit your business needs. Courtland Resources has low Texas-Work Force rates available and workers compensation rates with no modifiers. Call or email to see how it all works. Courtland Resources is located at 3410 I 10 West Orange, TX 77632. For more information call (409) 883-0502.
Lion's Club Ribbon Cutting
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lion's Club Carnival. The carnival celebrates it's 75th year.
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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.