The RAP (Retirees Are Progressive) Council met in Honors Hall on March 18 to hear a presentation on the New Braunfels City Library. Gretchen Pruett, Library Director for the City of New Braunfels Public Library gave a presentation to over 20 RAP Council committee members. The library offers a variety of services to the community and if you would like more information on the public library visit www.nbpl.lib.tx.us or call 830-221-4300. Nolan Dietert, Chair of the RAP Council invites anyone that is interested in joining this unique division of The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to call Phyllis Foerster at 625-2385.
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASSES OFFERED
The Center for Entrepreneurship has set their second group of classes to begin on Tuesday, March 31. The classes will be held from 7-9 pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the Center located in the old Goodwin Primary School building on Church Hill Dr. These classes will provide attendees with information on how to start a business, marketing, sales, human resources, financial needs, bookkeeping and accounting, and the need for a business plan. Local business persons are used as mentors and will help guide these new or seasoned business owners. The cost for the 24 hours of classes is $395. For more information contact the Center at 830-626-6288 and speak to the Executive Director Mike Fitsko. You can also listen to the radio show on KGNB 1420 radio each week on Tuesday afternoons fro 1-1:30pm.
Business/Education Partnership Committee met on March 26, with Chair Chris Douglas presiding. The committee’s current project is called “Kits for Kids”. This will be a bag of helpful hints for parents of children under 5 years old. These bags will contain a pamphlet of social services agencies that are available here in town to help with family needs and fun activities for parents to do with their children that cost little or no money. Also in the bags will be maps of the community, public library information, calendar’s in English and Spanish, and a children’s book. The City’s Library has kindly provided all of the forms for a free library card and ways to access information at the library. The New Braunfels Canyon Lake Area Realtors Association began collecting gently used and well read children’s books back in the fall. At present they have collected more than 100 books. In addition books have been donated by individuals around the community. The goal of the committee is to be able to provide these bags for children at local doctor and dentist offices, County nurses office, day schools, and activities where families with children will attend. If you would like to donate some gently used children’s books please call Rusty Brockman at 625-2385.
A reception to honor SrA De’Sean Raimey, Airman of the 4th Quarter 2008 and SrA Vikas Kumar, Airman of the Year 2008 was held on Wednesday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Landmark Lofts, 144 Landa Street. 2009 is the 41st year for the Chamber to partner with Randolph Air Force Base to honor an airman.
Pictured at the March 18th Military Affairs reception at Landmark Lofts is (left to right) Chamber Chair of the Board Marian Benson, RAFB 12th Flying Training Wing Commander Col. Jaqueline Van Ovost, wife and son of honoree, 2008 Airman of the Year SrA Vikas Kumar, Military Affairs Vice Chair Ray Martinez, and Mayor Pro-Tem Gale Pospisil.
Pictured at the March 18 Military Affairs reception at Landmark Lofts is (left to right) Chamber Chair-Elect Larry Hammonds, Supervisor Tech Sqt. Michael Johnson, Chamber Chair of the Board Marian Benson, RAFB 12th Flying Training Wing Commander Col. Jacqueline Van Ovost, 2008 4th Quarter Airman honoree SrA De' Sean Raimey, Military Affairs Vice Chair Ray Martinez, Supervisor Gilbert Vallejo, RAFB Deputy Commander 12th Mission Support Group Richard Parkinson and Mayor Pro-Tem Gale Pospisil.
The topic for the March 26 NB Business University is “The Paperless Document Society” presented by Pablo Reyna of On-Line Computers and Internet Services. Registration is available on line at www.nbcham.org. Reserve your place now!
The New Braunfels
Police Department has received information from area law enforcement sources
regarding a potential scam directed toward
s area businesses. The
suspect allegedly approaches business operators and attempts to solicit
donations for what appears to be credible causes.
This individual has been identified as a W/M in his early 60’s, who has reportedly been the subject of prior scams as reported in the following news links. The links include incident details and a photo.
We are urging business operators and organizations to be aware of this scam and others.
Please consider joining our E-Business Crime Alert program by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. List your business name, type of business, and email address. Our goal is to provide timely and topical information to our local business community. Subscribing to Crimeweb.net will provide you with limited crime and community information. The E-Business Crime Alert program allows us to send out targeted alerts to identified business groups.
Related public stories:
The Pleasanton Express Online - Wednesday, May 23, 2007
MySAnews.com - Man nabbed in scam aimed at businesses to fund fake parties
The topic for the March 10 class day for Youth Leadership was “A Day at the Legislature”. LNB Alumni facilitators and six members of the LNB Class of ’09 joined the thirty YLNB class members for the Austin trip. The class was welcomed to Austin at the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) by President Rob Looney and Vice President Ben Sebree. Sara K. Tays, ExxonMobil Southwest Govt. Relations Manager made the arrangements with TXOGA and provided morning snacks and lunch. At the Capitol State Representative Doug Miller recognized the class from the House floor and had their photo taken with Miller. The class sat in on the Senate debate of the Voter ID bill listened and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst making comments. Sen. Ken Armbrister, the Governor’s Legislative Director addressed the class at lunch, speaking about his role in the Governor’s office and the role of legislators during the 140-day session. The day concluded at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum with a viewing of the Texas Spirit movie and a museum tour. The museum tour was sponsored by Shad Fleming and Harry Smith of Wells Fargo. Other sponsors included New Braunfels Smokehouse, Mid Tex Oil, Inc. and CONNECTIONS. A special thanks to coordinators Allison Dietert Humphries, Jo Beth Oestreich and Kellie Stallings.
The final class day for YLNB 2009 is April 14 with the topic “Business & the Economy”. The class will graduate on Friday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Seekatz Opera House. The guest speaker is Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Sichan Siv. The Ambassador escaped Cambodia’s killing fields in 1976 and is the author of Golden Bones. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Chamber office or on line at www.nbcham.org. 2009 marks the twelfth year of Youth Leadership NB sponsored by the Chamber and the LNB Alumni Association.
The topic for the March 17 class day for Leadership New Braunfels was “Health & Wellness” hosted by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels and facilitated by Melissa Krause (LNB Alum). CHRISTUS provided breaks and lunch and arranged presentations and panel discussions and tours of hospital departments. VP/Administrator of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels Jim Wesson (LNB Class of 09) also addressed the class. LNB Alum Todd Harper of First Commercial Bank joined the class for lunch as “Sponsor for the Day”.
The LNB Alumni Planning committee met on March 12 and will host a candidate’s forum on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Landa Haus for the May election for City Council and CISD & NBISD board of trustees. Elected Officials are also invited to attend.
The annual LNB Alumni fundraiser was held on February 28 at Mission Valley Bowling Club. LNB Alum and the LNB Class of ’09 and guests bowled and socialized at the event benefiting the Youth program.
The low score bowling team included, (left to right) front row, Susan Delano, Judy Scott, Darrin Toney, Gaye Toney, John Archer, and Josh Salge. Back Row, R.C DeLano and D.L Schraub. Gifts provided by Crocodile Gap and New Braunfels Smokehouse, Inc.
The high score bowling team included (left to right) Brian Foerster, Debbie Meek, Michael Meek, Becky Krueger, Dan Krueger, and Phyllis Foerster. Gifts provided by Sac 'N Pac Stores, Inc. ,Coleman Co. and New Braunfels Smokehouse, Inc.
LNB '09 attending their first fundraiser are front row (left to right). Jeff Kahlig, Susan DeLano, Keely Mitchell, Lara Perry, Amber Brown, Brannon Brooke and Holly Covington. Back row (left to right) John Archer, Judy Scott, Justin Herbelin, D.L Schraub, Ashley Davison and Greg Lutz.
Sara K. Tays, Southwest Government Relations Manager for ExxonMobil welcomes the class to Austin at the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA) building. Tays was instrumental in the planning of the Capitol visit and meeting with TXOGA xecutives and State legislators.
State Rep. Edmund Kuempel welcomes the class to the Capitol.
YLNB gathers in the House of Representatives chambers. State Rep. Doug Miller recognized the class from the House floor.
State Rep. Doug Miller poses with YLNB '09 outside the House of Representatives.
Sen. Ken Armbrister, The Governor's Legislative Director addresses the class during the lunch at the TXOGA building.
The Texas Capitol in Austin
Asst. City Manager Robert Camareno member LNB Class '09 gets his blood pressure checked at the LNB '09 class day health screening at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital- New Braunfels.
Don Beeler, President/CEO of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care addresses LNB '09. CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital- New Braunfels celebrated their first year in the community in February. Beeler re-capped the successful transition process.
Dean Skelley, Manager of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hosptial -New Braunfels laboratory, tours the class through the lab process.
San Antonio Air Life Pilot and Crew explains how the company assists in emergency situations. The helicopter is based at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport.
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