NEWTON
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
NEWSLETTER

 


 

                   PURPLE PRIDE! GO EAGLES!!!

 


 

 

JOB INFORMATION
The Welcome Center Depot

 

       The Welcome Center will have a "Job Information" bulletin board with job positions posted.
 We encourage all area businesses to come by and post any positions they may have  available.
 
                             Texas Department of Transportation

                Apply online: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/careers/apply.html


       Newton ISD  Position Bus Driver    Contact Johnny Metz 409.379.3068
                                       

                        

Newton Chamber of Commerce


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The Chamber has turned 50 this year!


The Chamber would like to thank everyone for their continued support!

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Meeting Notes

The Chambers next meeting will be on Oct 9th at noon in the Welcome Center.
We hope that you will be able to join us!

 We continue to thank you for your support!

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We are now located in The Welcome Center Depot at 201 W. Court St. We are next door to our
Caney Creek Walking Park. We have loads of information on Newton and surrounding areas.
Our meetings are the 2nd Thursday in the months of Jan./April/July/Oct
Time 12 noon- 1:00pm
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We encourage all business to stop by and drop off any information they may have. The
Chamber is in the process of having "Welcome Packages" for newcomers to our area.
We would like for you to drop by for a visit!
Our office is opened Tuesday - Friday 9:00 -4:00 p.m.
(Closed Noon-1pm)

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The Newton County maps are in!!
 The maps are $2.00 donation at the Chamber office.
We thank each and every one for their support!
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The Welcome Center Depot
Newton Economic Development Corporation


Now have information for Hunters!
Have information on Public Hunting areas in Newton County!!
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Have Courthouse Rededication T-shirts for sale!
Sizes from Child to Adult available!
Come check out the new neon Colors!

 Have a Fresh Pot of Coffee brewing!
Come by for a visit!


The Welcome Center Depot is located at 201 W. Court St. next door to the beautiful
Caney Creek Walking Park.  The Welcome Center was built by the N.E.D.C. and its
purpose is to promote the City of Newton, Newton County and all businesses.

OPEN:   Tuesday – Friday
     Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed from Noon to 1pm for lunch


The Welcome Center Depot has brochures and other information. We encourage our
business community to come by and leave any information you may have. The Welcome
Center now has several publications from the History Center for sale.
The Welcome Center will also have a selection of gift ideas from local artist for sale. The NABA
will have the items her all year long. A 20% of the sales go to the Christmas lighting.
 
For scheduling of events or meetings to have at Welcome Center.
Contact:          Gail Odom     409.379.5527   
Executive Director

 Newton Service Unit Salvation Army



 Hope's Closet
(Located in the old hopital on Main St.)
Opened 10 am - 1pm  2nd & 4th Thursday each month

Donations of gently used and washed items of all sizes are needed. Shoes,
Coat, Baby items, Toiletries, School supplies, Towels, Sheets, underwear, socks...etc..
As you know that the Salvation steps up during a house fire or any other disasters.

Hope's Closet will be able to help all of Newton County.
Volunteers are needed to work 2 Thursdays a month.
For more information call: Hope's Closet 409-382-2720


All funds donated to the Salvation Army Newton Service Unit stay right here!
All donations stay right here in Newton County! All donations are tax deductible.
Office is located in the old hospital

Salvation Summer Camp FREE for all 13 & 14 year olds
June 21st -24th
Camp Hoblitzelle
website:www.hoblitzelle.com
Applications can be picked up at Extension Office
will need a physical & shot record
Transportation will be provided to take and pick up children.


Contact information: 409.379.4831 Cathy Pearson
newtonumc@valornet.com

 Newton County Events/News


OPERATION GRADUATION!!!
July 25th & 26th Link/ Barbecue Sale
Will be at Park & Ride on hwy 190 & 87 or at Newton Feed


NISD Teacher/Faculty Breakfast will be on August 18th at 7:30 am
Middle School Cafeteria
Lions Club, First Financial Bank and Chamber Co-Sponsors
We would like to ask the area business to donate doorprizes for this event.
Plaes drop off at Chamber office or call 379-5527 for item to be picked up.


Newton Lions Club


The Newton Lions club will meet on August 7th in the Welcome Center Depot.
Our guest speaker will be Coach Johnston who will give us a update on the coming
Newton Eagle Football season

We hope that you will be able to join them!

The Newton Lions Club will have an eye screening on August 23rd
in the Civic Center. Will have more information as date gets closer.

 

Newton County Public Library


Happy 40th Anniversary!!


Come & sign up for the Summer Reading Program!!


Please drop by for a visit and support the NCPL!
          
Sharon Long / Director 409.379.8300

 History Center


A big thank you goes out to First Financial Bank for donating 10
computers to the History Center!!!!


The History Center now has FOR SALE "Cemeteries of Newton County Texas".
For $25.00 you get a book listing all 122 cemeteries with their location, GPS reading,
history (if known) and 2
photos PLUS CD with a name index listing 16,100 people
now "resting" in Newton County. By placing the names on CD we will no longer take
forever updating our information. The
information will be updated 4 times a year.
Call the History Center for your copy TODAY!!
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History Center Contact:
Jonnie Miller/Chair 379-2109
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Powell Hotel Museum
409-379-4556


Soup Kitchen
Will start back again by end of 2014!


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Hines Heritage Museum
Contact: Bobbye Tilley 409.381.1123 or 409.988.5409

 DETAS
Deep East Texas Archeological

 



To join is $5 for individual  $10 Family

For more information, please contact Pam Wright at 409.379.2109 or
Dixie Dixon at 936.366.6029 Email dickie.dixon@hotmail.com

  

Newton Area Betterment Association


The NABA has merchandise for sale in the Welcome Center.
Please come and check out the great gifts and talent of local artist.


 Santa's Workshop call:
Pam Latiolias (president) 409-489-3066

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"SPONSOR A LED CHRISTMAS TREE"

Individuals & Businesses can choose between 6 1/2' or 9 1/2' trees. The trees will be a three year
sponsorship. Each tree includes a lighted sign to denot "In Memory of", "In Honor Of" or the name
of the Business. Sponsorship cost are $350 for small tree and $495 for large. Delivery time is two weeks.

To Sponsor a Tree contact the above contact NABA Members or Sandra Love 409-383-4492
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2014 Chamber Membership Dues

 

The Newton Chamber of Commerce has started their 2014 Membership!

Chamber membership is not limited to business owners! Everyone is eligible to join the Chamber. Our goal is to PROMOTE NEWTON in every way that we can and everywhere we go!
Only Newton residents can PROMOTE NEWTON, so join in and help us succeed this goal!
Dues paid now are for the new Chamber fiscal year January 1, 2014 through December 2014.
Membership packages are: Chamber Friend (Individuals and Retirees) $30
Associate/Non-Profit $30, Basic Business $50
Silver $100, Gold $250 and Platinum $500.

For more information call 409-379-5527 or email at newtonchamber@hotmail.com

Personal Message From  Executive Director

I am striving to keep our website updated with information about our area Businesses and all
other information that comes my way. Please send me any information that I may need to update.

Thank you all for your support!
Gail Odom


The Chamber Notes is a monthly newsletter of the Newton Chamber of Commerce and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of all Chamber members & directors. We invite all member’s comments and suggestions. If you are interested in providing information or a special feature for the newsletter or have a meeting or event, please contact:


Newton Chamber of Commerce
Gail Odom,  Executive Director
P.O. Box 66 Newton, Texas 75966
Telephone: 409-379-5527/
 409-382-2720 Fax: 409-379-9035  
Email: newtonchamber@hotmail.com