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Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 9, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

Egg Hunt Sponsored by the Van Oil Museum & Hilliards  

the Vendors & Entertainment sponsored by The Van Area Chamber of Commerce.


Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

Mar 6, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments


@ Farmhouse – Chamber of Commerce Meeting – May 5, 2015

Mar 4, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgWe have been invited to go to Farmhouse for the May 2015 meeting!!!

Chamber Meeting!

The Van Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday, May 5, @ 11:45 am at Farmhouse restaurant. (Actual meeting begins at 12 Noon – 11:45 allows you time to get your food, if you wish to do so.) 

Farmhouse will take your order as you arrive.  Order the special or off the menu of your choice.

Members and non-members are encouraged to attend.

Bring your business card – individual or business – we will have a drawing.

Come hear a few words from Scott & Lanae Wells who are the owners of Health at Home Services on Park Row.  Learn more about this business.


2015 Calendar of Events – Texas Rose Horse Park


@ MILANO’S PIZZA – Chamber of Commerce Meeting – March 3, 2015

Feb 27, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

van chamber.jpgWe have been invited to go to Milano’s Pizza for the March meeting!!!

Chamber Meeting!

The Van Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their monthly meeting Tuesday, March 3, @ 11:45 am at Milano’s Pizza restaurant. (Actual meeting begins at 12 Noon – 11:45 allows you time to get your food, if you wish to do so.) 

Milano’s has an all you can eat pizza buffet with a nice salad bar available upon arrival for $5.99 plus drink or order off the menu. (order off menu will take longer)  You can pay for your meal upon arrival and go through buffet as you choose.

Bring your business card – individual or business – we will have a drawing.

Come hear a few words from Bryce Busler as he speaks about the Van Healthcare Center.

All are welcome!  See you there!

Milano’s Pizza
488 W Main Street  Suite 102
Van, TX 75790
11:45 – 1:00 pm.

Van EDC Regular Meeting – Open to Public


Van EDC Regular Meeting – Open to Public

Monday, February 23, 2015- 7:00 PM

VAN EDC REGULAR MEETING MONDAY, February 23, 2015 Notice is hereby given that the Van EDC will be holding a regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00 pm at the Van Community Center, 310 Chestnut Street, Van, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as follows: Order of Business: According to policy BE (LOCAL), the order of business for regular board meetings shall be as set out in the agenda accompanying the notice of the meeting. The order in which posted agenda items are taken may be changed by consent of all members present.

The Board may conduct a closed meeting when the agenda subject is one that may properly be discussed in closed meeting.


A. Roll Call and Establish a Quorum
B. Opening Prayer
C. Pledge of Allegiance



IV. Director’s Report

1. Grants from TxDot Tap Funding for Candidate Projects.
2. Update on Theatre construction time.
3. Update on Downtown Antique light Poles
4. Update on timetable for Love’s Truck Stop Hotel & Meeting with Kevin McCarthy
5. Update on Park Row Business Park.


A. Consider/approve minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 26, 2015
B. Approval of Monthly Expenditures for December 2014.


1. Consider/approve C.L. Kotlarz Construction Agreement
2. Consider/approve the purchasing of a table for the Chamber Of Commerce Banquet for $250.
3. Vote on motion to approve of Underwriting the Academic Foundation Recognition Banquet for $1,030.
4. Vote on motion to approve the firm CPA Barbara Bass or Gary Camp to setup the Van EDC Financial books.
5. Vote on motion to approve the Downtown Beautification Program Cost (Street Lights, Street Name Signs and Antique Clock).
6. Vote on motion for the council to request the auditing firm to change the account name showing the EDC CD for $108,052 from the City Water & Sewer fund to show it being from the EDC funds.
7. Vote on motion to put out bids to restore the building at 165 Main St.


Convene in closed session under Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551,sections: 551.071 Private consultation with the Board’s attorney; 551.072 Discussing purchase,exchange, lease, or value of real property; 551.073 Discussing negotiated contracts for prospectivegifts or donations; 551.074 Discussing personnel or to hear complaints against personnel; 551.076Considering the deployment, specific, occasions for, or implementation of security, personnel ordevices; 551.082IX.



Communication Skills for Women

Feb 17, 15 • Featured News, NewsNo Comments

How to achieve confidence, credibility, and composure in the workplace

What makes you clam up, shut down, or fall apart?

Nearly all work involves interaction and communication with others. Clear, effective communication — between individuals, within teams, and among departments — is a vital part of any successful organization.

Developed specifically to meet the needs of today’s working woman, this communication training offers valuable insights you can use to enhance your communication style while earning the respect and cooperation of others. You’ll learn to speak up with composure and confidence. We’ll help you unearth self-defeating attitudes and replace them with positive expectations. You’ll get tips to help you deal with trembling hands, “butterflies,” and other nervous symptoms.

This communication skills course provides targeted training in how to:

  • Use the techniques of influence and persuasion to build productive and rewarding relationships with all kinds of people
  • Control your emotions and stay composed and effective under pressure
  • Overcome fears of public speaking and voice your opinions readily
  • Handle high-stakes situations, mistakes, and crises with confidence

Spend a day looking at how you interact with others. At this communication skills course, you’ll discover the simple yet profound changes you can make to add impact to your communication.

Do you cringe at the thought of speaking in front of others?

  • Do you stifle your suggestions at department meetings, instead of impressing your colleagues with your intelligence and insight?
  • Do you rush clumsily through your agenda during appointments with clients, rather than taking the time to showcase your hard work?
  • Do you avoid making presentations at all costs, when you could be wowing people with your knowledge and professionalism?

If so, you’re passing up golden opportunities to highlight your dedication and expertise. Attend this communication training and gain the confidence and skills you need to stay composed under pressure and express yourself in a way that gets results.

Register Today

1-Day Seminar – US $49.00

Groups of 5 or more: $44.00

March 23rd, 2015
Tyler, TX

Courtyard By Marriott Tyler
7424 South Broadway Ave
Tyler , TX 75703

Call Toll-Free:1-800-780-8476

Women With Heart

Feb 15, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

Anne Hintze from Trinidad TX and Linda Jones from Edgewood TX

Invite you to join them in honoring Women with Heart

February 17 at 5:30 pm 

Canton Civic Center – 800 Flea Market Road-  Canton TX – 75103

Seating is Limited – call now to see if there are any spots open  –   903-606-DOCS

These remarkable Women With Heart, nominated by your community for their strength, courage and triumph over heart disease.  Enjoy a FREE heart healthy dinner and door prizes in addition to an educational and inspiring speech by Deb Taylor, Chief Nursing Officer at Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, and a question and answer session with the expert heart specialists of Trinity Clinic.

OSHA 30 HR. Compliance Course available

Feb 12, 15 • Featured NewsNo Comments

Fred Pryor – OSHA 30-Hour Compliance Course

Earn your 30-hour OSHA course completion card with 5 Days of in-depth training!

5 Day Seminar – $719.00 each
Enroll EARLY
to guarantee
your spot!
Dallas – April 20 – 24 at Embassy Suites Dallas Market Center
Denton – April 20 – 24 – Hilton Garden Inn Denton
Ft Worth – April 13 – 17 – Norris Center

Is not being in compliance with OSHA Regulations costing your organization?

According to the United States Department of Labor, businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with work-related injuries and illnesses. This can contribute to decreased employee morale, reduced productivity, and higher on-the-job stress, while leading to increased workers’ comp claims, higher insurance premiums, retraining costs, absenteeism, and lower-quality products and services.

Workers whose employers take steps to protect their health, fitness, and safety on the job are more likely to report job satisfaction, enjoy a higher quality of life, contribute a more optimistic, enthusiastic outlook, and interact positively with peers and superiors.

This intensive course was created to support OSHA safety initiatives, enhance OSHA compliance, and protect employee health and safety

Download brochure:

Brookshire’s Celebrates Valentine’s Day!!!!


Have you been curious as to what the Big White Tent is for located in the Brookshire’s Parking Lot?   

Starting Friday, Feb 13 through Feb 14, there will be special items in the tent to celebrate Valentine’s day
Floral, Chocolates, Candies and lots of other Valentine Gift items.
The Big Tent will be open Friday and Saturday for your shopping convenience.


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