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March 22

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

This week at Anvil Brewing, we start the weekend off on Thursday with five dollar wing baskets and four dollar draft beers.
On Friday night we have rock and blues with Billy Boyd starting at 8 PM, then on Saturday come help us celebrate Allen Weatherford’s retirement! Will have music and comedy by David MCELHANEY.

This Saturday March 24th we will be having a celebration for Allen at the feed and seed Dancehall.  We are planning around 8 PM to do a toast and Maybe a little “roasting”. Please let me know if you will be coming. I won’t hold you to the numbers I just want to make sure we have a big table reserved. Thank you very much Kristen 903-916-9916

Saturday April 7, the Hwy 271 Car Cruise. About 70 classic Cars from all around East Texas will be in downtown Pittsburg for about an Hour and a Half. Each driver will receive a "Goody" Bag. In each bag there will be a scavenger hunt game for Pittsburg. The drivers will use clues to find things around downtown and choose a prize. If you would like to donate something as a prize let me know.

April 14, Skeet for Baby Feet; Place:   Firehouse 9 Farms     4101 Locust Rd     Gilmer TX 75645 Date:   April 14, 2018, Noon Registration     Shooting Starts at 1:00PM (Meal After) Cost:   Teams of 4, $25 per person, (Meals Extra) Information: Shooting Starts at 1:00PM     Shooting and Meal Tickets Sold in Advance and at Sign-In Contact:  Teresa Owen, 903-353-3200
Gold Sponsor: 4 Man Team $500/Team 1 Banner, 1 Station Sign, 8 Meal Tickets Silver Sponsor: 4 Man Team $250/Team 1 Station Sign, 4 Meal Tickets Station Sponsor:  $100  1 Station Sign Individual Team: $25/Shooter (4 Man Team)

This will be my last Weekly News, Next week Christine Jackson will be here and she will be writing the Chamber Weekly News. Then on Friday March 30 from 11am until 1pm, there will be a reception at Pilgrim Bank Community Room to bid me farewell. So mark your calendars.

March 15

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday April 7, the Hwy 271 Car Cruise. About 70 classic Cars from all around East Texas will be in downtown Pittsburg for about an Hour and a Half. Each driver will receive a "Goody" Bag. In each bag there will be a scavenger hunt game for Pittsburg. The drivers will use clues to find things around downtown and choose a prize. If you would like to donate something as a prize let me know.

April 14, Skeet for Baby Feet; Place:   Firehouse 9 Farms     4101 Locust Rd     Gilmer TX 75645 Date:   April 14, 2018, Noon Registration     Shooting Starts at 1:00PM (Meal After) Cost:   Teams of 4, $25 per person, (Meals Extra) Information: Shooting Starts at 1:00PM     Shooting and Meal Tickets Sold in Advance and at Sign-In Contact:  Teresa Owen, 903-353-3200
Gold Sponsor: 4 Man Team $500/Team 1 Banner, 1 Station Sign, 8 Meal Tickets Silver Sponsor: 4 Man Team $250/Team 1 Station Sign, 4 Meal Tickets Station Sponsor:  $100  1 Station Sign Individual Team: $25/Shooter (4 Man Team)

March 8

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday April 7, the Hwy 271 Car Cruise. About 70 classic Cars from all around East Texas will be in downtown Pittsburg for about an Hour and a Half. Each driver will receive a "Goody" Bag. If you have 70 or so Pens, Cups, Magnets, or anything with your company logo on it that you would like to donate to go in the bags please let me know, I will come pick it up and get it in the bags. Bags will be put together on March 26.


I am sure by now you know that I have made the decision to leave the position as Executive Director. It has been a wonderful experience working with each and everyone of you for the past 7 years. It is time for me to move on. My last day will be March 30, 2018.
Pittsburg has a promising future and I am sure that whoever follows me in this position will continue to help and facilitate the coming growth, Please be patient with them as they step into a new job.

March 1

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

Last Saturday, Camp County Chili cook off was a huge success, Almost 100 people came out to eat chili form 9 chili cooks. Congratulations to the Lions Club for winning Peoples Choice "Best Chili in Camp County" for the fourth year in a row.

Today, (March 1st) at noon we will cut the ribbon for a new business in town. Woodmen Life has moved into the building with Coffee Break next to Papa Nachos. Come and help us welcome a new business to Pittsburg.

Saturday March 3rd, the Camp County Live Stock Show and Sale, Starts at 10 am. auction at 6:30

Kid's Fish Day, Saturday, March 3rd 10-12 Fair Park

Saturday April 9, the Hwy 271 Car Cruise. About 70 classic Cars from all around East Texas will be in downtown Pittsburg for about an Hour and a Half. Each driver will receive a "Goody" Bag. If you have 70 or so Pens, Cups, Magnets, or anything with your company logo on it that you would like to donate to go in the bags please let me know, I will come pick it up and get it in the bags. Bags will be put together on March 26.


I have made the decision to leave the position as Executive Director. It has been a wonderful experience working with each and everyone of you for the past 7 years. It is time for me to move on. My last day will be March 30, 2018.

If you or someone you know would like to apply for the Executive Directors position please send resumes to:

James Wallace

202 Jefferson  Pittsburg TX 75686

First Job? Learn These Skills

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

First Job? Learn These Skills Before You Interview

Getting a job requires so much more than classroom learning or even hands-on experience. There are multiple skills that can’t be learned through instruction alone that can define the path of your entire career. Read on for information on the top soft skills you should refine before dipping your toes into the employment pool.

Communication. Your communication skills go far beyond your ability to speak and listen. You communicate your interests and abilities in the way you walk, talk, and make eye contact. Your potential employers can read your body language, just as you can tell if a date is interested or not regardless of the words they use throughout your get-together.

Decision-making. Customer Service Magazine explains, “The ability to make a decision and stick to it is the cornerstone of good leadership skills.” Decisiveness is a trait that is both inherent and learned over time, with practice. A person who can make decisions with little or no guidance is perceived as a stronger candidate for positions across the spectrum of professional appointments.

Self-motivation. Simply searching for a job does not illustrate self-motivation, just the desire not to starve to death. If you want to truly stand out, show your potential employers that you are willing to go one step further than the competition. A self-motivated individual might, for instance, take the time to learn and understand the company’s core values instead of only knowing what the company does.

Personal presentation. Personal presentation goes a long way toward communicating your personality. Many young adults take a flippant attitude toward job interviews and will show up dressed as if for a Friday night outing with friends. Consider the way you dress prior to your first meeting with your potential employers. Make sure your clothes are clean and pressed, stand up straight, and offer a firm handshake. These small actions make a strong and positive first impression. Century21, one of the nation’s largest real estate firms, explains why personal presentation, including dress and body language, is vital to success on its corporate blog.

Problem-solving. Whether or not you have the ability to solve problems on your own is something that will be apparent to employers your first week on the job. And it could mean the difference between staying in a menial position and climbing the corporate ladder. The American Society for Quality asserts that there are four basic steps in problem-solving: defining the problem, generating an alternative solution, evaluating those alternatives, and implementing a solution. Many young adults new to the workforce believe that simply defining problems with the company’s processes is enough to help them stand out. Instead, this often comes across as complaining and offers no value to the company.

Time management. Time management does not necessarily mean getting things done faster than everyone else. Instead, it is the ability to apply your time to the best and most efficient use. Time management involves prioritization, self-awareness, focus, and planning among other things and is one of the most sought-after skills on the job market today. You can practice time management skills by evaluating your daily routine and problem solving your way to a more efficient schedule.

When employers seek new employees, they often place more weight on integrity than knowledge throughout the hiring process. Finding good help can be a challenge but one many employers are willing to take on the opportunity to insert potential future leaders into their workforce. If you want to stand out in a crowd, you must work on those interpersonal skills that help you communicate, manage your time, and present yourself in a way that says, “I’m ready.”

February 22

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, Camp County Chili cook off. All you can eat for $5. Eat Chili and help decide who has the best Chili in Camp County. This year we are moving it to the Anvil Brewery, 115 N. Compress Street.  See you there!!!!

Thunderbird Vol. Fire Department's, Annual Gumbo Cook Off, Saturday, February 24, 2018, Judging at 10:30 am,Serving starts at 11 am, Cake Auction
Menu: Award winning gumbo, potato salad, rice, corn bread, drink and dessert, Please join us at the firehouse. This is a fund raiser to help us to help you.
We are also holding a book giveaway [donations accepted] See you there!!!!

Saturday Feb 24, 6pm. Blue and Gold Cub Scout Banquet. FUMC 115 Mt. Pleasant Street. Dinner, Desert,and Cake Auction. Fun for the whole family. Amanda 903-767-1974
Pittsburg Nursing Center, 123 Pecan Grove, Pittsburg,  presents, Celebrate Black History, February 27, 2018, 6PM
Master of Ceremonies;  Rev. Patrick Lloyd, Praise Dancers;  Jada Peoples,  Keshaunna Butler,  Faith Irvin,  Dae J'ah Heath
Guest Speaker;   Clemuel Forte,  "I Have a Dream"
Musical Guest;   Rico Willis, "Definition of People,  "Legends"

Thursday March 1st at noon we will cut the ribbon for a new business in town. Woodmen Life has moved into the building with Coffee Break next to Papa Nachos. Come and help us welcome a new business to Pittsburg.

Saturday March 3rd, the Camp County Live Stock Show and Sale, Starts at 10 am.

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