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March 25, 2013

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The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's continues to extol the virtues of its "Business After Hours" program, which took place earlier this month, March 5, at East Side Elementary School, 711 Ft. Worth St.

As many as 70 people made it to the event, during which Dr. Joe Wardell, Jacksonville ISD Superintendent, won a $100 drawing.

Those in attendance became lucky winners. Alan Etheridge of Luvata received a gift card from Sylvia Mae’s Soul Food Restaurant. Kris Sturrock  of Legacy Hospice won a door sign. Wendi Velin of Nutrition Connection won the prize donated by Cherokee County Extension Agency. Wendi Green of Cherokee County Extension Agency won two tickets to Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari. Capital One Bank’s bag was won by Clay Bevel of Love’s Lookout Visitor Center volunteer.

Dentistry for Children donated a Sonicare that was won by Mike McEwen of Cherokee Real Estate. Estefany Aranda of Austin Bank) got the duffle bag and starter emergency kit from Cherokee County Health Department. Austin Bank’s bag was won by David Butler of Peoples Church.

Business After Hours is described as great networking opportunity and a great opportunity to win prices. April Business After Hours will be hosted by Cherokee Real Estate and Jorge Aragon Farmers Insurance and the Chamber cash drawing will be $50.

Questions should be directed to the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217.


The contest for the best cup of coffee in Jacksonville continues. (Jacksonville Joe's is currently in the lead.)

As we have said, the cup of coffee in question  has to be hot, tasty, have lots of caffeine. Email me, and I will place your suggestion on a tallied list.

Once we have a good list, I intend to travel around town, sampling one cup per day. I will ultimately proclaim a winner in this column.

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