Listen for the Port Arthur Chamber Of Commerce Business & Industry segment Sunday evenings at 10:45 during Access on New Talk AM 560 KLVI. Hosted by Paul Chargois, Chairman of The Greater Port Arthur Chamber Of Commerce and founder of Discussing economic matters that concern you.


The Port Arthur Chamber:

Works with local industry, public entities, major purchasers, developers and other businesses to help ensure that local companies are utilized for area projects;

Provides demographic and economic resource information to those looking to expand or open new businesses;

Works with city, county and other officials, including our local economic development corporation, to create a business-friendly environment;

Assists business prospects in obtaining information about sites and land available in the area;

Assists members with development and growth, helping with ways to market their business locally through networking and marketing opportunities;

Responds to surveys and requests to those looking to move here or visit, and student inquiries for use in school projects, reports, etc.;

Works to address the needs of youth and quality education;

Assists in welcoming new businesses by coordinating ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and other business celebrations including commemorative and historical celebrations and events;

Works to coordinate efforts in assisting businesses to start or expand in the greater Port Arthur area while working with the Small Business Development Center to provide operational and professional development resources;

Works with community groups to support cooperative efforts among cultural and social groups;

Coordinates volunteer efforts of members and the public, working through various Chamber committees;

Is a point of distribution for local maps;

Meets with international officials regarding import and export trade opportunities;

Encourages the public to shop and buy local; and
Provides certificates of origin, verifying the origin of products.