Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Furlow, co-chairman of the Mayor’s Veterans and Community Roundtable of Tyler, will be featured on this week’s Tyler Chamber Radio Show. Smith County is home to nearly 18,000 veterans as well as a Super Armory and the Texas Veterans Home that opened in November 2011. The economic impact of veterans to the Smith County economy is estimated to be $60.8 million annually. The Mayor’s Veteran and Community Roundtable was established in May 2011 to develop and implement a Community Blueprint for supporting and enhancing Veterans services in Tyler. The Roundtable is working to make Tyler even more of a veteran-friendly place by offering veterans entrepreneurial, health and welfare related opportunities. For more information, log onto www.facebook.com/Tyler.TX.Veterans.Roundtable .
People on the show, which can be found at TylerPaper.com, include Henry Bell, COO of Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce; Kathy Bigansky, owner of Judge’s Designs on Vine; Ray Patel, owner of Firehouse Subs. Chris Ruben, founder and owner of Adoptashelter.com, also will be on the show.