Business Notes for 10-16

Published on Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:17 - Written by


The East Texas Council of Government has announced the appointment of Chuck Vanderbilt to ETCOG as its new Regional Lending Manager. In this position, Vanderbilt will be responsible for directing, planning and coordinating financial and other administrative and support services for the East Texas Regional Development Company small business loan programs and the Community Loan Center consumer micro-loan program, serving the ETRDC and CLC Boards and ensuring compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and policies.

Vanderbilt brings with him seven years of experience in business advising and ownership. Prior to accepting this position, Vanderbilt most recently served as a business advisor for the Kilgore College Small Business Development Center and as a small business owner and operator of a 4D ultrasound franchise in Longview and College Station.


RLM General Contractors, one of the oldest commercial construction management firms in East Texas, announces the addition of Mason McGaughey to their project management team. McGaughey will be serving as Project Manager for various upcoming projects, including new construction and renovations.

McGaughey is a Longview native and Pine Tree graduate and earned a Bachelor of Science, Construction Science degree from Texas A&M University. Most recently, he worked for Hunt Construction Group of Dallas, managing projects both locally and in the Houston and Fort Worth areas.


Robert Rose, MS, NEA-BC, Chief Nurse Executive of Christus Health’s Northeast Texas Region, has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review 60 CNOs to Know List for 2017. Rose is the Chief Nursing Officer for Christus Health Northeast, which includes Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Christus Good Shepherd Health System and Christus St. Michael Health System.

During his time as Chief Nurse Executive, Rose has overseen Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler, which includes the Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler, the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler and Christus Trinity Clinic, being granted recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as Magnet facilities - one of the most prestigious and exclusive recognitions in the health care world.


Altra Federal Credit Union will host a free Community Shred Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at their branch at 8976 S. Broadway Ave.

Each individual may bring a maximum of two grocery bags of confidential documents to shred. All types of office paper and materials are accepted. There is no need to remove rubber bands, staples or paper clips. Plastic bags used for transporting materials will be returned. One hundred percent of all shredded paper will be recycled.