Tyler Chamber Radio for the week of May 15

Published on Monday, 15 May 2017 13:15 - Written by

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce internet radio business show, Henry Bell promotes the upcoming “Work Well Live Well” conference and expo, in conjunction with Net Health and Neighbors Emergency Center, on May 24 at the Ornelas Activity Center. There is no charge for the conference. You can listen to the details online at TylerChamberRadio.com.

Sanderson Farms is the third largest poultry producer in the nation, employing more than 14,000 employees in operations spanning five states and 14 cities. It is now coming to Smith County, Texas, which will mean 1,500 new jobs come January 2018. Pic Billingsley, who is the director of development and engineering, said, “We’ve done our due diligence for a year and have decided on the Tyler area for our fourth operation in the state. It will be a $200 million investment. Tyler has a good workforce and good leadership, exactly what we are looking for.” A new processing plant will be built on CR 2015 in Smith County, near the Target Distribution Center, with a hatchery in the Lindale business park, along with a feed mill operation in Mineola. Billingsley said, “Some people have questions about air and water pollutions. I can assure everyone that we will be good neighbors. All those concerns are addressed because we build with today’s technology and today’s standards.” You can learn more online at SandersonFarms.com or call 601-425-4030.

New York Life Insurance Company has been in business for 172years. It is more than just life insurance. Al Horaney, an agent in Tyler for New York Life, said, “Thanks to modern medicine, we’re living longer-maybe even a lot longer. We’re also more likely to rack up long-term care expenses.” Horaney explained that planning is critical. He meets with East Texans to help them make “good decisions.” He said, “Besides being #1 in life insurance, we are also #1 in long term care and retirement products. We cover any aspect of a long term care situation, whether it be at an assisted living, in a nursing home, in the hospital, or at home. We cover it all.” New York Life has a range of options to help East Texans ensure that their money goes the distance through life’s transitions. You can learn more by contacting Al Horaney at 903-521-3690 or email him at ahorney@ft.newyorklife.com.

Don McPherson, the owner of American Gold & Diamond Exchange, has been buying, selling and evaluating gold, silver, diamonds and rare coins for over 35 years. He has received the BBB Gold Star Achievement Award multiple times. His scales are registered with the Texas Department of Agriculture and his business is registered with the State of Texas. McPherson said, “One of our great advantages is not only our large inventory of gold and silver coins is that when you do business with us, you pay here and carry it with you. You don’t have to wait to have it shipped to you. We hope we will earn your trust.” McPherson also talked about the large inventory of new, antique, and estate jewelry. American Gold & Diamond has been at 1608 S Fleichel Ave since 2001 and is now preparing to open a second store at 3939 South Broadway, across from Arby’s and Wagner Cadillac. You can learn more online at TylerGoldBuyer.com and on Facebook or call 903-597-9701.

Since 1986, Leadership Tyler has graduated over 800 “emerging and established leaders committed to a life of community service.” Class 31 starts in the fall and will conclude next April. Smittee Root, the executive director of Leadership Tyler, said, “We provide practical information and effective training from a wide range of experts to help each participant become a more well-rounded and confident leader in a variety of areas.” The program kicks off with an overnight retreat in September with monthly all day leadership classes and then, a concluding overnight retreat next spring. The deadline to apply for Class 31 is by 5 p.m. on May 31. You can apply online at LeadershipTyler.org. Applicants will be interviewed and selected by a committee of Leadership Tyler graduates. The cost of the program is $1750. Some employers will pay the cost of the training, but all class members must pay a minimum of $150 to attend.

You can listen to all the interviews on Tyler Chamber Radio, recorded and produced by George Stephenson, online at TylerChamberRadio.com. You can also download the free App for your mobile devices.