Safelite AutoGlass opens new store on South Broadway
Safelite AutoGlass opened a new shop in Tyler.
One of the nation's largest providers of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, Safelite's Tyler store, at 4043 S. Broadway Ave., is near Broadway Square Mall. The waiting area will offer complimentary beverages and cable television. The store can stock up to 500 pieces of inventory.
David Fincher serves as the store manager overseeing four employees and also plans to add 10 more soon.
"We are excited to open our latest Safelite locations in Lewisville and Tyler," Chris Bailey , Safelite's local general manager, said in a statement. "Adding these locations will help us better serve the local surrounding communities."
Safelite customers can receive a quote or schedule service at safelite.com or by calling 1-800-800-2727. Both in-shop and mobile vehicle glass service appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Safelite, founded in 1947, is based in Columbus, Ohio, employs nearly 10,000 people across the U.S. and serves more than 4.1 million customers annually.
The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting with Safelite at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.SENIORS
The Tyler Chamber and the city of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the seventh annual Seniors Celebrating Life event on March 28 at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.
From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the free event will include educational breakout sessions, vendor booths, entertainment and lunch. Sessions will be on gardening, safety tips, staying fit, financial matters, volunteering and Medicare/Medicaid updates.SUMMIT
The Tyler Chamber's Energy Committee will host the 2013 Tyler Area Energy Summit from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. April 1 at The University of Texas at Tyler Ornelas Activity Center.
Warren Lasher, director of system planning for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, will talk about Electric Resource Adequacy; and Canadian Consul General
Paula Caldwell St. Onge will speak about Canada and U.S. cooperation for North American energy security.
Ken Kirby, senior vice president of XTO's Eastern Division, and Ernest LaFlure, vice president of EOG Resources' Tyler Division, will give a regional Oil and Gas overview; and Mark Blount will present the energy documentary, "Switch."
Advance tickets are $25 per person. Register at www.energy2013 .eventbrite.com or call 903-596-0106. Sponsors include the city of Tyler, Tyler Chamber of Commerce, Tyler Economic Development Council, EOG Resources, UT Tyler, TransCanada Gulf Coast Project, Luminant Power, Fair Oil Ltd., Delek Refining Ltd., Chesapeake Energy, First Alt. Fuel Inc., The Genecov Group and XTO Energy.CPA
Prothro, Wilhelmi and Co., Certified Public Accountants, announced Nichol Hopkins joined the firm in February after serving as an accountant with a regional firm for more than three years.
She graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration. Her work includes tax planning and preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations and estates and trusts. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.GRAND RE-OPENING
Varsity Place Apartments is under new management -- McKinley, Inc.
From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 27, they will be hosting a grand re-opening to introduce the new staff. The Dallas region of McKinley, Inc has raised almost $1,000 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
As the newest addition to McKinley's Dallas Region, Varsity Place is asking the Tyler community to help raise $500 for the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Leading up to the grand re-opening, Varsity Place will waive application fees when prospects donate at least $10 to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
During the event, free lunch, music, a bouncy house for kids and prizes including a raffle for a flat-screen TV will be given away. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
Several changes are taking place at Varsity Place, including opening its doors to housing all members of the East Texas community.SPEAKER
Melinda Coker was a speaker at the Star of the South Dental Meeting in Houston. More than 6,000 dental professionals registered for the three-day meeting.
Mrs. Coker is a writer, educator and a health coach. Her presentation, "Diet and the Big 3: The Startling Connection and What You Can Do about It!" included research showing ways to increase the odds of never developing heart disease, cancer or stroke.
Mrs. Coker is the author of "Diet and Cancer: Is There a Con-- nection?" Her most recent book is titled "Coco's Healthy Cooking: A Collection of Delicious Plant-Based Recipes to Renew Your Health and Vitality."