Pittsburg Innovative Entrepreneur Contest for 2016. This initiative will function as a competition for business and is a new and different way to foster economic growth in the community. The city will be looking for creative, innovative, and new types of business plans to bring to Pittsburg. These plans will be reviewed by the selection committee and filtered out based upon a predetermined matrix scoring sheet. Five finalists will be selected, and these finalists will go before the selection committee for a private “shark tank”, in which the finalists will pitch their plans and answer questions from the committee. One finalist is the winner and receives an array of assistance to kick start their business. The winner receives $20,000, economic development funds, and there will be some non-monetary incentives such as a year of Chamber of Commerce membership, free advertising on the city website and at city events. An existing business in the City of Pittsburg can also apply for a $10,000 incentive to expand their business, product lines or services.
Applications are on our website (www.pittsburgtexas.com), and questions can come directly to Amanda at City Hall. The initial deadline is June 1.
Saturday (Feb 20) is ‘All you can eat Chili’ for $5 at Ministry Center First United Methodist Church. Vote for the best Chili in Camp County.
Barefoot Bay Marina Karaoke every Friday! Saturday (Feb 20) Koe Wetzel & The Konvicts are Live at Barefoot Bay
Thursday (Feb 25) is the Chamber mixer at Colvin & Associates, 115 Jefferson, downtown from 5:00 until 7:00 pm.
Friday (Feb 26) is Black History Program,
Saturday (Feb 27) is Kid Fish.
Saturday (Feb 27) Darren Morris Band is live at Barefoot Bay
Anyone wanting to help with a Dog Fun Run! A local community member has stepped up and wanted to do a dog run and event. It is Saturday (Jun 4). She is looking for volunteers to help and assist. This first year will be small, with the hopes that it will grow. A meeting is taking place this Friday (Feb 19) at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. If interested, please come by and learn more.
Camp County Sports Association baseball/softball registration is from 10:00 until 2:00 every Saturday in February at the Elementary/ Intermediate Cafetorium. Amber Ramsey 903-856-8951
Thursday (Mar 5) the Ace Deuce Band (sleazy bar party outfit contest) Barefoot Bay.
The New Boston Chapter 0862 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will host the Annual District One Convention on Tuesday (Apr 26) in Pittsburg. The New Boston NARFE affiliate covers retired federal employees from northeast Texas counties including Camp County, Titus, Morris, Cass and Bowie County. District One includes members from Dallas through East Texas. The meeting is at the Douglass Community Center in Pittsburg.
Our meeting will start at 9:00 am and end around 2:30 pm. We are encouraging attendees to be prepared to explore Pittsburg antique stores and eateries after the meeting. We expect from 35-50 registrants to attend. If anyone has a coupon or a small giveaway item that they would like to give us for our welcome bags, it would be much appreciated. Please drop items off with at the Chamber. We are looking forward to showing Pittsburg off to these retirees!
Highway 271 Car cruise is coming. Early Bird Registration is open today. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce office in a participating city to pick up your registration form. We can’t wait to see you in April!
Have a Great Weekend!