Sidnee Lewis appointed Director of Finance and Administration for the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce

SIdnee Lewis has joined it Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce as Director of Finance and Administration from November 1st.

Lewis recently ran a regional real estate management company based in Houston for several years. She brings to the Chamber of Commerce her experience in accounting, payroll, budgeting, technology and property management, as well as her leadership skills and desire to give back to the Beaumont community.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be part of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and look forward to working with a variety of leaders and volunteers,” said Lewis. “I love Beaumont and am delighted to be part of the Chamber.”

Lewis also holds an associate’s degree in accounting from Navarro Community College and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.

“I am delighted to welcome Sidnee Lewis to the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce team,” she says Steve Ahlenius, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. “She has the right attitude and skills to make a difference in our organization, chamber members and the business community,” said Ahlenius.

Paul A Robbins of San Augustine was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as District Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit in Sabine and San Augustine counties for a term ending December 31, 2024 or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.

Robbins is an attorney in private practice and serves as the regional attorney for the Texas Municipal Police Association. As of 2018, he serves as a captain in the San Augustine Sheriff’s Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Nacogdoches County Bar Association, and the Angelina County Bar Association.
He is past president of the East Texas Peace Officers Association, past member of the American Bar Association and Texas Trial Lawyers Association, past director of the Blue Knights – Chapter XXII, past chair of the Texas School Safety Center Board, and past member of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce.
Robbins received a Basic Peace Officers License from the East Texas Police Academy at Kilgore College and an Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Peace Officer Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law.

That Texas Workforce Commission reports that Texas added 40,000 nonfarm payrolls in September, more than double the number in August. For the 11th straight month, the state set new employment highs as total nonfarm payrolls reached 13,571,800. The Texas economy has added 721,800 jobs as of September 2021. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from August 2022.
“The annual growth rate of total nonfarm payrolls in Texas has surpassed that of the United States over the past 15 months, demonstrating one of the key factors that make Texas the top choice for employers and their workers,” said the TWC Chair Bryan Daniel. “With more than half a million job listings currently in Texas, TWC remains committed to ensuring job seekers have the skills employers need to fill those positions.”
Job growth in leisure and hospitality surged in September, with 25,700 jobs added, an 11.8 percent change on the year. Second in the monthly growth, trade, transportation and utilities grew by 7,600 jobs. Financial Activities followed, adding 6,200 jobs.
The employment estimates published by the TWC are produced in cooperation with the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. To access this and other employment data, readers can visit

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