"We narrowed it down to five issues that we thought we could handle at this time," said Pecos Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Linda Gholson.
Gholson said that the summit was implemented because of the many surveys that have been done in past years."We had another survey done in 2000 and all the other surveys before that, indicated that the issues were the same," said Gholson."We wanted to identify the needs and come up with some concrete plans to address them."A survey will be sent to all businesses to identify their needs, according to Gholson."In trying to improve business opportunities this is one of the first steps we will take," she said.
"I would just like to add that the cable company have helped us put up Christmas decorations for years and continues to do so," said Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Gholson, who was in attendance at the meeting.
In other business, the council filled its appointment to the Pecos Economic Development Corporation board of directors.Former Councilman Johnny Terrazas was appointed to the position while he was on the council, but the current members said that the position was there for the benefit of the council.The council appointed
"He's going to be in town all day, and is going to go down Oak Street and visit with the different (business) owners," said Pecos Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Gholson, who was one of several local officials meeting with Langer this morning.
Gholson receives top award at Chamber banquet
Staff Writer Pecos Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Linda Gholson ended up as the recipient of the night's top award on Thursday, as she was named Citizen of the Year for 2003 at the Reeves County Civic Center, during the Annual Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Award Banquet.
"Citizen of the Year Award," which was one of many awards handed out on Thursday during the banquet, and was given for the second time to Gholson, who also received the honor in 1993. Nancy Ontiveros presented the award to Gholson, who was unaware she would be receiving the prestigious honor last evening. "It came as a total surprise," said Gholson.
In giving Gholson her award, Ontiveros said, "The Citizen of the Year is given to an individual who has shown significant accomplishments in the recent past.
Gholson began her career with the chamber in the spring of 2002 taking on the position of Interim Executive Director.A few months later she was selected as the Executive Director of the Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce, based on her merits and her accomplishments during her term as interim executive director. She was a volunteer and served in the Austin Elementary School PTA, from 1973-1981 and was an officer for several years; Girl Scout Leader, 1973-1982; 4-H Leader 1974-1990, foods and nutrition, clothing, bee keeping, beef cattle, swine, rabbits, horse, record books, method demonstrations; helped organize Reeves-Loving Counties 4-H Adult Leaders Association and District 6 4H Adult Leaders Association-District Secretary 1987, State Delegate 1988-89 and 1991-92 and is an active member of the 4th and Bois D'Arc Church of Christ - ladies committee chair for April 1985-present. Ontiveros said that Gholson has applied leadership skills and works in every aspect of working with the community, local businesses, government entities and civic organizations.
Gholson is a member of Mount Evergreen Cemetery board 1974 to present, secretary and president for various years during 29-year tenure; a member of the Pecos Industrial Foundation Board/Pecos Economic Development Board; Leadership Pecos Inaugural Class 1990-91; Reeves County Appraisal District Board Secretary 1998-present; Reeves County Health Fair Co-Chair 1988-present; Business and Professional Women Association; Pecos Valley Crime Stoppers Board; PBT-ISD Board of Trustees 1989-1998, secretary, 1989-91, president 1991-97; Pecos Main Street Program Board, 2002 to present; Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce, serving as president in 1992 and 1999 and the Reeves County Hospital District Board 2001- until present.
Linda Gholson, executive director of Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce, said that Pecos will offer several of its annual holiday staples such as a Christmas tree lighting and parade."Our merchants are gearing up," Gholson said.
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