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Eagle Staff Reports

Chamber of Commerce banquet tickets are on sale

Tickets are on sale for the annual Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce banquet Nov. 9. The banquet will be highlighting business at its best.

A social starts at 6 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7 p.m. at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center on University Drive. U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, will be the guest speaker.

Tables are $800 and individual tickets are $50. To RSVP, call 260-5200 by Nov. 2.

Blinn College offers daylong workforce education classes

“Becoming an Effective Supervisor,” a daylong class by Blinn College, will be held Nov. 11 in Brenham and Nov. 12 in Bryan.

The daylong “Coaching Skills” will be held Nov. 18 in Brenham.

The cost per person is $149 for each one-day class, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. with a break for lunch. The half-day class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and costs $75 per person.

For more information or to register, contact the Blinn College Office of Workforce Education in Brenham at 979-830-4027, in Bryan at 979-209-7205 or by e-mail at

The Blinn College Office of Workforce Education provides skill-based training for business, industry, school districts, municipalities and nonprofit organizations through programs of public enrollment or as customized private training. For more information, go to the technical and workforce education link at

Seidel, Schroeder & Company merge with Gorzycki & Wright, Inc.

Seidel, Schroeder & Company have announced the merger of the firm of Gorzycki & Wright, Inc., Income Tax & Bookkeeping Service into its Bryan-College Station office.

Joe Gorzycki and Barbara Wright have been in business together in College Station for 17 years. Seidel, Schroeder & Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, which also has offices in Brenham and Sealy, has 50 full-time employees, including 22 CPAs and 13 paraprofessionals.

“We are extremely proud to add these experienced professionals to our practice,” said Wade Seidel, managing partner of Seidel, Schroeder & Company. “Joe and Barbara bring with them years of expertise in bookkeeping and tax preparation and planning.”

Seidel, Schroeder’s new Bryan-College Station office will be in the Metro Centre, 3833 S. Texas Ave., Suite 240 in Bryan.

B-CS Chamber, Gina's Restaurant Mexicano host reception

The Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce, along with Gina’s Restaurant Mexicano hosted its second Hispanic membership reception Oct. 18.

In an effort to recognize what resources the chamber can offer for small business owners, Stephanie Richmond, administrator of the Texas A&M University HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Program, and Jim Pillans, director of the Small Business Development Center, gave suggestions to the crowd. They told attendees about different ways to seek out solutions to various issues that small businesses may face.

For more information on the next Hispanic membership reception, call the Chamber at 260-5200.

Bobinski attends seminar

Michael Bobinski of Bluefish Photography recently attended the fall seminar of the Texas Professional Photographers Association in San Antonio.

Classes attended included “Eyes Wide Shut — An Adventure in Digital Photography” presented by Master Photographer John Wilson, and “The Art and Business of High School Seniors” presented by Master Photographer Ellie Vayo.

Meier chosen as representative

Diane Jones Meier, president of the Brazos Community Foundation, was sent as a representative to the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations in Minneapolis on Oct. 11-13. She also appeared at the Foundations Fundamentals Conference, Oct. 7-9.


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