Palestine Chamber Magazine 2018-2019 - Page 5

Contents E ver since my wife and I moved to Palestine in 2003, the nostalgic old down town and grand Victorian houses scattered along tree lined streets has enchanted me. Inspiration is the well spring creativity and Palestine provides it in abundance. The old building facade in the background of the painting titled, “The Space Between”, on the cover of this magazine is a homage to Palestine and its history. Buildings, however, are just spaces, it’s the people who occupy those spaces with stores and shops, offices and restaurants who give Palestine it its vibrant energy. The Palestine Chamber of Commerce and its members have strived to not only preserve the heritage of this fine city but to also manifest its future. Through the efforts of The Chamber more and more people are discovering Palestine and deciding they want to be part of its energy. Come to Palestine and be inspired. William E. Young The Move ................................5 Young Entrepreneurs .....11 Our Future ............................19 Passion Points .....................21 Let’s Eat .................................27 Education ..............................29 Families at Work ................33 Numbers ................................59 The Staff ...............................63 Membership .........................65 @dgetx Photo by Dana Goolsby 401 W. Main St. Palestine, Texas 75801 903.729.6066 • 903.729.2083 fax email: info@palestinechamber.org www.palestinechamber.org Editor - Michele Merryman Bell ~ Publisher - Jake Mienk Advertising - Stephanie Wright, Meagan Miller Cover Design & Photograph by Jeffrey Todd Photography ~ Graphic Design by Mary Jones © 2018 Palestine Herald-Press. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of use, without express written permission from the Palestine Herald-Press, of any portion of this publication is prohibited. While reasonable efforts have been taken in the preparration of this publication to assure its accuracy, the Palestine Herald-Press and the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce assume no liability resulting from any errors or omission from this publication, or from the use of the information contained herein. For changes or additions, contact the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce.