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Orange Chamber Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Orange Grove Coffee House

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The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Orange Grove Coffee House on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 10 AM. Orange Grove Coffee House is located at 7174 Hwy 87 in Orange right across from the LCM High School at the former location of The Jumping Bean Coffee.

Local owners Allyson and Tyler Crawford are excited to bring a fresh and inviting space to the community. They plan to offer breakfast and lunch options along with a full coffee bar with tons of varieties. There will also be charcuterie boards and trays to enjoy as well as an option to order for catering.

Current business hours are Monday-Friday from 6 am-2 pm. They plan on opening before home games for the LCM season in the near future.

For more info, call them at (409) 216-7185 or visit their Facebook page.

Bloom Nutrition Holds Grand Opening September 25

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Bloom Nutrition Smoothie and Juice bar, located at 1539 Strickland Dr. Suite B, in Orange, held its grand opening on September 25.  Bloom Nutrition offers a variety of loaded teas, healthy shakes, nutribowls, fat-burning shots, protein donuts and waffles, and Acai Bowls.

Their business hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM-noon, 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, and 9 AM – 1 PM on Sunday.

For more information,  visit their Facebook page.


Free Food Handler Certification Training Available to Texas Residents

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There’s something incredibly rewarding to having a career where your task is to make sure someone has a great meal. Restaurants are where that happens. That’s where memories are made and celebrations of life regularly happen. It’s hard work – it involves critical thinking and swift reaction time – but most shifts fly by and you’re left with a well-deserved pile of tips and friends you’ll keep for a lifetime. The Texas Restaurant Association wants to help you jumpstart that career by offering free certification training, so you can get to work as soon as the open sign comes on.

To support the return of our industry’s workforce post-COVID-19 and welcome those interested in first-time foodservice employment, the Texas Restaurant Association, in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, is pleased to offer these certifications to Texas residents at no cost.

As one of the most regulated industries for the health, safety, and sanitation of its employees and customers, a career in the foodservice industry begins with a certification in food and/or alcohol safety. Whether your experience or interest is in food preparation – becoming a cook, sous chef, or chef, etc. – or in front of house service – a host, server, bartender, barback, or busser – all restaurant employees in Texas are required to have a valid food handler certification card. Front-of-house employees in establishments that serve beer, wine, and mixed beverages are also required to have a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) approved and valid seller-server certification.

Complete the registration form here. Remember, all restaurant employees are required to have a valid food handler certification card, and front of house employees in establishments that serve beer, wine, and mixed beverages must also have a valid TABC seller-server certification

Lyda Hired as New Director of Bridge City Chamber of Commerce

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Director, Mandy Sims Lyda! Lyda moved back to Orange County a little over a year ago after being gone for some time. She has been married for almost 20 years and has 2 children. She loves to travel and enjoys seeing the sites around the world. Lyda adds, “I have a passion for serving people and I look forward to doing that here in Bridge City! Come stop by the Chamber when you have time and I look forward to meeting you all!”

For more info, call the chamber at (409) 735-5671 or visit their website or their Facebook page.

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