Sidnee Lewis named Director of Finance and Administration for Beaumont Chamber of Commerce

Sidnee Lewis has joined the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce as its Director of Finance and Administration as of Nov. 1.

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

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

Lewis also has an Associate Degree in Accounting from Navarro Community College and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. 

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

Paul A. Robbins of San Augustine has been appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott as District Attorney of the First Judicial District in Sabine and San Augustine Counties for a term set to expire Dec. 31, 2024 or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.
Robbins is an attorney in private practice and serves as a Regional Attorney for the Texas Municipal Police Association. Since 2018, he has served as a captain with the San Augustine Sheriff’s Office. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Nacogdoches County Bar Association and the Angelina County Bar Association. 
He is the former president of the East Texas Peace Officers Association, former member of the American Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, former Director of the Blue Knights – Chapter XXII, former Chairman of the Texas School Safety Center Board, and former member of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce. 
Robbins received a Basic Peace Officers License after training at the East Texas Police Academy at Kilgore College and has earned 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 from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Juris Doctor degree from South Texas College of Law.

The Texas Workforce Commission reports that in September, Texas added 40,000 nonfarm jobs, more than doubling the number of jobs added in August. For the 11th consecutive month, the state set new employment highs as total nonfarm employment reached 13,571,800. The Texas economy has added 721,800 positions since September 2021. The Texas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from August 2022.
“Texas’ total nonfarm job annual growth rate has outpaced the United States for the last 15 months, demonstrating one of the key factors that make Texas the top choice for employers and their workforce,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “With more than half a million job ads posted right now in Texas, TWC remains dedicated to ensuring job seekers have the skills employers need to fill those positions.”
Leisure and Hospitality job growth surged in September with 25,700 positions added, marking an 11.8 percent over-the-year change. Second in over-the-month growth, Trade, Transportation, and Utilities grew by 7,600 jobs. Financial Activities followed with a gain of 6,200 jobs.
Employment estimates released by TWC are produced in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. To access this and more employment data, readers can visit

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