AdventGXtra Sept ’06
AdventGXtra is the monthly newsletter for the AdventGX team. Each month, look here for the latest information about new AdventGX projects and initiatives and learn about our newest AdventGX team members.
|:: AdventGX News
| :. Elrod Featured in ED-Central Newsletter
| :. Parral Woodcraft Consortium Visits College Station/Bryan
| :. Texas Mountain Art Rustic Frames Now Available
| :. Van Horn Logo and Brochure Debut at State Fair
|:: Team News
| :. Nacho Paez Joins AdventGX, Heads Mexico Operations
| :. Meador Elected Chairman of Texas Nature Tourism Council
| :. Katrina Hay Joins AdventGX, Leads Marketing and Creative Services
|Elrod Featured in ED-Central Newsletter
|AdventGX Executive Advisory Board member Jed Elrod recently contributed an article to the Economic Development Resource Library at www.ED-Central.com. The article about moving beyond traditional hunting operations as a means to leverage agricultural and other natural assets for economic development was featured in the site’s monthly newsletter which is distributed to economic development professionals across the state. ED-Central is a program of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) aimed at providing small, rural and underserved communities with best practices, ideas and inspiration toward the development of prosperous communities. Visit www.ED-Central.com/newsletter.asp to read Jed’s article.
|Parral Woodcraft Consortium Visits College Station/Bryan
|AdventGX hosted the Parral Woodcraft Consortium in College Station, Texas, for the group’s first share holders meeting. Attending the meeting were members of the Parral Woodcraft Consortium, representatives of the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, and AdventGX team members. The group from Parral, Mexico spent time touring the Texas A&M University campus, as well as the communities of Bryan-College Station, and were treated to a tour of Keystone Millwork, a national supplier of custom architectural millwork. Keystone president and co-owner Bob Kraus shared some best manufacturing practices with the consortium members. The Parral Woodcraft Consortium will create art products and furnishings to be sold in the United States.
|Texas Mountain Art Rustic Frames Now Available
|Texas Mountain Art is proud to announce its new product line of rustic frames. The frames are handcrafted in the rustic Texas Mountain style. A wholesale frames package is available for retailers interested in carrying the products. All businesses that order the initial frames package by October 31, 2006 will be included in the Texas Mountain Art advertisement featured in the Big Bend Texas Mountain Travel Guide. For more information or to order a frames package, please call (979)216-0548, or email orders@TexasMountainArt.com.
|Van Horn Logo and Brochure Debut at State Fair
|During the State Fair of Texas starting this weekend, Van Horn, Texas debuted its new logo and brochure as well as an illustrated regional map aimed at promoting tourism assets along the Texas Mountain Trail. As part of its ongoing economic and tourism development initiative, known as Project 7, Van Horn contracted with AdventGX to develop a new brand for the community as well as a new Van Horn brochure. AdventGX developed the illustrated regional map featuring the work of AdventGX Artist in Residence Ricardo Solar as an educational and promotional tool that will ultimately be sold through retail outlets in Van Horn.
|Nacho Paez Joins AdventGX, Heads Mexico Operations
|AdventGX is proud to welcome Nacho Paez as our new Director of Mexico Operations. Nacho comes to AdventGX from the Office of Economic Development for the Municipality of Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. There, he was responsible for recruiting businesses to relocate to Parral and for bringing and managing special events. Nacho has been instrumental in establishing the Parral Woodcraft Consortium and other initiatives that are showing great promise for AdventGX development in Mexico.
|Meador Elected Chairman of Texas Nature Tourism Council
|AdventGX Director of Nature Tourism Development Stan Meador was elected President of the Texas Nature Tourism Council (TNTC) at the recent Texas Travel Industry Association Travel Summit. TNTC promotes the value of nature tourism in Texas as a major enhancement of the state’s economy and quality of life, and educates its citizens and its visitors about the state’s nature tourism resources. As the founder of the recreational division of X-Bar Ranch near Eldorado, Texas, Stan Meador has considerable experience in the development of nature tourism programs and attractions. He serves on the Texas Mountain Bike Racers Association board and is a past founding board member and president of the Texas Forts Trail, a regional cultural heritage tourism initiative.
|Katrina Hay Joins AdventGX, Leads Marketing and Creative Services
|AdventGX is proud to announce that Katrina Hay has joined the AdventGX team as our new director of Marketing and Creative Services. Katrina has a strong background in marketing, design and creative services, having worked as a freelance designer for several years. Katrina is the former director of membership marketing for Pebble Creek Country Club in College Station, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture where she earned a degree in environmental design. Katrina has served as a guest lecturer at Texas A&M presenting courses in event production and management and has served a broad range of clients with development of identity and brand development projects, and design of collateral and promotional materials.
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