Community Breakfast will address impact of oil industry in South Texas

Community Breakfast will address impact of oil industry in South Texas

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The College of Business Administration will be joining the Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce to host the Second Annual Community Breakfast on Thursday at 7 a.m in the ballrooms of the Student Union Building.
This year’s program is a perfect opportunity for citizens and students of Kingsville to come together and be informed on topics based on the current conditions of important industries in South Texas.
The Community Breakfast will be featuring a variety of speakers that will be discussing the impact of Eagle Ford Shale, the recent discovery in southwest Texas.
The oil, gas and drilling industry greatly affects our region and the boom of these products predict to last for the next twenty years.
David Porter, Texas Railroad Commissioner, will be one of the speakers to present the current and future plans of Eagle Ford Shale.
Other speakers include two AMK alums, Tom Best, president of TBGH Investments Ltd, and Manuel Urges, corporate business services director at Serco of Texas.
Best will address oil and gas supplier issues and Urges will be speaking about the importance of meeting workforce demand.
Alice Byers, executive director of the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the event along with Dr. Tom Dock, dean of the College of Business Administration, and Maggie Salinas, president of the Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“Our goal in this event is to make information available to our local businesses as to opportunities that are available and to assist them in positioning themselves where needed,” said Byers. “Our role is to serve as a sponsor of the event and market it in the community.”
The community breakfast not only benefits the knowledge of current events of businesses, but it will also bring real exposure to business students into how big industries in Texas discuss issues and progress.
“Forums like this are also informative for business students to give them a chance to meet and mingle with business people in the industries,” said Byers.
Admission to the event is $6 per person .For more information contact the College of Business Administration.