Nederland Chamber closes offices to visitors as other chambers cancel events

Published 12:10 am Thursday, March 19, 2020

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau announced Wednesday its office at 1515 Boston Avenue is closed to foot traffic.

The decision was made in an effort to “adhere to the Social Distancing recommendation offered by the President during this time of self-quarantine,” the Chamber said.

“We will be working in the office, so feel free to call us with any questions or needs,” the Chamber said. “We will do our best to assist you.”

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The Nederland Chamber can be contacted at 409-722-0279.

The announcement was the latest in a series of pullback moves made by social gathering organizations following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Also Wednesday, the Groves Chamber of Commerce announced its Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4 is cancelled.

In addition, Groves City Municipal Court operations will continue via telephone, fax and email. Groves City Municipal Court has cancelled all court appearances and hearings for next week.

Call 409-960-5748 for more information.
On Tuesday, the Port Neches Chamber of Commerce cancelled all March events.

“We will keep you updated monthly,” Executive Director Debbie Plaia said. “We understand the hardships placed on our members during the unusual period of business interruption. We will pass on any information regarding assistance as it comes to us.”

Going forward Port Neches Chamber is operating under limited hours. They can be reached at 409-722-9145.

The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce cancelled its March Board of Directors meeting and all committee meetings.
The organization’s March 31 Salute to First Responders luncheon, with the region’s other nine chambers — Silsbee, Lumberton, Beaumont, Netherland, Port Neches, Groves, Vidor, Bridge City and Orange — has been postponed.

On Tuesday, The Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center halted operations, allowing staff to go home and assist in keeping the seafarers who are onboard, safe from getting the virus while off the ship.