Nacogdoches Chamber Stakeholder Conference Call
sponsored by Burke
Feature presentation from Christopher Ranniger, Small Business Lender, Communities Unlimited
Hear updates from community leaders.
About Christopher Ranniger
Chris is a small business lender for Communities Unlimited, a new nonprofit organization in Nacogdoches. He helps to provide low-cost financing to small businesses who do not meet the usual lending requirements of most financial institutions. He looks forward to helping small businesses owners in Nacogdoches and all of East Texas take advantage of these opportunities.
He just graduated in May of 2022 from Stephen F. Austin with his degree in Finance. Before that, he was a retail manager with Wal-Mart for over 20 years. He has lived in East Texas since he was five and graduated from Alto High School.
He currently lives in Lufkin with his wife, Celia, and their two children, Amelia (13) and Gavin (11). In his spare time, he likes to play online video games with his eldest son, Jared (22) who lives in Shreveport.
10:00 a.m. Welcome & Speaker Introduction C. Wayne Mitchell, President & CEO, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
10:05 a.m. Community Unlimited Christopher Ranniger, Small Business Lender
10:25 a.m. City of Nacogdoches Update Mario Canizares, City Manager, City of Nacogdoches
10:30 a.m. Stephen F. Austin Update Graham Garner, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, SFA
10:35 a.m. NEDCO Update Larissa Philpot, President & CEO, Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation
10:40 a.m. Regional Economic Update Nancy Windham, President & CEO, Texas Forest Country Partnership
Mark Durand, Executive Director, Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas
10:45 a.m. Hospitality Industry Update Sherry Morgan, Director, Visit Nacogdoches
10:50 a.m. Nacogdoches Area United Way Update Gary Lee Ashcraft, President & CEO
10:55 a.m. NISD Update Les Linebarger, Communications Director, NISD
11:00 a.m. Final Comments/ Meeting Concludes C. Wayne Mitchell, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce