2023 Chamber Director Candidates

2023 Chamber Director Candidates and their Bios that we had are posted here. The Ballots have already been mailed so please take a look here for info about them.


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BECKY BULLER
My name is Becky Buller and my business is primarily agricultural. We own a farm in the Old Salem Community of Bowie County called 8 Oaks Farm. We grow and produce a variety of products that include cattle, hydroponic and in-ground vegetables, canned and baked goods. We have recently helped to start the New Boston Farmers/Artisan Market that meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-6:30 at Trailhead Park Pavilion. Our first year has been encouraging in this endeavor and we hope to continue to be able to draw more farmers and artisans from our immediate area in the coming years. I am looking forward to helping New Boston reach its potential by encouraging new businesses to locate here and better help existing businesses thrive.

BERNIE MARTIN
My wife and I moved here in 2019 after travelling the country full-time as RV'ers for 11 years. I've owned and operated my own Internet Marketing Agency since 2008 (Merchant Bottom Line). As soon as we moved here, I joined the Chamber and have attended almost all monthly meetings as a member. I encouraged the Board to allow me to update their website in early 2022. With my Marketing and Business background, I feel I would be an asset to our Chamber by helping them promote, acknowledge and encourage business growth within our community. I believe that our Chamber needs to focus more on our business members and help them grow and achieve success. I believe this positive business attitude will be an asset to the Board and our community.

CASEY WALKER
My name is Casey Walker. I was born and raised in Texarkana. I have 1 daughter and 1 amazing grandson. When I'm not spending time with them, I am the Office Coordinator at SupraCare Family Health. In the 3 years that I have been here, I have realized what Family in our name means. Not only do we take care of your family, we are family. We love our patients just like they are our own family. In my 3 years here I have been involved in the community outreach part of clinic. I would make a good chamber director because I feel like community awareness and involvement is very important. And being a chamber director, I would be able to help with that. I have no problem talking to people and I do enjoy meeting new people. Being involved in chamber events over the last few years, I have met many new people in the community and hope to continue to do so.

KEN COX
Ken moved with his family in November 1991 to serve as pastor of First Baptist Church. Moving with Ken were his wife, Lynne and children Amanda, Brooks, Rachel, and Clara. Casey was born in 1992 completing the family of seven. Ken was born in 1951 and enjoys excellent health at age 71. Prior to moving to New Boston, Ken graduated from Texas A&M University with a major in Accounting in 1973. He worked as a CPA for an accounting firm and a building contractor before sensing a call to Christian ministry and moving to Fort Worth to attend Seminary in 1978. Ken completed Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth in 1982 and 1988. He served other Baptist churches as pastor before coming to New Boston. He has served as pastor for over 40 years.
Ken was widowed in 2007 and stepped down from the pastorate of First Baptist Church in 2012 after 20 years of service. Ken remarried in 2012 and began a part-time position as Executive Director of the Texarkana Area Community Foundation. In 2015 he began serving Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Omaha as interim pastor. Ken is president and founder of Telford Prison Ministries, Inc. and serves as a volunteer in TPMI and as a chaplain assistant at the Telford Unit. Ken has made New Boston home and enjoys community involvement with wife Welda, a retired school teacher from New Boston Independent School District who serves on the school board. Ken and Welda have six children and nine grand-children, all living in Texas.

KRISTI BLACK
Kristi Black
Resident of New Boston since 2008. Owner/Photographer, Kristi Black Photography. One prior term as a director.
Served on various committees and worked as many events as I could during my time on the board. I headed up the Spring festival pre-pandemic. Would love to see this event back -carnival rides & all !I'd love the opportunity to serve again!
It was a pleasure serving in the past and I appreciate the consideration for future service !

LORI SPRINGER

MIKE FULLER



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