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February 2020 Business Spotlight

February 2020 Business Spotlight

We are happy to announce the return of our monthly Business Spotlight feature.
The spotlighted member for February 2020 is Candlewood Suites.

Candlewood Suites opened in Fort Stockton in 2010 and employs 16 people. The Candlewood Suites location is convenient for travelers attending to business in the area, as well as guests interested in the history and culture of the seat of Pecos County. Amenities, such as a 24-hour Business Center and free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access, help extended-stay guests focus on business during their stay.

Candlewood Suites has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce since 2010.

Chamber Ambassadors will present the Spotlight Certificate on
Monday, February 3 at 11 am at
Candlewood Suites, 2469 W. IH-10
Please join us!

Featured Member Event


Do you own a food truck or are you interested in opening one?

Own a food truck or interested in opening one?
This seminar will cover topics such as City and State health code regulations, estimating start-up costs, loan preparation, effective marketing and planning, hiring employees, paying taxes, and more. Each participant will receive training and reference materials specially created in partnership with the SRSU SBDC.
Instructor: Loretta Garcia, Senior Business Advisor
Location: Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce, February 20, 2020, 10 am - 12 pm
Register for this NO-COST event by visiting:
or send an email to

Employment Opportunities

2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.
Selections begin in January for part-time positions with flexible hours in your neighborhood. Actual employment dates range from March to July 2020.
Earn extra cash – earn up to $2,880 (based on 8 weeks, 20 hour week at $18 an hour)
Apply online at or call 1-855-JOB-2020

Community Events

Thursday, February 6

6 pm Fort Stockton Historical Society Annual Banquet
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish North Campus, 4094 North Highway 18
6 pm Social, 7 pm Dinner (Italian Cuisine). Music by Kenny Maines. Special Speaker Allen Mack - "Why We Do Living History". Tickets $20. Call 432-336-2167 for more information

Thursday, February 13

7 pm Celtic music with Matthew Gurnsey, The Kilted Man at the Fort Stockton Public Library
500 N Water St

Saturday, February 15

7 pm Valentine's After Party dinner and social at The Garage
1110 N Main St
$35 - only 40 29 tickets available. Hosted by SLAM - Fort Stockton Association for the Support of Local Arts & Music. Tickets on sale at The Garage and online
Beef tenderloin & shrimp dinner catered by Teaney & Ramos. Ticket includes dinner, dessert, & drinks and social.

Tuesday, February 25

6:30 pm Gandhi’s Gun and Reason Define at performing at The Garage
1110 N Main St
Hard rock – all ages welcome. Tickets $10, BYOB allowed (additional $5)

Thursday, February 27

7 pm Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher at the Fort Stockton Public Library
500 N Water St

FSISD Events

Thursday, January 30 - Saturday, February 1

FSHS Blue Wave @ Region 1-5A Championships, Pete Ragus (Lubbock)

Friday, January 31

FSHS varsity boys basketball vs. Seminole, 7:30 p.m.
FSHS varsity girls basketball @ Seminole, SEC, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 4

FSHS varsity boys basketball @ Pecos, 7:30 p.m.
FSHS varsity girls basketball @ Pecos, 6 p.m.

Friday, February 7

FSHS varsity boys basketball vs. Andrews, 7:30 p.m.
FSHS varsity girls basketball @ Andrews, SEC, 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 8

FSHS powerlifting @ Kermit

Tuesday, February 11

FSHS varsity boys basketball @ Monahans, 7:30 p.m
FSHS varsity girls basketball @ Monahans, 6 p.m.

Friday, February 14 - Saturday, February 15

FSHS Blue Wave @ UIL State 5A & U Championships, Austin

Tuesday, February 18

FSHS varsity boys basketball @ Seminole, 7:30 p.m
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