Secret to a Successful Side Hustle

Secret to a Successful Side Hustle Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm Lamar University Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce

Join your fellow LU Alumni and other Southeast Texas professionals to get great tips on successfully managing a side hustle on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 5:30pm in the Executive Event Center, Wayne A. Reaud Building, first floor. The Reaud Building is located at 985 Jim Gilligan Way, Beaumont, TX 77705, on the corner of Jim Gilligan Way and Rolfe Christopher.

Networking reception will begin at 5:30pm in the foyer,  and panel discussion will begin at 6:00pm in the Executive Event Center. Brandon Gouthier '96 will be available to take professional headshot photos before and after the presentation. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn some interesting strategies on managing a side business from local business professionals who are doing this successfully, and take a professional headshot photo to spruce up your social media profiles or company website.

Panelists include:

  • Katie (Whitney) Celli '08, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Medical Center of Southeast Texas
  • Natasha Garrett, Chief Executive Officer, G&G Enterprises Construction Corp.
  • Jevonne Pollard, Constable, Jefferson County Precinct 1
  • Nikki Relford, Owner, Niklem Kids Academy
  • Roy West '83, Owner, Roy West Team

Moderator: Brenna Smith, Director of Business Development, G&G Enterprises Construction Corp.

Advance registration and payment is required by Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5pm.

Registration fee is only $7 per person and includes beverages, hors d'oeuvres, presentation, and headshot photos. Age 21 and up only. Seating is limited. Digital copies of the headshot photos taken at the event will be emailed to the registrant within two weeks after the event.

This event is a partnership of Lamar University and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, presented by the Lamar University Office of Alumni Affairs and Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization, Lamar University Center for Career and Professional Development, Lamar University MBA Program, and Leadership Beaumont Alumni.


Event Schedule

  • Networking Reception and Headshot Photos  5:30pm-6:00pm
  • Secret to a Successful Side Hustle Panel  6:00pm-6:45pm
  • Networking and Headshot Photos  6:45pm-7:00pm