SFA slated to host intellectual property workshop

Those interested in learning more about intellectual property can engage with attorneys and representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at an upcoming workshop hosted by SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics.

The workshop will be at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the Cole STEM Building, Room 401.

Co-sponsored by the college, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas, the workshop will provide information and advice on how securing trademarks and patents on innovation, inventions or creative ideas can strengthen businesses, says Dr. Michele Harris, associate dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

“Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet with the experts individually to get advice tailored to a specific project, idea or business plan,” Harris said.

The workshop is part of an ongoing initiative to introduce patent education to SFA students and the community. Cost is $10, and lunch is included. Register by Thursday, Sept. 5, at sfasu.edu/IPWorkshop.

For more information, contact cosm@sfasu.edu.

Job Corps to host jewelry fundraiser

Christian Women’s Job Corp is hosting a jewelry sale fundraiser Saturday at 902 SE Stallings Dr.

On Friday before the sale, a Facebook Live video sale will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at www.facebook.com/CWJCNAC, including prizes and a silent auction. The in-person sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

American Forest Management moves to Lufkin

A Groveton-based land management and sales company has relocated its offices to Lufkin.

American Forest Management opened its Lufkin location in June, District Manager Michael Posey said.

“Though Groveton has served us well over the years, moving to Lufkin allows us to be more accessible to prospective and current clients,” he said. “Since Lufkin is a bigger town of roughly 35,000 people, clients that come to our office can enjoy more restaurants, activities and accommodations nearby.”

Posey and six other employees are based out of the new office, including a wildlife biologist, land broker, forest technician and three foresters. In Southeast Texas, American Forest Management manages about 244,000 acres for three different timber management investment organizations, 7,500 acres for a large family ownership, 19,750 acres of a mitigation bank and 650 recreational hunting leases. American Forest Management also has an office in Tyler and serves clients in Arkansas and Louisiana.

Operation Homefront to offer help to Veterans

A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront, is offering disaster recovery assistance for military and veteran families impacted by hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, forest fires and flooding since July 2017.

Applicants can get details online at OperationHomefront.org, or by calling 877-264-3968; a caseworker will assist them in completing a disaster-related application. Requests for disaster relief funding must be submitted before Sept. 30.

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