The Jasper – Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce held their Chairman’s Banquet this past Friday at the Wesley Center of First United Methodist Church in Jasper. Awards presented to outstanding citizens are always the highlight of this annual event.
This year the awards for Newcomer of the Year and Chamber Member of the Year went to organizations instead of individuals. Provalus was given the Newcomer Award while the partnership of JEDCO and the City of Jasper, called Jasper United, received the Chamber Member of the Year award.
Provalus offers IPO, BPO and Helpdesk services that compete head-on with offshore outsourcing. They began in Jasper in March of 2019 and currently have 70 employees on the way to 200.
Jasper United, pooling resources of the City of Jasper and JEDCO, was instrumental in bringing Provalus to Jasper after a competition with several other rural Texas cities. Currently Jasper United is constructing a headquarters building for Provalus in downtown Jasper.