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Community Spotlight-Walmart

New Boston Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year – Wal Mart Store #181

“This year’s recipient of the business of the year is a company that goes the extra mile by providing its customers with many varied options in the range of products and accompanying customer services which proves that this company is an extraordinary player in the retail market.  

This company’s commitment is to strive for excellence in serving the local community in any way possible.  They endeavor for the distinction of being a hometown store.  The store’s pledge is to be well stocked and to have the everyday items people are needing to make their lives better.  Customer service is taken very seriously.  This store is always there to help the community in times of crisis.  

Each year, the store manager applies for grants to help the various nonprofit organizations around our local area.  Some of those organizations are the Chamber of Commerce, the local fire departments, and the annual Toys for Tots drive. (This Toys for Tots Grant is for children in our local Western Bowie County area.)  This recipient also participates in the Feeding America program.  The local Feeding America truck picks up produce, canned goods and dry grocery to help the people of this area.

Recently, our area, like most of the rest of the country, has been devastated by the COCVID-19 pandemic.  This business stepped up to provide much needed assistance by providing much needed supplies and food to the community.  They did not close but made arrangements for their employees to work many hours to keep the shelves stocked, keep the trucks unloaded and keep the store sanitized for the safety of its customers.  The store complied with all state and local government mandates to keep employees and customers safe.  This business was dedicated to supplying the community with the supplies needed to carry on safely in the face of this debilitating disease.

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to this great store and to store manager Hulon Self for making the right decisions to help our community.

This year’s business of the year recipient is Wal-Mart #181.”
Store Manager Hulon Self said the extra efforts put in by himself and his staff have all been in a day’s work.  “This year has been a challenge for our store, for our community, and for our nation,” he said.  “It is an honor for all of us here at Wal-Mart to be selected as business of the year, and hopefully we can continue to meet the needs of our customers for years to come.”


In the photo, Jane Hanna, from 3 Bostons Museum, poses with Hulon Self, longtime manager of the New Boston Walmart, as the store was honored by the New Boston Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the Business of the Year award.

Bowie County Citizens Tribune

139 E.N. Front Street
New Boston, Texas 75570