The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce presented Nicole Gibbs as their July Employee of the Month at the monthly networking coffee held at MCT Credit Union, 4837 South Highway 87.  She is the business manager at The Record Newspapers and has received many words of appreciation for her dedication and helpfulness by numerous people.

The Record Newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record newspapers, are Orange County’s largest circulated publication. Each week 20,000 copies of the papers are distributed free to households and businesses throughout the county. The newspapers, and the web site are entirely advertiser supported.

Locally owned and operated since 1960, The Record, like most small businesses in Orange County, is built on the foundation of employing local people. The entire staff at The Record are Orange County residents with various skills in newspaper and internet news production and advertising.

Like most locally owned businesses, the revenue that supports The Record also provides jobs while keeping local dollars here in Orange County. Gibbs is one of those local employees supported by advertising revenue bringing Orange County news to The Record readers each week.

Gibbs is a central figure at The Record. By title she is business manager, however, in the two years that she has been with The Record staff she has worked in every aspect, news production, advertising, photography and web development.

“Nicole handles a lot of responsibility,” said Mark Dunn, general manager, “She wears every hat and keeps the rest of us on track and moving forward. Nicole is a dedicated and a loyal employee who takes pride in the publication of The Record and”

Born in Dripping Springs, Gibbs graduated in 2005 from the University of Science and Art of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Okla. She is the daughter of Mike and Ginny McNair of Orange. Gibbs lives in Bridge City with her spouse, Dustin, and their  two year old son, Eryk.

“As a co-worker, Nicole is a team player and a delight to work with,” Dunn said. “She is smart, hardworking, reliable and a true professional.”

Nicole received a plaque, sponsored by David Self Ford, honoring her as the Employee of the Month as well as gift certificates to The Record Newspaper, Bette’s Gift Shop, Luv Lingerie, DuPuis Tire and Service Center, Sonic Drive-In, Total Impressions Salon, Peggy’s on the Bayou, Trendz, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, and David Self Ford.  She also won a door prize donated by MCT Credit Union.

Photo: Nicole Gibbs, business manager of The Record Newspapers, was named the “Employee of the Month” by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. She was presented an plaque by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Shirley Zimmerman at the Chamber’s monthly networking coffee at MCT Credit Union on Tuesday.