LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Angelina County Chamber of Commerce board room has a new name.
A dedication ceremony was held to unveil the new room, which is named in honor of the late well known businessman, Claude Smithhart.
Smithhart played an important role in constructing a new building for the chamber more than two decades ago.
His family was at the ceremony Wednesday and helped unveil the final project.
"Well, this really an honor. He did a lot for Angelina County. He was instrumental in getting this building built back when he was chairman of the board. And it was such an honor and such a neat deal that they did this for him," said Kevin Smithhart, the honoree's son.
The chamber said Smithhart was not only an active leader for the chamber, but a dedicated member of the community.