AdventGXtra Nov ’06

AdventGXtra

AdventGXtra is the monthly newsletter for the AdventGX team. Each month, look here for the latest information about new AdventGX projects and initiatives and learn about our newest AdventGX team members.

November 2006

:: Initiatives
   :. AGX Supporting Texas Mountain Apartment Complex Development
   :. AdventGX Conducts Tourism Strategy Workshop in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua
:: Meetings/Presentations/Workshops
   :. Vestivo-RV Participates in National Trade Show
   :. AGX Participates in Texas Lyceum Economic Development Conference
:: Projects
   :. Van Horn Streetscape Design and Beautification Project Approved
:: Team News
   :. AdventGX Visits Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Initiatives
AGX Supporting Texas Mountain Apartment Complex Development
Earlier this year the Town of Van Horn Economic Development Corporation asked AdventGX to evaluate solutions to the community’s low housing supply in light of immediate and growing demand from the new Border Patrol Office, Blue Origin’s expanding operations, and Oil Exploration companies moving to the region. In November, following an assessment of the housing shortage, AdventGX proposed the development of an
apartment complex financed under a convertible debenture model. The City Council approved the proposed concept and agreed to donate a city block near the County Hospital for the development of the complex. With the land committed, AdventGX is now managing the fundraising phase of the project and will be issuing debentures to interested parties. To learn more about this investment opportunity, email info@adventgx.com to request information.

AdventGX Conducts Tourism Strategy Workshop in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua
Supported by UACH (Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua) executives Luis Carlos Rivera and Luis Erick Herrera, AdventGX team members Jose Quintana, Joan Tatge, Bill Smith, Lindsey Hafner, Stan Meador, Nacho Paez and Ivan Gallardo traveled to Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua to conduct a Strategy Planning Workshop and research trip focusing on the promotion of Nature, Heritage, Agricultural and Cultural Tourism opportunities in the region and during the course of their visit had the opportunity to visit potential sites for future operations.

Among the many local attractions and representing one the strong heritage assets in the region is the Mennonite settlement in Cuauhtemoc:

Another beautiful asset in the region is the Hacienda de Bustillos, we had the opportunity to visit the Hacienda during restoration activities, the chapel is an exact replica of a chapel in France:

Meetings/Presentations/Workshops
Vestivo-RV Participates in National Trade Show
Amy Williams, Director of Vestivo Operations, and Lindsey Hafner, AdventGX Communications Coordinator, represented Vestivo-RV at the 2006 National Association for RV Parks and Campgrounds Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. The team met with a number of RV Park and Resort operators and showcasing and demonstrating the Vestivo-RV product line. Vestivo-RV is the premier reservations and property management solution for RV parks and resorts. For more information, visit Vestivo-RV online at www.vestivo.com.
 
AGX Participates in Texas Lyceum Economic Development Conference
This year’s Texas Lyceum Public Conference focused on economic development – it was an impressive event with some of the nation’s leading minds in economic development including renowned economist Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard University, Mr. David Spencer, chairman of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund and Texas Governor Rick Perry. TEEX executive Gary Sera and Lesa Hill attended the event along with Jose Quintana, Joan Tatge, Lindsey Hafner and Chelsea Tatge.

Projects
Van Horn Streetscape Design and Beautification Project Approved
Doctor Carson Watt and his son Jason Watt presented their recommendations for the Van Horn Streetscape Design and Beautification program to the Van Horn City Council during their November meeting. As part of a Texas Engineering Extension Service program, Van Horn received a technical assistance grant and AdventGX and Watt Landscaping conducted the research and developed recommendations for beautification as part of Van Horn’s ongoing Economic and Tourism Development Initiative. Watt Landscaping presented a number of posters with streetscape designs, signature plants for the area and recommendations for welcome and business signs that will promote a sense of place and support the branding of the community. The City Council approved the concepts for inclusion in proposals to various entities to acquire the funds to implement the new concepts throughout the community.

Team News
AdventGX Visits Guadalupe Mountains National Park
AdventGX Lead Developer Aristo Setiawan and Jose Quintana took a short detour during their trip to Far Flung Outdoor Center (in Terlingua) and Van Horn to check progress on the Blue Origin Launch facility and spent Thanksgiving at Guadalupe Peak. During their hike to Devils Hall the night fell rapidly upon them creating a bit of an issue on their last mile hike back to the National Park Headquarters – never a dull moment for these two.

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