Here’s the Real Reason Why Most Restaurants Fail
Jan24

Here’s the Real Reason Why Most Restaurants Fail

This article reprinted from CNBC Around 60 percent of new restaurants fail within the first year, and most of the time, the location is to blame. It’s almost not worth the effort. Around 60 percent of new restaurants fail within the first year. And nearly 80 percent are shuttered before their fifth birthday. Often, the number one reason is simply location — and the general lack of self-awareness that you have no business...

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“Updated” Toliver Ford Relocating to Temporary Facility Following Fire
Jan15

“Updated” Toliver Ford Relocating to Temporary Facility Following Fire

Determined to remain in Sulphur Springs following the community support expressed after a destructive fire Friday morning, Brian Toliver Ford Lincoln will relocate to the old Gober-Merrell Building located on South Broadway until a new facility is built to replace their building that was destroyed in the early morning hours Friday. Leesa Toliver told KSST News that the dealership would be opened as soon as everything can be moved to...

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Biggest Loser Community Challenge!
Jan13
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Open Carry Policies For Businesses in Sulphur Springs
Jan08

Open Carry Policies For Businesses in Sulphur Springs

After new laws regarding open carry went into effect at the beginning of the year, a number of businesses in Sulphur Springs have adopted new policies regarding open carry. Business such as EZ Mart will allow open carry so long as the weapon remains holstered. Tractor Supply has no policies regarding open carry, but has no issue with open carry. Super Handy Convenience Stores has refused to release a statement on open carry at this...

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Memorial Hospital’s Express Care Opens for Business Tuesday
Jan04

Memorial Hospital’s Express Care Opens for Business Tuesday

Combining humor and the serious, Memorial Hospital CEO Michael McAndrew welcomed the public to an open house and ribbon cutting Monday afternoon for Express Care, an Memorial health clinic established on the south side of Sulphur Springs in what was once the Radio Shack building. McAndrew stated his confidence in the Express Care staff as he pointed out those utilizing the services would receive both good care and speedy care at the...

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Proposed Charging Station for Tesla On City Agenda Tuesday
Jan04

Proposed Charging Station for Tesla On City Agenda Tuesday

Sulphur Springs City Council will consider a proposal that Tesla Motors representatives have already stated would be advantageous to both the city and Tesla vehicle owners. A charging station for Tesla vehicles to be built along Tomlinson Street in Sulphur Springs would be the only charging station between Rockwall and Hot Springs, Arkansas, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. The location of the eight space charging center was...

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Express Care Open House Monday, Opens Tuesday
Jan02

Express Care Open House Monday, Opens Tuesday

An Open House and Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting are set for Express Care, 1339 South Broadway, Sulphur Springs. The Open House is from 5 until 6 p.m. The Ribbon Cutting is at 5:15 p.m. The event offers the public the opportunity to meet the staff of the Memorial Hospital clinic. The Express Care Clinic will open for business on January 5th. Express Care is owned and operated by Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. The urgent care...

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Chamber Connection    December 30, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
Dec30

Chamber Connection December 30, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection   December 30, 2015 by Meredith Caddell   Happy New Year from the Board of Directors and Ambassadors! The Chamber office will be closed New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day!   New Chamber Directors for 2016-2018! We would like to welcome the newest Directors to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.  These 8 new individuals will begin serving on the Board of Directors in January 2016! Carol Palmer Garrett...

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Local Car Business Expands
Dec22

Local Car Business Expands

Along with the new Hodge Chevrolet dealership, which is set to open on Wildcat Way in January, a local car dealer plans to move his dealership to a location on Gilmer Street. Hometown Auto Sales, owned by Tim Merrell, has been operating from their League Street lot for many years, but has purchased land on Gilmer Street and plans to build a new office building and a lot to hold up to 30 cars.  The new location will be at 1017 Gilmer...

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Broadway Laser Wash Torn Down
Dec22

Broadway Laser Wash Torn Down

The Broadway Laser Wash owned by Clay Johnson of the Johnson Law Firm has been torn down. Johnson had closed the car wash after business declined. The Broadway Laser Wash opened in 1998 and was the only automatic car wash in town at that time. Johnson owned it as a side business while he worked at the law firm with his father Coy Johnson. It had a very successful first decade until competition and high expenses caused business to...

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