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Chamber Connection December 11, 2014 by Meredith Caddell

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Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting for Hopkins Place. Guests were treated to delicious treats and beverages as well as a tour of their beautiful facility, located at 890 Camp Street.

Hopkins Place ribbon cutting

Congratulations to the EDC, City and County on the Grand Opening of Heritage Parkway. The new road & cul de sac, just past Raven Industries off the Loop, will offer many opportunities for future growth in that area.

Heritage Parkway Ribbon Cutting

Douglas Elementary Student Council is hosting a blanket drive until December 19th.  They are asking the community to give new or gently used clean blankets that they will donate to CANHelp to help keep people in our community warm.  Students may drop off blankets at Douglas, and people in the community may drop off blankets at The Chamber of Commerce on the corner of Connally & Davis.  For more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.

Main St Theatre’s Community Players present A Tuna Christmas December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 7 20 at 7pm and the 14th and 21st at 2pm.  Seats are $10 and may be purchased by calling 903-885-0107 or at

Blood Donors Save Lives. Donate Friday, December 12, 2013, 11:00 a.m.-4 p.m., TitleMax
Each donor will receive a coupon for the Cotton Patch Café and will be entered to win a $50.00 gift card to Wal-Mart. The blood drive is at TitleMa, 1065 Gilmer Street, Sulhur Springs, Tx., Friday, December 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The Carter Blood Care Unit bus will be in the parking lot. If you want to sign-up to donate or have questions, please contact Michelle or Sue at 903-885-5028.

Dr. Ray Perryman to speak at Economic Outlook Conference, December 17th from 11:30-1:00pm
Get your tickets now to hear noted economist, Dr. Ray Perryman on Wednesday, December 17th at the Hopkins County Civic Center. This year, you may email specific questions to [email protected] and we will ask Dr. Perryman to address these, so don’t miss out! Tickets are $15 which includes a wonderful lunch. For more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515! Deadline to order tickets is Friday, December 19!

Chamber Members, we are going to print a little earlier than normal for the 2015 Membership Directory. We are going to have it ready for distribution the first part of January, so we need you to do a few things…
1) Please go to and click on the membership directory. Please check to make sure that we have the correct information for your business. We have been trying to check and recheck it but I’m sure we have made some errors, but we want to fix them.
2) If your membership investment is past due, payment arrangements need to be made prior to
December 5th.
3) If you find information that needs to be corrected, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515!

Reception honoring Glossup, King, Dorner Watson & Bauer, Monday, December 15th.
The county commissioners invite you to a reception Monday, December 15th from 2-4 at the District Courtroom honoring Ronny Glossup, Yvonne King, Patricia Dorner, Treva Watson and Suzanne Bauer.

Would you like to recognize an Outstanding Educator?
Here is your chance…this year the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee wants to allow all Hopkins County Citizens to nominate their candidates for “Outstanding Professional Educator” (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher) “Outstanding Para Professional Educator” (Secretary or Aide) and “Outstanding Auxiliary Educator” (Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, Nurse or Cafeteria). We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to nominate that “special educator” that has had an impact in their lives. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and then either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than December 31st! Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is [email protected] and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize a special educator!

Nominations for Large and Small Business of the Year!
Please submit your nomination for Large Business of the Year or Small Business of the Year. Nominations should be for those businesses which exhibit outstanding community involvement—civic, church, educational, benevolent, humanitarian or other. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than December 31st! Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is [email protected] and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Additional Chamber of Commerce Banquet Nominations
Many other awards are presented at the Chamber of Commerce membership banquet (February 13, 2014). Aside from the awards mentioned above, nominations are also being accepted for:
Citizen of the Year—Echo Publishing Company—P.O. Box 598, SS, TX 75483
Woman of the Year—Beta Sigma Phi Organization—P.O. Box 72, SS, TX 75483
Caregiver of the Year—The Pilot Club—P.O. Box 145 Brashear, TX 75420
Community Pride Award—Adult Leadership Class—P.O. Box 347, SS, TX 75483
Agriculturist of the Year—Professional Ag Workers—c/o AgriLife Extenson, P.O. Box 518, SS TX 75483
Each of these nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed to the above mentioned address.

Roy Clark talking, singing and picking onstage at the Texas Theater, December 12th.
The revered guitarist, singer, Hee Haw host and film actor tell stories, plays a few songs and answers audience questions during an intimate show to be hosted December 12th at the multi-million dollar remodeled Texan Theater, 2712 Lee Street in Greenville. The show runs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., including an intermission. It will feature Clark onstage talking, singing and picking as if he were in your very own living room. Surely Clark has a book’s worth of stories to tell not only from his Hee Haw days but also from his once frequent gig as guest host for The Tonight Show during the ‘70s. He’ll perform a few songs. Audience members will have cards at their tables to jot down questions they’d like Clark to answer. After the intermission Clark will respond to queries from his fans. Think of yourself as an invited guest to a dinner party hosted by Roy Clark. The gorgeous, state-of-the-art Texan Theater is a most intimate venue with seating for 120 people. You will enjoy a full four-course meal, excellent service to your table, parking just a few steps from the venue, and gratuity included in your ticket price. That’s the Texan Theater VIP treatment for all ticket buyers. Tickets are $280, available via

Road to Austin brings music mecca to the Texan Theater, December 13th
The “Road to Austin” concert , in May 2007 to a crowd of 20000, embraced a roaring, talent-drenched lineup topped by headliners Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, Joe Ely, Ian McLagan, Eric Johnson, Bob Whitlock and CoCo Carmel. The late Stephen Bruton served as the event’s patriarch and mastermind. Bruton would sadly succumb to cancer two years after the “Road to Austin” concert. The film heads to Greenville, Texas for an encore showing Dec. 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Texan Theater, 2712 Lee Street in downtown Greenville.

But in classic Texan Theater style, this will be so much more than just a movie screening. The evening will include a concert immediately following the film that features performances by Carolyn Wonderland, Malford Milligan, Suzanna Choffel, John Garr, Jeff Plankenhorn, Jane Ellen Bryant, Yoggie Musgrove, Joel Guzman and Brian Mendes. The Road to Austin event also promises to shed light on the Artist Wellness Program (website: and allow patrons to donate at the show.

So it’s a movie, a concert, a benefit, and so much more. The gorgeous, state-of-the-art theater seats 120, so the intimacy will be palpable. You will enjoy a four-course meal, including Stephen Bruton’s favorite chocolate chip cookies for dessert, unlimited drinks, excellent service to your table, parking just a few steps from the venue, gratuity included in your ticket price, and a meet-and-greet with the performers in the beautiful Texan Theater lobby immediately after the show. That’s the Texan Theater VIP treatment for all ticket buyers. The documentary film screening also includes a concert performance by Austin musicians and a full, four-course meal. Tickets for Road to Austin are $150, available via

Your Kids Can Have a Holiday Adventure with the YMCA Holiday Camp, Dec. 22-24; 29-31 & Jan. 3
Your kids will have fun at the Hopkins County YMCA during the Christmas Holidays at ECLC Campus. Activities will include arts & crafts, games and physical activities daily. The camp is for kids ages 4-12 years old. The cost is only $50 per week and it will go from 7:30am -6:00pm December 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and January 2nd. This is a great place for your children if you don’t have time off from work! For more information, please contact Laura Rodriguez at 903-455-9622 or [email protected]

We would like to welcome our newest Chamber Members:

Sulphur Springs ATA Martial Arts, 1402 Mockingbird Lane, Suite A3, Sulphur Springs, Tx., 903-243-8767
Little Caesars Pizza, 610 Gilmer St.,Sulphur Springs, Tx, 903-439-0415
E. S. Tully & Associates, P. C., CPA, 471 CR 3526, Saltillo, Tx 75478, 972-235-3682
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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