Chamber Connection February 26, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Pilot Club Spring Brunch, Saturday, February 28th from 10-Noon
The Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs is hosting their annual spring brunch, silent auction and raffle. The speaker this year is Deb Hays. She is a lawyer from Granger, Indiana and is the former executive director of Pilot International. For more information please call Debra Evans at 903-348-2632 or Linda Henton at 903-348-6576. The event will take place at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

Employment Laws…Separating Fact from Fiction-Better Your Business Series, March 3rd
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear about the law as it impacts employers. Learn from the leading employment law firm, Ogletree Deakins, a national firm recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the Law Firm of the Year for the past four consecutive years in the practice areas of Labor and Employment law. Our special guests, Alica Voltmer and Amanda Williams, are both Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law. The Chamber is excited to offer this program for all business owners.

Topics to be covered include: • What to ask in interviews• Who is an independent contractor?• Exempt versus non-exempt employees• Best practices for discipline and termination. The Luncheon will be Tuesday, March 3rd Noon – 1:30 PM at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Contact the Chamber office to make reservations at 903-885-6515. $15 includes lunch!

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Reserve your space now on the New Printed & Online Map
The Chamber of Commerce is happy to have partnered with Community Matters, Inc., and award-winning publisher, on this all-new, redesigned map publication. This map will be a detailed street map of Sulphur springs, Hopkins County and will include insets for Como and Cumby. We will have continual distribution for over 18 months. The map will have larger ad sizes, expanded distribution and an online interactive map! If you would like to schedule a 10 minute appointment to see the quality of the new printed map and the online interactive map features, please contact Brandon Burton at 903-689-0808 or email him at [email protected]

5th Grade BASH at The ROC, March 7th
All 5th graders are invited to Kidz Blitz Live, the premier high-octane event for kids will be here to give us a great night! This is a free event! Free food, games and fun! Register for Thousands of dollars of door prizes.

Attention all Bicyclists…Spring Fever Bike Rally will take place in SS, March 14th!
Mark your calendars NOW for the Spring Fever Bike Rally sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Bikers will have the opportunity to ride in one of 4 rides…10 miles, 27 miles, 37 miles or 60 miles. The ride will be through some of our beautiful East Texas communities on Saturday, March 14th! Registration forms are available NOW. The ride is only $30 if you register before March 7th and $35 after that. For more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or you may register online at

Dentistry from the Heart, Saturday, April 17th!
April 17th, Sulphur Springs area dentists, oral surgeons, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental office assistants, area businesses and volunteer support are all coming together to bring dental care to those in need, right here in our community. Every year, individual dentists and practices across the country donate their time and resources to host this event! We are very fortunate to have our local dentists do this in Hopkins County. For more information you may visit We will include the details as we receive them!

7 Star Travel Center offers CNG Station
7 Star Travel Center, located at 1600 West Shannon Road on exit 122 off I-30, will provide fast-fill CNG for heavy duty trucks as well as medium and light duty vehicles. The station will have four fueling lanes with two CNG fast-fill dispensers. For more information, please contact Tim Williams at 888-676-7771.
We would like to welcome the newest members of the Chamber of Commerce:
Jim Thompson, County Treasurer, 903-354-5468.

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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