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Chamber Connection March 5, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

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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
Not a cyclist??? Neither am I…but you can still Participate!!!
In order to put on such a big event in this community, it takes a TON of volunteers! If you are interested in helping out…there are many things to choose from:
1) Drive a SAG Wagon! What is a SAG Wagon? It is a vehicle that drives one of the routes during the duration of the ride. This vehicle will be designated SAG Wagon with magnetic signs and flags (that we provide). The SAG Wagon is on the route for the riders. It will carry water, tire pumps, first aid kits, etc.. It is a fun way to participate in the event because you can roll down your window and encourage the riders as they trek up & down the hills, while you are in the comfort of your own car
2) Host or help with a Rest Stop. We will have rest stops every 10 miles along the rides. These stops are great for youth groups or other organizations/businesses! The more people you have at the rest stop, the better! The riders are always so thankful to see a rest stop, get a bite to eat, visit with wonderful East Texas folks, then get back on the road. The stops are encouraged to have music, food, drinks and tons of fun! The riders actually vote on their favorite rest stop of the ride and the winner will get a plaque and their picture in the paper!
3) Be a Cheerleader!!! The more people we have on the square to cheer the riders on, the better! They LOVE to hear people cheering for them. If we could line Church Street and Houston Street and cheer them on…that would be great! Then, as they finish their ride…the more people on the square that we can have, the better! Imagine…if you have just ridden 60 miles on a bike…wouldn’t you want people cheering you on to finish?
4) Bake Homemade Goodies! After the ride, cyclists will be treated to a Hamburger Lunch from Alliance Bank. Believe it or not, after the ride, they LOVE homemade treats…cakes, cookies, pies, etc. They also LOVE Chocolate Milk, which the Southwest Dairy Museum is providing!
If you would like to help with any of the above opportunities, please call the Chamber ASAP! If we hear from you by Friday, March 6th, your group or business will be included in the Thank you part of the dry fit t-shirt that all riders receive when they register! If you can’t commit by Friday…it’s okay…we still need your help! Please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515!

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.

H.C. Sheriff Butch Adams’ 5th Annual Meet & Greet and Easter Egg Hunt, March 28th
Don’t miss the 5th Annual Meet and Greet and Easter Egg Hung, sponsored by the Hopkins County Law Enforcement Association and the Hopkins County D.A.R.E. Program. The event will take place March 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 10:30am for up to 10 year olds, prize eggs, bounce houses, clowns and entertainment provided. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks provided shortly after the Easter Egg Hunt! Best of all…it’s FREE!!!!

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament—April 10th @ SS Country Club…Mark Your Calendars!

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.

Looking for a Job? I have several businesses in town looking for energetic, honest, hard-working salespeople. If you are interested, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

We would like to welcome the newest members of the Chamber of Commerce:
The Creative Place, Creative Web and Graphic Design Studio, 525 Gilmer Street, Suite B, SS. 903-243-9573, Larah Rogers

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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