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Chamber Connection – August 27, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection August 27, 2015 by Meredith Caddell


Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening for Red River Credit Union,

Guests for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Red River Credit Union were greeted by the Board of Directors, CEO and other employees of the Credit Union.  RRCU has been in business since 1943 and are excited to have a new location in Hopkins County.  They currently have a loan office (providing a wide variety of loans) and they hope to expand to a full branch in the near future.  Guests were also treated to a delicious cake, cookies, punch and nice giveaways!  They are located at 1335 S. Broadway, Ste. 20, Sulphur Springs, For more information, please call Ryan Brook at 903-735-3164.

Red River Credit Union

Red River Credit Union

Mark your calendars for the 46th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest-Oct. 24th

Stew Cooks:  Stew Packets went out this week, so please call us at the Chamber if you did not receive yours.  The deadline to claim last year’s site is September 18th.  All sites will be up for grabs, Monday, September 21st, so make sure to get your forms in ASAP!

Sponsors:  Sponsor letters also were sent this week.  There are tons of options to get your business’ name in front of the 7,000 people that attend the stew contest.  If for some reason you haven’t received yours, please give us a call!

T-Shirt Designers:  The Stew T-shirt Contest is BACK!  If you would like to design a t-shirt for the stew contest, please have the design to the Chamber office by Friday, September 18th.  We will begin voting for the winners some time the week of the 21st and will vote for 2 weeks!  The winner of the stew t-shirt contest will win $100 and will also have the opportunity to be a stew judge (if desired).  Please have your design in a format that is ready to print on a t-shirt.  

Non-Profit Groups: The Stew Committee for the Chamber of Commerce has decided to offer a great opportunity for an organization looking to raise money.  This year, we would like for a group or organization to take over the selling of drinks at the Stew Contest on October 24th.  If your group would be interested, please call the Chamber by September 8th to let us know.  The only way we could figure out a way to be fair, is to have a Blind Draw.  All organizations will go into a drawing and the one that is drawn will be the one who sells drinks at the Stew Contest.  There will be several requirements that must be met:  1) Must man 3 drink stations 2) Must have adequate volunteers to work Friday and Saturday 3) Must have t-shirts or some other “identifier” so visitors will recognize your group as the “drink sellers”.  Group t-shirts will be fine.  Once a group has sold drinks at the stew contest, they will not be eligible to sell them again the next year. If you have questions, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.  Please note…NO others items may be sold on the stew grounds.


4th Annual Jace Jog, Saturday, August 29th, 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, Coleman Park

5K Run Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.; $25.00 Entry Fee.  Kids Fun Run at 7:30 a.m.; $5.00 Entry Fee (10 years and under will be held at Coleman Park (Soccer Field Side).  Register at Anytime Fitness and online:  


TABC Certification Class, Monday, September 14th at the Country Club!

On September 14, 2015, Sulphur Springs Country Club is hosting a Texas Best Comic’s TABC Certification Class in our Ballroom.  The class is open to any restaurant, bar, or business in town that would like to send their employees to get their TABC Certification.  The cost is only $20/person.  It will be held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. For more information, please call 903.885.4748.


2015 Lights of Life Style Show, presented by Lou Nell’s & Ashley Larea, Thursday, Sept.  17th

Get your tickets now for the amazing Lights of Life Style Show that will be held Thursday, September 17th at First United Methodist Church at 6:30pm.  It will be an amazing evening filled with a delicious dinner and the latest greatest in fashion from Lou Nell’s!  With a special treat, Aslely Larea jewelry will also be accenting the beautiful clothing during the show!  For more information, please call the Hopkins County Health Care Foundation at 903-438-4799.  You may purchase tickets for just $25 at Lou Nell’s & The Chamber office!


Walk Like MADD Car & Bike Show, September 26th   at Buford Park

If you have a car or bike that you would like to show off, then plan to register it for the Walk Like MADD Car & Bike Show, Saturday, September 26th.  All Classes are welcome and the registration fee is only $25.  The event is free to the public.  They will open the gates for participants at 1:00 with judging taking place between 3:00 & 5:00.  The winner will be announce at 5:30, with Glow presentation winner being announced at 8:00 pm.  All proceeds benefit Hopkin County Walk Like MADD.  For more information please contact Eddie Moon at [email protected] or call 903-534-6000.


Lights of Life Half Marathon-October 3rd benefitting the HC Health Care Foundation

Register before September 11th to guarantee a T-shirt for the Lights of Life Half Marathon! Registration is $75 for an individual entry, $80 for Partner Relay (2 person) or $100 for a Team Relay (4 person). You may register at Fieldhouse Sports or at  For more information please call 903-438-4799.  Packet pickup will be Friday, October 2nd from 6-9pm at Celebration Plaza.  


Adult Leadership Class Project…Beautiful Picnic Tables in the new pavilion!

The Leadership class of 2014-15 has the opportunity to assist in enhancing this area using a location that has been unused for years.  The City of Sulphur Springs and the Adult Leadership Class of 2014-15 has partnered in the demolition of the old city pool and begun the construction of a large pavilion, available for public use, complete with brick fireplace/smoker and 24 picnic tables. We anticipate a great place for family reunions, class reunions, birthday parties or general meeting space!

The tables are a $1,000 donation for each picnic table personalized with your business, family name or loved one’s name with a maximum of 30 letters.  Donations can be paid to the order of Sulphur Springs Leadership Class 2014-15 or Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. They will limit to the first 24 paid donations.


That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

meredith caddell

Meredith Caddell
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
300 Connally Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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