Chamber Connection   October 8, 2015 by Meredith Caddell


Live 2 Lead Conference featuring John C. Maxwell, October 9th at Texas A&M Commerce

Live 2Lead is a half-day, leader development experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways.  They will learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading when they get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment!  For more information and to get tickets, please call 903-461-1823 or visit the website


Stew Cook Meeting, Tuesday, October 13th & Stew Tickets go on Sale October 13th

All Stew cooks, please mark your calendars for the stew cook meeting that will be Tuesday, October 13th at 6:00pm at the Southwest Dairy Museum. We will distribute the ingredient checks and go over any changes to the stew contest!  Also, tickets for the stew contest will go on sale the same day.  They will be at Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Pilgrim Bank, Texas Heritage National Bank & the Chamber of Commerce!  Once again, tickets are only $5.


Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for Aluf Plastics, Tuesday, October 13th from 11:30-1:30

Aluf Plastics is pleased to invite you to the grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration of their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.  They will have a VIP Tour, BBQ Lunch & Raffle Prizes.  Please RSVP to 845-365-2200×406 or email [email protected]!  


Fall Festival Business After Hours, Tuesday, October 13th, 5:00-6:00pm at the Civic Center

Please join us as we kick off the Fall Festival with their Business After Hours Mixer, Tuesday, October 13th from 5-6 at the Civic Center.  They will have food, beverages and prizes!  Stop by and hear about all of the many activities taking place during the fall festival.


Hopkins Place to celebrate all Veterans with special guest speaker Derek Jameson, October 29th

With Veteran’s Day quickly approaching, Hopkins Place would like to celebrate ALL Veterans with a special guest speaker, Derek Jameson.  The event will take place Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-7:00pm.  For more information or to RSVP, please call Sherrie at 903-439-1202.


“A Man Called Jon” Red Carpet Premiere on November 1st at Shannon Oaks.

The film, “A Man Called Jon”, was shot on location in Terrell, TX.  We are hoping the city of Sulphur Springs will come out and support this film.  They will be hosting the Red Carpet premiere on November 1, 2015 first screening at 3:00pm-5:00pm and another at 5:30pm-7:30pm at Shannon Oaks Church, 1113 E. Shannon Road, Sulphur Springs.  Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.  They are hoping to pack it out to send a huge message to Hollywood.  For tickets please call Eric King at 903-348-0404 or visit their website at


Load the Wagon & Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride, Saturday, November 14th  

Saddle up your horses and help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 14th at Two J Ranch, 993 CR 2331 in Como.  Gates will open at 7:00am, Saddle Up at 9:30 and Ride out at 10:00am.  A free lunch will be provided, but remember…it is a fundraiser to help St. Jude’s Hospital, so donations will gladly be accepted.  There will be horses and mule wagon rides available.  There is a $10 minimum donation for you to ride your own horse.  If you would like more information, please call Jean & Jim Murray at 903-488-3030 Sandy Billodeau @ 903-488-3311 or Jr. Gregg at 903-488-3685.  Others assisting in this great event are Cathi & Jim Wright 903-488-4811 Don Meeks 903-488-3456, Mike Mund, T.W. Little, Daniel Walker, Carole Hatch and Jo Marie Neal, so any of them will be able to give you more information.  If you have never participated in this event, it is spectacular and you should!  Not only is it raising money for an amazing hospital, but to see the hundreds of people, loaded up in their wagons, heading out for the cause…it is absolutely incredible, so please try to attend!!

Stew Shirt 2015

Stew Shirt 2015

Congratulations to Aaron Chennault!  His stew t-shirt received the most likes on Facebook, therefore will be the one sold at the stew contest on October 24th!  Aaron wins $100 and the opportunity to be a stew judge at the contest!  Thank you to everyone who voted!  


We would like to welcome our newest members to the Chamber of Commerce:

Brightstar Church

525 Gilmer Street

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

Michael Branch, Pastor



Soundmind Productions

5755 CR 1100

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482


Michael Branch, Owner

Video Production


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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