Chamber Connection November 27, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

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Chamber Connection  

November 27, 2015 by Meredith Caddell


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Dr. Ray Perryman to speak at Economic Outlook Conference, December 9th from 11:30-1:00pm

Dr. Perryman is back and has A LOT to tell us.  He will discuss not only the economic outlook for Hopkins County and surrounding areas, but he will also touch on Obamacare and changes to insurance in 2016.  Get your tickets now to hear noted economist, Dr. Ray Perryman on Wednesday, December 9th 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, catered by Birthwright BBQ & Catering  For more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515!  Deadline to order tickets is Tomorrow, December 4th!


Attention All Chamber Members….Membership Directories are being prepared NOW!!!

Chamber Members, we are going to print a little earlier than normal for the 2016 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 9th.

  1. If you find information that needs to be corrected, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515!
  2. If you want to place an ad in the directory, please contact Lee Ann Peugh at 903-885-8663.


Lucy Lockets Pockets

Lucy Lockets Pockets

Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting for Lucy Lockets Pockets, located at 405 Gilmer Street, Mary & Ronnie Day would love for you to stop by and check out their quaint little boutique!  They have clothing, scarves, jewelry, crafty items, ornaments, plus tons more!






Redneck Bar and Grill

Redneck Bar and Grill

What a great grand opening and ribbon cutting we had for Redneck Bar & Grill!  Guests were introduced to the absolutely BEAUTIFUL newest fine dining restaurant in Sulphur Springs.  If you haven’t been in there, you need to check it out.  They offer a daily lunch special which includes 2 sides, tea or water for $9.  In the evenings, they offer a wide variety of steaks.  They currently have Prime Rib on Friday nights and they are also currently offering quail and a 20oz Porterhouse as well.  This place is not the same as Redneck Roadhouse…it may have the same name, but it is a totally different environment, menu and attitude.  They are open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 11-2 and 5-8:30ish.  Friday and Saturday, they are open from 11:00am-9:30ish.  They are located at 211 Main Street.  They are also scheduling Christmas Parties for Sunday’s and Monday’s!  For more information, please call 903-885-1600.  Owners Zane Darling & Rowdy Crowson would love to see you!  



Charmin Chic Boutique Ribbon cutting

Charmin Chic Boutique Ribbon cutting

Charmin Chic Boutique is a unique little gift shop located on our beautiful Main Street Downtown Sulphur Springs.  It has a rustic bath and body feel, except with wine!  They carry wonderful all natural handmade products as gifts or to pamper yourself.  They have unique and fun wines, along with candles, soap, lotion and bath salts.  Intentional Illumination Candles and Ladybug Blessings are two of their wonderful product lines.  They even have a little Wine Ice Cream!   All occasion gift baskets are always favorite.  If they are not open and you need a gift, just give them a call and they will take care of you!  It’s all about relaxation and pampering!  They are located at 211 ½ Main Street.  Their hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11ish-5ish.  For more information please call Brandy Heilman @ 903-348-0441.


Hopkins County Jail

Hopkins County Jail

The new Hopkins County Law Enforcement Center had a wonderful grand opening and ribbon cutting.  Guests were treated to a tour of the facility, delicious food and cake.  Over 500 visitors made their way through the jail.  Judge Robert Newsom welcomed everyone then introduced the Sheriff, County Commissioners, other local dignitaries as well as the construction company representatives that made the jail happen!  It was a wonderful event and we are so fortunate to have this wonderful new facility!  


Lights of Life Tree Lighting, December 3rd at 6:00pm

Join us for the Tree Lighting, Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00 p.m. in The Gardens at Memorial

Santa will arrive in time to help us light the Lights of Life Christmas tree

& the Volunteer Auxiliary will serve hot chocolate and cookies.


CASA Cookie Walk, December 4th from 9am-Noon at FUMC Family Life Center

Please stop by the Family Life Center at First United Methodist Church, Friday, December 4th between 9:00am and Noon for a Room full of Cookies!  Cookies are $5/pound and all of the proceeds benefit our local CASA program.


Christmas in the Park, Friday, December 4th & Saturday, December 5th from 5:30-8:30pm

Each year they open the Historical Park to visitors of Christmas in the Park. The event begins at sunset and lasts for three hours. While in the park, visitors can enjoy a spectacle of lights, strolling carolers, musicians, a live nativity scene and Santa Clause. Free hot cocoa, coffee, punch, cookies and other goodies are served in various building on the grounds. Most of the historic buildings are open, with volunteers dressed in period costumes to help give the feeling of stepping into the past. The festival will run from 5:30-8:30. The $3 admission ticket is eligible for one of the many door prizes to be given away, compliments of local business owners.  Come and step back in time to enjoy the start of the Christmas season.


Lion’s Club Electric Lights Parade and Christmas on the Square, Friday, December 4th

Line the streets of Connally and around the Square for the beautiful electric lights parade.  If you are interested in entering the parade, stop by the Chamber office for the rules and entry form!  

Along with the parade will be Tree Lighting, Snow Slide, White Tigers, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and Vendors All beginning at 5:30  The parade will begin at 7:00pm


Christmas Lights Contest presented by The Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance

The Downtown Business Alliance will host a Christmas lights Contest for the residents & businesses in the Sulphur Springs Downtown Historic District.  They will have 2 contests:  one for residents and one for businesses.  1st Place-$500, 2nd Place-$200, 3rd Place-$50.  Judging will take place on December 11th & 12th.  Participants’ lights must be on from 5:30-10pm.  Displays will be judged on: 1) use of lights 2) creativity and 3)Theme or Scene Used.  Winners will be announced Saturday, December 19th.  In order to be judged for the contest, you MUST contact Linda Galligher at 903-348-3733 or email her at [email protected].


Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Tin Roots, Monday, December 7th at 5:00pm

Please join us as we welcome Tin Roots to the Chamber of Commerce.  We will have their ribbon cutting Wednesday, December 7th at 5:00pm. They are located at 1213 Mockingbird Lane.  


Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting for Express Care, Thursday, December 10th from 5:30-6:30

We are so excited to invite you to the Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting for the new urgent care facility on the southside of town in the old Radio Shack Building, 1139 S. Broadway-Express Care!  We will host their ribbon cutting at 5:30 and there will be lots of food and beverages.  We hope to see you there!


Welcome R&R Ranch Senior Living to the Chamber of Commerce!  R&R Ranch is a beautiful place located south of town on beautiful Camps Lake.  This facility is a senior housing facility.  Seniors make themselves at home…they can garden, fish, swim or walk around the lake.  They are brand new, open to suggestions and will build to suit you!  Rent includes electricity, water, meals, housekeeping and laundry.  For more information, please call 509-592-6088 for more information!

We would like to welcome our newest Chamber of Commerce Members:


Tin Roots

1213 Mockingbird Lane

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

Zack King, Owner


Garden Center & Boutique


Express Care

1339  S. Broadway

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482


Sherry Moore

Urgent Care Clinic


Charmin’ Chic Boutique

211 1/2 Main Street

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482


Brandy Heilman, Owner

Gift Boutique


Redneck Bar & Grill

211 Main Street

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482


Zane Darling & Rowdy Crowson, Owner



R & R Ranch

2704  CR 1103

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482


Laura Ensley, Owner

Senior Housing
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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