Chamber Connection July 28th

Chamber Connection-July 28th

I’m just so excited about the upcoming First Annual Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest! Let me review the basics. Anyone of any age can enter as we have a children’s category. The picture must be newer than January 1, 2014, and must have been taken in Hopkins County. The contest will be open from August 1st to August 31st. There are seven categories you may enter: Natural World, Travel, People, The Hopkins County Experience, Altered Images, Mobile, and Children’s Category. Only digital images are accepted (no prints). To submit your photograph, email the picture to [email protected] Rules are releases will be available on the Chamber of Commerce website. I cannot wait to see your beautiful photos!

One announcement from the Chamber… effective August 1st we will have new business hours. The Chamber of Commerce will be open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on Mondays from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. as well.

Don’t forget about the spectacular event that is being held on Celebration Plaza TONIGHT! This is your chance to “join the choir” for a time of singing and praise to promote healing and unity in Hopkins County. Several worship leaders have come together to direct everyone, and food will be provided after the singing. We are trying to fill the square, so make plans to be there!

Wesley United Methodist Church and Hopkins County proclaim August 3rd as Eisley Henderson Day
Wesley United Methodist Church and Hopkins County are declaring next Wednesday, August 3rd, as Eisley Henderson Day. Judge Robert Newsom will make a proclamation that day at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary of Wesley Methodist, 614 Texas Street, in Sulphur Springs. Everyone is encouraged to attend and to wear their Team Eisley shirt. If you do not have a Team Eisley shirt, please wear purple. If you would like to purchase a Team Eisley shirt, they are available for purchase at Wesley Methodist Church and Janeen’s Country Cottage. Cost of the t-shirt is $20, and the bracelets are $5. All proceeds go to the Henderson family. Thank you for supporting Wesley Methodist and this sweet, sweet family!

Fox & Fig will hold their Grand Opening on Saturday, July 30th
Fox & Fig, a new store specializing in farmhouse, vintage, and unique décor, furniture and jewelry, hosted a ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, July 20th will hold their official Grand Opening on Saturday, July 30th. They are located at 624 Main Street, across from Travis Elementary playground, and next door to Sulphur Springs Centre for Dance. Fox & Fig’s official grand opening day is Saturday, July 30th. Please stop in and check out this beautiful new business! See you there!

Community Players and Children’s Summer Workshop present Alice in Zombieland July 21-31
Main Street Theatre will host the Community Players and Children’s Summer Workshop’s presentations of Alice in Zombieland on Thursday, July 21st, Friday July 22nd, and Saturday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. The Sunday matinee showing on July 24th will be held at 2 p.m. This presentation will run through July 31st following the Thursday through Saturday times and the Sunday matinee times. Main Street Theatre is located at 227 Main Street. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (903)-885-0107.

Cricket Wireless hosts a “Give Back Night” for Bryan Hosking on July 30th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
10% of all proceeds from Muddy Jakes on the night of Saturday, July 30th, will be given to Bryan Hosking to assist with medical expenses. Bryan was diagnosed with Leukemia, and Cricket Wireless saw a need and made something happen! Please plan to eat at Muddy Jake’s that night to support Cricket Wireless and Bryan Hosking.

One Way Auto will host a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 2nd at noon
One Way Auto, the newest member of the Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, August 2nd at noon. One Way Auto is located at 900 Gilmer Street. Please plan to come by and support our new local business.

Fall Festival will hold the Finals Competition for Battle of the Bands August 6th at 6 p.m.
It’s that time again… the Fall Festival’s Battle of the Bands Competition. August 6th at 6 p.m., the Finals Competition will be held on Celebration Plaza. A winner will be chosen from that group of bands! Exciting!

Days Inn of Sulphur Springs hosts ribbon cutting and Grand Opening August 10th at 5 p.m.
Days Inn of Sulphur Springs is under new ownership and has been recently completely remodeled. They are hosting their ribbon cutting and Business After Hours event on Wednesday, August 10th at 5 p.m. Come and enjoy live entertainment, snacks, fellowship, and fun!

The 10th Annual Hot August Nights BBQ Cook-off will be held on Saturday, August 13th
The whole weekend is scheduled to be full of Hot August Nights! Come watch firefighters from across the country compete in the “Toughest 2 Minutes in Sports” at the SSHS Football Stadium parking lot on Friday, August 12th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday the 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The BBQ cook-off food service will begin at 5 p.m., and the Third Day with Steven Curtis Chapman Concert is slated for Saturday evening. For ticket information, please visit or call 903-885-7639.

The Hopkins County Fall Festival presents Emerald City Band on Friday, August 19th
The Emerald City Band will be performing on Friday, August 19th, on Celebration Plaza. For ticket information, contact a Fall Festival Board member or by calling (903)243-1925.

Adult Leadership Class being offered for the Fall! Sign up Now!!!
Lynda Hager reported that she would be offering an Adult Leadership Class starting in August for anyone who is interested. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce. The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine-month session, with meetings held once a month. For more information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.

Best Western Trail Dust Inn received the hotel chain’s highest award for quality
The Best Western Trail Dust Inn in Sulphur Springs received the Best Western Chairman’s Award for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman’s Award recognizes Best Western International hotels with a cleanliness and maintenance inspections score in the top five percent of more than 2,100 North American properties. They also receive the Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor in 2015 and 2016. Congratulations to Best Western Trail Dust Inn for these impressive accomplishments.

New members to the Chamber of Commerce:
Welcome to Smile Corner, a dentistry located in Commerce, Texas. Also welcome to Robco Mobile RV Repair located at 2015 FM 71W in Sulphur Springs. We are very excited to welcome these businesses to the Chamber of Commerce!

Celebration Plaza’s Friday night movie will be Guardians of the Galaxy at 8 p.m. Saturday morning, Yoga on the Square will be offered from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Celebration Market will be held on Celebration Plaza from 6-10 p.m. and Sweet Steel will provide the entertainment from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Dynamic Duo Music and Comedy Showcase will be held on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Civic Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and children under five are free of charge.


Author: Staff Reporter

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