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Chamber Connection December 1, 2016

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The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 11th Annual Economic Outlook Conference on Tuesday, December 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center.  Dr. Perryman is returning to discuss the economic outlook for Hopkins County and surrounding areas. This year, you may email specific questions to [email protected], and we will ask Dr. Perryman to address these. Tickets are $15 which includes a wonderful lunch, catered by Big Smith’s BBQ & Catfish.  For more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515!  Deadline to order tickets is Thursday, December 8th!

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

Chamber Members, we are going to print a little earlier than normal for the 2017 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…

  • Please go to sulphursprings-tx.com 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 overlooked some things.
  • If your membership investment is past due, payment arrangements need to be made prior to

December 9th.

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

Merle Norman is hosting an Open House November 29th -December 3rd

Merle Norman is hosting an Open House from November 29th to December 3rd.  Tuesday the 29th through Friday the 2nd, the Open House is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  On Saturday, December 3rd, please pop in the Open House between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Merle Norman will give 10% off retain during the Open House hours.  Be the first to shop limited-edition gift sets and experience festive makeup looks at the year’s most special beauty event for Merle Norman. Merle Norman is located at 202 Davis Street North in Sulphur Springs.

Phinesse’ Farms Winery will host a Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, December 1st at 5 p.m.

Phinesse Farms Winery, located at 223 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, will host their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, December 1st at 5 p.m.  They will have refreshments and samples of their Hopkins County grown wines.  Please make plans to stop in, check it out, and welcome Phinesse Farms Winery!

Lights of Life Tree Lighting is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st, at 6 p.m. in the Gardens at Christus

The Lights of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 1st, at 6 p.m. in the Gardens at Christus.  You can make a $25 donation to be given in honor or memory of someone.  This donation will be represented as a light on the Lights of Life Christmas tree, and with a luminary that will line the walkway leading to the Christmas tree.  You can take the luminary home as a remembrance of your loved one.  There will also be pictures with Santa, Christmas carols, cookies and hot chocolate.  Please contact the Healthcare Foundation for additional information, (903) 438-4799. Please mail your donations to: 115 Airport Road, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75482. The deadline for luminaries is November 30th.

Community Seeds will hold 7th Annual Christmas Benefit on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Community Seeds will hold their 7th Annual Christmas Benefit including prime rib and live entertainment on Thursday, December 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Greenville, Texas.  The proceeds will benefit the poor and underserved people of Hunt, Rains, and Hopkins Counties.  Individual seating is $75 per seat, table sponsorship is $2500 to seat eight, and corporate sponsorship is $2500 and seats 12. Please RSVP by phone or email by November 12th. The number to call is (903) 634-5673 and the email is [email protected].

The CASA Cookie Walk is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon

CASA will host the annual Cookie Walk on Friday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to noon at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs in the Family Life Center.  Cookies are $5.00 per pound. You can choose the cookies you would like to take home.  Make plans to cookie shop on December 2nd!

Lion’s Club will host the 9th Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

The Lion’s Club is hosting the 9th Annual Christmas Parade presented by Carriage House Manor on Friday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m.  The parade begins at Buford Park and goes East on Connally Street to the square.  It turns left onto Church Street and left on Houston Street to end in the Gerald Prim Stadium parking lot. Line-up begins at 3:00 p.m. on December 2nd.  Registrations are due by noon on Tuesday, November 29th.  There is no entry fee, but donations are accepted if made payable to the Sulphur Springs Lions Club.  All entries must be decorated with working Christmas lights.

Sister Babyz 5th Annual “Give Back” Fashion Show is scheduled for Friday, December 2nd, at 6:30 p.m.

Sister Babyz Boutique is hosting their 5th Annual Fashion Show on Friday, December 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. at The Venue at 219 on Main Street. Sister Babyz will match all contributions of up to $3,000 to benefit the Angels from the Salvation Army in our area.  There will be door prizes, gift card giveaways, live music, a photo booth, refreshments, and a hot chocolate bar (provided by Idzi Bitsy Bakery).

Hopkins County presents A Christmas Carol on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the SSISD Auditorium

For the first time ever, the fine arts organizations of Hopkins County are coming together to bring Sulphur Springs a truly special event! The Main St. Theatre’s Community Players, Northeast Texas Symphony League, and the Northeast Texas Choral Society are joining forces to present “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”. The Bright Star League of Cultural Arts is also helping with coordinating this production. The performances will be Friday, December 2nd, Saturday, December 3rd, both at 7:30pm.  There will be a third performance on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm. All performances will be held at the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium at the Civic Center. Please help the local arts by getting your tickets at communitychristmascarol.com and come spend #ChristmasTogether! Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $35 for VIP.

Heritage Park will host Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 3rd at 5:30 p.m.

Heritage Park will host their annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday, November 26th beginning at 5:30 p.m.  While in the park, visitors can enjoy a spectacle of lights, strolling carolers, musicians, a live nativity scene, and Santa Claus. 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 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The $3 admission ticket is eligible for one of our many door prizes to be given away, compliments of local business owners.

Cedar Canyon is hosting a Bridal Extravaganza on Sunday, December 4th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cedar Canton, located at 7435 Tx. Highway 154 S. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a huge Bridal Extravaganza on Sunday, December 4th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  There will be vendors, giveaways, and prizes. Then, one lucky bride will win a wedding reception for 100 guests – a $5000 value!!! Tickets are available at  https://www.eventbrite.com/mytickets/572757801/.

Texas A&M-Commerce is hosting a Holiday Market on Friday, December 9th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Texas A&M-Commerce is hosting a Holiday Market for the first time on Friday, December 9th, at the Fieldhouse on campus. The Holiday Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This will be a unique experience, so make plans to drop in and shop.

Senator Bob Hall will hold a Town Hall Meeting at City Hall on Thursday, December 15th at 4:30 p.m.

Senator Bob Hall will be holding a series of public town hall meetings throughout Senate District 2 to discuss the upcoming 85th Legislative Session and to answer constituent questions. He will be in Sulphur Springs at City Hall, 201 N. Davis Street, on Thursday, December 15th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Divorce Care held weekly at First United Methodist Church at 6:00 p.m.

Divorce Care is a weekly seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt of divorce or separation.  It’s a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. You will learn practical information that will help you deal with the challenges of being divorced.  Best of all, you will gain hope, healing, and help for your future. Divorce Care Meets every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 beginning on October 5th at the First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs in the Open Door Sunday School Classroom.  This is found in the basement of the main building.  There is childcare if needed.  They will meet for 14 weeks. Contact information is Tom Young at [email protected], (903) 413-1673 or Debbie Young at [email protected]; (903) 243-1235.

New Chamber of Commerce Members:

Welcome to our newest member of the Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Small Business Advisors with Doc Flesher.  We are excited to have you!

Lezley Brown President/CEO Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce 300 Connally Street Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 903-885-6515-office 903-885-6516-fax www.sulphursprings-tx.com

Lezley Brown
President/CEO
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
300 Connally Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
903-885-6515-office
903-885-6516-fax
www.sulphursprings-tx.com

Please enjoy this week of the Christmas season… what a wonderful time of year!

 

–Lezley

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Author: Staff Reporter

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