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Chamber Connection December 8, 2016

by Lezley Brown

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 Tomorrow, December 9th!

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.

Would you like to recognize an Outstanding Educator?

Here is your chance…this year the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee wants to allow all Hopkins County Citizens to nominate their candidates for “Outstanding Professional Educator” (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher) “Outstanding Para Professional Educator” (Secretary or Aide) and “Outstanding Auxiliary Educator” (Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, Nurse or Cafeteria). We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to nominate that “special educator” that has had an impact in their lives.  You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and then either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than December 31st!  Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is [email protected], and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.  Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize a special educator!

Nominations for Large and Small Business of the Year!

Please submit your nomination for Large Business of the Year or Small Business of the Year.  Nominations should be for those businesses which exhibit outstanding community involvement—civic, church, educational, benevolent, humanitarian or other. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than December 31st!  Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is [email protected] and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Additional Chamber of Commerce Banquet Nominations

Many other awards are presented at the Chamber of Commerce membership banquet (February 18, 2016).  Aside from the awards mentioned above, nominations are also being accepted for:

Citizen of the Year—Echo Publishing Company—401 Church Street, SS, TX 75482

Woman of the Year—Beta Sigma Phi Organization—P.O. Box 72, SS, TX 75483

Caregiver of the Year—The Pilot Club—P.O. Box 131, Sulphur Springs, TX  75483

Community Pride Award—Adult Leadership Class—P.O. Box 347, SS, TX 75483

Agriculturist of the Year—Professional Ag Workers—c/o Agri-Life Extension, P.O. Box 518, SS TX 75483

Each of these nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed to the above mentioned address.

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Phinesse’ Farms Winery held their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, December 1st Phinesse Farms Winery, located at 223 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, hosted their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, December 1st at 5 p.m. They offer a wide assortment of wines that you can taste, drink, and purchase in their store front winery on Main Street. Their production winery is located right here in Hopkins County.

Phinesse’ Farms Winery hosted a Ribbon Cutting & After Hours Celebration on Thursday, December 1st

Phinesse Farms Winery, located at 223 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, hosted their Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Thursday, December 1st at 5 p.m.  The atmosphere was wonderful, as well as the food and drinks.  If you have not been by to try their wines, you need to go see them.  Hint hint… ask for the mulled wine! It’s Christmas in a cup!

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.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Author: Staff Reporter

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