Chamber Connection May 3, 2018

A few weeks ago, the Chamber had to make the difficult decision to postpone the 29th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament due to threats of severe weather.  After making that call, I walked around for several hours with that stubborn lump in my throat while just trying to hide my disappointment.  I didn’t want to cancel, I wanted everyone to play some golf and enjoy the day.  However, I knew we made the right decision because we could not guarantee the safety of the volunteers and the players.  Before too long, all my disappointment was gone… because Friday came!!!  We finally got to play the golf tournament in the most beautiful weather ever created!  It truly was a Chamber of Commerce day, and fun was had all day long.  The afternoon Saputo team won the trophy rights with first place low net, and City National Bank won first place low gross.  The Grapevine Firefighters team took home second place low net, and Guaranty Bank went home with second place low gross. Third place low net went to CnC Pro AV, and third place low gross went to Jones Carts.  We had such a wonderful day, and we are already making plans to go even bigger for next year’s 30th Anniversary!!!

Latson’s Office Solutions’ Customer Appreciation celebration

Latson’s is hosting a customer appreciation event on Thursday, May 3rd from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  There will be vendor giveaways, door prizes, and food!  Come on out and enjoy Latson’s hospitality, as they say thank you to all their customers.  Latson’s is located at 1329 Industrial Drive West in Sulphur Springs.

DBA Hosts Ladies Night Out

The Downtown Business Alliance is hosting a Ladies Night Out in Sulphur Springs on Thursday, May 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. There are 38 businesses involved in this big event!  The event will conclude with everyone meeting at the Venue at 219 with drawings, refreshments, and entertainment by Matt Dunn.  Each Business will be offering specials and will have a drawing box to register for a door prize valued at $25.00.  Added fun for the evening is a photo scavenger hunt at each business, and the winner will be awarded a Grand Prize basket of gifts from all 38 businesses.  Ladies don’t miss this evening of eating, shopping, prizes and entertainment.

The Muddy Lotus offers Foundations of Mindful Movement

Join Mind Tribes founders, Christina & Dan, on Saturday, May 5th at 9:00 a.m. to noon, for a 3-hour introduction to yoga.  In this workshop, you will be introduced to breathing techniques, how to safely align in postures, and how to cultivate a deep mind-body connection.  Suitable for ages 15+.  Cost is $40.  This workshop is located at Muddy Lotus Yoga (inside East Texas Gymnastics), 1402 Mockingbird Lane in Sulphur Springs.  For more information contact Clay Pirtle at [email protected], (903)-243-1614, or visit

Clayton Homes is hosting a Cinco de Mayo event

Clayton Homes in Sulphur springs is hosting a Cinco de Mayo event on Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Make plans to go by Clayton Homes for free food, a chance to win a gas grill, and see select homes at blowout prices!

Northeast Texas Choral Society is hosting their 20th Concert!

Our Northeast Texas Choral Society is hosting their spring concert entitled “20 Years 20 Hits”.  It will be held   May 5th at 7 p.m. and on May 6th at 2 p.m. in the Sulphur Springs High School auditorium.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets available at local banks, from NETCS singers, and online at

H.C. Marketers Association presents “Party in the Park”

Calling all Seniors, age 50+, you are invited to dance to some great ‘50’s music and have a rockin’ good time!  Dale the “C” Cummings will be spinning some tunes (from back when music sounded GOOD), and there will be prizes for the Best ‘50’s costume AND a dance-off.  It will be too good to miss, so come on out to Buford Park Pavilion on Tuesday, May 8th from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., for food, tunes, dancing, and fun.

Red River Credit Union is hosting their grand opening

Red River Credit Union is hosting their ribbon cutting celebration and grand opening of their new building on Wednesday, May 9th at noon.  The new located is 822 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs.  Please make plans to come by and see this beautiful new building and welcome Red River Credit Union to their new place!

Computer & Networks hosting ribbon cutting

Computers & Networks is hosting their ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, May 11th at noon.  They will have refreshments, so make sure to stop by and see all the things Computers & Networks can do for you and your business.  They are located 525 Gilmer Street in Sulphur Springs.  See you there!

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th 

The next Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston Street, Sulphur Springs, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This free workshop will cover marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Engaged couples who attend the workshop will be given a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license.  Contact the Extension Office at 903-885-3443 to enroll.

CANHelp is hosting a poverty simulation

CANHelp is hosting a poverty simulation from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16th at the ROC, located at 115 Putnam Street in Sulphur Springs.  The Community Action Poverty Simulation provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget.  It is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home.  Lunch is provided, but space is limited.  Make reservations BEFORE May 4th.  If you have any questions, please call CANHelp at (903) 885-9797.

Branded Ranch Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, May 19

Our local Cowboy Churches along with Community Seeds will host and endorse the Branded Ranch Rodeo & at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on Saturday, May 9th.  The Rodeo starts at 4 p.m. where you will enjoy sortin’, a calf scramble, wild cow milkin’, muggin’, and bronc riding.  Tickets are $5 per person (kids under 5 are free).  You may also make a donation of $10 for a chance to win a custom Kearney trailer.  This year’s proceeds support Community Seeds. For more information, visit

AgriLife Extension offers Rebalancing Work & Life Webinar

The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) is providing a free monthly webinar in partnership with USDA, U.S. Department of Defense, and Extension.  The May 23rd webinar will take place at 10:00 a.m.  To sign up, go to:  To join the webinar, use the ‘event location’ link designated for each webinar and follow directions within the site.  The MFLN offers both continuing education credit (CE) and certificates of completion for webinars.  An additional webinar will take place on June 13th.  For more information, call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Hopkins County – at 903-885-3443.

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CPI is hosted a customer appreciation on Thursday, April 26th

CPI  hosted their customer appreciation dinner and 50th Anniversary celebration on Thursday, April 26th at 6 p.m. at the Sulphur Springs Country Club.  CPI invited their customers and Chamber members for dinner and to learn about their new products they are offering. Dinner included salad, prime rib, bacon green beans, broccoli with cheese sauce, and garlic mashed potatoes.  Congratulations to CPI on 50 years of business success!

Just a reminder, the City Council election for Sulphur Springs will be held on Saturday, May 5th.  Make sure you exercise your right to vote! Have a wonderful weekend!




Author: Staff Reporter

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