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Chamber Connection – Sept. 19, 2019

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The Chamber is celebrating a big day!!! We are hosting our very own Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Tuesday, October 1st at our new location, 110 Main Street in Sulphur Springs. We will host an Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with our ribbon cutting at noon. Please make plans to come celebrate with us!

I have some more very exciting news! The Chamber of Commerce is currently selling our 2019 Hopkins County Christmas ornament. This ornament is the second of our series and features our beautiful Buford Park, the 50th Anniversary Stew Contest, and beautiful oak trees under a starry sky. It is dated with the year, made with 24 karat gold, shatterproof, and VERY limited in number. They are quite beautiful and the perfect addition to a rare collection. They are $40 each and literally flying out the door. If you would like to purchase one, please call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515, or come by soon.

We only have one more sponsorship for the Stew Contest that has not been filled. Also, if your business is interested in placing items in the goody bags, those items are due in the Chamber by Friday, October 4th. If you are interested in sponsoring the 50th Anniversary of the Stew Contest, give us a call at (903) 885-6515.

The Chamber is excited to announce our vendor call for the Stew Fest Market! The Chamber is currently accepting vendors for the Stew Fest Market, which will be located on the south side of Buford Park during Friday night and Saturday Stew Contest activities. This is a great opportunity to sell goods or to promote your business to 7,000 people who attend the Stew Contest annually. Vendors may rent booth space to sell goods or distribute information about their business. Booths will be assigned on a first-paid basis. Access to electricity is not guaranteed. Generators are permitted. Desserts may be sold, but no other food or drinks may be distributed. Vendors who are interested in purchasing booth space, call the Chamber of Commerce at (903) 885-6515.

Chaffer’s Place presents their monthly concert

Chaffer’s Place, located at 410 Main Street in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a live concert called Paying Tribute to Chaka Khan. The concert will be held on September 19th, and doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This includes dinner and a show! For more information call 470-848-2246 or visit Chaffer’s Place also offers live music every Friday and Saturday night.

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild hosting their annual quilt show

The Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild is hosting their annual quilt show on Friday, September 20th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, September 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will be held at The ROC which is located at 115 Putnam Street in Sulphur Springs. Quilt show admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free. In addition, raffle tickets are available at $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00 for the 2019 Raffle Quilt called “Tessalla”. For more information, visit

Brick Street Vintage Market is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Brick Street Vintage Market on Saturday, September 15th, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be located downtown on Connally and Gilmer streets. Many local and out of town vendors and businesses will be here participating as wineries, galleries, antiques, fashion boutiques, homemade ice cream, kitchen items, restaurants, and even more. You don’t want to miss this!

Senator Bob Hall to host Town Hall

Senator Bob Hall will be hosting an 86th Legislative Session Town Hall on Saturday, September 21st at 2 p.m. The Town Hall meeting will be located at the Hopkins County Courthouse.

One Soul Yoga schedules their ribbon cutting celebration

One Soul Yoga, located at 521 Main Street, Suite 201, in Sulphur Springs, has scheduled their ribbon cutting celebration for Wednesday, October 2nd at noon. Make plans to come by and explore the yoga opportunities that One Soul Yoga is now offering.

Texafied JamFest schedules a ribbon cutting

Texafied JamFest is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, October 3rd at noon at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Come by to learn all about the upcoming Texafied JamFest!

Workforce Solutions will host its annual LEAP Conference on October 4th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting its annual LEAP (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Expo on Friday, October 4th. This event is very much like a job fair except that it is geared to educate eighth graders and help guide them as they make their endorsement selections heading into high school. Workforce Solutions is seeking a wide variety of companies and businesses to attend the LEAP Youth Expo to describe your business and expose eighth graders to all career avenues after graduation. Since students now choose their high school endorsements while in eighth grade, the Expo is perfect for them. Over the past two years, they’ve had difficulty getting a veterinarian, doctor, dentist, orthodontist, pilot, author, artist, musician, architect, and sports/personal trainer. Please consider attending this Expo and taking visuals and information to give away. They will be so thankful to have you there! Please call Bart Spivy at (903)794-9490 ext. 513 with any questions.

DBA hosts Worldwide Photo Walk

Our Sulphur Springs DBA is hosting the Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 5th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All interested participants should meet at Whimsy, located at 300 Connally Street in Sulphur Springs, that morning. To RSVP, email [email protected]

Dutch Oven Cook-off and Indian Summer Days are scheduled Saturday, October 5th

Hopkins County Heritage Park will host Indian Summer Days with the John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday, October 5th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry fee to the Indian Summer Days is $3.00 per person and includes food and fun for the whole family! While there, you may purchase an all you can eat plate for $5.00 to the Dutch Oven Cook-off. To enter the Dutch Oven Cook-off, call Rick Wilson at (903) 885-9692.

NETBIO hosts the Cattleman’s Classic Ribeye Roundup

NETBIO hosts the Cattleman’s Classic Ribeye Roundup and Steak Cookoff on Saturday, October 5. Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and concert will follow featuring country music artist Mike Ryan. You don’t want to miss this!

Ribbon Cuttings:

Help-A-Child Held Ribbon Cutting Celebration
The Help-A-Child Benefit held a ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, September 11th at noon on the Hopkins County Courthouse steps. Their large Help-A-Child tractor pull and BBQ benefit is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

Magic Scoop is Growing
Magic Scoop was excited to host their ribbon cutting celebration for their new drive-through location on Thursday, September 12th at 4 p.m. The drive-through is located 1401 South Broadway. Drive by to check out the second location for Magic Scoop!

Celebration Antiques hosted their ribbon cutting celebration
Celebration Antiques, located at 800 Jefferson Street in Sulphur Springs, hosted a ribbon cutting celebration on Friday, September 13th at noon. Celebration Antiques offers antique shopping for all.

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