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Chamber Connection – April 14, 2021

By Butch Burney

That clogging sound you hear is me trying to fill the big shoes left by Lezley Brown at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Lezley’s last day in her current position is Friday, April 16. In her five years as President/CEO of the Chamber, Lezley has done an incredible job of positioning it for future success.

During her tenure, Lezley has guided the Chamber into the updated office at 110 Main St., celebrated an incredibly successful 50-year anniversary of the World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest and led us through a challenge-filled 2020.

Now, it’s our turn to show our appreciation for what Lezley has done for the Chamber and the community as a whole. Come celebrate with us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 15, for a come-and-go reception at the Chamber office. We would love for Lezley to know how much we appreciate everything she has done.

Interstate Body Shop Wins Chamber Golf Tournament

Interstate Body Shop’s team won the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Tournament Friday at Sulphur Springs Country Club. Holding up the trophy are team members Randy Blackmon, Michelle Blackmon, Chuck Sickles, Brody Blackmon, Zack Blackmon and Kelly Hair.

The Chamber’s annual golf tournament started under threatening skies on Friday, April 9, at the Sulphur Springs Country Club, but ended up being a great day to play 18 holes. When all the shots were counted, the team sponsored by Interstate Body Shop won the tournament. The Interstate Body Shop team was comprised of Chuck Sickles, Kelly Hair, Randy Blackmon, Zack Blackmon, Michelle Blackmon and Brody Blackmon.

The second-place team was sponsored by JB Weld. Team members were Kerry Potts, Jeff Haney, Steve Bradley, Burnis Cox, Matt DeSmet and Joe Wolcik.

The third-place team, sponsored by Double M Contractors, was comprised of Mark Morton, Chris Mabe, Daniel Roper, Zach Burney, Brett Robinson and Jarred Pickett.

A big “thank you” goes to all the sponsors and volunteers who made the tournament a success.

Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Spring Market on Main St.

The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Spring Market on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Entry is free. Enjoy spring items inside and out, clothing, crafts, décor, food, and gifts.

Ribbon Cuttings

Pacheco Spine & Sport held their ribbon cutting

Pacheco Spine & Sport hosted their ribbon cutting celebration at noon Tuesday, March 30. They are located at 1067 Gilmer St., Suite C, in Sulphur Springs. Anthony and Amber Pacheco are now offering chiropractic services to Hopkins County five days a week!

Business Highlight

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is highlighting a member of the Chamber each week. Please join me in congratulating our Business of the Week for April 14, BT Medical. You can read biographical stories at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

Author: Faith Huffman

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