Chamber Connection – Jan. 26, 2020

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas
Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas

By Butch Burney

If you need incentive to get into the 1980s mood for the 95th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet, then how about a couple of tickets to a Bon Jovi concert.
Clayton Homes is sponsoring the prize for the best 1980s-dressed person at the banquet with a pair of tickets to see Bon Jovi in concert in April.

The banquet, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, will include food, music, fun and awards. Social networking and a cocktail hour begin at 6 p.m., with food service at 6:30, and awards beginning at 7 p.m. The awards include Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Large and Small Businesses of the Year, Educator of the Year, Agriculturalist of the Year and more!

You can reserve your seat for $30 per person or get a table for 10 for $500. The tables include preferential seating and name displays.

For more information or to reserve a table or tickets, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email me at [email protected]

Sip and Shop

Shoe Sensation, 1402 Mockingbird Lane, is hosting a Sip and Shop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1. The shoe store will provide a wine and cheese tasting, along with 25-30 percent discounts on their inventory, for Chamber members. Come enjoy the refreshments and get great bargains!

Business Before Hours

Join us on your way to work for our next Business Before Hours, hosted by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, at the Chamber office, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. Come out to enjoy breakfast refreshments and networking with other business professionals.

Chamber Directory

Work is continuing on the 2022 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes who are interested in learning more about our local businesses.  They include historical information as well all things to the see and do in Hopkins County. The best part is, they include an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business. LeeAnn Peugh, with Echo Publishing, will be contacting you to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory.

The rates are affordable, and one of the best ways to represent your business. I hope you will consider this a wise investment with over 7,000 opportunities for business exposure. You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information along to her.

Ribbon Cuttings

  • Lone Star Response Team hosted a ribbon cutting at the Chamber office on Jan. 18. Please welcome the disaster response and community aid program to the Chamber.
Lone Star Response Team
  • San Remo Restaurant hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 20, at their new location on Connally Street. They are open for business, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Haystacks Restaurant will host a ribbon cutting at their location on Main Street at noon Wednesday, Feb. 2. Please join us for this event.
  • USA-TaPro.com at 457 Hillcrest Drive will host a ribbon cutting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 26. Please welcome them to the community.

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 Jan. 26 is Chad’s Media. You can see more photos and read biographical stories at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

Chad’s Media


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