Upcoming Chamber of Commerce Events Include Golf Tournament, School-Focused Lunch & Learn, Kids Kingdom Rehab Project, Marketing Seminar
Golfers have until noon Friday to enter the 33rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, coming to Sulphur Springs Country Club on Friday, April 8.
The tournament format is a six-person scramble, with the low net team putting their names on the trophy.
The morning tee time is 8 a.m. Registration is $750 per team, and that includes three carts, 12 mulligans, six meals, range balls, company banner on hole No. 1 and sponsor list recognition.
If you aren’t a golfer, there are also opportunities to contribute goody bag items, raffle prizes, door prizes and hole sponsorships to promote your business
To register, go to the Chamber website at HopkinsChamber.org or call the office at 903-885-6515.
Education will the be topic of the Chamber’s next Lunch and Learn, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20.
Cumby ISD faculty will be on hand to talk about their PTECH program and how student internships can benefit businesses and students alike.
Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Mike Lamb will also be on hand to discuss the $93 million bond proposal that will go before voters in May.
Cost of the Lunch and Learn is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. To register, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email me at [email protected].
Showing Love to Kids Kingdom
Plans are coming together to re-fit and rehab Kids Kingdom in Buford Park.
This year’s Leadership Class has adopted the rehabilitation of Kids Kingdom, everyone’ favorite playground as its class project. And just like when it was constructed 25 years ago, everyone is invited to help.
The Leadership Class has designated the weekend of April 22-24 as work days to re-stain all the wood in Kids Kingdom. It will be professionally powerwashed before that weekend to prepare for the staining.
The class is also planning to replace and/or repair the equipment, such as the handicap swing, chains, swings, tires, etc. for the playground, restore the ground mulch and install lighting for safety and security.
Contact the Chamber to sign up to help that weekend!
Marketing expert Melissa Forziat will be in Sulphur Springs on Thursday, March 31, for an in-person presentation on how to Create a Profitable Marketing Strategy. Her visit is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at Paris Junior College.
Forziat will speak at 5 p.m. March 31 at City Hall. There is no charge for the event, but registration is requested. To sign-up, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email [email protected].
The session will talk about how to build a marketing funnel for your business to grow the relationships with your audience and generate more sales. You will discover how to build more sales, referrals and loyalty from your audience.
Wildcat Jazz Band’s 2nd Annual Jazz on the Square is coming to downtown at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. They will feature songs from Three Dog Night, The B-52s, the Blues Brothers and more.
Be Well, Live Well is the topic of a four-session program offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Office. The sessions are April 11, 14, 18 and 21, at 10 a.m. each day. Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 or [email protected].
Be a Kids Superhero
You can be a superhero in attire and deed with the CASA Superhero Virtual Walk to promote Child Abuse Awareness. During the month of April, you are encouraged to walk or run anytime anywhere while wearing a superhero costume, cape or simply a blue shirt. Post your photo on social media with the hasthtag #lakecountrycasa.
The Spring Market on Main is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, on Main Street. Come out shop, eat and purchase from vendors, booths and shops.
Patriot Sporting Challenge
Casino games and an evening of patriotism will be the closing part of the Patriot Sporting Challenge on Saturday, April 9, at the Hopkins County Civic Center.
From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., casino games and a reception with beer, wine and cocktails will be available. Additionally, there will be raffles and drawings.
Buy a Table for 8 People, just $600 (Limited Availability)
After the casino games, dinner will include four different entrees, then special guest speaker Ginger Gilbert Ravella, military wife and widow, mother of five children and recipient of Folds of Honor scholarships, writer and international, will provide an address.
She will be followed by keynote speaker SFC Greg Stube, who is a retired Army Ranger, Green Beret, Special Forces, Advanced Urban Combat training, served in Combat Operations in the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan and as a leadership consultant for the FBI.
Following that, Cooper Wade and his six-piece country and western band will provide music for the dance.
For more information, contact [email protected] or text to 817-296-8985.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Children’s Museum in Commerce is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The hunt is free with an admission to the museum, located on State Highway 11. The event with include Easter crafts and all day and photos with the Easter bunny.
Night With Champions
Texas A&M-Commerce is hosting a Night With Champions, celebrating student-athlete success and the university’s transition to Division I on Friday, April 8, at the Rayburn Student Center. The event starts at 5:15 with a VIP reception and the program begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds support student-athlete scholarships. For more information, contact Lion Athletics at 903-468-8760 or email [email protected].
Business of the Week
Los Mochis Restaurant is the Business of the Week for March 30. Keep up with our Business of the Week by following the Chamber on Instagram, Facebook and by visiting our website.
The city hosted a ribbon cutting at the fitness pad at Pacific Park on Friday, March 25. The pad is free and available for all to use.