Chamber Connection – Jan. 25

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Help us celebrate Hopkins County at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet on Thursday, Feb. 16, which will have a theme of “A Night at the Gallery.” Art work from local artists, including professionals, amateur artists and high school students,
will be displayed and much of it for sale. Social networking and a cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with food service at 6:30, and awards beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. 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, as well as video recognition at the banquet. Tables are almost sold out!

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Awards to be announced include Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Caregiver of the Year, Educators of the Year, Large and Small Businesses of the Year, Outstanding Agriculturalist Family, Growth and Renewal Award, and Community Pride Award.


For more information, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email [email protected]


Pancake Breakfast


One of the favorite Saturdays of the year is the Kiwanis Club’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, set for Feb. 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Tickets are $8 and children under 6 are free. It’s all you can eat pancakes, sausage and bacon. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis Club member.


DIY Wedding Expo


The East Texas DIY Wedding Expo, hosted by Frosted Whimsy, is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. March 18 at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Vendors spots are available, starting at $150.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Retirement Reception


A retirement reception for Johanna Hicks will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 1200-B West Houston St. It is hosted by the Hopkins County Master Wellness Volunteers.

Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Opening

Werry Pools will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Chamber office. Please welcome them to the business community. The new EMS building at 116 Airport Road, across from the hospital, will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Please join us for that opening. Shop the Springs and Deep Routes Coffee hosted their Grand Opening and ribbon cutting onFriday, Jan. 20, with give-aways and live music at their store located at 215 Shannon Road (behind Burger King). Please help us welcome them to the business community.



Frosted Whimsy hosted a ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, Jan.18, at the Chamber office.
Please join us in welcoming them to the Chamber.

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Author: Ethan Klein

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