Chamber Connection – May 3, 2023

Every business, it seems, starts as a small business, but no business is insignificant. And this is a week designated to celebrate those businesses that are the lifeblood for our communities.

This is National Small Business Week and we are excited to honor them!

When you shop local, you:

  • Help support your neighbors and friends who provide jobs for others.
  • Generate tax dollars that provide infrastructure for your city and county.
  • Encourage local artists and artisans.
  • Make your community more friendly and tight-knit.
  • Help others become more self reliant.

If you’re going to spend your money, do it locally where the effects are felt more profoundly, helping your community flourish.

Cheers to all our small businesses, their owners and employees!

Business After Hours

Get your networking on at the next Business After Hours, set for Thursday, May 18, at CANHelp on Gilmer Street.

The event is scheduled for 4:30 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public. This is an excellent opportunity to network as well as get familiar with CANHelp and its mission.

If you are a Chamber of Commerce member and want to host a Business After Hours (or Before Hours), we have some openings for you!

We are scheduling our monthly networking events for the remainder of the year, and are looking for host businesses in the fall and winter. The cost of the event is free; we just ask that you provide some refreshments.

You simply open your business from 4:30-6 p.m. on the designated day (or 7:30-8:30 a.m.), and welcome the guests.

If you’re interested, send me an email at [email protected] or call 903-885-6515.

Skeet Shooting

Heart of Hope will have a Skeet Shooting Event, starting at 11 a.m. on May 6, at the Church at Klondike. Entry fee is $15 and includes lunch and a raffle ticket. The contest will be sporting clay shoot, wolf chase and buddy shoot. There will also be a kid shoot for 14 and under. Bring your own ammunition.

Proceeds benefit Heart of Hope in Sulphur Springs. For more information, call 903-440-1665.

Freedom Ball

This year’s Hopkins County Freedom Ball is going to be bigger and better than ever! Come help celebrate our local heroes at the Hopkins County Civic Center on May 20.

This years theme is “Top Gun” and Jason Walden & The Alibis will be providing the music for the evening.

Tickets are $125 each, and 200 tickets are set aside for veterans and their wingman each — first come, first serve. So, get your tickets now.

For tickets, contact Danny Davis at 903-438-4003.

Lunch and Learn

The Chamber is rescheduling a Lunch and Learn originally set for April 18. The program will be a roundtable discussion on marketing, both conventional and social media. The seminar will be informational and practical to help business marketers increase their profile by doing it themselves. The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $30 for nonmembers.

Call 903-885-6515 or email [email protected] to sign up.

Patriot Sporting Challenge

The 5 th Anniversary Patriot Sporting Challenge is set for June 3, 2023 at Lake Fork, supporting Folds of Honor and Heroes Ranch.

The Challenge is limited ot 72 teams who participate in fishing and golf at Lake Fork, then meet for Casino Games at 2 p.m. at the iconic Neon Moon in Yantis.

It’s a unique opportunity to support the two military veteran organizations.

Register on the website

Ribbon Cuttings

The Kennington Insurance Agency hosted a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, April 28, at their office located at 122 Lee St., Suite A. They had a large turnout with several vendors in attendance.

Author: Ethan Klein

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