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Chamber Connection – June 16
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Chamber Connection – June 16

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas By Butch Burney, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce You may think you know all there is to know about Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County, but if you haven’t participated in the Adult Leadership program, I guarantee you don’t know everything. We are currently taking applications for the 2021-22 Adult Leadership class. Registration is on our website,...

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Chamber Connection – June 9: Stewstock 2021, Chorale Showcase, And Much More!
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Chamber Connection – June 9: Stewstock 2021, Chorale Showcase, And Much More!

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas By Butch Burney, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce The logo contest for the 52nd World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest on Oct. 23 is open until Friday, July 2, and we have already received our first entries. The official logo will go on posters, T-shirts and promotional materials for the stew contest. The theme for this year’s stew is Stewstock,...

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Chamber Connection – June 2: Are You Ready For Stewstock 2021?
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Chamber Connection – June 2: Are You Ready For Stewstock 2021?

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas By Butch Burney, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce It may be June, but plans are already being made for the 52nd World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest on Oct. 23. The plans include the contest to select the official logo that will go on posters, T-shirts and promotional materials for the contest. The logo contest is now open and will close July 2....

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Chamber Connection – May 26
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Chamber Connection – May 26

By Butch Burney The Sulphur Springs High School honor graduates were feted last week at the Honors Breakfast, but theyweren’t the only SSHS students who had a part in the event. The entire breakfast, which was held at the Hopkins County Civic Center, was student-driven, including decorations, food, centerpieces and even charcuterie boards. Education at the high school level isn’t just English and history nowadays. It’s a full...

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Chamber Connection – May 19
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Chamber Connection – May 19

By Butch Burney God Bless America! That was the theme for Saturday, starting with the veterans’ appreciation and barbecue cookoff at the VFW and ending with the Freedom Ball at the Civic Center. The Freedom Ball was highlighted by an inspirational speech by US Army Col. Joel Newsom and the recognition of veterans and those currently serving. And, I can confirm the rumor that Jason Tully was seen on the dance floor. The barbecue...

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Chamber Connection – May 13, 2021
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Chamber Connection – May 13, 2021

By Butch Burney There are so many recognitions happening lately, and like our Chamber Board President Rusty Posey says, you can’t go wrong recognizing people. We give a salute to Rowena Johnson, who dedicated her life to teaching our children. She was my third grade teacher her first year teaching, and was a loving, disciplined teacher and principal who touched more children and parents than we will ever know. The SSISD board voted to...

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Chamber Connection – May 5
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Chamber Connection – May 5

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo By Butch Burney I had never tasted a deep fried avocado before, but I won’t soon forget the one I had Saturday at the Cinco de Mayo celebration downtown. It was lightly breaded and fried, covered with shredded chicken, queso, onions and jalapenos. And no, I did not ride the mechanical bull after devouring that. If you missed the Cinco de Mayo celebration of food, music and Mexican culture on the...

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Chamber Connection – April 28, 2021
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Chamber Connection – April 28, 2021

By Butch Burney, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Greetings from the Redneck Riviera! We are on our way back from Gulf Shores, Alabama, following the wedding of our youngest daughter and we are excited about getting back to town. We found that, like Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County, people and businesses in the Deep South are thankful to be reopening and getting back to business and fun. Speaking of business and...

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Chamber Connection, April 21, 2021: Community Is Coming Back To Life With Many Events Slated
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Chamber Connection, April 21, 2021: Community Is Coming Back To Life With Many Events Slated

By Butch Burney, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Springtime in Texas – if there’s a better time to enjoy life, I’m not sure what it is. We are thankful to be experiencing the community coming back to life with events. Hopefully, you made it out to Saturday’s Spring Market on Main Street, hosted by the Downtown Business Alliance. There was a nice turnout for the vendors who were selling plants, home décor, clothing,...

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Chamber Connection – April 14, 2021
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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...

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