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Chamber Connection, Sept. 17, 2009

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Get stew tickets now at local banks, Chamber office

Would you like to be able to go straight to the service tents on Sept. 19 and not have to stand in line to purchase a ticket? Then get your stew tickets early. Stew tickets are on sale at Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Guaranty Bond Bank, Pilgrim Bank, Texas Heritage National Bank and the Chamber office! Once again, tickets are only $5 for all-you-can-eat-stew, which includes cheese and crackers, and children under 5 eat FREE!


125 stew sites selected for the 2009 World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest

Don’t forget, the stew contest is Saturday, Sept. 19, and we will begin serving stew at 11 a.m. in Buford Park! If you have any questions, please give us a call at the Chamber at 903-885-6515! Only 2 days ’til the Stew Contest!


Don’t want to drive to the Stew Contest? Take the trolley!

If you don’t want to drive to the stew contest, then take the free trolley from the VF Outlet Mall to the stew grounds. The Trolley will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. It will pick up in the parking lot of the VF Outlet on Bill Bradford Road and go directly to the disabled parking lot in front of Kids Kingdom for the Stew Contest. It will then head back to the VF Outlet and make the same run over and over throughout the day. The trolley should run every 15 to 20 minutes.

Don’t want to walk? Then use the THREE trolleys!

Not only can you take a trolley to the stew grounds, but we will also transport you from the stew grounds to the Fall Festival grounds, by way of THREE trolleys. The trolleys will pick up in the Disabled Parking Lot of Kids Kingdom, the back side of the Civic Center between the Civic Center and PJC-Sulphur Springs Center, and the south parking lot by the railroad tracks. Since there will be three trolleys, no one should have to wait to get to their desired location!

Upcoming Chamber Ribbon Cutting ceremonies


Summit Dental, Thursday, Sept. 24, at noon

Dr. Johnson and Dr. Nix would like for you to join us in celebrating the grand opening of the new Summit Dental office located at 422 Oak Ave. on Thursday, Sept. 24, at noon. Please stop by on your lunch hour and see their beautiful new facility!

Interstate Body Shop, Friday, Sept. 25, at noon

Please join us for a ribbon cutting and open house for Interstate Body Shop, located at 1079 Rockdale Road in Sulphur Springs, on Friday, Sept. 25th at noon.

Buck’s Bar BQ, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at noon

The Ambassadors will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the new Bar B Q restaurant—Buck’s Bar B Q, located at 2556 S. Hwy 19 at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29th. Please join us as we welcome them to Hopkins County and to the Chamber of Commerce.

Business After Hours at 5:15 p.m. Thursday,  Sept. 24—Civic Center at 5:15 p.m.

The Hopkins County Regional Civic Center will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a Business After Hours Mixer on Sept. 24 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Please make plans to attend — it is a great opportunity to meet new business folks, catch up with old friends and also congratulate the civic center on 30 fabulous years.
Not only will we be celebrating the anniversary, but we will also bid farewell to one of the key staff members at the Civic Center. Curtis Buchanan will be retiring after 18 years of service at the Civic Center, so we want everyone to come out and wish him a happy retirement!

Don’t miss these opportunities

Sept. 19: World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest, Buford Park, 11 a.m.
Sept. 24: Ribbon Cutting, Summit Dental, 422 Oak Ave., noon
Sept. 24: Business After Hours, Civic Center, 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 25: Ribbon Cutting, Interstate Body Shop, 1079 Rockdale Road,                                                                                                                                                                                            noon
Sept. 29: Ribbon Cutting, Buck’s Bar BQ, 2556 State Hwy 19, noon
Oct. 3:  Indian Summer Days, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off, Heritage Park, 11 a.m.

Business of the Week

Congratulations to our Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week:

Hopkins County Regional Civic Center

1200 Houston Street

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

Thought for the Week:
“Remember the Civic Center is the ‘Heartbeat of the Community.’ We contribute to the local economy by having events that encourages overnight guests and daytime visitors to our city and county. Please remember to support the Civic Center with your attendance to our events. Visit us online at www.civiccenteronline.com.”
— Dottie Ford-Operations Manager, and Pansy Bell, Marketing Manager

That’s all for now — have a GREAT week!






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