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altGo Wildcats!!!!!!!

Congratulations to the Wildcats on a GREAT win over the Denison Yellow Jackets! We wish you the best of luck this Friday against Rockwall Heath! We are so proud of you!


Thank you Ray Perryman Sponsors

“Thank you” to all of the businesses that sponsored the Economic Outlook Conference featuring Ray Perryman. It was a great success and I think everyone walked away with very useful information. If you visit any of the following businesses, please thank them for their support for our community:

Title Sponsor: Northeast Texas Workforce Board

Gold Sponsors: Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Farmer’s Electric Cooperative, GSC Enterprises, Guaranty Bond Bank, Instaff, Luminant, Morningstar, Ocean Spray and Qualified Employment Services.

Silver Sponsors: Adams Engineering, Atmos, Century 21 First Group, Edward Jones-Chris Coleman, Flowserve, Oncor, Paris Junior College, Pilgrim Bank, and Texas Heritage National Bank.

Bronze Sponsors: Owens Sausage, SSISD, SS Downtown Business Alliance and Super Handy.

We would also like to thank Lydia Bryant at Sulphur Springs Floral for the beautiful arrangement, Echo Publishing, Sulphur Springs EDC and Birthwright BarBQue.


Friday Night on the Square!!! Don’t miss it!!!

We would like to give a special thank you to TXU Energy for sponsoring a portion of the Christmas Comes to Town Friday night festivities on the Square. Through their Holiday Cents program TXU Energy will be distributing fluorescent, green glow sticks to the children who visit the snow slide and 200 Holiday Cents bags to the Christmas in the Park visitors. The Holiday Cents program is designed to educate consumers on ways to decorate sensibly, keep the cold air out during the winter holiday season and save money electric bills.

Make plans to be there — the tree will be lit, you can slide down the snow slide AND visit the white tiger exhibit. There will be three baby white tiger cubs that will be making their debut in Sulphur Springs on Friday night. It will be a wonderful evening of entertainment, so don’t miss it!


Lion’s Club Electric Lights Parade

Don’t miss the 1st Ever Electric Lights Parade, Saturday, December 6th at 5:30pm. With over 30 entries, it is going to be a fantastic parade! We would like to thank Farmer’s Electric Cooperative for sponsoring some of the prize money! Remember, the winning entries in 3 categories will win $2000 for 1st Place, $1000 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd!


Chamber of Commerce GRAND OPENING!! Come See Us!!

Friday, December 12th from noon to 4 p.m., the doors of the Chamber of Commerce will be open, as they always are, but this day will be special — everything is finally in order and we want everyone to come by and see our beautiful new building. If you haven’t been inside, you may be thinking that it is WAY too small, but you will be pleasantly surprised — it is absolutely PERFECT for the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce! We will have light hors d’oeuvres and beverages, so please join us! We will also have our ribbon cutting at noon!


Nominations Needed — December 15th Deadline for Chamber-sponsored awards!

Nominations are now being accepted for all of the awards that will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet on February 12, 2009. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the following awards, please do so and send it to the appropriate address:

Educator of the Year

Large Business of the Year

Small Business of the Year

For these three awards, please pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street or download the form from our website: www.sulphursprings-tx.com and either fax, e-mail or mail it in no later than December 15th! Fax--903-885-6516, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Nominations area also being accepted for several other awards that will be presented at the banquet; these nominations are traditionally accepted into January:

Citizen of the Year — Echo Publishing Company — P.O. Box 598, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483

Lady of the Year — Beta Sigma Phi Organization — P.O. Box 72, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483

Caregiver of the Year — The Pilot Club — 345 Highland Drive, SS. TX 75482

Community Pride Award — Adult Leadership Class — P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483

Each of these nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed to the above mentioned address.

For each nomination, please tell something about the person or business and why they should win the award.


Business After Hours Mixer

December 11th from 5:15-6:15 is your chance to check out the next Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer at Alliance Bank Financial Services. As always, just stop by on your way home from work, enjoy refreshments and meet new people! It is such a great way to get to know people in this community. We look forward to seeing you in the lobby of the main lobby of Alliance Bank at 5:15 — you will love it!!!


Thank you Website Designers

Thank you to each of you who submitted bids for the new Chamber website. We will be reviewing them over the next couple of weeks and will notify you as soon as a decision is made.


Dates to Remember

Thursday, Dec. 4th, Lights of Life Tree Lighting — Gardens at Memorial, 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5th, CASA Cookie Walk, FUMC, 8 a.m.-noon

Friday, Dec. 5th, Royal White Snow Tigers Exhibit, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5th, Hospice Holiday Fiesta, FUMC, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5th, Snow slide on the square, 5:30-10 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5th, Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5th, Christmas in Heritage Park, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6th, 1st Lions Club Electric Lights Christmas Parade 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6th, Northeast Texas Choral Society Christmas Concert, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 7th, Northeast Texas Choral Society Christmas Concert, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, Ribbon Cutting, Heath Hyde, 214 Connally, Ste. A, Noon

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking, Lakes Regional MHMR, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 11th, Business After Hours, Alliance Bank Financial Services, 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12th, Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of Chamber of Commerce, 300 Connally St., noon-4 p.m.


Business of the Week

We are proud to announce that the Chamber’s Business of the Week is

Nelson’s Medicine Chest

1065 Gilmer Street

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Tip of the Week: "It is time for Medicare patients to enroll for their 2009 prescription benefits. Next week there will be a senior specialist in our pharmacy available to assist you in choosing the best Medicare prescription plan. Please call our pharmacy at 903-885-9511 with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment."

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




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