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Chamber Connection for March 4, 2010

Ark-Tex Council of Governments holding meeting Tuesday on important broadband grant for region

As you are aware, access to the internet has become essential to conducting business in today’s global economy. With that being said, there are still many areas throughout our region that do not have access to broadband service which provides a higher speed of data transmission.


The Chamber Connection for Feb. 18, 2010

84th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet was a HUGE Success!

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to attend the Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Just as we had anticipated, the food was fabulous, the speaker was amazing and the awards were “much deserved."


The Chamber Connecion for Feb. 4, 2010

Have you gotten your tickets for the 84th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Feb. 11?

The 84th Annual Chamber of Commerce Member Banquet will be held, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.  It will be a wonderful evening and we hope that you will make plans to attend. Seating is limited, so please call 903-885-6515 and get your tickets now! It’s only $20 for a fabulous meal, amazing speaker and the presentation of all of the much deserved awards!!


Chamber Connection for Jan. 28, 2010

Have you gotten your tickets for the 84th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Feb. 11?

The 84th Annual Chamber of Commerce Member Banquet will be held, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.


The Chamber Connection for Jan. 21, 2010

Have you gotten your tickets for the 84th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Feb. 11?

The 84th Annual Chamber of Commerce Member Banquet will be held, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. The evening will be filled with a fabulous speaker: Cindy Brinker Simmons who is a philanthropist, founder of “Wipe Out Kid’s Cancer," and daughter of Norman Brinker of Brinker International. Enjoy a fabulous meal AND see who wins the much deserved awards for Small and Large Business of the Year, Lady, Agriculturist, Caregiver, Educator and Citizen of the Year, along with the winners of the Growth and Renewal Award and Community Pride Awards! For ticket information, you may either contact the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or download the order form from our website www.sulphursprings-tx.com and fax it to our office at 903-885-6516!

Ribbon Cutting at Liberty Tax Service

Liberty Tax Service is located at 1610 Posey Lane, Ste. 100, in Sulphur Springs. You may reach them at 903-438-1080, and beginning this Sunday, they will be open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pictured in the photo are Mike Horne, Ambassador; Patsy Cowan, preparer; Max Parker, waver; Rowdy Anderson, waver and marketing; Patricia Dickens, Lead preparer; George Dickens, Marketing Manager; Kayla Miller, waver; Bob Weaver, Carolyn McKinney; and Lynda Hager. (Not pictured is Charlie Gunnoe.) They are surrounded by local business supporters and other Ambassadors.

Fourth Annual Crock-Pot Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Jan. 23

Wondering who has the best Chili? Well, go to the Civic Center this Saturday night and for just $5 you can find out for yourself! For more information, call Enola Gay at KSST Radio.

Ribbon Cutting for Patty Brown’s New Allstate Office at noon Monday, Jan. 25

Please help us welcome Patty Brown to the Chamber by attending the ribbon cutting for her new Allstate Office located at 204 West Shannon Road, this coming Monday, Jan. 25 at noon.

Join us in welcoming Steps 2 Strides to the Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday, Feb. 3rd

Steps 2 Strides will be hosting their Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, with the ribbon cutting at noon. Steps 2 Strides is located at 614 Bill Bradford Road inside the VF Outlet Mall. Steps 2 Strides is a treatment center focused on providing a well-rounded approach to therapy. The purpose of Steps 2 Strides is to bring more joy and life to children with developmental disorders. Their state-of-the-are pediatric center provides complete assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for children ages 0-21. Their specialized therapists work with disabilities ranging from ADHD to autism and offer comprehensive care for patients and their families. Stop by on Feb. 3 and check out their new facilities!

Steps 2 Strides will also host our February Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 18th!

January 23rd Como-Pickton PTO Bingo Night

Looking for something to do Saturday night? Como/Pickton PTO will be hosting a Bingo night, and everyone is welcome! The event begins at 6 p.m.! Lots of door prizes will be awarded and a good time is guaranteed for all!


‘Caregiver of the Year’ forms available at the Chamber

Each year, the Pilot Club recognizes the Caregiver of the Year at the Chamber Banquet. This individual should perform voluntary caregiver service for an individual(s) for which they receive no compensation.

The nominee providing care to an individual(s) with brain-related disorders or diseases will be given special consideration for the award (e.g. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s Disease etc.) The nominee should either live in Hopkins County or provide care for a Hopkins County resident and may not be a member of the Pilot Club or Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in the year of nomination.

Please submit a personal narrative of the caregiver being nominated. Include the following: type of care they provide, how long they have been a caregiver, for whom they provide care, how they meet the above criteria, and why you think this person is deserving of the Caregiver of the Year Award.

Also, please include the following information:

Name, address and phone number of nominee and phone number of person making nomination. Deadline for nominations to be received is: January 29, 2010 (please allow for mailing time). Mail your nomination to: Pilot Club, 345 Highland Drive, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483

Ribbon Cutting for Safe T Crisis Center located at 100 Craig St., Ste. B at 11 a.m. Feb. 10

Don’t miss these opportunities

Jan. 22: Workforce Committee meeting, 11 a.m.

Jan. 23: Como/Pickton ISD Bingo Night, 6 p.m.

Jan. 23: 4th Annual Crock-Pot Chili Cook-Off, 6:30 p.m., Civic Center

Jan. 25: Allstate-Patty Brown Ribbon Cutting at Noon

Feb. 3: High School Leadership-Poverty, Crisis & Cultural Sensitivity; All Day

Feb. 3: Steps 2 Strides Open House 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Ribbon Cutting at Noon

Feb. 10: Safe T Crisis Ribbon Cutting, 11 a.m., 100 Craig Street, Ste. B

Feb. 11: Chamber Banquet-6 pm at Civic Center

Feb. 18: Board Meeting-9 am

Feb. 18: Ambassadors-Noon

Feb. 18: Business After Hours at Steps to Strides, 5:30 p.m.7 p.m.


Business of the Week

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

Gloria Mitchell Insurance


478 CR 1211

Sulphur Springs, TX 75482


Tip of the Week:

"I enjoy being an agent because it gives me the opportunity to serve others by selling products that are needed, while also making a difference in someone's life, and I always strive to add a personal touch by making myself available to clients."’

— Gloria Mitchell

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

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