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Hopkins County Chamber 12.26.23

By Butch Burney

About one week remains to get your nominations for the Annual Community Awards, presented at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet on Thursday, February 15.

Nominations need to be in by Tuesday, January 2.

To nominate, the committees ask that you not just list a name but go into detail about why the person or business deserves the award. It is not a voting contest but a nomination process.

The Chamber accepts nominations for Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Small and Large Businesses of the Year, and other superlative recognitions.

You can send your nominations to Butch@HopkinsChamber.org or mail them to the following addresses:

  • Citizen of the Year—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Woman of the Year—Chamber of Commerce – 110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Caregiver of the Year—Chamber of Commerce – 110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Community Pride Award—Adult Leadership Class—110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Agriculturist of the Year—Hopkins/Rains Counties Farm Bureau— 233 College St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Growth and Renewal—DBA—109 Jefferson St. E, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Outstanding Professional Educator (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher)—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Outstanding ParaProfessional Educator (Secretary or Aide)—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Outstanding Auxiliary Educator (Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, Nurse or Cafeteria)—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Businesses of the Year nominations should be companies with outstanding community involvement—civic, Church, educational, benevolent, humanitarian, or other.
  • Large Business of the Year—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
  • Small Business of the Year—Chamber of Commerce—110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.

Banquet Sponsorship

It’s also not too early to get your tables for the annual Chamber banquet. Tables for ten are $500 and will include sponsorship recognition. This banquet is usually a sell-out, so get your sponsorships and tickets early!

First Responders Banquet

The Annual First Responders Appreciation Banquet, presented by One Church, is set for Thursday, January 4, at the Hopkins County Civic Center.

One Church invites all first responders to attend, and the community is encouraged to help show their appreciation with gift cards and door prizes. Those in attendance will receive the prizes.

For more information on how to help sponsor the appreciation banquet, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email info@hopkinschamber.org.