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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 06.15.22

By Butch Burney

Small business owners will want to come to our Lunch and Learn, set for Wednesday, June 22, in the upstairs room at Corner Grubhouse, entitled Digital Marketing 101, by April Bliss, founder of Bliss Digital Innovations. We had scheduled April for this workshop in January but had to postpone it due to COVID.

Learn from Digital Advertising Expert April Bliss, who brings her unique perspective as a digital marketing and business consultant of over 30 years. She has extensive marketing and sales expertise in radio, national magazines, newspapers, the automobile industry, and retail management, as well as owning several small businesses.

The fee is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. You can register by calling the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or emailing

Business After Hours

You won’t want to miss the Chamber’s Business After Hours at Rhythmic Productions, hosted by Calvin Hickerson, from 4:30–6:00 pm on Tuesday, June 14, at his studio at 1217 South Broadway. Calvin will have live music, food, and drinks to enjoy. So whether you’re a Chamber member or not, come on for one of the best networking events.

Blood Drive

Red River Credit Union will team with Carter BloodCare for a blood drive on Monday, June 27, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the parking lot of RRCU at 822 Gilmer St. Donors will receive a T-shirt while supplies last. For more information, contact Stephani Britton at 903-735-3000, ext. 2107, or email

Mental Health First Aid

Lakes Regional will host a two-day Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) event, free and open to the public. The adult MHFA is from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on July 14 at the Lakes Regional Sulphur Springs location on Airport Road. The youth seminar will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on July 26.

To register, call 972-977-7295 or email

Baby Benefit

Heritage Home Health and Hospice is hosting a baby wipe and onesie drive benefitting Heart of Hope, a pregnancy resource center in Sulphur Springs.

Donations of baby wipes and white onesies, size 0-3 months, may be dropped off at Heritage Home Health & Hospice, 1325 Shannon Rd E, Suite A, Sulphur Springs, or at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, 110 Main Street, Sulphur Springs, now through June 24.

Children’s Grief Camp

“Mending the Mess,” a grief camp for children ages 6-12, will be held June 23-24, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm each day, at t First United Methodist Church. The camp is part of Cypress Basin Hospice’s Camp Brave Heart.

For more information, go to the website

International Yoga Day

One Soul Yoga & Wellness Center invites everyone to come and join the celebrations for the Eighth International Day of Yoga on Tuesday, June 21. The global theme this year is “Yoga for Well-Being,” and everyone in the community is encouraged to come to join. One Soul will offer free classes all day.

They celebrate the International Day of Yoga worldwide every June 21 to help spread awareness of the mental and physical benefits of practicing yoga.

One Soul’s schedule for the day includes:

6:30–7:30 am: Solstice Kundalini Yoga-DeAnna

9:30–10:30 am: Beginner Flow-Rachel

12:10–12:50 pm: Family Yoga-DeAnna

6:00–7:00 pm: Open Flow-Allison

8:00-9:15 pm: Candlelight Flow & Nidra-DeAnna & Rachel

Classes that day are free and open to everyone. One Soul Yoga & Wellness Center is at 1008 Main St., in Sulphur Springs. To learn more about the classes or sign up, go to

Ribbon Cuttings

Tolleson Family Market will have a ribbon-cutting at noon on Friday, June 17, at their shop at 300 Connally St. Please help us welcome them to the community.

Vosh Graphix will host a ribbon-cutting at noon Thursday, June 23, at the Chamber office. Please welcome them to the business community.

Greenleaf Mortuary will have a ribbon-cutting at noon Friday, June 24, at 200 Putman St. Please join us for this event.

Humana hosted a ribbon-cutting at noon on Wednesday, June 8. Please welcome them to the community.