By Lezley Brown
The Chamber is celebrating a big day! We are hosting our very own Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Tuesday, October 1 at our new location, 110 Main Street in Sulphur Springs. We will host an Open House from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with our ribbon cutting at noon. Please make plans to come celebrate with us!
I have some more very exciting news! The Chamber of Commerce is currently selling our 2019 Hopkins County Christmas ornament. This ornament is the second of our series and features our beautiful Buford Park, the 50th Anniversary Stew Contest, and beautiful oak trees under a starry sky. It is dated with the year, made with 24 karat gold, shatterproof, and VERY limited in number. They are quite beautiful and the perfect addition to a rare collection. They are $40 each and literally flying out the door. If you would like to purchase one, please call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515, or come by soon.
The Chamber is excited to announce our vendor call for the Stew Fest Market! The Chamber is currently accepting vendors for the Stew Fest Market, which will be located on the south side of Buford Park during Friday night and Saturday Stew Contest activities. This is a great opportunity to sell goods or to promote your business to 7,000 people who attend the Stew Contest annually. Vendors may rent booth space to sell goods or distribute information about their business. Booths will be assigned on a first-paid basis. Access to electricity is not guaranteed. Generators are permitted. Desserts may be sold, but no other food or drinks may be distributed. Vendors who are interested in purchasing booth space, call the Chamber of Commerce at (903) 885-6515.
One Soul Yoga schedules their ribbon cutting celebration
One Soul Yoga, located at 521 Main Street, Suite 201, in Sulphur Springs, has scheduled their ribbon cutting celebration for Wednesday, October 2 at noon. Make plans to come by and explore the yoga opportunities that One Soul Yoga is now offering.
Texafied JamFest schedules a ribbon cutting
Texafied JamFest is hosting a ribbon-cutting celebration on Thursday, October 3 at noon at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Come by to learn all about the upcoming Texafied JamFest!
Workforce Solutions will host its annual LEAP Conference on October 4 from 9:00 am to 12 noon
Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting its annual LEAP (Learning Endorsements and Professions) Youth Expo on Friday, October 4. This event is very much like a job fair except that it is geared to educate eighth-graders and help guide them as they make their endorsement selections heading into high school. Workforce Solutions is seeking a wide variety of companies and businesses to attend the LEAP Youth Expo to describe your business and expose eighth graders to all career avenues after graduation. Since students now choose their high school endorsements while in eighth grade, the Expo is perfect for them. Over the past two years, they’ve had difficulty getting a veterinarian, doctor, dentist, orthodontist, pilot, author, artist, musician, architect, and sports/personal trainer. Please consider attending this Expo and taking visuals and information to give away. They will be so thankful to have you there! Please call Bart Spivy at (903)794-9490 ext. 513 with any questions.
DBA hosts Worldwide Photo Walk
Our Sulphur Springs DBA is hosting the Worldwide Photo Walk on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. All interested participants should meet at Whimsy, located at 300 Connally Street in Sulphur Springs, that morning. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dutch Oven Cook-off and Indian Summer Days are scheduled Saturday, October 5
Hopkins County Heritage Park will host Indian Summer Days with the John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Entry fee to the Indian Summer Days is $3.00 per person and includes food and fun for the whole family! While there, you may purchase an all you can eat plate for $5.00 to the Dutch Oven Cook-off. To enter the Dutch Oven Cook-off, call Rick Wilson at (903) 885-9692.
NETBIO hosts the Cattleman’s Classic Ribeye Roundup
NETBIO hosts the Cattleman’s Classic Ribeye Roundup and Steak Cookoff on Saturday, October 5. Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 pm, and the concert will follow featuring country music artist Mike Ryan. You don’t want to miss this!
Happily Ever After and 4-J’s Body Shop hosted a double ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, September 19 at noon. They are located 4411 Highway 19 North in Sulphur Springs.