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Hopkins County Chamber Connection


By Butch Burney, President, and CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce

That clogging sound you hear is me trying to fill the big shoes left by Lezley Brown at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce. Lezley’s last day in her current position is Friday, April 16. In her five years as
President/CEO of the Chamber, Lezley, has done an incredible job positioning it for future success.

During her tenure, Lezley has guided the Chamber into the updated office at 110 Main St., celebrated an incredibly successful 50th anniversary of the World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, and led us through a challenge-filled 2020.

Now, it’s our turn to show appreciation for what Lezley has done for the Chamber and the community. Celebrate with us from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Thursday, April 15, for a come-and-go reception at the Chamber office. We would love for Lezley to know how much we appreciate everything she has done.

Interstate Body Shop wins Chamber Golf Tournament.
The Chamber’s annual golf tournament started under threatening skies on Friday, April 9, at the Sulphur Springs Country Club but ended up being a great day to play 18 holes. When they counted all the shots, the
team sponsored by Interstate Body Shop won the tournament. Chuck Sickles, Kelly Hair, Randy Blackmon, Zack Blackmon, Michelle Blackmon, and Brody Blackmon comprised the Interstate Body Shop’s team. JB Weld was the sponsor of the second-placed team. Kerry Potts, Jeff Haney, Steve Bradley, Burnis Cox, Matt DeSmet, and Joe Wolcik were the team members.

The third-place team, sponsored by Double M Contractors, was comprised of Mark Morton, Chris Mabe, Daniel Roper, Zach Burney, Brett Robinson, and Jarred Pickett.

A big “thank you” goes to all the sponsors and volunteers who made the tournament a success.

The Downtown Business Alliance is sponsoring a Spring Market on Main Street from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Saturday, April 17. Entry is free. Enjoy spring items inside and out, clothing, crafts, décor, food, and gifts.


Pacheco Spine & Sport hosted their ribbon cutting celebration at noon Tuesday, March 30. They are located at
1067 Gilmer St., Suite C, in Sulphur Springs. Anthony and Amber Pacheco are now offering chiropractic
services to Hopkins County five days a week!

Business Highlight:

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is highlighting a member of the Chamber each week. Please join
me in congratulating our Business of the Week for April 14, BT Medical. You can read biographical stories at
the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

Interstate Body Shop’s team won the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Golf Tournament
Friday at Sulphur Springs Country Club. Holding up the trophy are team members Randy Blackmon, Michelle
Blackmon, Chuck Sickles, Brody Blackmon, Zack Blackmon, and Kelly Hair.