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Hopkins County Chamber Connection

By Butch Burney

The Sulphur Springs High School honor graduates were feted last week at the Honors Breakfast, but they weren’t the only SSHS students who participated in the event.

The full breakfast held at the Hopkins County Civic Center was student-driven, including decorations, food, centerpieces, and even charcuterie boards. Education at the high school level isn’t just English and history nowadays. It’s a full curriculum designed to prepare students for college, the workforce, or the military, whichever they choose.

The Honors Breakfast not only feted the cream of the crop academically but showed us how diversified the SSHS student body is.

Chamber Showcase

The Third Annual Chamber Showcase is Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Booths are available for $60 each, and we ask vendors to bring a $25 gift or gift card for random drawings. It is a fantastic networking event and a way for you to get your name and services out to the public as a business owner or representative. Only Chamber members can reserve booths for display, and the public may attend free of charge. Contact us at the Chamber to find out how your affordable annual membership not only allows you to rent a booth at the Showcase but gives you advantages and opportunities all year long. Come by or call the Chamber office at 903-885-6515 for more information. A registration link is on our website,

Lunch and Learn

State Sen. Bob Hall and State Rep. Bryan Slaton will be in town for a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, Sept. 15. More details will be coming soon, but mark that on your calendar for a comprehensive update on the business issues that the State Legislature has tackled this year.

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 May 10, the Hopkins County Veterans Memorial and Freedom Ball. You can read biographical stories on the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

Ribbon Cutting

Brookshire’s Food Store in Sulphur Springs hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its updated store, located at 809 Gilmer St., on Wednesday, May 19. Included in the ceremony was the 13-foot motorized grocery cart.

Davison’s Development and Building hosted a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, May 18 that included a barbecue lunch. The Davison home office is at 204B Linda Drive.