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Hopkins County Chamber Connection

By Butch Burney

It’s not too late to sign up for the Chamber’s Lunch and Learn next week.

April Bliss, founder of Bliss Digital Innovations, will present the Chamber’s quarterly Lunch and Learn, providing small businesses with useful, timely information about digital advertising options that fit your small business.

The seminar will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Clarion Pointe. Chamber members can get the workshop with lunch provided for $15. For non-chamber members, it’s $20 per person. Contact the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or Amanda@HopkinsChamber.org to register.

Chamber Banquet

The 95th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet will return to the future with a 1980s themed dinner on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

There will be awards, music, food, and fun at the annual banquet. Social networking and a cocktail hour begin at 6:00 pm, with food service at 6:30, and awards starting at 7:00 pm.

You can reserve your seat for $30 per person or get a table for ten for $500. The tables include preferential seating and name displays.

We are still accepting nominations for Caregiver of the Year. That award, plus Citizens of the Year, Small and Large Businesses of the Year, Woman of the Year, and others, will be announced at the Chamber’s membership banquet on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Nominations can be sent to Butch@HopkinsChamber.org or mailed to the following addresses:

Caregiver of the Year—The Pilot Club—P.O. Box 131, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.

Sip and Shop

Shoe Sensation, 1402 Mockingbird Lane, hosts a Sip and Shop from 6:00–8:00 pm Tuesday, Feb. 1. The shoe store will provide a wine and cheese tasting, along with 25-30 percent discounts on their inventory, for Chamber members. So come enjoy the refreshments and get great bargains!

Business Before Hours

Join us on your way to work for our next Business Before Hours, hosted by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, at the Chamber office, from 7:30 to 8:30 am Wednesday, Feb. 9. Come out to enjoy breakfast refreshments and networking with other business professionals.

Chamber Directory

Work is continuing on the 2022 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information and everything to see and do in Hopkins County. The best part is they have an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business. LeeAnn Peugh, with Echo Publishing, will be contacting you to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory.

The rates are affordable and one of the best ways to represent your business. I hope you will consider this a wise investment with over 7,000 opportunities for business exposure. You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information to her.

Ribbon Cuttings

Elan Med Spa hosted a ribbon-cutting at their location, 1240 Shannon Road, at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Please welcome them to the community.

Buddy Home Furnishings hosted a ribbon-cutting at noon on Friday, Jan. 14, at its new home, 1147 South Broadway St. Please welcome this new business to the community.