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Hopkins County Chamber Connection

By Butch Burney

If you need the incentive to get into the 1980s mood for the 95th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet, how about a couple of tickets to a Bon Jovi concert.

Clayton Homes is sponsoring the prize for the best-1980s-dressed person at the banquet with a pair of tickets to see Bon Jovi in concert in April.

The banquet, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, will include food, music, fun, and awards. Social networking and a cocktail hour begin at 6:00 pm, with food service at 6:30, and the awards starting at 7:00 pm. The awards include Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Large and Small Businesses of the Year, Educator of the Year, Agriculturalist of the Year, and more!

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.

For more information or to reserve a table or tickets, call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or email me at

Sip and Shop

Shoe Sensation, 1402 Mockingbird Lane, hosts a Sip and Shop from 6:00 pm until 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

Lone Star Response Team hosted a ribbon-cutting at the Chamber office on Jan. 18. Please welcome the disaster response and community aid program to the Chamber.

San Remo Restaurant hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand opening on Thursday, Jan. 20, at their new location on Connally Street. They are open for business, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.

Haystacks Restaurant will host a ribbon-cutting at their location on Main Street at noon Wednesday, Feb. 2. Please join us for this event. at 457 Hillcrest Drive will host a ribbon-cutting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 26. Please welcome them to the community.

Business Highlight

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce highlights a member of the Chamber each week, so please join me in congratulating our Business of the Week for Jan. 26, Chad’s Media. You can see more photos and read biographical stories on the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook and Instagram pages.