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Hopkins County Chamber Connection

By Butch Burney

Time is running out to get a table for the 95th Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Need the incentive to get into the 1980s mood for the banquet at the Civic Center? Then 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 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

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.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizen Center will host Valentine’s Day party at 11:00 am on Friday, Feb. 11, sponsored by Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. They will also have a Hospice 101 luncheon starting at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Hospice Plus is the sponsor. Contact Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661 if you plan to attend.

Main Street Events

Next weekend will be a mixture of fashion and music on Main Street.

It begins with a fashion show featuring Marlene’s Sass & Class clothing at Main Street Theatre. The mixer starts at 6:30 pm, with the show lasting from 7:00–8:00 pm, and the $5 admission fee includes wine, refreshments, door prizes, and a $5 coupon.

On Saturday, Feb. 12, Main Street Theatre opens again for classic jazz with J.B. Smith and Jeff Smith. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the $15 ticket includes special refreshments.

Ribbon Cuttings

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 hosted a ribbon-cutting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 26. Please welcome them to the community.


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