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Hopkins County Chamber Connection

 The Sulphur Springs Hopkins County EDC and the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce are hosting their annual Economic Outlook Conference at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on Wednesday, December 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are so excited to welcome Mr. Richard Froeschle, current Labor Market Economist, as our keynote speaker at the 2018 Economic Outlook Conference. Mr. Froeschle will present Hopkins County the economic outlook for Northeast Texas for 2019. Sponsorships of the conference and tickets are available. Lunch will be provided. For further information, please call the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.

Here’s another HUGE announcement from the Chamber! Our Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce has joined in with the Longview Chamber to offer small businesses health insurance through United Healthcare. It is called HealthyVIEW and is only offered to small businesses, 2-50 employees, who are members of our Chamber. This is a huge milestone for our Chamber to offer and an extremely needed benefit for many. For additional information, contact Lezley Brown at the Chamber, (903) 885-6515. We are thrilled to be able to offer this invaluable asset to our Chamber members!

 The Chamber is hiring!

Are you a person who thrives in a hardworking, fast-paced, energetic, and fun working environment? The Chamber may be looking for you! We are hiring a full-time person with exceptional customer service skills, out-of-the-box brainstorming abilities, a good understanding of social media, and event planning interest. Knowledge and execution of email, Microsoft Word, and Excel are required. Quickbooks knowledge is preferred. If you are interested in applying at the Chamber, please email your resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references to Lezley Brown at Lezley@HopkinsChamber.org.

Donation opportunity for students at A&M-Commerce

Cleaning out your closet over the holidays? Consider donating your gently worn business casual or professional clothes to the Lion Wardrobe, a program sponsored by Career Development at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Donations are used to help students look the part for interviews, presentations, conferences, or other professional events and set that very important first impression with employers. You can drop them off at the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, 300 Connally Street in Sulphur Springs, Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Bethany Ferrall at 903-468-3212.

Christmas Market coming to Main Street

The Christmas Market on Main Street will be held on December 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will be 22 vendors on the street with a variety of items. This is a perfect opportunity to get some Christmas Shopping done and be able to enjoy the main street by stopping in the shops and walking across the street from place to place. For more information about the market feel free to call Marlene’s Sass & Class 903-335-8918.

Heritage Park will host Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 1

The Hopkins County Historical Society presents Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 1st, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $3.00, and children under seven are free. Visit with Santa, see the light displays, listen to live music, enjoy hot cocoa, old-fashioned cider, coffee, and cookies, and begin your Christmas shopping in the Country Store.

North East Texas Choral Society present Starry Night

North East Texas Choral Society presents Starry Night on December 1 at 7:00 p.m. and on December 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the SSHS Auditorium in Sulphur Springs. Tickets are $15for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. You may purchase tickets online at www.singerscount.org.

Sulphur Springs Youth Orchestra hosts winter concert

The Sulphur Springs Youth Orchestra is hosting a free concert called A Winter Classical on Thursday, December 6, at Shannon Oaks Church in Sulphur Springs. For additional information, call (903) 261-7907 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SSY017/.

CASA hosts their annual Cookie Walk

CASA is hosting their annual Cookie Walk on Friday, December 7, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Cookies are sold for $5.00 a pound. Go by there and load up on Christmas cookies while supporting our local CASA!


Lion’s Club will host the 11th Annual Christmas Parade on Friday, December 7

The Lion’s Club is hosting the 11th Annual Christmas Parade Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. The parade begins at Buford Park and goes East on Connally Street to the square, turns left onto Church Street, and left on Houston Street to end in the Gerald Prim Stadium parking lot. You may pick up registration forms and rules at the Chamber of Commerce. The entry fee is one toy, to be donated to the Blue Santa Program. Charitable cash donations also accepted, and checks should be made payable to the Sulphur Springs Lions Club. Registration forms must be received by noon on Tuesday, December 4.


Love’s Travel Stop hosted their ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday, November 27 at noon.  Love’s Travel Stop is open and ready for business just off Interstate 30 at Hillcrest in Sulphur Springs.