The Chamber Connection
by Meredith Caddell
January 10, 2013
Business After Hours at Starplex Cinemas, Thursday, January 17th @ 5:00
Please join us for our first business after hours of 2013 at Starplex Cinemas! They will be serving food, giving tours of the “movie rooms” and screening a movie! So stop by on your way home from work and check it out!
Chamber Directory is going to print soon…is your information correct???
We are going to print with the buyer’s guides, soon, and we REALLY want to have accurate information for every chamber member. If you have not checked our website or called to see if we have the right information, please do so…soon, so that we may get it all correct!
DATE CHANGE for CHAMBER BANQUET
After much consideration, the Banquet committee decided that having the banquet on Valentine’s Day was not a good plan! Too many of our members depend on that day for high volume of sales and “tons” of people eating out! We did not want to take away from any business so we decided to move the date to the following Thursday, February 21st!!!! So, everyone, please take your Valentine out for a nice dinner in Sulphur Springs, then make plans to attend the Chamber banquet on Thursday, February 21st.
Would you like to recognize an Outstanding Educator?
Here is your chance…this year the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee wants to allow all Hopkins County Citizens to nominate their candidates for “Outstanding Professional Educator” (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher) “Outstanding Para Professional Educator” (Secretary or Aide) and “Outstanding Auxiliary Educator” (Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, Nurse or Cafeteria). We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to nominate that “special educator” that has had an impact in their lives. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and then either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than January 24th! Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize a special educator!
Nominations for Large and Small Business of the Year!
Please submit your nomination for Large Business of the Year or Small Business of the Year. Nominations should be for those businesses which exhibit outstanding community involvement—civic, church, educational, benevolent, humanitarian or other. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than January 24th! Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is email@example.com and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.
Additional Chamber of Commerce Banquet Nominations
Many other awards are presented at the Chamber of Commerce membership banquet (February 21, 2013). Aside from the awards mentioned above, nominations are also being accepted for:
Citizen of the Year—Echo Publishing Company—P.O. Box 598, SS, TX 75483
Lady of the Year—Beta Sigma Phi Organization—P.O. Box 72, SS, TX 75483
Caregiver of the Year—The Pilot Club—P.O. Box 145 Brashear, TX 75420
Community Pride Award—Adult Leadership Class—P.O. Box 347, SS, TX 75483
Agriculturist of the Year—Professional Ag Workers—c/o AgriLife Extenson, P.O. Box 518, SS TX 75483
Each of these nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed to the above mentioned address.
Free Admission to Northeast Texas Children’s Museum, Saturday, January 19th
Super Saturday, January 19th, at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum provides a super opportunity for children in northeast Texas to have a day of free admission at the Museum. With the addition of multiple exhibits over the past year, Super Saturday provides an opportunity for families and donors to visit the museum and see the changes that have been made.“The variety of the new exhibits has greatly broadened what we offer families,” reported Sharline Freeman, Executive Director. “It is exciting to offer a more extensive play area for children. Seeing the enthusiasm of families coming to the museum tells us how fun these exhibits are for children.” The Atmos Energy and Lone Star Eatery/Pizza exhibits are two of the more popular additions. Also, exhibits donated to the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum from the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas include Elise the cow, sand table, water table, ant hill and infrared camera add to the variety of play areas. The Museum is located at 2501 Hwy. 50 in Commerce, Texas.
5th Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum, February2nd.
The theme of the fifth annual Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is “How Sweet It Is”. This special time for young girls and their dads, granddads, or other father figure is set for Saturday, February 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Plans to make this the best Daddy-Daughter Dance have begun. Traditional activities of dancing, crafting, face-painting and heavy snacking are all sure to be a part of the special evening. A special picture of each young girl and their father figure will be included. Acting as disc jockey for the evening will be Daniel Starks, a Texas A&M University-Commerce student. In addition to the limbo contest, a hula hoop contest is a part of this year’s activities. Another new part of the evening is balloon entertainment by Twist-It Creations. A cupcake train and a gumdrop tree are also new attractions.
Tickets purchased before January 12 are $25 for a couple. Beginning January 13 the ticket price will be $30 and on February 2, the day of the event, tickets will be $35 per couple. Additional tickets for girls in a family at $10. Tickets are now on sale at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. Tickets may be purchased by phone with a credit card. The Museum is located at 2501 Hwy. 50 in Commerce, Texas.
We would like to welcome Sweet N Salty to the Chamber of Commerce!
This new gift shop, scheduled to open in February will feature over 60 varieties of popcorn, old fashioned candy, specialty sodas and tons of gift baskets…just in time for Valentine’s Day. They will be located at 217 Main Street and will be open M-F from 10-8 and Saturdays from 10-10!
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!