The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
February 23, 2012
Have you honored the important Veteran in your family? If not, the deadline is March 1, 2012.
Hopkins County continues to rally in support of the Hopkins County Veterans' Memorial with donations.
Local Professional Engineer J.W. Burnett of Dynamic Engineering has donated approximately $11,000.00 of inkind
structural engineering design services, thereby reducing the project cost by that maount. The Veteran's Memorial
Committee has already raised well over $400,000.00. Construction of the Memorial is expected to be finished
by July 4, 2012. If you or your company or group is considering making a donation NOW is the time to financially
help put the project over the top! Contact Tommy Allison (903)885-0867, Clayton McGraw (903)439-7410, or
Pam Elliott (903)439-8753.
The names to be engraved on the Veterans Memorial are those of honorably discharged veterans who were born
in, are buried in, or lived in Hopkins County for any significant period of time. If you want to honor a veteran
who does not meet the basic requirements of just generally want to support the project, a great way to do so is to
purchase a $300.00 customized "brick" or "paver" for the walkway. You determine the message up to 80
characters on the "paver," the committee can provide a certificate that is suitable for framing for you to give,
and the purchase supports the project.
Thursday, March 1st, is the deadline for the list of Veterans' names that will be engraved first. If you want your
Veteran's name to be among the first, you must submit the name with supporting documentation (proving
honorable discharge) by March 1st. Other names will be added at a later date if submitted after the first deadline.
Only a few granite tiles left for the South Sidwalk at Buford Park.
The Adult Leadership Class is wrapping up the sales of the Sidewalk tiles that will go along the newly poured
sidewalk on the South side of Buford Park. The tiles are only $300.00 for text and $340.00 for a picture or logo. This
walkway give you the opportunity to honor your family, business or other loved ones anf it will br there for
years and years to come. If you would like more information, please call the Chamber at 9903)885-6515.
2012 Membership Directories are available at the Chamber of Commerce NOW!
If you have not picked up your 2012 Membership Directory, you need to stop by the Chamber of Commerce
and pick one up. The directory is full of useful information including most frequently used telephone numbers,
a city map, along with the names and phone numbers of all Chamber of Commerce members listed by category
The Chamber will be distributing a new map, published by Liberty Marketing.
We have had many phone calls, so I wanted to let you know that Judge Chris Brown has commissioned Liberty
Marketing to create a new Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Como-Pickton, and Cumby map. Liberty
Marketing is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, so we will be distributing these maps at the Chamber
along with the city/county map from Echo Publishing. If you have any questions, please call us at (903)885-6515.
Mark your Calendars for the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, April 13th.
Registration forms will be in the mail next week for the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
that will take place on Friday, April 13th, athe Sulphur Springs Country Club. If you would like more information,
please call (903)885-6515.
That's all for now....have a GREAT week!!!