The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
March 15, 2012
Chicken Spaghetti Lunch Benefitting Boys & Girls Club—Friday, March 16th at Presbyterian Church
ON Friday, March 16th, the Presbyterian Church of Sulphur springs is sponsoring a chicken spaghetti lunch with proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club. The menu features chicken spaghetti, salad, hot bread, and dessert—all for only $5. Lunch will be served from 11:00-2:00 at the Family Life Center at First Presbyterian, 129 College Street. Dine in or pick –up orders welcome.
Business After Hours at ReMax, Thursday, March 22nd from 5:00-6:30
Please join us for the Business After Hours at ReMax, located at 1700 Hines on Thursday, March 22nd from 5-6:30. This is a great opportunity to meet new business people, enjoy great food and drinks and possibly even win a door prize.
Pilot Club Spring Extravaganza, Saturday, March 24th at the Civic Center
Have you gotten your tickets to the Spring Extravaganza presented by the Pilot Club that will take place Saturday, March 24th from 9-11:30? If not, you may contact any Pilot club member or visit www.sspilotclub.org. This year, the guest speaker will be Sherry Kulwicki, founder of Firmly Planted Ministries. Tickets are only $20 which includes brunch, silent auction, raffle ticket and door prizes. If you would like more information please call Monica Crouch at 903-439-7098.
Ribbon Cutting for Prairie 3 Coffee and Eats, Wednesday, March 28th at Noon
Please join us in Welcoming Prairie 3 Coffee and Eats to Sulphur Springs and the Chamber of Commerce. We will host their ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 28th at noon 204 Church Street so please join us
Mark your Calendars- 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, April 13th
Registration forms are in the mail for the 23rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament that will take place on Friday, April 13th at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. If you would like more information, please call 903-885-6515. Afternoon teams are going quickly!!! We have also finalized that Sulphur Springs Dodge, Jeep will be offering up a 2012 Jeep Wrangler for the first hole in one made on hole number 9! It could be your lucky day!!!
Only a few granite tiles left for the South Sidewalk 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 for text and $340 for a picture or logo. This walkway gives you the opportunity to honor your family, business or other loved ones and it will be there for years and years to come. If you would like more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.
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. This 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 and alphabetically.
We will be distributing a new map…but it is not ready yet!
We have had many phone calls, so I wanted to let you know that Judge Brown has commissioned Liberty Marketing to create a new Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Como/Pickton and Cumby map. The map is not finished yet, but I will let you know as soon as it is so you may stop by and pick one up. 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
Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
Bring a sack lunch, comfortable walking shoes, and join the fun with the Brown Bag Lunch Bunch, every Friday at First Baptist Church ROC (Recreation Outreach Center) at noon. A brief nutrition tip and inspiration will be provided, followed by walking on the indoor track. No registration necessary. Meet in the ROC café. Contact Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443 if you have questions.
Cooking Well with Diabetes
Registration is now taking place for the 4-lesson Cooking Well with Diabetes series, scheduled for April 16, 19, 23, and 26, at the Hopkins County Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston Street. Starting time is 6:00 p.m. Cost for the series is $20, payable at the first session. Cooking demonstrations and recipe sampling will be included in the series. Fee is $20, which covers all materials, recipe sampling, and door prizes. Contact Johanna Hicks, at 903-885-3443 to sign up. Seating is limited to 25.
Earth-Kind® Drought Management Leadership Conference, March 27th at Myers Park in McKinney
March 27th, 2012, 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
The Leadership Conference is designed to give key leaders the opportunity to discuss drought issues and identify solutions. The program is designed for Extension to provide the leadership necessary to bring all the key players together and develop immediate solutions to problems related to drought and water shortages.
Program agenda: The event will provide Extension and select leaders the opportunity to present drought issues and recommended solutions. Speakers will include representatives from groups such as Municipal Governments, Parks and Recreation Departments, Texas Nursery and Landscape Association, Water Management Districts, Texas Farm Bureau, County Government, and others. The agenda will limit each speaker’s time and encourage discussion. The speakers will be asked to present in a very specific and direct manner, solution oriented, plus offer advice, and provide innovative ideas and information.
Note: Water issues are inherently controversial and involve political issues. The event is not intended to discuss political issues but rather encourage collaboration between communities and leaders. In order to address local issues, participants may need to present their action plan to elected officials
40 Day Conservation Challenge
In these difficult times of drought, Texas AgriLife Extension is extending the 40 gallon challenge to Hopkins County citizens and beyond. Water conservation is an ever-growing concern for everyone, but each person can make a difference to save water on a daily basis. Take the 40 gallon challenge and challenge your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family members to do the same! Go to www.40gallonchallenge.org
3/16-Chicken Spaghetti Lunch @ Presbyterian Church for Boys & Girls Club11-2
3/22-Business After Hours @ ReMax-5:00-6:30
3/28-Ribbon Cutting for Prairie3 Coffee and Eats at Noon-204 Church Street
4/19-Business After Hours @ Studio 9 and All Therapeutic Massage-5-6:30
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!