The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
July 19, 2012
Business After Hours at Holiday Inn Express, TONIGHT! Please join us!
Don’t miss the business after hours at the Holiday Inn Express, tonight from5:00-6:30. They will have beer, hors d oeuvres and door prizes, so please stop by on your way home from work for a great evening!
Discover Your Entrepreneurial Spirit!
The North Texas Small Business Development Centers and Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas are partnering to provide entrepreneurial training. Whether you are an existing business owner looking to take your business to new heights or an aspiring entrepreneur wanting to create a new path to your future, the perfect training program has been created just for you.
Starting your own business workshop, Friday July 20, 9a-3p @ Civic Center
TOPICS INCLUDE: Writing a Business Plan • Legal Issues • Marketing Strategies • Setting up Business Records • Financing your Business
Small Business Expansion Workshop, Saturday, July 21, 9a-3p @ Civic Center
TOPICS INCLUDE: Strategic Planning • Marketing Strategies for Expansion • Managing Operations • Leading Change• Analyzing Financial Performance
Space Is Limited • Register Today! Contact: Debra Sinclair 903-885-7556 Ext. 16
Registration Fee: $75 • Scholarships Available
Ribbon Cutting for Main Street Music set for Friday, August 3rd at Noon!
Information about the Veteran’s Memorial!
As we are watching the beautiful memorial being built to recognize the men and women that have served our country, many people want to make sure their special veteran is on the wall. Here is what you need to do to make that happen. Please fill out the Veterans application (may be picked up at the Chamber office). Enclose a copy of the veteran’s DD-214 (honorable discharge papers) and include a $50 check. Also, if you would like for their picture to be included on the kiosk, you may scan it in a jpeg format at email it to email@example.com. If emailing a picture, please make sure that the name on the form matches the name in the subject line of the email. If you have questions, you may go the their website at www.hcvm.org.
Adult Leadership Class being offered for the Fall! Sign up Now!!!
Lynda Hager reported that she would be offering an Adult Leadership Class starting in August for anyone who is interested. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce. The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine month session, with meetings held once a month. The cost will be $400 and that will cover everything including the trip to Austin. For more information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.
Attention all Stew Cooks! Be checking your mail for your stew registration forms!
I realize it is still very hot outside, but it will be cooling off soon, which means it’s time for the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest! Entry forms will be mailed this week, or you may pick up a form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street! The Stew Contest will be held on Saturday, October 27th, so mark your calendars NOW!
We would like to welcome the Newest Members of the Chamber of Commerce
Main Street Music
Yard by Yard
Ken’s Metal Craft
Ty Twister Publications
Ponders Mower & Saw
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!