The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
July 26, 2012
Ribbon Cutting for Main Street Music set for Friday, August 3rd at Noon!
Please join us as we welcome Main Street Music to the Chamber of Commerce on Friday, August 3rd at Noon. Stop in and see all of the wonderful items they have in their store! Located on the corner of Main and Gilmer.
Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Pet Sense, Saturday, August 4th at 10:00am
Everyone has been wondering what the beautiful new building on Broadway is going to be…well, the cat is out of the bag…it is the new location of Pet Sense!!! Their grand opening will be Saturday, August 4th beginning at 9am. They will be offering hotdogs and sodas; you will get to meet their dog groomers; see the dog trainer exhibition AND if you bring your dog, you will get your picture taken. We will host the ribbon cutting at 10:00am, so please stop by 1602 S. Broadway and join us. Pet Sense is open from 9-8 Mon-Sat and 10-6 Sunday. For more information, please call 903-885-2542.
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!
Mark your calendars now for the next Business After Hours at the Boys and Girls Club, August 16th!
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.
We would like to welcome the Newest Members of the Chamber of Commerce
Air Evac Lifeteam
Century 21 First Group-Martha Hayward
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!