The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
October 4, 2012
Congratulations Sharon Sink…2012 Stew T-shirt Design Winner
Sharon will receive $100 cash and be a stew judge. Her T-shirt will also be the official T-shirt of the 43rd Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest!
New to Stew....Vendor Booths!!!
For the first time, the Chamber of Commerce will be offering vendor booth space during the World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest! Vendor Booths will be set up along the new walking track on the south side of Connelly Street at Buford Park. The cost for a booth for non-profits is $50, businesses $75, then it’s $25 extra if you need electricity. Last year, close to 7,000 people attended the stew contest. If you would like more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515.
Business After Hours for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services, Thursday, October 4th
Please mark your calendars now for the next Business After Hours at the Extension Office, located at 1200 Houston Street on Thursday, October 4th from 5-6:30pm. They will have wonderful refreshments and great door prizes!
8th Annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off, Saturday, October 6th at Heritage Park
Don’t miss Indian Summer Days and the John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off, Saturday, October 6th from 9am-3:00pm. Admission is only $3. There will be hand work quilters, live music, kids’ activities, artists, woodcarvers, painters and much more. For more information about the cook-off, please call Rick Wilson at 903-885-9692. Deadline for entry into the cook off is September 30th. You may pick up entry forms for the cook off at the Chamber office at 300 Connelly Street.
Please join us--Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of HOLT Agribusiness, October 11 @ 11:00am
History by Foot with John Sellers, Saturday, October 13th
John Sellers will be hosting two History by Foot tours on Saturday, October 13th. The first tour will begin at 9:00am and the second will begin at 10:45. The tours are only $10 and will meet in the center of the square downtown Sulphur Springs. If you have never been on one of John’s tours, you will be amazed at the information he will share! You will discover the history of some of our historical buildings and landmarks and learn what events took place where! Tickets are on sale at Alliance Bank, City National Bank and the Genealogical Library.
“A Walk to Remember”, October 18th at 6:15 at the Gardens at Memorial Hospital
The Pilot Club of Sulphur Springs will sponsor the annually "A Walk to Remember" benefitting the Terrific Tuesday program on October 18, 2012 at 6:15 p.m. at the Gardens at Memorial Hospital - 115 Airport Road in Sulphur Springs, Texas - next to the hospital. (Rain out location will be at the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church - 301 Church St.). Please join us for an awareness program and remembrance walk around The Gardens at Memorial. Our goal is to pause and remember friends and loved ones affected by Alzheimer's disease, dementia, senility, stroke, etc. To support the event sign up to walk for $20 per person (which includes a t-shirt as supplies last) prior to the event, or for $25 per person on the day of the event. Get your registration form from any Pilot Club member, download form online at www.sspilotclub.org , or by calling Monica Littlefield at 903-885-2480 . Memorials and Honorariums can be purchased for $10 per name prior to October 12th - these names will be printed in the program and announced at the walk during the candle lighting ceremony. Please join us for A Walk to Remember.
Hopkins County EMS “Passionately Pink for the Cure”-October 20th @ Buford Park
Are you inspired to save a life? Then participate in the Passionately Pink for the Cure 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, October 20th at Buford park. Registration begins at 7:00am with the Run/Walk beginning at 8:00am. The cost for the 5K is $20/ person or $75 for a team of 5. You my register at Fieldhouse Sports, Hibbett Sports or Star Country 95.9. For more information please call 903-243-4300 or 903-885-1546.
Load the Wagon & Saddle Up for St. Jude Trail Ride, Saturday, November 10th
Saddle up your horses and help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fight cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The event will take place on Saturday, November 10th at Two J Ranch, 993 CR 2331 in Como. Gates will open at 7:00am, Saddle Up at 9:30 and Ride out at 10:00am. A free lunch of homemade chili, stew and roughneck sausage will be provided, but remember…it is a fundraiser to help St. Jude’s Hospital, so donations will gladly be accepted. There will be horses and mule wagon rides available. There is a $10 minimum donation for you to ride your own horse. There will also be a short trail ride available for small children. If you would like more information, please call Jean & Jim Murray at 903-488-3030 or Jr. Gregg at 903-488-3685. Others assisting in this great event are Cathi & Jim Wright 903-488-3350, Mike Teer 903-348-2008, Don Meeks 903-488-3456 and Gerald Wilburn 903-243-5435, so any of them will be able to give you more information.
A World-Class Film and Video Creative Group Relocates to Hopkins County!
Dallas based, Terry McCullough Productions, Inc (TMP) is now in Sulphur Springs, providing their clients award winning Creative Services. TMP enhances Brand & Identity thru the film and video mediums. Their expertise speaks your message utilizing Broadcast, Digital Distribution, Tradeshow and Production for Web.
TMP Creative Director, Terry McCullough quotes, “We are delighted to service our clients from our offices here. We consolidated our Dallas and Tyler production offices and have relocated to beautiful Sulphur Springs. This will allow our group to creatively service Greenville, Paris, Sulphur Springs and Tyler markets...and just a short trip to DFW Airport. TMP is celebrating 33-years of business in Texas. Bringing proven world class creative and marketing solutions to its clients
International and National Clients Include: NASA, Bell Helicopter / A Textron Company, L’Oreal NY, Overhead Door, The Ritz-Carlton, and Verizon. State and Regional Clients Include: Cavender’s, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, My Plates.com, Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Historical Commission, just to name a few. “We have been graced with over 40-Telly’s, Gold and Silver Medals from the NY Film Festivals, A Prestigious Sizzle, and Gold and Silver TOPS.” If your company is interested in promoting and strengthening brand & identity thru the motion mediums...please give us a call. 903.383.3586 Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.tmpworld.com, http://youtube/abQ1oBUUg9k
We have had several new businesses join the Chamber recently, so we would like to Welcome:
Terry McCullough Productions
Air Evac Lifeteam
Century 21 First Group-Martha Hayward
Hopkins County Democratic Party
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!