The Chamber Connection
by: Meredith Caddell
December 6, 2012
Dr. Ray Perryman to speak at Economic Outlook Conference, December 12th from 11:30-1:00pm
Get your tickets now to hear noted economist, Dr. Ray Perryman on Wednesday, December 12th at the Hopkins County Civic Center. Tickets are $15 which includes a wonderful BBQ lunch. For more information, please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515! Deadline to order tickets is Friday, December 7th!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Ribbon Cutting for Party Gear +!
Party Gear + is open Monday-Saturday 9a-7p and Sundays from 1-5. Party Gear + opened in the old Paper Factory location Saturday, June 23, 2012. They are a LOCALLY OWNED and operated small retail business in Sulphur Springs, Texas having no ties to any corporation or franchise. Thad and Stacie Gregory are the proud owners of Party Gear +, located at 614 Bill Bradford Road inside the outlet mall.
2013 Community Calendars are HERE!
The Hopkins County Healthcare Foundation’s beautiful community calendar is now available for purchase for only $20. You may purchase the calendar at the Chamber of Commerce, Town & Country Cleaners, Sulphur Springs Floral or the Hospital Gift Shop.
CASA Cookie Walk, December 7th 9am-Noon at First United Methodist Church
Don’t miss the annual CASA Cookie Walk, December 7th from 9am to Noon at First United Methodist Church Family Center located at 301 Church Street. It’s only $5/pound of cookies….trust me…you don’t want to miss it!!!
East Texas Heat Baseball Academy Holiday Hitting Camp, December 13, 14 & 15
The East Texas heat Academy will be putting on their 2nd Annual Holiday Hitting Camp. The camp will be December 13th, 14th & 15th. The Camp is available for ages 6-18. The cost for all 3 sessions is only $50. Make sure to bring tennis shoes, hat, bat, and batting gloves. For more information and to register, please call 903-485-4328.
The primary goal of the Academy is to help each athlete develop a positive mental attitude about themselves and the game of baseball. Their focused instruction provides campers with sound fundamentals, disciplined work habits, drill work for personal work and a passion for the game.
5th Annual Adopt-a-Grandparent for Christmas Community Service Project
Mary Kay has adopted local elderly residents as a Christmas project and they want to present each of them with a special gift for Christmas. This may be the only gift some of them receive this holiday. They are asking businesses, organizations and individuals within the community to partner up with them in adopting grandparents for Christmas. Every $10 donation will sponsor a special gift for one resident and enable them to have a merry Christmas. Your business card, your name or group name will be attached to the gift so that they know who it’s from. All donations are tax deductible. For more information contact Cindy Sheppa at 903-441-6401 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to recognize an Outstanding Educator?
Here is your chance…this year the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee wants to allow all Hopkins County Citizens to nominate their candidates for “Outstanding Professional Educator” (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher) “Outstanding Para Professional Educator” (Secretary or Aide) and “Outstanding Auxiliary Educator” (Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, Nurse or Cafeteria). We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to nominate that “special educator” that has had an impact in their lives. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and then either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than December 31st! Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is email@example.com and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize a special educator!
Nominations for Large and Small Business of the Year!
Please submit your nomination for Large Business of the Year or Small Business of the Year. Nominations should be for those businesses which exhibit outstanding community involvement—civic, church, educational, benevolent, humanitarian or other. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than December 31st! Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.
Additional Chamber of Commerce Banquet Nominations
Many other awards are presented at the Chamber of Commerce membership banquet (February 14, 2013). Aside from the awards mentioned above, nominations are also being accepted for:
Citizen of the Year—Echo Publishing Company—P.O. Box 598, SS, TX 75483
Lady of the Year—Beta Sigma Phi Organization—P.O. Box 72, SS, TX 75483
Caregiver of the Year—The Pilot Club—P.O. Box 145 Brashear, TX 75420
Community Pride Award—Adult Leadership Class—P.O. Box 347, SS, TX 75483
Agriculturist of the Year—Professional Ag Workers—c/o AgriLife Extenson, P.O. Box 518, SS TX 75483
Each of these nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed to the above mentioned address.
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!