The Chamber Connection
by Meredith Caddell
December 22, 2011
Chamber Membership Directories are going to print on January 1st…will you be in it???
If you are not a member of the Chamber of Commerce, but would like to be, please call or stop by the Chamber at 300 Connally Street, before December 31st to make sure that you will be in the 2012 Membership Directory that is distributed to thousands and thousands of people each year.
If you are a member of the Chamber, but some of your information has changed throughout the year, please check our website at www.sulphursprings-tx.com and verify that your information is correct. If changes need to be made, please contact us before December 31st so that we may correct your information!
Are your business cards and brochures on display at the Chamber of Commerce?
If you are a member of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, we will gladly display your business cards or brochures in our office so that all of our visitors may see them. If you would like more information, call us at 903-885-6515 or just drop them off at our office at 300 Connally Street.
Chamber of Commerce Banquet Nominations
Many other awards are presented at the Chamber of Commerce membership banquet (February 9th, 2012). 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—345 Highland Drive, SS. TX 75482
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.
Want to be on America’s Got Talent? Here’s your chance…
I just received a phone call from the Casting Agent for America’s Got Talent and she wanted me to share with you that America’s Got Talent will be hosting auditions on January 14th & 15th from 8am-7pm at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. You can go to AFTauditions.com to register for the event!!!
Several children from Sulphur Springs are involved in a mission project to help provide clean water for the kids and families of Chadirac, Haiti and they need your help. You may purchase an adorable book called “Clean Water Elirose” written by Ariah Fine and illustrated by Don Robb for only $5…or more if you would like. The books are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Plain & Fancy, Guaranty Bond Bank and CNB.
The Leaves of Winnsboro is offering Holiday Lodging for your out of town guests.
If your holidays will include more family members than your home will accommodate, call the Leaves of Winnsboro for their special holiday lodging offers. They are located at 400 N Beech Street in Winnsboro. Phone number is 903-473-3020.
I would like to thank the past year’s Board of Directors and Ambassadors for their tireless efforts in the doing great things for our community and this Chamber of Commerce! I truly appreciate your dedication to this community!
Board of Directors: Chairman of the Board, Scott Brown; Treasurer, Craig English; Vice President, Treva Watson; Vice President Shannon Brown; Laura Brannon, Sharla Campbell, Larry Crowson, Debra Evans, David Fenton, Markeda Fisher, Ashley Huckabee, Judy Gregg, Jennifer Gregory, Mike Horne, Chuck Sickles, Kregg Slakey, Gary Stribling and Lydia Walden.
Ambassadors: Sheryl Paden, Armand Yates, Charlotte Baxter, Dana Wilhite, Dawn Morgan, Dial Moffett, Bradley Edge, Emily Glass, Gracie Weston, Patty Brown, Polly Swatsel, Tammy Feagley, Tiffany Kirkland, Whitnie McCoy, Julie Wilhite, Kim Jones, Lela Radney, Linda Mobley, Lynda Hager, Mandy Freeman, Mary Ellen Hoybook, Michael Boles and James Hulen.
If anyone is a member of the Chamber and would like to be an Ambassador, please call the Chamber office and we will tell you how to get more involved!!
We would like to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Don’t Miss These Opportunities
12/27-29-Chamber office open
12/23, 26, 30-Chamber office closed
1/2-Chamber office closed
1/3-Chamber office will reopen
1/10-HSS Home Security Ribbon Cutting at the Chamber office at noon
That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!