Chamber Connection & COVID-19 Updates


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  2020 has been a year for the history books, and now… here we sit preparing for Thanksgiving Day!  The Friday after Thanksgiving is a day often referred to as Black Friday.  It was named Black Friday because it described the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.  Many people shop on Black Friday, and that’s fantastic.  However, this year is unlike any we have ever seen before, and our local businesses need you more than ever.  Our small business owners are giving everything they’ve got to live their dreams, and we in return can benefit from those dreams!  Hopkins County offers wonderful local shopping!  Please make sure you spend at least some of your shopping at your favorite local place… stores, restaurants, venues, all of them.  We love our Small Businesses, and we want them to continue to thrive and be successful in all they do.

I’m excited to let you know that we have begun work on the 2021 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory.  We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls, and even hometown heroes who are interested in learning more about our local businesses.  They include historical information as well as all things to see and do in Hopkins County.  The best part is, they include an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business. LeeAnn Peugh, with Echo Publishing, will be contacting you in the next few weeks to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory.  The rates are affordable, and one of the best ways to represent your business.  I hope you will consider this a wise investment with over 7,000 opportunities for business exposure.  You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information along to her.  I’m proud to produce this book telling all about the place we love.  I hope you will join me on the journey!

The DBA is hosting a Christmas Market
The Downtown Business Alliance is hosting their annual Christmas Market on Saturday, December 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Over 24 vendors will be in place to sell clothing, décor, crafts, jams, and goodies.  There is no charge to enter the market, and it will be held on Main Street in Sulphur Springs.  This is a perfect opportunity to shop local in 2020.

Ribbon Cuttings

VFW Post 8560 hosted an anniversary ribbon cutting celebration
Our local VFW Post 8560 hosted an anniversary ribbon-cutting celebration on Tuesday, November 10th at noon.  They now are now offering food and beverages in the Canteen.  Stop by anytime to check it out!