Chamber Connection


By Butch Burney

I’m excited to let you know that we have begun work on the 2022 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 all things to the 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.

Business After Hours
Our next Business After Hours networking event is scheduled at Money Law Firm-First American Title from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Come to their office at 1335 South Broadway to interact with other business men and women and for refreshments and give-aways. It’s a great way to meet new connections.

Christmas Parade
The local Lions Club is hosting their 15th Annual Christmas Light Parade, presented by Carriage House Manor, on Friday, Dec. 3. Every entry must be decorated with working Christmas lights. The parade will begin at Buford Park, down Connally Street to the square, north on Church Street and west on Houston Street, ending at Gerald Prim Stadium.

The parade begins at 7 p.m. 

Registration must be received by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 30. To register, pick up and entry form from any Lions Club member or at the Chamber, 110 Main St.

Categories for judging the entries are Large Business, Small Business and Non-Profit Organizations/Churches.

Miracles Made on Connally Street
Miracles Made on Connally Street is the name of the CASA Christmas Tree Raffle that will be conducted until Dec. 6. The raffle will be held Dec. 8, with all proceeds benefitting the children served by Lake Country CASA.

Tickets are $25 each and each tickets gives you a chance to win one of 12 small decorated Christmas trees. For more information, call 903-885-1173 or visit CASA at 218 Connally St.

Turkey Trot
Make way for your holiday meals by participating in the 11th Annual Hopkins County Turkey Trot, benefiting Journey Road Ministries and Mothers Culture Club. It will be ran Thanksgiving Day morning, with a 5K and 10K each starting at 8 a.m. There will be a Kids Run Run at 7:30 a.m.

Entry fee for the 5K race is $30 and for the 10K race it’s $40. Register online at and search “Hopkins County Turkey Trot. Early registration ends Nov. 10.

Business Highlight
The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is highlighting a member of the Chamber each week. Please join me in congratulating our Business of the Week for Nov. 3, Happily Ever After Travel. You can read biographical stories on the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

Ribbon Cuttings
G5 Cattle and Meats will have a ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, Feb. 12 at their location, 3445 Interstate 30 West. They will also have a grand opening event on Saturday, Feb. 13, that will include local chefs, Wagyu tasting, give-aways, bounce house, corn hole and more. It will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Masterpiece Ultrasound Boutique will host a ribbon cutting at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 468 Shannon Road West. We hope you will join us for the event.