Chamber Connection & COVID-19 Updates

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION August 13 It's time for the 5th Annual Chamber of Commerce Photography Contest! Let me review the basics.  Anyone of any age can enter as we have a children’s category.  The picture must be newer than January 1, 2018 and must have been taken in Hopkins County. The contest will be open from August 1st to August 31st.  There are seven categories you may enter: Natural World, Travel, People, The Hopkins County Experience, Altered Images, Mobile, and Children’s Category. Only digital images are accepted (no prints). To submit your photograph, email the picture to Lezley@HopkinsChamber.org.  Rules and releases will be available on the Chamber of Commerce website.  I cannot wait to see your beautiful photos! Please remember… Friday, August 28th is the last day to submit your registration…
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Tire Town

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK Tire Town This week, we are putting Tire Town in the spotlight, and we're excited about it! Not only can you purchase tires and have them installed at Tire Town, but they also offer alignment and brake services. Mike Gilmer, the owner of our Business of the Week, started as an employee in 1981. About four years later, he became a partner in ownership, and by 1990, he was the full owner. In other words, he is a very dedicated and hard worker! In the next post, we'll be telling you more about Mike and the rest of the Tire Town family, so stay tuned for that! ☺️🚗 #BOTW
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Chamber Connection & COVID-19 Updates

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION August 6 I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest, and whether or not it will be cancelled.  The answer is… we don’t know yet, but the Chamber is doing everything in our power to plan this year’s stew in a way that will keep everyone safe.  Cooks’ letters have been mailed out this week.  Once we know how many cooks will be cooking in the contest, we will take our safety and logistics plan to our city and county officials.  We will all sit down together to make a decision. Until then, we have something fun for you!  Last year, we sold a very limited number of shirts that we named Stew + 75482.  We are bringing these back by popular demand!  These…
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La Quinta Inn & Suites

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK La Quinta Inn & Suites Our #BOTW, La Quinta Inn & Suites, opened up in July of 2010 and was taken over in August of 2018 by Kenny, pictured above in the blue. He has been in the hospitality industry for 16 years, with experience in managing IHG, Wyndham and Choice Hotels. Kenny loves to see happiness in people, which is what inspires him to provide the best hospitality service possible to his guests. He, and his staff, enjoys getting to know each guest that stays at the hotel, in order to meet their needs, help them to have a peaceful stay and surpass their expectations. If you have met Kenny, I'm sure you can imagine that he does all of that easily, with his kindness and…
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Chamber Connection & COVID-19 Updates

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION July 30 I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest, and whether or not it will be cancelled.  The answer is… we don’t know yet, but the Chamber is doing everything in our power to plan this year’s stew in a way that will keep everyone safe.  Cooks’ letters have been mailed out this week.  Once we know how many cooks will be cooking in the contest, we will take our safety and logistics plan to our city and county officials.  We will all sit down together to make a decision. Until then, we have something fun for you!  Last year, we sold a very limited number of shirts that we named Stew + 75482.  We are bringing these back by popular demand!  These…
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Hopkins County Fire Department

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK Hopkins County Fire Department We are excited to announce that our next #BOTW is the Hopkins County Fire Department!!! 🚒 Yesterday, we visited Station 20, which is the Central Station in our county and one of only five full-paid fire departments in the State of Texas. Station 20, along with 12 volunteer fire departments, work together to serve the entire county. The HCFD is also affiliated with the Emergency Management Department and Environmental Services Department, meaning that many of the men and women who work there wear multiple hats on the job! On Tuesday, we met with Fire Chief Andy Endsley to learn more about our #BOTW, the Hopkins County Fire Department. While we were with him at Station 20, he also told us part of his story too!…
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Chamber Connection & COVID-19 Updates

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION July 23 I know that you are all wondering about the 2020 Stew Contest, and whether or not it will be cancelled.  The answer is… we don’t know yet, but the Chamber is doing everything in our power to plan this year’s stew in a way that will keep everyone safe.  Cooks’ letters have been mailed out this week.  Once we know how many cooks will be cooking in the contest, we will take our safety and logistics plan to our city and county officials.  We will all sit down together to make a decision. Until then, we have something fun for you!  Last year, we sold a very limited number of shirts that we named Stew + 75482.  We are bringing these back by popular demand!  These…
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Northeast Texas Heart of Hope

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK Northeast Texas Heart of Hope We are excited to present our next Business of the Week, Northeast Texas Heart of Hope, a pregnancy resource center that assists young women with planned and unplanned pregnancies. They offer many services, such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and prenatal/parenting classes. They also offer referrals for adoption services and to local community services. NETX Heart of Hope is a 501(c)3 organization, and everything they do for their clients is free of charge. Stay tuned, this week, to learn more about this wonderful local organization! 💙 #BOTW Our #BOTW, Northeast Texas Heart of Hope, opened its doors in June of 2012, when Steve and Pat Phillips accepted the opportunity to fill the need of a pregnancy center in Sulphur Springs. When we asked what inspired…
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Chamber Connection & COVID-19 Updates

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION July 16 The Hopkins County Adult Leadership is happy to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2020-21 class. The Adult Leadership Class is a community leadership development program sponsored by the Hopkins county Chamber of Commerce.  The course was created in 1989 with the concept of offering leadership training and community involvement for emerging business and community leaders. Leadership Sulphur Springs is a nine-month session, with meetings held once a month. For more information and to get an application, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.  Deadline to apply is August 1st. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs is now scheduling 3-D Mammography CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs is excited to announce the soft opening of the Ruth & Jack Gillis…
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American Towing & Tire

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK American Towing & Tire Let's get to know the Bryant family! Jason and Calyn (pictured) have been married for 11 years, and they have three children: Jay, Jaydee and Jagger. Jaydee and Jagger attend North Hopkins ISD, where both are active in sports, and Jay operates a tow truck for American Towing everyday. Jason has been in the towing industry since 1997. In 2017, he acquired American Towing & Tire Company from what was formerly Tommy Evans Firestone. Since then, they have continued to provide the same services and have added a few more into the mix. This week, we are putting American Towing & Tire Company in the spotlight. 😁 They offer a wide variety of products and services including towing for light, medium and heavy sizes,…
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