Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION November 24 By Butch Burney Here is wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! It’s hard to believe that 2021 is almost over. I hope you enjoy the holiday with family and friends – and then hit our local stores on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Check out our website on Wednesday (or after) to see the Small Business Saturday deals from our local merchants. Just go to HopkinsChamber.org and on the home page, click on the “Featured Events” logo. Our small business owners have so many great deals, quality items, and friendly, helpful employees to make sure you get what you want. Hopkins County offers an incredible local shopping experience! We love our small, locally-owned businesses, and we want them to continue to thrive and be successful in…
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VR Social

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK VR Social We're excited to introduce our next "Business of the Week," VR Social! We have plenty to share with you this week, so stay tuned for the rest of the posts, and show this awesome local business some #ChamberLove! #BOTW Check out the rest of the posts at www.facebook.com/hopkinscochamber or www.instagram.com/hopkinscochamber.
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION November 17 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…
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Happily Ever After Travel

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK Happily Ever After Travel We're excited to introduce our next "Business of the Week," Happily Ever After Travel! We have plenty to share with you this week, so stay tuned for the rest of the posts, and show this awesome local business some #ChamberLove! #BOTW Check out the rest of the posts at www.facebook.com/hopkinscochamber or www.instagram.com/hopkinscochamber.
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION November 10 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…
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Bell Concrete

Business of the Week
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK Bell Concrete We're excited to introduce our next "Business of the Week," Bell Concrete! We have plenty to share with you this week, so stay tuned for the rest of the posts, and show this awesome local business some #ChamberLove! #BOTW Check out the rest of the posts at www.facebook.com/hopkinscochamber or www.instagram.com/hopkinscochamber.
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION November 3 By Butch Burney The Wall That Heals, the Vietnam Veterans replica memorial, will be in Sulphur Springs Nov. 4-7, at the Sulphur Springs High School track. The three-quarter sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., along with a Mobile Education Center, arrived in Sulphur Springs on Tuesday, escorted by Patriot Guard Riders, law enforcement, and fire department personnel.  This year 2021 has been nationally designated as the year to “Welcome Home America’s Vietnam Veterans,” and The Wall That Heals will help do that. It will be open 24 hours a day during its time in Sulphur Springs, so make time to visit the memorial and welcome the thousands of visitors who will be in Hopkins County this week! Facebook: The Wall That…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION October 27 By Butch Burney What a great turnout Saturday for the 52 nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest! We had almost 150 cook sites and around 6,000 visitors to Buford Park for the contest, which included a market with more than 25 vendors, a Friday night appetizer contest and concert. Thanks to so many volunteers, including more than 60 high school students, who volunteered their time and energy to make the weekend truly wonderful. And thanks to our sponsors who made it possible for us to serve so many visitors. Lastly, the cooks are the ones that make the event possible, and they were out in full force, on both the north and south sides of Buford Park, churning out 3,000-4,000 gallons of beef and…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION October 20 By Butch Burney It’s stew time in Sulphur Springs! Saturday is the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, sponsored by Alliance Bank, Alliance Bank Financial Services and Galyean Insurance, at Buford Park. Get there on Friday to check out more than two dozen market vendors, who will be set up on the south side of the square, stay for the appetizer contest and get ready for Dubb and the Luv Machines in concert from 10:30 pm to midnight. Things are not just back to normal at the stew contest, but they are better than normal. We will have 150 pots of stew cooking and ready to serve at 10:45 a.m. Cooks will be on both the north and south sides of Buford Park. All-you-can-eat…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION October 13 By Butch Burney Who is ready for stew? The cooler weather signals that the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, sponsored by Alliance Bank, Alliance Bank Financial Services and Galyean Insurance, is almost here. The contest will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. Things are not just back to normal at the stew contest, but they are better than normal. We will have more 140 pots of stew cooking and ready to serve at 10:45 a.m. Cooks will be on both the north and south sides of Buford Park. All-you-can-eat tickets are $6 and can be purchased online (HopkinsChamber.org), at the Chamber office or any of the local banks. Buy online and get a four-pack of tickets for $20. There are more than…
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