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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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION October 6 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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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION September 29 By Butch Burney Get Your Stew On This is the last chance for stew cooks to get their registration forms in for the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, sponsored by Alliance Bank, Alliance Bank Financial Services and Galyean Insurance. The contest will be Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. We have almost 140 pots of stew already registered, but we have room for more, if you get your registration in soon. Come by the chamber office or send us an email and we will get the registration form to you. We are expecting a big turnout for this year’s event, so be sure and get your spot. Our cooks’ meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. We will have the north…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION September 22 By Butch Burney Jay Hodge Chevrolet is hosting the first Business Before Hours networking event from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. Join us for coffee, juice and donuts as you connect with other businessmen and women.  Jay Hodge Chevrolet is located on Wildcat Way. This is the first networking event of the fall, and will be followed by a Business After Hours in October. Strong Town Seminar Neal Barker, owner of Town and Country Cleaners has invited Charles Marohn, professional engineer and founder of the Strong Towns movement, to discuss with interested individuals how to improve the trajectory of our town and help us to become more resilient. He focuses on bottom-up strategies for making investments that will actually build wealth, all while…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION September 15 By Butch Burney It’s not too late for stew cooks to get their registration forms in for the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. Come by the chamber office or send us an email and we will get the registration form to you. We are expecting a big turnout for this year’s event, so be sure and get your spot. We will have the north and south sides of the park open for cooking, along with a vendor market. We are expecting a fully open stew. Additionally, the Camber is still accepting vendors for the Stew Fest Market, which will be located on the south side of Buford Park during Friday night and Saturday…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION September 8 By Butch Burney The deadline is one week away for stew cooks to get their registration forms in for the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. Come by the chamber office or send us an email and we will get the registration form to you or download one off our website, hopkinschamber.org. We are expecting a big turnout for this year’s event, so be sure and get your spot. We will have the north and south sides of the park open for cooking, along with a vendor market. We are expecting a fully open stew. The deadline is also approaching for businesses that would like to sponsor some of the winning stew pots. For this…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION September 1 By Butch Burney The deadline is approaching for all stew cooks to get their registration forms in for the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at Buford Park. Come by the chamber office or send us an email and we will get the registration form to you or download one off our website, hopkinschamber.org. We are expecting a big turnout for this year’s event, so be sure and get your spot. The deadline is also approaching for businesses that would like to sponsor some of the winning stew pots. For this opportunity, call or email me at butch@hopkinschamber.org. Additionally, the Camber is still accepting vendors for the Stew Fest Market, which will be located on the south side…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION August 10 By Butch Burney The deadline is fast approaching for the Adult Leadership Program, and we are still in need of applicants for the class to make! Application forms are available on our website here, or I can email you the documents if you contact me at butch@hopkinschamber.org or by calling 903-885-6515. Adult Leadership takes you through all of the services of the city and county in an in-depth program that will enrich your life, both occupationally and individually. The class needs 20-25 members, and the deadline is Aug. 13. High School Leadership The Hopkins County High School Leadership class will have all seven schools participating this year with 39 seniors involved in the program. If you want to sponsor one of these deserving students, this is…
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Chamber Connection

Chamber Connection
CHAMBER CONNECTION August 4 By Butch Burney Don’t miss out on the premier networking opportunity of the summer with the Chamber Showcase Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. There will be 30 businesses there, with samples and information about them and their services. Additionally, each business will have a gift or gift card to give away, so that’s up to 30 gift cards going to 30 lucky individuals who attend the come-and-go event. Adult Leadership The Adult Leadership program is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Adult Leadership class. Registration is on our website, HopkinsChamber.org or I can email you the documents if you contact me at butch@hopkinschamber.org or by calling 903-885-6515. Adult Leadership takes you through all of the services of the city and county in…
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