Showcase to be held tonight


Chamber Connection

Tonight is the night! The Chamber is hosting The Chamber Showcase, a night of networking that features Chamber members in Hopkins County, on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Booth space is already sold out, but we encourage you attend the event for $10 and enjoy the opportunity to do it all in one night. Only Chamber members may host booths, but anyone may attend to network and meet business professionals from our area. You will be so glad you came. Call the Chamber to ask questions or make reservations at 903-885-6515.


I’m just so excited about the upcoming fourth 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 Jan. 1, 2017 and must have been taken in Hopkins County. The contest will be open from Aug. 1-31. Only digital images are accepted (no prints). To submit your photograph, email the picture to Rules and releases will be available on the Chamber of Commerce website.


The Chamber is currently accepting vendors for the Stew Fest Market, which will be located on the south side of Buford Park during Stew Contest activities. This is a great opportunity to sell goods or to promote your business to 7,000 people who attend the Stew Contest annually. Vendors may rent booth space to sell goods or distribute information about their business. Booths will be assigned on a first-paid basis. Access to electricity is not guaranteed. Generators are permitted. Desserts may be sold, but no other food or drinks may be distributed. Vendors who are interested in purchasing booth space, call the Chamber of Commerce at 903-885-6515.


The Main Street Theater Children’s Summer Workshop Presents Jungle Book this weekend. Performances will be held Aug. 2-3 at 7 p.m. with a matinée performance on the 4th at 2 p.m. Online reservations can be made at or by calling 903-885-0107. Main Street is at 225 Main Sulphur Springs.


To celebrate the opening of their new location, Healing Hands Massage and Spa is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at noon. Their new location is 1402 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 6 in Sulphur Springs. We will see you there!


You are cordially invited to the Comptroller presentation on Abatements, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs) and Other Economic Incentive Tools at 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Tickets are $10, and reservations can be made by calling the EDC at 903-439-0101.


CANHelp is hosting their 2019 Back to School Fair! Through the support of community and corporate sponsors, this event will be a one-stop destination to prepare the whole family for the start of school. The fair is scheduled 3-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at the Hopkins County Civic Center, 1200 Houston St. in Sulphur Springs. Registration for school supplies was Wednesday, July 31. Call CANHelp at 903-885-9797, ext. 1 or visit for more details.


Alliance Bank is hosting a free educational day for students in seventh through 12th grades called Cash Camp. It is designed to teach students about budgeting, determining wants vs. needs, and learning banking terms and financial principles. It will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Students in seventh-ninth grades will attend 9-11:30 a.m. Students in 10th-12th grades will attend from 12:30-3 p.m. Lunch for both sessions will be served at 11:30 a.m. Cash Camp will be held at Clarion Pointe, located at 411 East Industrial Drive in Sulphur Springs. Admission is free, but you must reserve your spot before they fill up. To sign up, call Charlotte McFadden at 903-885-2187 or email at