The Chamber Connection

By Meredith Caddell

January 21, 2016

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon cutting for Reilly Springs Jamboree!

If you missed the ribbon cutting for the Reilly Springs Jamboree-Hopkins County’s Original Music Venue, last Saturday evening you missed a great time.  Tony Ramey was guest singer for the Reilly Springs Jamboree for the evening.   Enola Gay, producer, provides a wonderful event every third Saturday of the month.  The show starts at 7:00.  They are located at 109 CR 1439, Sulphur Springs.  If you have never been, you are missing one of the many superb entertainments that Sulphur Springs has to offer.  They Reilly Springs Jamboree has been a local icon for 50+ years. 

 

Saddle Up & Save the Date…2/18 is the 90th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Dust off your boots and put on your jeans for a rip-roarin’ good time at the 90th Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet/Annual Membership Meeting!  This is a great night to enjoy a delicious meal and congratulate the deserving recipients of the many awards!  Tickets are $25 with seating on a first come/first served basis.  If you would like to reserve a table for 10, you may do so for $300.  Please call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 to make reservations. 

 

Non-Political “Meet & Greet” with State Representative Dan Flynn, Tuesday, January 26, 5-6:30 p.m.

State Representative Dan Flynn will be at Coffee Off the Square, 204 Church Street, Tuesday, January 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. for a “Meet & Greet” session, sponsored by Beth & Donnie Wisenbaker.  There will refreshments and we encourage everyone to come and visit your State Representative.  He will be there to meet you and answer any questions you have about what is going on in our government and listen to your concerns.

 

Biggest Loser Community Challenge begins February 15th…Register NOW!!!

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is so excited to announce our partnership with NBC’s The Biggest Loser Community Challenge!  This is a national wellness initiative designed to help employees become healthier.  This company vs company competition invites teams of four to join an eight-week, online health & wellness community challenge.  The challenge is for companies of all sizes (no limit to the amount of teams you can sign up!) and people of all fitness levels.  It is truly designed to get our community moving, eating better and having fun! 

This company vs company competition invites teams of four to join an eight-week, online health & wellness community challenge.  The challenge is for companies of all sizes (no limit to the amount of teams you can sign up!) and people of all fitness levels.  It is designed to get our community moving, eating better and having fun!

 

Business are encouraged to register teams of employees to represent their company in the challenge.  For only $100 for a team of four, this exciting wellness offering is an affordable and fun way to kick start the new year for employees. 

 

Past contestants of The Biggest Loser will guide teams through eight weekly challenges.  Challengers will also receive weekly motivation and nutrition tips from trainer, Dolvett Quince.  Participants will earn points for each minute of activity they engage in, as well as additional points for completing weekly tasks and logging additional challenge activities designed to improve nutrition and overall wellness.  Each participant will have access to their own private wellness account and mobile app, where they will journal challenge activities, access weekly health guidance and keep their eye on friends and competitors on live leaderboards.   The focus of the challenge is not on weight loss and all personal information, including weight, is completely private. WARNING: Side effects may include weight loss! Prize drawings will be made each week, with over 10,000 prizes to be won across the country, including trips to LA to see the Finale live!  More information, registration and key dates can be found online at: www.biggestlosercommunity.com.

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is going to enhance this 8-week challenge!  The winning team will receive $1000!  Also, every week, the Chamber will offer a community-wide workout opportunity!  4 of those weeks will include an actual Biggest Loser Challenge!  Winners on these dates will receive a prize.  Register now!!!  Healthy People. Healthy Companies. Healthy Communities!               

 

A Super Bowl Appetizer Cooking Class Sat. 1/30, 1:30-2:30 @ Gourmet Kitchen & Co., 213 Main Street.

Chef Lyndsay Caldwell will teach you how to prepare easy, delicious Super Bowl appetizers that will keep your game day party guests happy regardless who wins.  The class includes Lyndsay’s new signed cookbook, FEED MY SHEEP, which supports the local ministry, The Dinner Bell which feeds those in need in our community weekly.  The Gourmet Kitchen & Co, is Sulphur Springs’ newest unique kitchen gourmet store specializing in gift baskets, vintage décor, a kitchen market and a specialty kitchen emporium with everything you’ll need to equip your kitchen to prepare fresh, tasty meals.  Enrollment is limited to 12.  The price is $32.50 a person and includes the cookbook that retails for $25.00.  Call Sharon Hughes at 903-885-3282/214-693-3334.

 

Mother’s Culture Club “A Night in New York City – 2016 Father/Daughter Dance, Sat., February 6.

The Mother’s Culture Club presents the annual 2015 Father-Daughter Dance, “A Night in New York City”, Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Hopkins County Civic Center.  There will be dancing, door prizes, refreshments and an ultimate photo artistry photograph.  All proceeds benefit local children’s charities.  Call Ashley Ortiz, 903-348-3518 to purchase tickets.

 

 

 

Important Dates to remember for 2016

Chamber Banquet-February 18th

Spring Fever Bike Rally-March 12th

Chamber Golf Tournament-April 8th

Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off-June 11th

Hopkins County Stew Contest-October 22nd

 

We would like to welcome our newest members to the Chamber of Commerce:

 

New Valentine’s Window Cleaning & Janitorial Service

Residential & Commercial

William Valentine

103 Sherry Lane

214-923-1010

 

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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