The Chamber Connection

by Meredith Caddell

January 14, 2016

 

Reilly Springs Jamboree Ribbon Cutting-Saturday, January 16th at 6:30pm

We will be hosting the ribbon cutting for the Reilly Springs Jamboree-Hopkins County’s Original Music Venue, this Saturday, January 16th at 6:30!  Tony Ramey will be the featured guest for the Reilly Springs Jamboree, with Enola Gay as producer.  The show starts at 7:00.  They are located at 109 CR 1439, SS.

 

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!               

 

Would you like to recognize an Outstanding Educator? Deadline Extended to January 15th!

Here is your chance…this year the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee wants to allow all Hopkins County Citizens to nominate their candidates for “Outstanding Professional Educator” (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher) “Outstanding Para Professional Educator” (Secretary or Aide) and “Outstanding Auxiliary Educator” (Maintenance, Custodial, Transportation, Nurse or Cafeteria). We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to nominate that “special educator” that has had an impact in their lives.  You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and then either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than January 15th!  Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is chamber1@suddenlinkmail.com and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483.  Don’t miss this opportunity to recognize a special educator!

 

Nominations for Large and Small Business of the Year!  Deadline extended to January 15th

Please submit your nomination for Large Business of the Year or Small Business of the Year.  Nominations should be for those businesses which exhibit outstanding community involvement—civic, church, educational, benevolent, humanitarian or other. You may pick up a nomination form at the Chamber office at 300 Connally Street and either fax, e-mail or mail it in, no later than January 15th!  Our fax number is 903-885-6516, our e-mail address is chamber1@suddenlinkmail.com and our mailing address is P.O. Box 347, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483. 

 

Additional Chamber of Commerce Banquet Nominations

Many other awards are presented at the Chamber of Commerce membership banquet (February 18, 2016).  Aside from the awards mentioned above, nominations are also being accepted for:

Citizen of the Year—Echo Publishing Company—P.O. Box 598, SS, TX 75483

Woman of the Year—Beta Sigma Phi Organization—P.O. Box 72, SS, TX 75483

Caregiver of the Year—The Pilot Club—P.O. Box 131 SS, TX 75483

Community Pride Award—Adult Leadership Class—P.O. Box 347, SS, TX 75483

Agriculturist of the Year—Professional Ag Workers—c/o AgriLife Extenson, P.O. Box 518, SS TX 75483

Each of these nominations should be submitted in writing and mailed to the above mentioned address.

 

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:

Grapevine Grains

387 CR 1785

Yantis, TX  75497

214-677-6052

Vickie Smolek, Owner

Health Food Store, Wholesale

 

Reilly Springs Jamboree

Hopkins County's Original Music Venue

109 CR 1439

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

Enola Gay, Producer

Entertainment - 3rd Sat. of Month – Jamboree

 

Margo’s – A Brush of Class

Art Lessons, Paint Parties, Crafts & More

212 N. Davis

Sulphur Springs, TX  75482

903-439-7903

 

Dragon Ranch

209 Paris Street

Cumby, TX  75433

Rebecca & William Posten

214-405-0581

Venue – Meetings/Weddings/Receptions/Parties,Etc.

 

That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!

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