The Chamber Connection


by: Meredith Caddell




The Chamber office will be closed Good Friday!  We wish you all a Happy Easter!


Thank you to everyone who attended the Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of Jay Hodge Chevrolet!

Jay Hodge welcomed hundreds of guests to his Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of his new dealership on Wildcat Way in Sulphur Springs, last Thursday afternoon.  Guests were treated to a fabulous catered lunch and goodies from Chevrolet!  We are so excited to have them here in Sulphur Springs!




Thank you to everyone who attended the Ribbon Cutting for Brightstar Church!

Michael & Krista Branch, along with their children welcomed us to their new location of Brightstar Church!  This church started about 7 months ago and met at Coffee off the Square.  Since then, they have outgrown that location and will now meet at the Civic Center at 11:00 beginning this Easter Sunday!  With the larger area, they will now be able to offer children’s activities & ministries!  If you have been looking for a casual, scripture-based church, they would love for you to visit.





Home & Outdoor Expo, Sat. 3/26-Civic Center, presented by The Way Radio & Jay Hodge Chevrolet

Make plans now to spend this Saturday at the Civic Center for the Home & Outdoor Expo!  This is going to be a fabulous event featuring RVs, tractors, cars, lawn equipment, mobile homes…plus EVERYTHING for your home!  The grounds inside and out will be filled with vendors, not to mention, there will be a demonstration stage with activities going on ALL day, including a mini concert with Hannah Kirby at 2pm.  The event will take place from 9am-6pm with door prizes being awarded ALL day!  Admission only $5.  For more information please call 903-885-7639




The Tubby Adkisson Mobile Mammography Coach in SS March 31st at Spring Village Shopping Center.


2016 Diabetes Series, “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” begins Monday, April 4th.

Don’t miss the new Diabetes Series at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, beginning Monday, April 4th.  The series is only $25 and they will meet April 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th & 18th at 1:30 at the Extension Office, located at 1200 Houston Street.  Pre-registration is requested.  For more information, please call Johanna Hicks at 903-885-3443.


Spring Clean for the City of Sulphur Springs is April 4th – 9th 7am-7pm


Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for Sulphur Springs Antique Gallery, April 6th at Noon

Please join us for the grand opening for Sulphur Springs Antique Gallery, April 6th at Noon at 1130 Shannon Roade, E.  The will have antiques, art, curiosities and more gallery. For more information call 903-569-4257.


We would like to welcome Dragon Ranch to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce!

Dragon Ranch is a unique gem which, after many years, is now available for private stays in country guest houses as well as events - from corporate retreats to ladies’ spa days or guys’ nights out to family reunions or weddings. The ranch is a preserve for nature features fish stocked ponds and lakes, modern art sculptures throughout the property, miles of hiking trails through woods, resident animals including Zig and Zag the zebras, and one of a kind architecture made of reclaimed materials.

Dragon Ranch is located just minutes off I30 between Greenville and Sulphur Springs TX, and only 1 hour from downtown Dallas.  We will be hosting an open house & ribbon cutting on April 7th from 3-6 with the ribbon cutting at 5:00.  Please visit this website to RSVP! You don’t want to miss it!





Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament—April 8th @ SS Country Club…Register NOW!

Registration forms are available NOW for the 27th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament that will take place on Friday, April 8th at the beautifully redesigned Sulphur Springs Country Club.  If you would like more information, please call 903-885-6515.  There are several morning tee times and a few afternoon tee times remaining, so get your forms in NOW!  Tee times are guaranteed on a first come first paid basis.  We will have lots of contest holes, hole in one chances plus much more!


2016 Tanner Higgins Warrior Run, Saturday, April 9th at Cooper Lake State Park

The Tanner Higgins Warrior Run was created to honor the memory of Sergeant Tanner Stone Higgins, 23, killed by enemy forces during a heavy firefight while conducting combat operations in Logar Province Afghanistan April 14, 2012.  The Tanner Higgins Military Memorial Fund developed from the Warrior Run event is soon to be a 501c3 non-profit organization.  The mission is “To serve men and women in uniform who serve their country or community.”  The offer financial and social support beyond what the government offers to men and women of service and their families. 

There are many opportunities to help the Memorial Fund…you may be a sponsor…on many different levels, or you may participate in the 5K run or 1K Grunt Run.  For more information, please email Patti Sells at or visit


Kid's Safe Saturday will be held at Kid's Kingdom @ Buford Park located at the corner of League Street and Connally Street in Sulphur Springs, TX on Saturday April 9th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  We are excited to have your organization participate.  Please complete the information below and return to Nancy Mumford (903-233-5228), at, or mail it to: Nancy Mumford, DFPS, 2130 Alpine Rd., Longview TX  75601. There is no fee to participate, however all participants in Kid's Safe Saturday will need to provide the following:


Reilly Springs Jamboree presents Jack’s Western Swing Round Up, April 16th at 7pm

You don’t want to miss this great evening of entertainment at the Reilly Springs Jamboree, Saturday, April 16th at 7pm.  Jack Phillips, along with Caroline Grace Wiseman, Abby Payne and Devon Dawson will be sure to provide a wonderful evening of Western Swing!  For more information, please call Enola gay at 903-438-3568.


Poster Contest for all 5th Grade Students in Hopkins County

Deputy Kelly Wiser with the D.A.R. E. program invites all 5th graders in Hopkins County to participate in the Poster Contest, April 23rd!  Topics for the posters may include illegal drugs, tobacco, alcohol, bullying, peer pressure, and/or prescription meds.  All posters must be on poster board and students may use any resources on the poster.  Entries must be submitted by April 23rd at 10:00am at the Sheriff’s office, 298 Rosemont Street.  Awards for the best overall posters.  They will also have a free hot do lunch for students.  For questions, please contact Deputy Kelly Wiser at 903-438-4040 or


Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop

The next session will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Hopkins County Extension Office.  The workshop is free and engaged couples will receive a certificate to save $60 upon applying for a marriage license.  Topics covered will be marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided by local businesses.  Please call 903-885-3443 to reserve seats.


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

AT HOME TEAM- Dr. Richard L. Ingrim

1575 Heritage Drive MEDIC

McKinney, TX  75069

Justin Canul, Manager


Physician - Homebound Dr.



That’s all for now…have a GREAT week!