Room calling for 1/12 by Butch Burnie – Front Porch News Texas

Room calling for 1/12 by Butch Burnie – Front Porch News Texas

Room calling for 1/12 by Butch Burnie – Front Porch News Texas

Philippines Printing / Courtesy Chamber of Commerce

Immerse yourself in your digital advertising choices at lunch and the next learning in the room.

April Bliss, founder of Bliss Digital Innovations, will present the quarterly Room Lunch and Learning, providing small businesses with timely and useful information about digital advertising options other than pay-per-click. You will learn about Retargeting, Targeted Viewing, Behavioral Targeting, Keyword Targeting, Native Ads, Mobile Opening, Social Mirror, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon Targeting, Linkedin, Home IP Targeting, Video Advertising (OTT, Pre-roll), Search Engine Optimization and reputation management.

The seminar will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at Clarion Point. Chamber members can have the seminar with lunch for $15. For out-of-room members, the cost is $20 per person. Call the Chamber at 903-885-6515 or to register.

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The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s 95th annual membership banquet will return to the future with an ’80s-inspired dinner on Thursday, February 17, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center.

There will be prizes, music, food and fun at the annual banquet. Social media and cocktail hour starts at 6pm, food service starts at 6:30, prizes start at 7pm

You can reserve your seat for $30 per person or get a table for $10 for $500. Tables include preferential seating and display of names.

Nominations for this year’s Provider of Care are still being accepted. This award, along with Citizens of the Year, Small and Large Business, Woman of the Year and more, will be announced at the Chamber’s Membership Banquet on Thursday, February 17th. Nominations can be sent to or mailed to the following addresses:

Caregiver of the Year— The Pilot Club— PO Box 131, Sulfur Springs, TX 75483.

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Work continues on the 2022 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Guide. We are distributing more than 7,000 of these guides to visitors, relocation seekers, and even township champions interested in learning more about our local business. It includes historical information as well as all the things to see and do in Hopkins County. The best part is that it includes an alphabetical and categorical list of your business. LeeAnn Peugh, with Echo Publishing, will contact you to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory.

Prices are reasonable, and it’s one of the best ways to represent your business. I hope you consider this a wise investment with over 7000 business exposure opportunities. You can also call the room, and I will pass on your information to them.

Rithmic Productions / Courtesy Chamber of Commerce

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Buddy Home Furnishings will have a bar cut on noon Friday, January 14, at his new home, 1147 South Broadway Street, please join us for the event.

The Lonestar Response Team will host a ribbon cutting at the Chamber’s office, 110 Main Street, noon on Tuesday, January 18. Please welcome them to the community.

The Rythmic Productions Music Company hosted a huge opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, January 7, at 1217 South Broadway, owner of Suite Q, Calvin Hickerson, his father and brother giving a short jazz show as part of the Open House.

work week

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce highlights a Chamber member each week. Please join me in congratulating our business for this week on January 12th, Flippin Printing. You can read biographical stories on the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

Main Street Theatre

Main Street Theater will reopen on January 14 and 15 with duo Brad Davis and Joel Weaver. Doors open at 6:30 PM on both days. Go to to get tickets.

National ranked basketball

Texas A&M-Commerce will host Lubbock Christian University in a double-header basketball game on Thursday, January 13, in which the four teams are seeded nationally. The ladies game, which hosts the No. 3 A&M-Commerce No. 1 LCU, begins at 5:30 p.m. The men’s game, with the LCU’s #1 ranked Lions hosted, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, go to or call 903-468-8756.

Contributed by Butch Burnie

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