Chamber of Commerce brings together business directory – Front Porch News Texas

Chamber Directory 2021 / Courtesy Chamber of Commerce

The 2022 Hopkins County Business Directory is heading for you! The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of preparing its repertoire and is thrilled with its post-holiday debut.

The guide contains business contact information, Hopkins attractions, and historical notes for the city and county. Next year, the Chamber of Commerce estimates that it will distribute more than 7,000 copies of the directory to tourists, movers and residents.

“It’s a great resource for the city,” said Chamber Membership Coordinator Amanda Tredway-Simmons.

In addition to giving out the directory to any resident who wishes, the House sends out batches of directories to potential new residents, Tredway-Simmons said.

“It’s a great way for companies to get their name out there,” she noted. “Real estate agents, electricians, all the businesses you need are in the directory. ”

The directory can be particularly useful when new residents move to the city.

“When new people come to town, we go through every category: restaurants, stores… the directory is what we use to direct them to where they would like to shop, eat or have fun,” she said. .

The directory can also help local businesses form a more cohesive community, the Chamber noted.

“It’s a business benchmark for other local businesses that they could use in town,” Tredway-Simmons said.

House Speaker Butch Burney said the House has been printing yearbooks for “decades” and for some residents they have become a collector’s item.

“We’re getting people calling to ask when the directory is coming out,” Tredway-Simmons said. “They want to make sure they get one every year.”

The cover of the business directory features an image from a local photographer each year, although the Chamber keeps the image a secret until its first publication. The 2021 directory featured cherry blossoms in bloom, captured by Kasey Knotts of Sulfur Springs. However, the Chamber is not disclosing what the 2022 coverage might look like.

“We love our small, local businesses and we want them to continue to thrive and succeed in everything they do,” Burney said in his Chamber Connection column.

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By Taylor Nye

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