Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

The Commerce Chamber of Commerce recently named Becky Thompson, co-owner of the Commerce Veterinary Clinic, as the city's Citizen of the Year.  Chamber manager Paul Voss says the chamber and the city are considering the construction of an amphitheater in the location of the Farmers' Market on Bonham Alley in downtown Commerce.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss is presenting the transportation concerns of the county to state legislative leaders in Austin as part of "Hunt County Days" March 3-4.  Leaders from the county will travel to the state capital to meet with legislators and others.  Voss says one particular concern is the growing traffic on Interstate 30.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says nominations for "Citizen of the Year" will be taken until Friday, February 27.  The award will be announced at the chamber's annual banquet Thursday, March 12.  Paul says the chamber is getting a lot of questions about employment at the new CVS store, but the chamber does not have information on job opportunities or on the store's opening date.  And Paul discusses the construction activity at the four downtown Commerce buildings that recently sold.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says four buildings in downtown Commerce have been purchased, with the owners planning to start new businesses in each of them.  And Paul says installation of the new LED message boards intended to keep local people better informed will soon be installed.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber and the city have received the three new, electronic LED message boards that will be placed around the city as a means of keeping citizens informed about local events.  And the Chamber website and the Chamber office in downtown Commerce are now featuring many fascinating historical photos of the city and its people.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses plans for the Small-Business Saturday Treasure Hunt Saturday in Commerce, and for the Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6.  The parade is being moved from the traditional Thursday night, and will feature a Christmas festival in downtown Commerce starting at 2 p.m.

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor discusses the fiddling history of the Greenville Municipal Auditorium, where this weekend's Bob Willis Fiddling Festival will take place.  And Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss discusses plans for Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the annual Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6 this year, rather than the traditional Thursday evening.  The parade will be preceded by a holiday fair on the downtown square in the afternoon.  And Paul says a Fall Market is being held Saturdays on the Fix and Feed parking lot.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the Chamber has recently welcomed several new businesses as members, including a construction and remodeling company, Mass Con, and J&R Storage, which will offer insulated storage buildings.  Paul reports that the owner of Lulu's restaurant has bought Los Mochis Mexican Restaurant and will move Los Mochis into the former College Corner and El Charro building on Lee Street.  And Paul says the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will perf

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says between 8,000 and 10,000 people will likely attend the Bois D'Arc Bash in Commerce this weekend.  The event begins with a golf tournament at Sand Hills County Club on Friday, the Commerce Leadership Institute barbecue Friday night on the downtown square, and a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says investors are showing interest in downtown Commerce buildings, with some buildings already having been purchased for use as office space and retail space.  And Paul says the Chamber building will be the latest to have a new mural in downtown Commerce.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says it's been a busy week with three ribbon cuttings for the 10-2-4 Ranch west of Commerce, Dickey's Barbecue and Glamour Cuts.  Paul discusses plans for a new beauty pageant to be held in connection with the Bois D'Arc Bash, September 26-28.

Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the Chamber is promoting a campaign called "This Is Our Commerce," to encourage Commerce citizens and businesses to patronize each other more regularly.  And Paul says the Chamber is seeing a healthy growth in membership.

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Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says the chamber is hosting live musical events on the square in downtown Commerce every other Saturday night.  The next one will be this Saturday night, August 2.  Also, Paul discusses plans for the upcoming Bois D'Arc Bash in September, including a beauty pageant and a concert at Centennial Park featuring the Commerce High School band and the Texas A&M University-Commerce band.

Recently installed Commerce Chamber of Commerce manager Paul Voss says CVS Pharmacy will soon begin construction of a new building near the intersection of Highway 24 and Culver Street in Commerce.  And Paul says two new restaurants will soon open in the Live Oak Street shopping center that's the home of Hibbett Sports and Dollar Tree, one in the former Mia Casita location, and  one in the current Chicken Express building, which will soon be vacant when Chicken Express moves into its new building.

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