Chambre Vue

Lamar County

Chamber of Commerce 


May  2014
In This Issue
New Members
Opening Doors!!
Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events




John Chisum Western Days

May 2, 4 pm

May 3-4, 9am - 5pm

Red River Valley Fairgrounds


Uncle Jesse 27th Annual Big Bass Classic

May 3, 2014

Pat Mayse Lake


Casa Del Mare Ribbon Cutting

May 6, 2014

10:30 am

3003 NE Loop 286


Ambassador Meeting

May 7, 2014

12:00 pm

Sterling House

2410 Stillhouse Rd.


Servpro Hamburger Luncheon

May 9, 2014

11:30 - 1:30 pm

Love Civic Center Pavilion


Paris Art Fair and Kid Safe Saturday

May 10, 2014

9 am - 5 pm


Print Works Ribbon Cutting

May 15, 2014

3:00 pm

6720 Lamar Rd


Maddie Nation Golf Tournament

May 17, 2014

8:00 am and 2:00 pm tee times

Paris Golf and Country Club


Fresenius Medical Care

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

May 18, 2014

1:00 - 3:00 pm

633 Stone Ave



Welcome our New Members!
New Hope
Casa Del Mare
Fresenius Medical Care
Heart to Heart Hospice
On-Call Home Health and Elder Care


Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Erik Roddy,Chairman
Steve Keywood, Chair Elect
Stephen Gerrald, VP Finance
Jeff Martin, VP Membership
Robert High, Immediate Past Chair
Bobby Walters
Curtis Fendley
John Godwin
Josh Bray
Cheri Bedford
A.J. Hashmi
Matt Birch
Matt Frierson
Greg Wilson
Chad Johnston
J.D. Davidson
Chuck Superville
Rhonda Rogers
James Brockway
Stephanie Connot
Dr. Pam Anglin
James Dorman
Stephen Grubbs
Frederick Reese
Chris Dux
Lisa Walker
Helen Ressler
Sydney Young
Shane Phifer
Tony Bowden
Brian Figley



Mission Statement:



The Mission of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is to lead the way for economic growth by promoting and meeting the needs of business, industry and tourism.







 We are LIVE!!

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Melissa Cook, President

Becky Semple, Tourism Director

Judy Daniel, Secretary

Gina Crawford, Administrative Assistant 

The President's Corner


Wow! What a month this has been for the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. We have been extremely busy preparing for the hundreds of archers and their families who come in to our area for the ASA Southwest Shootout. We are in the 8th year of our contract with this group and wanted to put some measurables on the investment that we were making on behalf of the community to make this event happen. We commissioned Dr. Steve Schwiff, from Texas A&M Commerce's college of Economics and Finance, to do an Economic Impact Study for us on the Archery event and on the Tour de Paris event, since these are the two largest events that we do throughout the year.

The results of that study were made public on Wednesday, April 23rd, and we are really pleased with what we found out. We provided them with attendance and hotel room information from 2007 to 2013. Their department then used the IMPLAN model, which is a state of the art Input/Output modeling system to give us the results. Lots of different demographical information was used for them to model and to arrive at the figure of what the Total Spending for Both Events means to Lamar County. This total is $1,253,959.00. There are 13 jobs that exist within the county that directly depend on the Tour de Paris and the ASA Archery events. There is a total of $600,000 in additional spending generated within the county that is directly related to these two events, as well. Finally, the food services and drinking places sector and the hotel and motel sector are the sectors most directly impacted. It must be noted, that given the rural nature of the county, some spending leaked from within the county. That is to be expected.

That tells us that the monies that the City of Paris, the Chamber of Commerce, Love Civic Center and the Visitors and Convention Council put into this event are monies that are extremely well spent. And, they love coming to Paris. We hear that time and time again. We treat them like family and they feel appreciated. So, the next time that you feel annoyed about waiting in line at a local restaurant when these events are going on, just remember the monies they are pumping into our local economy and SMILE!!!


From Becky's Desk!  



A HUGE THANK YOU to all of YOU who helped with our 8th Annual ASA Southwest Shootout!

You Served, Greeted, and made welcome 1284 Shooters, Sponsors, and ASA staff  from all over the country and beyond!! 

They love PARIS because of your friendly smile!  :)


We were told over and over how much our guests appreciated visiting with all the volunteers from so many local businesses and organizations !


We heard about other locations where ASA has shoots that have higher priced concessions and it is impossible to feed their families during the tournaments. They are so appreciative that we are mindful of their limited budgets.  


Mike Tyrell, President of ASA, commented that coming to Paris is like coming to see Family. 


Thank YOU for making this possible!  The proceeds from the 2014 concessions will go towards the remodeling of our Chamber office upstairs!


Next weekend is the Annual Kids Safe Saturday and Art Fair May 10th at Love Civic Center


Memorial Day Weekend we have more Archers coming to Paris to participate in the annual Texas ASA Western Region Shootout, hosted by our local Archers for Christ!


June 6th and 7th is our Annual HWY 82/287 Yard Sale weekend from New Boston to Quanah!


There is always something happening in Paris and Lamar County!!!


Go out and be a tourist in your own "backyard"!!



Opening Doors!!

The Chamber welcomes New Hope Center of Paris!!!
 Ribbon cutting for  our newest member!!
400 W. Sherman
The Chamber welcomes Jr. Livestock Association!!!
 Ribbon cutting for  our newest member!!
30th Anniversary Tour de Paris
Over 900 cyclists participate in this bicycle rally which provides something for all age groups.  The ride includes 5 routes which starts the participants near our Eiffel Tower, winds through Historic Downtown Paris and continues through the beautiful countryside of Lamar County, which makes this one of the favorite rides among cyclists.  Tour de Paris will be on July 19, 2014.

30th Anniversary Tour de Paris Jerseys and Socks

        Go online to purchase your
commerative 30th Anniversary jersey and socks today!!! 


 Jerseys - $70.00 Sleeveless or short sleeves

Sizes S-3X


Socks - $12.00



Go online and buys yours today!!!                  

8 West Plaza

Paris, TX 75460