From the President
From the desk of Dr. Debi Crawford

from the preisdent
dr. debi crawford

Welcome to the Hawkins Area Chamber of Commerce and our website!

This is an exciting time to be a part of the Hawkins Area Chamber of Commerce because we have several new projects aimed at enhancing our area and benefiting local businesses, schools, and area residents.

As 2018 dawns, The Small Business Incubator Project is starting to become visible to residents. The building is taking shape. The renovation of the former Hawkins Church of Christ building to provide a centralized shared work space and centralized location to promote Hawkins Area small and large businesses throughout East Texas is over half way done. It will serve as a focal point for area business.  Shared office space and networking with other area businesses along with free support from the Small Business Development Center at Tyler Junior College will be available to all businesses locating within the Incubator.

We are also working to reclaim the title of Pancake Capital of Texas proclaimed by the Texas Legislature in 1995. Check out our Vision 2020 page on this website to see the JB's Journal video with regard to this project. In 2017 the Chamber acquired a Pancake Griddle created by the Hawkins ISD FFA emblazoned with Pancake Capital. We'll be flipping those pancakes this year!

Please spend some time on our Vision 2020 section of this website. We have posted there the four categories of projects that were started last year. Things are moving along. With the support and encouragement of our entire community, great things are in the near future!

A strong and vibrant community brings benefits to all and supports growth in business which in turn benefits the community. We hope that any and all businesses and individuals with a heart for our area will join us in our efforts. Success requires many hands- we have a place for everyone and we are counting on you!