redstar2"We were very fortunate in the early years to have leadership that set us on the right path and gave us a strong foundation."

             -Chamber President
                  Tommie Ritter Smith

Panola County Chamber of Commerce
300 W. Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633

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Chamber News

  • clint blackThe Texas Country Music Hall of Fame announced today the 2016 inductee.  According to Tommie Ritter Smith, President, this year’s honoree will be Clint Black. Clint and his band will perform at this year’s ceremony held at the Carthage Civic Center on August 13, 2016. Also performing on this year’s show will be Barbara Fairchild, Billy Dean, Dallas Wayne, Holly Tucker, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band and others to be announced. Returning as performer and special guest emcee is Hall of Fame friend, Neal McCoy.
  • panola-chamber-of-commerceThe Panola County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 70th year with the annual banquet held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Awards presented at the banquet included: Citizen of the Year--Bev Brown, Employee of the Year--Janice Gates (Winkler Place), Main Street Shining Stars--Jerry and Wanda Hanszen, and Ambassador of the Year--Carthage ISD Administrative Team.  Featured entertainment was the Barbara Fairchild Show from Branson, Missouri.


  • TCMHOF AdditionCome visit the new expansion of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Tex Ritter Museum
  • nealGroundbreaking ceremonies were held March 19 for the new expansion project of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Special guest Neal McCoy attended the ceremonies.
  • Check out the latest Chamber events

Potlatch Reunion

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Details coming soon!

John Ritter Tribute Showcase