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

FAX 903.693.8578
Hours of Operation:
M-Th  8:00 - 4:30 PM
F 8:00 - 4:00 PM

Chamber News

  • Linda Davis & Scott Family
    Thanksgiving Dinner & Show
    Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

     Performing Grammy Award
    winning album Love Remains

    Tickets - $40
    Reserve a table for 10 - $400
    Contact Chamber - 903.693.6634

  • paradeThe 72nd Annual Panola County Christmas Parade
    Monday, December 3, 2018
    7:00 p.m.

    You and/or your group are cordially invited to participate by entering a float, marching unit, band, or other entry.

    This year's theme - “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”

    Cash prizes:
    President’s Award……………………$100.00
    Director’s Award....................….$50.00
    Ambassador’s Award.....................$25.00

    Parade Entry Form
  • roundup info 18 smKGAS Radio is hosting the "Tex Ritter Round-Up" with book signing featuring guest authors, live music by the Southern Impact Band, free museum tours, special guests, autographs. KGAS is sponsoring the County Music Showdown, a music competition with a top prize of $500. Rules and entry forms may be picked up at KGAS Radio, online at, or on the day of the event at the TCMHOF. 
  • showcase logoAuditions for the John Ritter Tribute Showcase will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Thirty (30) contestants are chosen to compete at the finals on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the Carthage Civic Center in Carthage, Texas. The winner will represent the TCMHOF at various concerts and special events and also receive a prize package which includes $1000. For details, click here    

  • The 72nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership & Awards Banquet

    February 8, 2018

    Congratulations to Award Winners

    Citizen of the Year - Pat Smith
    Employees of the Year - Panola County Sheriff's Deputies-
    Chris Dickerson, Travis Curry, Calahan Malone

    Ambassador of the Year - Renee Nolan
    Chairman's Award - Kevin & Kristy Whitsett
    Main Street Shining Star - Tresa Joffrion

    Entertainment for the evening was provided by
    Tiff Taylor and Johnny Counterfeit

  • 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


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October 12, 2019

John Ritter Tribute Showcase