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
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Carthage, TX 75633

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Chamber News

  • kenny rogers2Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Awards Show

    The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame announces Kenny Rogers as the 2017 inductee, according to Tommie Ritter Smith, President of the TCMHOF. Also inducted will be Bobbie Lee Nelson, sister and band member of Willie Nelson. The Pioneer Award receipient will be Mo Jelaudarzadeh, owner of Mo's Place in Katy, Texas. Being inducted into the Disc Jockey Hall of Fame will be Tracy Pitcox, who has been employed by KNEL radio since 1986 and also owns Heart of Texas Records.  Emcee for the 20th anniversary Hall of Fame Awards Show will be 2015 TCMHOF inductee Tracy Byrd. Guest performers will be Linda Davis, TG Sheppard, Kelly Lang, Dallas Wayne and Johnny Counterfit. For dates and ticket information, visit the TCMHOF link below.

  • showcase logoAuditions for the John Ritter Tribute Showcase will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Thirty (30) contestants will be chosen to compete at the finals on Friday, August 11, 2017, at the Carthage Civic Center in Carthage, Texas. The winner will represent the TCMHOF the following year at various concerts and special events and also receive a prize package which includes $1000. For details, click here    

    2017 Registration Form.

  • The 71st Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership & Awards Banquet

    February 16, 2017

    Congratulations to Award Winners

    Ambassador of the Year - Debbie Allums
    Chairman's Award - Doug Spradley
    Main Street Shining Star - Emily Andrus
    Employee of the Year - Walter Westin, Central Baptist Church
    Citizen of the Year - Bob Harness


  • 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 14, 2017

John Ritter Tribute Showcase