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-F  8:00 - 4:30 PM

Chamber News

  • panola-chamber-of-commerceThe Panola County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 69th year with a banquet held on Friday, February 19, 2015 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame/Tex Ritter Museum. Awards for the evening:

    • Citizen of the Year - Bill O'Neal
    • Employee of the Year - Freddie Lee Castleberry
    • Volunteer of the Year - Leann Marshall
    • Main Street Shining Stars - Keith & Jeanie McIlwain
    • Ambassador of the Year - Christine Landtroop
  • TCMHOF Addition
    Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
    Ribbon Cutting for new Expansion &
    Ray Price Exhibit "For the Good Times"

    February 28, 2015

    Featuring a concert by the 
    Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band,

    FREE Museum Tours!

    Janie Price, wife of the late Ray Price, will sign autographs and sell CD's

  • showcase logoThe John Ritter Tribute Showcase Auditions are complete. The contestants performed at the Showcase at the Carthage Civic Center on Friday, August 8. Bailey Wesberry of Terral, Oklahoma won the competition.

    Amber Adams - Friday, TX
    Hannah Bauman - Tyler, TX Madison Mabry - White Oak, TX
    Dallas Coleman - Dallas, TX Jessie Mansfield - Hooks, TX
    Chris Colston - Mineola, TX   
    Tamara Mathers - Linden, TX
    Brittany Corwin - Denison, TX Darren Melton - Carthage, TX
    Lucchese Courtney - Lindale, TX  
    Sam Peck - Bells, TX
    Kaitlyn Anne Daniel - Lane, OK Shayne Porter - Cleveland, TX
    Ben Duffie - Jacksonville, TX Sheila D. Porter - Carthage, TX
    Macy Edwards - Sherman, TX Kadie Lynn Roberson - Kemp, TX
    Alexis Elkins - Kemp, TX Roger Rutherford - Mansfield, LA
    Jessica Forsythe - Carthage, TX Reagan Starr - Tyler, TX
    Sarah Nicole Griffin - San Augustine, TX Lauren Taylor - Cooper, TX  
    Barney Hall - Woodville, TX Tiffany Taylor - Melissa, TX
    Mona Harmon - Ft. Worth, TX Bailey Wesberry - Terral, OK    WINNER
    Tyler Hodgson - Magnolia, TX Tanner Young - Colbert, OK 
    Cali Lee - Carthage, TX
  • 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.
  • calendar
    Check out the Events Calendar to see upcoming events scheduled for the year!


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October 10, 2015
Carthage Civic Center

John Ritter Tribute Showcase