Sherman chamber wants public input on new convention center

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN, Tex. -- Sherman Chamber of Commerce officials want to know what you think about a possible new convention center. The chamber has posted a public poll on their website asking residents if they think the area needs a 20,000-square foot meeting space or medium-sized convention center.

Officials say they receive three to four calls every day from residents want to bring big events to the city, but those requests have previously been denied due to a lack of space.

"I think it’s feasible because the community wants it, and our polls show it. We desperately want one, and we desperately need one," Sherman chamber president Traci Carlson says.

To vote in the poll of the Sherman CHamber of Commerce website, click here.


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  • by Darwin Boedeker Location: SanAntonio on Jul 17, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    Hi I just wanted to say that your city does need a convention center! I am the promoter of Texas Gun Shows and I would lease it the second week end of every month. I have vast experience in the field of promoting and you are not taken seriosly as a city unless you have a meeting area of at least 20,000 square feet!
  • by Victoria on Apr 19, 2008 at 06:49 PM
    Suling, it's only a matter of time before Denison has the eating places & shopping that Sherman does. There is a new shopping center going in on 691 & Preston, a more shopping going in on 75 & 691.
  • by Shaelyn on Apr 19, 2008 at 06:44 PM
    Attn ME......75 & 84 isn't in Sherman, it's in Denison.
  • by Erick Gent Location: Denison on Apr 1, 2008 at 06:43 AM
    I could not have said it better myself Ralph! I do find it amazing that Denison recognized this as a need for the community a couple years ago and Sherman is just now getting around to it (a little too late Sherman). Way to go Denison - keep em coming!
  • by Ralph Location: Denison on Mar 31, 2008 at 09:51 PM
    It appears the city of Sherman does not need to be concerned about this issue anymore. The new hotel and convention center coming to Denison should meet the convention related needs of the Sher-Den area for years to come.
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Mar 29, 2008 at 06:37 PM
    I don't think of myself as arrogant just because I live in Sherman- if you don't like it here, US75 and 82 run both ways. Go ahead & spend the extra gas to shop elsewhere- it's your right. Cuts down on the lines here. Geez, Tired of Sherman, get over yourself.........
  • by Tired of Sherman Location: Grayson County on Mar 29, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    To Butch - Sherman may be the center of YOUR activities, but NOT mine. I avoid it like the plague. The arrogance of Shermanites is apalling and insulting and I refuse to put my money in the pockets of anyone in Sherman!
  • by ME Location: Grayson County on Mar 28, 2008 at 02:20 PM
    Dear Someone Who Knows–you don’t know jack! Brokers purchased the land Town Center is on now & they recruited the primary retail business. The rest just fell in line because it was off 75/82. Traffic counts are “the facts.” Anyone with common sense knows there is more traffic on 75/82 than 75/691. Besides, the “City” didn’t get involved until the brokers came to them. Of course the brokers wanted to get incentives so they didn’t have to take anymore money out of their pockets than they had too. If Sherman had a “real” ED department they would be the ones recruiting business, not the City Manager. Saying the City Manager brought them in please… Sherman’s “puppet managers” can’t do anything without the Council. So you know the same old rumors everyone else has heard (but you took them seriously). Don’t forget the Town Center is made up of a lot of stores from Sherman’s dying mall. What are they going to do with that thing? Wannabe!
  • by Someone Who Knows Location: Grayson County on Mar 28, 2008 at 12:52 PM
    To "ME", I hate to burst your bubble, but Sherman and Denison were neck-and-neck for the Town Center. Denison wanted it at 691 where Cigna and the hospital are going now. Sherman won the prize because they offered a better incentive package. The incentive idea that put Sherman over the top came from the city manager that they ran off a few years later. If Denison had landed Town Center, things would be very different now. So much for dumb dogs finding a bone, you should check your facts before posting.
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Mar 28, 2008 at 11:51 AM
    Build it next to the Starbucks? You serious? LMAO! Yeah, I plan my who life around Starbucks. What a joke.
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