WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

A message from your Chamber
     The annual Chamber and Community Awards banquet is set for Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Williamson County Expo Center.
    The banquet is Taylor's premier leadership event as it highlights the community's most-accomplished businesses, dignitaries and volunteers.
    With achieving Accreditation with Four Stars from the US Chamber of Commerce, this year has been exciting and lays the groundwork for greater things to come. We hope you will all join us at this important annual event.
   This year's event will feature a rib-eye dinner catered by Scott Morales Catering and will start at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent auction.
    A variety of sponsorships are available. Learn about those opportunities here. Individual reservations are also available for $45 each. All reservations must be in by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3.
   Individual tickets are available at THIS link. For more information, call 512-352-6364 or email info@taylorchamber.org.
   We are looking forward to a great evening, one that will be better if you are there to share it with us!
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Learn about our community's health
    Community health and wellness advocates will deliver information on Williamson County's community health assessment at the Taylor Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Monday, Nov. 18, at Sirloin Stockade.
    Tiffany Price with LifePark Center and Kelli Becerra with the Williamson County and Cities Health Department will go over what the survey reveals about the Taylor community and ideas about addressing the most pressing health concerns.
    The survey was conducted by the Healthy Williamson County Coalition (formerly known as the WilCo Wellness Alliance). It is comprised of community members and organizations from healthcare, school, government, business, non-profit, and faith-based organizations. The coalition and its activities are guided by the community health improvement process and collective impact.  
    LifePark Center is  a health, wellness and education center that plans to offer a network of services committed to transforming the lives of people in East Williamson County. Slated to open its doors in late 2020, LifePark Center will serve the communities of Taylor, Thrall, Coupland, Bartlett and Granger, and the rural areas between.   Anticipating a campus on 10.25 acres, plans are underway developing and constructing a   45,000 square foot facility for multi-generational community services, classes, meetings and activities.
    This luncheon, hosted by the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, is free to attend. Those wishing to eat should pay $10 at the door and arrive around 11:45 a.m. to ensure they have time to get their lunch prior to the start of the meeting.
    Sirloin Stockade is at 3607 N. Main St. For more information, call the Chamber at 512-352-6364.

Chamber News & Calendar 

Randy Vanous, staff and Taylor Chamber Ambassadors celebrated the grand re-opening of Moose's Brake & Tune up  at  719 W. 2nd in Taylor on Oct. 28. The event was marked with a Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. To reach Moose's call 512-309-4186 or visit 

 Chamber Calendar
  • Monday, Nov. 18, noon -- Chamber Luncheon: Sirloin Stockade. Tiffany Price from Life Park and Kelli Becerra from Healthy Williamson County
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m.--Ribbon cutting: Pierce Park, 200 W. 4th St.
  • Wednesday, Nov 20, noon--Ambassador Luncheon: Gatti's Pizza
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding Committee: Holiday Inn Express
  • Thursday and Friday, Nov 28-29--Chamber Office Closed
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m.--Finance Committee: Chamber
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. -- Christmas Parade of Lights: Want to be in the parade? Download this information.
  • Monday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.--Chamber Board Meeting: Sirloin Stockade
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.--Tourism Committee: Chamber
  • Monday, Dec. 16, noon--Chamber Luncheon: Sirloin Stockade
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, noon--Programs & Services: Chamber
  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 8 a.m.--Finance Committee: Chamber
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.--Chamber Awards Banquet: Wilco Expo Center

Member News and Events
Garage sale
    The St. Paul Lutheran Child Development Center will have a garage sale this  Friday and Saturday at the church's fellowship hall, located at 610  Fowzer  St. in  Taylor . It will run 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Dr.James Lee Dickey Day
   The Dr. James L. Dickey Day Parade and Health Fair will be Nov. 16. The downtown parade will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the health fair at the  at the TISD Main Street Event Center 3101 N. Main. Click here to download an application for the parade and here to download an application for a free booth at the health fair. Contact Jennifer Harris at 512-296-6109 for more information. 

The Census has jobs! 
The US Census provides important information that can help Taylor receive federal and state funding so an accurate count of everyone living in Taylor is essential for our community. We have learned recently that they are in particular need for people to help in our area. If you would like extra income, flexible hours and training apply online HERE or call 1-855-562-2020.

United Way Holiday Open House
Join the United Way for a holiday open house 9-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at 1111 N. IH-35 Suite 220 in Round Rock. Please RSVP by calling 512-255-6799

Be in the parade
   Don't miss your chance to get into the fun and represent your business, organization, family or church as Taylor welcomes the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7. Click   HERE  for registration information and rules for parade entries.

Christmas Bazaar
    The Taylor Main Street Association will host the annual Christmas Bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at City Hall and Heritage Square Park. Click  HERE to learn more and download a vendor application.

Woman of the Year
    Taylor Area Businesswomen are looking for a person who has shown dedication to the Taylor community to win this year's Woman of the Year award. Click   HERE for guidelines and to learn how to nominate someone. Nominations are due by Friday, Dec. 27.

Citizen of the Year
    The Taylor Rotary Club is searching for its next recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award. Criteria for the award include   
  • Engagement in a variety of community activities over an extended period of time
  • Recognition as a caring and sharing person who donated his or her time and talents for the betterment of the community.
  • Motivation to do for others and secured results that benefited the community at large, not just one particular group, organization, project or segment of the community.
  • Active participation in service or civic clubs, church groups, community committees or other organizations working for the betterment of the community.
If you know someone you would like to nominate, download the form   HERE and inform Regina Carlson of your intent. She can be reached at  512-365-0068. Nominations should be sent via email to bgraypcb@sbcglobal.net or by mail to Regina Carlson, P.O. Box 289, Taylor, TX 76574 by Dec. 27.

Entertainment calendar
    WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
    American Legion:  Click here  or here for upcoming events.
    SPJST Post 29:   November's schedule is here.
    Taylor Station Bar: Click here for upcoming events.
    Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
    Marshall's Tavern: Marshall's events are here.
    The Loose Screw: See their events here.

Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
1519 N. Main St.  Taylor TX 76574
512-352-6364          www.taylorchamber.org          president@taylorchamber.org