Volume 052121 | May 21, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
The Hangout Pinball Lounge
Yesterday was a great day to welcome The Hangout Pinball Lounge to Taylor and to the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce. This fun new business is the brainchild of owners Jorge and Eloisa Mesa. Jorge is a pinball player and chemist who is excited to share the joy of his favorite hobby with our community. They are located in Room 102 in Old Taylor High, 410 W. 7th St., across the hall from the Loose Screw. To learn more, visit their website.
Old Taylor High has several new businesses inside including a sandwich shop and barbecue restaurant and, coming soon, an ice cream shop and a coffee shop. There are amazing things going on in Taylor and at Old Taylor High!
Information & Education
What is going on in the crazy Taylor real estate market?
The Chamber luncheon on Monday, May 17, will focus on workplace violence.
Regan Rychetsky, of Insight Workplace Solutions, LLC., has 20 years of experience handling threats, threatening behavior, domestic violence, stalking and recovering from the aftermath of violence in the workplace.
The luncheon will begin at noon at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 180 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. Lunch will be catered by Plowman's Kitchen. Registration is $15 and can be done by clicking HERE. Space is limited due to Covid-19 safety restrictions.
Sponsor an upcoming luncheon
Monthly luncheon sponsors get two lunch tickets, 2-3 minutes to talk about their businesses and promotional consideration in all outreach. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, call 512-352-6364 or email us here.
  • WilCo Pct. 4 Com. Russ Boles on July 19
  • State Demographer Lloyd Potter (back by popular demand) on Aug. 16
  • Legislative update with Jesse Ancira on Sept. 20 -- Sponsored by Scott Morales Catering
  • Workforce outlook with Carl Braun on Oct. 18
  • TBD on Nov. 15
  • Annual Meeting on Dec. 20
Chamber News and Calendar
  • Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. -- Funding: Zoom
  • Friday, May 28 -- LAST DAY for Covid Testing at the Chamber
  • Saturday, May 29, 1 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: Lower Brushy Creek WCID in Heritage Park
  • Monday, May 30 -- CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
  • Thursday, June 3, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
  • Wednesday, June 9, noon -- Advocacy : Zoom
  • Tuesday, June 10, 1:30 p.m. -- Tourism: Zoom
  • Monday, June 14, 5 p.m. -- Board Meeting: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Wednesday, June 16, noon -- Programs & Services: Chamber
  • Monday, June 21, noon -- Luncheon: What is going on in the local real estate market? Roundtable discussion with Chamber-member professionals. Catered by Sirloin Stockade. Click here to register before 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.
  • Thursday, June 24, 8:30 a.m.--Funding: Zoom
  • Thursday, July 1, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
Member Announcements
Pounds of Plenty
The Moody Museum will collect food to stock the community food pantry at Shepherd's Heart in celebration of Dan Moody's birth. The public is welcome to drop off donations 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, June 12, at the museum, 114 W. Ninth St.

Bullnanza Invitational
Taylor Rodeo Association will present 40 of the best bull riders in an amazing event at 6 p.m. Saturday May 22, at the Wilco Expo Center 5350 Bill Pickett Trail. Admission is $15 for children 5-11 and $25 for adults. Tickets are available online Here.
Entertainment calendar
  •  WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
  •  SPJST Post 29: Les and the Leftovers will pay tonight. Sterling Country will be playing Friday, May 28, and June's schedule here.
  • Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
  • Red Cap Cigar Lounge: See their schedule here
  • Marshall's Tavern 2: Find out what's going on here.