Volume 050622 | May , 2022
Your weekly news & updates
Join us at the Roaring '20s Casino Night Gala on May 21 at the WilCo Expo Center.
The Chamber is delighted to bring back the gala and is looking forward to YOU joining us for an evening of games, food and drinks.
To make the night successful, we need SPONSORS! We have packages at a variety of levels and hope you will choose the one that fits your business. Click HERE to learn about those.
Individual tickets are $75 each or 2 for $125. Click HERE to get yours.
If you are willing to donate to one of our auctions, click HERE for that donation form.
We hope to see you all there, dressed in your best 1920s style!!!
RIBBON CUTTING
Chamber Ambassadors welcomed Crestone Wellness to Taylor with a ribbon cutting Friday, April 29. Crestone offers personalized, medically-supervised detox that works in tandem with its holistic treatment perspective. The business is located at 301 Highland Dr. To learn more, find them online at https://crestonedetox.com/
Chamber News and Community Calendar
Calendar
Chamber events are bolded.
Saturday, May 7, 7a.m.-7p.m. -- Election Day at Taylor City Hall
  • Saturday, May 7, 8-9:30 a.m. -- Plan Taylor Bike Tour beginning at Taylor Public Library
  • Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. -- Blackland Prairie Days-Downtown and Heritage Square
  • Saturday, May 7, 1-4 p.m. -- Mommy + Me Photo pop up @ Frills Boutique Details
  • Monday, May 9, 5:15 p.m. -- Chamber Board Meeting @ Holiday Inn Express
  • Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m. -- Community Conversations at Dickey-Givens Community Center
  • Tuesday, May 10, 7-9 p.m. -- Trivia Tuesday at The Loose Screw Beer Garden
  • Wednesday, May 11, 8 a.m. -- Chamber Ambassador Meeting at Holiday Inn Express
  • Monday, May 16, 11:45 a.m. -- Monthly Chamber Business Luncheon, Presented by Taylor Economic Development Corp. TICKETS
  • Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. --Third Thursday Downtown Taylor and Music on Main in Heritage Square
  • Thursday, May 19, 5-9 p.m. -- Frills Boutique Pop-up with LINK x LOU Permanent Jewelry. DETAILS
  • Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m. -- Ribbon cutting for the Lower Brushy Creek WCID at the Holiday Inn Express, 180 Carlos G Parker
  • Saturday, May 21, 6 p.m. -- Chamber 1920s Casino Night Gala TICKETS
  • Thursday, May 26, 4 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting for Melissa Gauna w/ Edward Jones @ 208 N FM 1660; Hutto
  • Saturday, May 28 -- City Pools and Splash Pad open
  • Monday, May 30, 10 a.m. -- Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony in the Liberty Gardens at Murphy Park
  • Thursday, June 2, 4-6 p.m. -- After Hour Networking Social hosted by Holiday Inn Express


For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
Monthly Luncheon
Please join the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce for our Monthly Business Luncheon at Taylor ISD Main Street Events Center, 3101 N. Main St.
On Monday, May 16, we will hear from Mark Thomas, President of the Taylor Economic Development Corporation. He will talk about the journey to bring Samsung into our community, the challenges ahead and hopes for our communityโ€™s economic future.
Lunch will be catered by
SPONSORED BY
Get involved in drafting the future of Taylor!
The City of Taylor and Simplecity Design have several events planned next week to continue to seek input from Taylor residents for our development code update.
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  • 1-4 PM: Community Roundtable Talks and Design Sessions
  • 6-8 PM: Design Dialogue and Open House

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Air up the tires and bring the family for a tour to highlight Taylor's Built environment in some of its most beloved neighborhoods.
  • 8 AM: Meet up in front of the Taylor Public Library
  • 8:15 AM: Ride bikes
  • 9:30 AM: Wrap Up and Head to Blackland Prairie Days
Getting Around Downtown!!!
Heads up for road closures and detours for this weekend's Blackland Prairie Days. Please be aware of street closures and pay attention to detour signs if you are driving through Downtown Taylor on Saturday.
Member Announcements
Please Welcome our New Members...
Hugo Martinez-Farmers Ins
116 W. 2nd St.
Taylor, TX 76574
512-215-2748
Curves
1706 N. Main St.
Taylor, TX 76574
(512) 365-2878
Forty Six and Two Apothecary & Boutique
313 N. Main St.
Taylor, TX 76574
737-327-9383
Mommy + Me Photo Pop-UP!
Frills Boutique and Tiffanee w/ The Bernard Agency are helping capture memories just in time for Mother's Day.
While you are out enjoying Blackland Prairie Days, stop by Frills Boutique with your mom and/or littles for a photo in front of our Mother's Day backdrop.
Saturday, May 7, 1-4 p.m.
Frills is located at 100 E. 2nd St.
BLOOD DRIVE
Baylor Scott & White will be holding a blood drive at their medical center (305 Mallard Lane)
๏ปฟ10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.
Please schedule your appointment HERE. Walk-ins are welcome.
Grand Opening and Open House
Please join us in welcoming a new business and member to the Taylor Chamber at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Come meet Melissa Gauna with Edward Jones, located at 208 N. FM 1660 in Hutto.
Hutto Resource Center will also be collecting snack donations.
Ribbon cutting
Please join us as we help the Lower Brushy Creek WCID celebrate 20 years as an independent organization established to help prevent floods, protect property and save lives. 
The event will begin 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Holiday Inn for a ribbon cutting to honor past Directors and swear in new Directors. Following that brief ceremony, the Directors invite everyone to hang around for a Chamber Networking After hours hosted by Clarno Consulting and RTS Connect. 
Celebrate Mother's Day at Greenhouse Craft Food @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor

Treat mom to a gourmet buffet including entrees like Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Hand carved London Broil or Lemon Dill Salmon with all the perfect sides and desserts.
Adults $25/ kid 10 & under $12.50
RESERVATIONS required!
Join Texas Beer Co for their 6th Anniversary Party on Saturday, May 7! It's the same day as Taylor's annual Blackland Prairie Days Festival, and all of Main Street will be blocked for a giant beer garden.
New 2022 Beers:
* Wild Texas Kolsch
* Hop Rodeo Hazy IPA
Food trucks, live music and kids' activities. Be ready for Texas-sized party!
Music on Main

Come on down to Heritage Square on Main St. on Thursday, May 19 starting at 7 p.m. and catch
All Hat No Cadillac for free, fun, family music!
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Celebrate your Senior!
Contact Regina at the Taylor Press
to reserve your space.
512-352-8535
Deadline is noon on May 11
Tuesday, May 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a conversation on health and well-being in your community. We want to hear about the needs and challenges for you and your community as well as the strengths and assets to improve those needs and challenges at the Dickey-Givens Community Center located in Fannie Robinson Park, East MLK Jr Blvd. in Taylor.
It's Drink til you Think Trivia Tuesday at the Loose Screw Tuesday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m.
410 W.7th St. at the Old Taylor High!
Give your brain (and your liver) a workout!
LINK x LOU Pop-up @ Frills Boutique
Grab the girls and get ready for a fun night at Frills!
***Appointments/Time Slots for jewelry linking will open up on May 14. Spaces will be limited***
ABOUT LINK X LOU
LINK x LOU offers permanent, welded jewelry, custom-sized to fit you. After selecting the chain of your choice, our trained Linkers perfect the fit and weld the metal to create your clasp-free jewelry. The sustainable, 14k white and yellow gold chains present a minimal aesthetic but don' require delicate wear.
Entertainment calendar
  • WilCo EXPO: Click here to see what's going on at the Expo Center.
  • SPJST Lodge 29: Click HERE for March and April performance dates and times.
  • Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
  • Red Cap Cigar Lounge: See their schedule here
  • Loose Screw: Find out what's going on here.