Volume 082721 | Aug. 27, 2021
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Information & Education
Chamber News and Community Calendar
Join us for food, frivolity, fun and, oh yeah, golf at the Chamber's Nighttime Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 15, at Mustang Creek Golf Course.
We have a variety of sponsorships available or just sponsor a team for $300 (find all that information on THIS two-page form).
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams but we will also have a silent auction, raffle, golf games and prizes for the best themed team (think Mulligan's Island, the Bogey Bunch, or Sultans of Swing), best decorated cart (don't forget the lights and glow sticks), best bling (this is an individual award) and much more.
After the first nine holes in the light, a dinner of street tacos with the trimmings will be provided by Scott Morales Catering and the last nine will follow sunset.
We'd love to tell you more! Just email us HERE or call 512-352-6364.
Community events are underlined. Chamber events are bolded.
  • Saturday, Aug. 28 10 a.m. -- Expo Job Seeker Resume and Interview Skills training FREE. Call 512352-6364 or email info@taylorchamber.org for details.
  • Monday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m. -- Online Training for Sept. 11 JOB FAIR company participants. Call 512-352-6364 to register
  • Monday, Aug. 30: Strong Towns event at the Taylor Public Library, 802 Vance
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1, noon-- Membership: Chamber
  • Thursday, Sept. 2, 9:30 a.m. --Governance: Zoom
  • Monday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.--Marketing & Communication at the Chamber
  • Tuesday, Sept. 7, 4:30 p.m. -- Business of the Month presentation to Julie Downs-RE/MAX, 906 N. Main St.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 8, noon--Advocacy: Zoom
  • Thursday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m.--Finance: Zoom
  • Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. -- Customer Service of the Month presentation at Citizens National Bank, 316 N. Main St.
  • Thursday, Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m.--Tourism--Chamber
  • Thursday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m. -- Libraries Transforming Communities public meeting at 801 Vance St.
  • Saturday, Sept. 11: 2nd Saturday shopping event
  • Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. -- Business Expo and Job Fair at the WilCo Expo Center. If you are interested in showcasing your business with a booth, find information HERE.
  • Saturday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. -- Patriots Day Remembrance, Main Street Parade followed by ceremony
  • Monday, Sept. 13, 5:15 p.m. -- Chamber Board of Directors on Zoom
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. -- Programs & Services at the Chamber
  • Thursday, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m. -- Open House at Taylor Press and Granite Publications, 211 W. Third. Ribbon cutting at 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept 16, 6 p.m. -- Music on Main in Heritage Square featuring Chubby Knuckle Choir and Spooky Juke
  • Saturday, Sept. 18 -- Kid Fish at Bull Branch Park, 904 Dellinger Dr. Free event for kids under 17. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with poles in the water 9 a.m.-noon Find more HERE.
  • Monday, Sept.20, noon--Luncheon: Jesse Ancira's Legislative Update at the Holiday Inn Express. Catered by and sponsored by Scott Morales Catering. Click HERE to register!
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. -- *SPECIAL TWO PART ONLINE WORKSHOP* Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps & Reach Customers Online with Google. Click HERE to register

For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
What's happening at the Lege?
It has certainly been a crazy year at the Texas Legislature and since they haven't even started re-districting, there is a LOT more that needs to get done.
Join us at noon Monday, Sept. 20, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Taylor to hear the inside scoop from lobbyist and former Taylor Mayor Jesse Ancira.
This luncheon begins promptly at noon with Scott Morales Catering providing food and serving as the event's sponsor.
Free training for local businesses
8:30-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28
Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google business profile from start to finish.
Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website's visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session
also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics,
Google Ads, and more.
Seamstresses, we need your help!
A local company is looking for people who can sew to help them make 100 dresses for a global charity project. If you can sew, iron or cut fabric, they need your help to meet their goal.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for this one-time event, please send us an email HERE or call us at 512-352-8535. Watch this newsletter next week for more information.
Member Announcements
Breast cancer fundraiser
Lone Star Circle of Care's Mamma Jamma Ride will roll through Taylor Saturday, Sept. 18 with scores of cyclists to support the operation and administration of the Big Pink Bus, a mobile mammography unit. Click HERE to learn more.
Member Appreciation Contest
Chamber members, watch for the appearance of a duck in each weekly newsletter and send us an email with your business name describing what makes the duck unique and we will enter you in a monthly drawing for a FREE AD for four weeks in the next month's newsletter. Email info@taylorchamber.org your business name and describe what the color the duck is or what it is wearing.
Boys & Girls Club fundraiser
Taylor's Boys & Girls Club will host an evening of music and food at the Black Sparrow Music Parlor at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. Tickets are $35 each or $60 per couple. Click HERE to learn more. The Sparrow is at 113 W 2nd St.
Entertainment calendar
  •  WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
  •  SPJST Post 29: August's schedule is here. You can find September's schedule here and October's 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.