Volume 090321 | Sept. 3, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
What is THAT?!?!?!
A mobile planetarium will welcome children to learn about the night's sky at the Business Expo & Job Fair on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The local American Legion Post 39 and Stars & Science of Austin have teamed up to bring this amazing educational experience to Taylor.
Shows will start at 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 12:30, 1 and 1:30.
Eat, play, WIN at the Expo!
There will be LOTS of food, gifts and prizes at the Business Expo & Job Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at the WilCo Expo Center.
Stop by and meet with an array of businesses (several of whom are anxious to hire you as their newest employee) and sign up to win prizes that will be given out all day.
Some of the exciting door prizes we know about right now are a $100 gift card from HEB, a $50 Walmart gift card and a at-home weather station (pictured) donated by the Lower Brush Creek WCID.
Here are some of the great businesses you can count on seeing at the Expo...
PLATINUM SPONSORS: S&D Plumbing and Taylor Press
GOLD SPONSORS: Cargill, City of Taylor, Sirloin Stockade, Taylor Housing Authority and Taylor ISD
SILVER SPONSORS: A Veteran Storage, American Legion Post 39, City National Bank of Taylor, Durcon, Hart Components, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Lower Brush Creek WCID and Stars & Science Austin
OTHER EXHIBITORS: Accurate, Ace Dental, Ancira Salsas, Boys and Girls Club of East Wilco, Burow Chiropractic, Burrows Cabinets, CARTS, ClearCorrect, Direct Auto Insurance, Farmers Insurance - Austin Brown, Friends of the Moody Museum, Grace McClennan, Green Man Therapeutic Massage, Moose's Brake & Tune-up, Opportunities for Burnet & Williamson County, Shepherd's Heart Food Pantry, Solis Dental, St. Mary's Catholic School, St. Paul Lutheran Church and Child Development Center, Stars & Science Austin, Taylor Area Pharmacy, Taylor Glass & Mirror, Taylor Lions Club, Three Points Financial Coaching, Top Hat Chimney Sweeps, Wal-Mart, Williamson County Democratic Party, Williamson County Republican Party and the Williamson Museum.
Information & Education
Chamber News and Community Calendar
Calendar
Community events are underlined. Chamber events are bolded.
  • Monday, Sept. 6--LABOR DAY Chamber is closed
  • 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.
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.
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.
Member Announcements
Moment of silence
Baylor Scott & White Health is encourages everyone to observe a 5-minute silent tribute at noon today, , Sept. 3, to recognize the 18th month anniversary of the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 in the state of Texas. They offer three points to consider during this time of silence:

  1. Express condolences to everyone who has lost loved ones to this COVID-19 virus over the past 18 months.
  2. Thank healthcare heroes who have worked conscientiously to treat the many Texans infected with COVID-19. Appreciate their tireless efforts to keep us safe.
  3. Many ask—how can we help? If you are unvaccinated, please get your vaccination as soon as possible and all (vaccinated and unvaccinated ) should wear masks when around others.
Mamma Jamma RIde
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 give the name of the duck or what he is doing.
Entertainment calendar
  •  WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
  •  SPJST Post 29: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.