Volume 091021 | Sept. 10, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
Eat, play, apply, WIN (and gaze at the stars) 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.
Don't miss a chance to teach little ones about the sky at the mobile planetarium from Stars and Science Austin sponsored by the American Legion.
Shows will start at 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 11:45, 12:30, 1 and 1:30.
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, Weber Chiropractic, Williamson County Democratic Party, Williamson County Republican Party and the Williamson Museum.
Information & Education
Chamber News and Community Calendar
Business of the Month -- Julie Downs RE/MAX
Chamber Ambassadors thanked RE/MAX Realtor Julie Downs for her support of Music on Main by naming her Business of the Month for August 2021. Julie was the first business to financially support this community event that is hosted by the Taylor Arts Board. You can meet Julie at the next Music event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in Heritage Square or just about any day at the RE/MAX office at 906 N. Main. Find her online HERE.
Community events are underlined. Chamber events are bolded.
  • 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, 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
  • Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. -- Open House at Taylor Press and Granite Publications, 211 W. Third. Ribbon cutting at 5:45 p.m.

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.
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 tell us what makes this duck stand apart from others.
Member Announcements
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.
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.