Volume 092421 | Sept. 24, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
Swing for the Stars!
Tee off at our first ever nighttime golf tournament.... Team Registration is still available. Prizes for skill (or just luck) and creativity. Interested in Sponsoring?
We have a few sponsor packages still available too!
To register a team or register as a sponsor, click
Information & Education
Chamber News and Community Calendar
Ribbon Cutting-Dickey-Givens Community Center
The City of Taylor, Chamber and community celebrated the official opening of the Dickey-Givens Community Center in Robinson Park, 260 S. Dolan St., with a ribbon cutting on Friday, Sept. 17.  The Center offers a gathering place for the Taylor community and is available to rent for special gatherings or events. Click HERE to learn more.
*SPECIAL TWO PART WORKSHOP* -
8:30-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28

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.
Calendar
Community events are underlined. Chamber events are bolded.

  • 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
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, noon -- Banquet Committee at the Chamber
  • 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.
  • Thursday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m. -- Finance committee on Zoom
  • Saturday, Oct. 9 – 2nd Saturday Shopping
  • Saturday, Oct. 9 – Good Life 5K at Bull Branch. Cluck (it's chicken-themed) HERE for more information.
  • Monday, Oct. 11, 5:15 p.m. -- Chamber board meeting at Holiday Inn Express
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13, noon -- Advocacy committee on Zoom
  • Thursday, Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m. -- Tourism committee on Zoom
  • Friday-Sunday, Oct. 15-17 -- St. Paul CDC Garage sale
  • Friday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. -- A Shot in the Dark nighttime golf tournament at Mustang Creek Golf Course. Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – Life Park Center Community Festival in Heritage Square. For more INFO
  • Monday, Oct. 18, noon -- LUNCHEON: A look at the area workforce with Carl Braun of Rural Capitol Area Workforce Solutions. Click HERE to register.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 20, noon -- Programs & Services at the Chamber
  • Thursday, Oct. 21 – 3rd Thursday and Music on Main featuring the Czech Melody Masters at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27, noon -- Ambassadors at the Chamber
  • Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Main Street Car Show in downtown Taylor. Click HERE for more information or to register.
  • Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. – Halloween Spooktacular Scare on the Square in Heritage Square. To learn more, click HERE.

For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
What is up with the local workforce?
Carl Braun, area manager with Rural Capital Area Workforce Solutions, will help us answer that question and many others as Taylor is poised for growth and struggling to fill many jobs around the community.
With a background as an HR manager in manufacturing, Carl realized that he enjoyed recruiting and the challenge of finding great people. It turned into a 35-year obsession.
Thank you to Central Texas Refuse for your first sponsorship of our monthly luncheon.
This luncheon will be catered by Thrall Country Diner.
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 this duck is doing.
A Veteran Storage (see their ad on this page) was the winner for September. Will your business win for October?
You can't win if you don't enter. Just send us an email!
Member Announcements
It's BAW-BAWK!!
The Good Life 5K returns to Bull Branch Park Saturday, Oct. 9!
Get your friends and lace up to support this event that promotes healthy families and is raising money to build an all-abilities percussion park inside Murphy Park.
Designed with input from competitive runners, the course zips you through North Taylor with multiple changes in scenery on a flat route.
No matter your experience, we encourage all skill levels to participate. Strollers, teams & costumes are welcome.
Early registration is $25 through Sept. 30. Oct. 1-8, registration is $30 and on Race Day it's $35.
Want to learn more about the project or volunteer for the event? Click HERE.
Ready to lace up? Register HERE.
Help women in an area shelter!
Rotarian Regina Jo Carlson is collecting gently used luggage, backpacks or large totes and full-size bottles of necessities like shampoo/conditioner, lotion, powder, feminine hygiene items, body wash, soap, hair brushes, socks, wipes, etc. to send to an area women's shelter. Donations, including money that can be used to purchase these things, can be dropped off with any Rotarian or at the Taylor Chamber of Commerce, 1519 N. Main St.
Grab your spoon!
Don't miss out on the Annual Empty Bowl FUNdraiser supporting
Shepherd's Heart Food Pantry.
October 9th from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Details and Tickets sold online HERE
St. Paul Child Development Center is planning the long-anticipated Community Garage Sale on October 15, 16, 17.
Sale Hours: Friday 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
                    Saturday 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM
                    & Sunday after Church and Brunch
                 Brunch Food Appreciated. Volunteers are welcome to help set-up (beginning on Monday, October 11).
Volunteers needed to work sale Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Call the Child Development Center to deliver your Garage Sale Items or if you need information 512-352-2773
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.