Volume 012221 | January 22, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
Congrats and thanks!
Congratulations to the Chamber and Community Award winners

We were so excited to have more than 100 computers tune in to our annual Chamber and Community Awards banquet Tuesday night.
For those of you who missed it, here is a recap of the winners:
  • Business of the Year: Taylor ISD (pictured)
  • Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year: Brandt Rydell
  • Customer Service of the Year: Staff of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Taylor Area Businesswomen's Woman of the Year: Loretta Masters (pictured)
  • Ambassador of the Year: Rhonda Redden with A Veteran's Storage
  • Chair's Award: Mark Nibbelink with the McCrory-Timmerman Project
  • Out-going Board Member: Theresa Pore with Top Hat Chimney Sweeps
It took so many people to produce this year's banquet and their talents, minds, thoughtfulness and skills are a blessing to our Chamber and community.
They included Deborah Parker of Citizens National Bank, Tammy Eulenfeld of Eulenfeld Interiors and Construction, Charlotte Albert of A&B Sheet Metal, Rhonda Redden of A Veteran's Storage, Diana Phillips, Loretta Patschke of Patschke and Patschke Real Estate, Kris Phipps, Jared Yurt and Mark Martinez of Renegade Studios, Richard Stone of RTS Connect, Ron Braley of Agora Community Connections, Cliff Olle of Old Taylor High, Regina Carlson of Rotary Club of Taylor, Lisa Whisenant of Taylor Area Business Women, and many others who served on prize patrols and serving meals at the Expo.
We look forward to seeing you all in person next year!

And THANK YOU to our sponsors
  • City National Bank
  • City of Taylor
  • Taylor ISD
  • Taylor EDC

  • Citizens National Bank
  • McCrory Timmerman Restoration Pjct
  • Taylor Press
  • Ed and Susan Komandosky
  • Texas Beer Company
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites

(PLATINUM are recognized with their logos)

Information & Education
Lone Star Circle of Care is February luncheon
We hope you will all join us at noon Monday, Feb. 22, for our monthly luncheon which will include an update on Lone Star Circle of Care’s project at the West End School at an online “luncheon” Monday, Feb 22.
    LSCC CFO John Calvin will present the program and focus on the company’s Project Headwaters program that is expected to open at the old school at 1301 Ferguson later this summer.
Where can I sign up for a Covid vaccine?
Williamson County is getting more and more of the vaccine each week and started some mass-vaccination events this week.
While we believe there may be more providers as the days move along, here are two whose list you might want to get on
PPP 2.0 information
The PPP Loan 2.0 has finally kicked off. Like the previous Paycheck Protection Program, you will need to go through your bank or an approved SBA lender to file your application.

If you intend to apply, the bank will need this application filled out. This round is slightly different than the first, in that to qualify for PPP loan 2.0, you will have to prove that you had a reduction of Gross Receipts in any one quarter in 2020 when compared to that corresponding quarter in 2019. Please send internal numbers via a spreadsheet in QuickBooks or other financial statement as a supporting document.

There are a couple more pieces of information on the application, such as ZIP + 4 (more information), NAICS code (find that here), year business established, etc. You will also want to have a copy of your quarterly payroll taxes for 2019 (or 2020 if that works better for you) to support your payroll claim. Remember, the PPP loan is your monthly payroll x2.5 (restaurants, clubs and venues are eligible for more) and, in order to be 100% forgiven, you will need to spend at least 40% of it on payroll.

In summary, the process will look like this:
  • Application is completed (based upon what SBA has requested at this time).
  • Once reviewed by Underwriting an electronic version will be generated and sent to you.
  • You must VERIFY the validity of the application.
  • You must attest to the accuracy of the document.
  • Sign and send back to the bank electronically.
  • Bank will submit to SBA.
  • Once SBA makes a decision on your application we will begin loan documents and funding.  
Member announcements
Chili supper
Taylor Lions will host the 2021 Chili Supper 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Taylor SPJST Hall on FM619. Tickets are on sale now for $10 to-go only. All profits support Lions’ efforts toward local glasses & vision testing, summer camp scholarships in Kerrville for medically disadvantaged children, and other charitable needs.
Tax volunteers needed
Volunteer tax preparers, translators and greeters for their free tax preparation services offered in Williamson County are needed. No prior experience needed. For details contact www.WilcoFreeTaxPrep.org or Ale at ale@unitedwaywilco.org. 512-827-2574