Volume 111320 | November 13, 2020
Your weekly news & updates
Shop Taylor on Saturday!
Saturday is PACKED like a Thanksgiving Turkey in Taylor. You will want to wake up with a smile on your face and head out to shop at your favorite stores up and down-town (you CAN'T miss out on the 2nd Saturday event at Vintique, so be sure to include that stop in y our plans.
More than 24 business are celebrating the second Saturday in November with sales, special deals and some hospitality just to make your day a little better.
Once you're finished shopping (or while you are), take your morning's receipt from a participating business to Texas Beer Company for a cold one on them!
This is a safe and wonderful way to show our local merchants how much we love what they have to offer AND start marking names off your holiday gift list!
Thanks for shopping local!

Beer Run & Veterans Celebration
In addition, you can support the local American Legion post by participating in this year's beer run next Saturday (click on that image or here for more information) and you can enjoy an evening of gratitude and fireworks.
The day includes a Recognition Ceremony at 5 p.m. at the Murphy Park Pavillion, music and food trucks with DJ Tim Lopez starting at 5:30 and fireworks in honor Veterans across the nation at sunset (likely around 6:30)
Learn more about THAT by clicking here.

Celebrate with S&D Plumbing!
S & D Plumbing in Taylor is celebrating its 40th year and YOU are invited to the party!
4-6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13
421 Talbot St.
Taylor, TX
Information & Education
Facebook training
Members of the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce are invited to watch the webinar
Establish Your Online Advertising Strategy with Facebook
The training is part of your Chamber membership and part of the Taylor Chamber's membership in the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Access that training by clicking HERE. For more small business resources from Facebook, click HERE.
Call for nominations...
Taylor Area Businesswomen and the Rotary Club of Taylor are seeking nominations for Woman and Citizen of the year.
Click HERE to download the Woman of the Year nomination form and HERE for the Citizen of the Year form.
Covid-19
Williamson County found itself in the Orange Stage this week. Williamson County Judge Bill Gravel had this to say...
"The guidelines are suggested for planning, but are not requirements. Local guidance may be superseded by an Executive Order from Governor Abbott. Each governing body is responsible for making decisions for their entity. As the County Judge, I have no plans to enact another stay home order. Williamson County trusts our residents to be smart and prudent. We know that they will take the appropriate measures to stay safe."
Likewise, City Manager Brian LaBorde said Thursday that the designation informs decisions about the City, its facilities and resources.
Measures that would impact private events would have to come from Governor Greg Abbott's office.
Get a flu shot
Call your healthcare provider, stop by a local, chain or store pharmacy or get a free one through the Williamson County and Cities Health District. (Click HERE to register.) Encourage your friends and family to get a flu shot. Click here for information on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.
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
Get ready for the new Texas Legislative session
Former chief of staff to the Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus and former Taylor Mayor Jesse Ancira will be our speaker at noon Monday, Nov. 16.
He is going to get us ready for the 87th Texas Legislative Session that begins in January. You can see some bills that have already been filed by clicking HERE.
If you do not have the link for Monday's luncheon, email us at info@taylorchamber.org and we will send it along.

PRESENTATION SPONSORED BY
S & D Plumbing is hiring!
This great Taylor company is hiring a Customer Service Representative and a Recruiting & Marketing Specialist.
At S & D Plumbing, you will be joining a dynamic team where we focus on providing a world-class experience. We hold one another accountable to our core values and adhere to the G.W.C. mindset (Get it, Want it, Capacity to Do it!). Family-owned and operated since 1980, we are passionate about creating an environment where you can succeed and find true job satisfaction.  
Click HERE to learn more about the the CSR job and HERE to learn ore about the RMS job.