WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, August 30, 2019
Happy Labor Day!

A message from your Chamber

     Make plans to attend and have a great time at the 2019 East WilCo Business Expo and Job Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. We have LOTS of great businesses coming and the day will be a blast!
     We are also currently working on the 2020 Taylor Visitor Guide. The deadline for early bird pricing for that official tourism brochure is Oct. 15. Don't let this opportunity slip by. You want your business represented in this guide!
    Click here to learn more, email president@taylorchamber.org or call us at 512-352-6364.



Does anyone you know want to attend a military academy?
    The Annual Service Academy Forum is an opportunity for students, parents, and educators to learn more about the U.S. military academy application process. If you're a high school student interested in attending a military academy, start preparing now by attending this forum hosted by US Representative John Carter! If you need additional information click here.


Chamber News & Calendar 

 Business of the Month 

 Chamber Ambassadors recognized Julie Downs, Realtor as the August recipient of the Business of the Month award.   Julie lead the successful Red, White & Rockabilly Gala fundraiser for the Chamber in June. Under her leadership, the Chamber threw a fantastic party that helps fund Chamber programs and projects year round. If you'd like to nominate a Chamber business for outstanding contributions to the Chamber or the Community, send the name of the business along with the reasons for nominating them to us here.

 Chamber Calendar
  • Monday, Sept. 2 -- Office closed: Labor Day
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, noon -- Advocacy: Chamber
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Chamber
  • Friday, Sept. 6: Office closed for staff to attend mental health awareness training
  • Monday, Sept. 9, 5:15 p.m. -- Board meeting: location TBD
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m. -- Tourism: Chamber
  • Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. -- East WilCo BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail. FREE ADMISSION
  • Monday, Sept. 16, noon -- Luncheon: District 52 Rep. James Talarico is our speaker at Sirloin Stockade
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, noon -- Programs and Services: Chamber
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon -- Ambassadors: Gatti's
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding: Chamber
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting for US Health Advisors at the Chamber

Member News and Events
Legion needs your help 
    American Legion Graham D Luhn Post 39  needs help funding an e mergency replacement of its  cooling system in its walk-in cooler. The system is over 40 years old and the parts are obsolete.   The Legion has selected a vendor and has provided a down payment. They are asking for contributions to assist with this capital project and future Hall restorations. 
    To donate please click this link or find the donation link on their webpage The American Legion is  a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. For more information or if you would like a receipt for tax purposes send a email to taylortxlegion39@gmail.com

Call for art
   Summer is coming to an end and hopefully the cooler weather brings rain so that all the dust is gone from the long hot summer.  Area artists are encouraged to   submit for the Call for the TAG120 Art September Show, "Dust in the Wind"
    Entries must be received no later than midnight Sept. 8. For submission requirements and a calendar of future art show, click here. The Dust in the Wind exhibition opens at the gallery Sept. 19.

Women Build with Habitat for Humanity
    Women are encouraged to put their power to work and build homes for needy families. Williamson County Habitat is encouraging women to gather their friends to build 8 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10 and 14. Registration is $40 at here.

Day of Caring
   United Way of Williamson County's Day of Caring is set for Friday, Sept. 27.
    The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a kickoff at the  Round Rock Sports Center,  2400 Chisholm Trail. There, volunteers will s tart the day with breakfast tacos, a Day of Caring t-shirt,
raffle prizes, and a short program.
    From 9 a.m. until noon, Day of Caring projects will take place across the county.  Sign up here for a project in Taylor, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander,  Liberty Hill, N. Austin or Round Rock.

Entertainment calendar
    WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
    American Legion:  Click here  or here for upcoming events.
    SPJST Post 29:   For th e  August schedule click here. September's is here.
    Taylor Station Bar: Click here for upcoming events.
    Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
    Marshall's Tavern: Marshall's events are here.
    The Loose Screw: See their events here.

Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
1519 N. Main St.  Taylor TX 76574
512-352-6364          www.taylorchamber.org          president@taylorchamber.org