WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

A message from your Chamber
     The Chamber will host its third Trades Day Career Fair on March 4 and we need your help.
    We first need business people who are willing to donate an hour or two of their time to conduct mock interviews. We provide some basic questions and the students but we need them to have feedback from you -- our small and larger employers who can offer real suggestions to succeed in the future.
    We also need people who can help us guide students through the event which runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Williamson County Expo Center. If you can help us for half or all of that time, we would really appreciate it.
    If you can help, please send us an let us know your preferred area and time and we will get you signed up! Send that information to info@taylorchamber.org or call it in to 512-352-6364.

Register for Feb. 24 luncheon
    On Monday, Feb 24, Dana Platt, the Community Services Director for CARTS (Capitol Area Rural Transportation System)  will present exciting information on CARTS future plans in Taylor.
    The meeting will begin at noon at Holiday Inn Express, 180 NW Carlos Parker Blvd, and will feature Luigi's Italian Restaurant as the caterer. The program includes lunch for $15 per person.     Reservations must be made in advance either on the Chamber's website or by calling 512-352-6364 in order to ensure we have food for everyone. If necessary, reservations may be cancelled if done by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. 
    Click HERE to register for the meeting. We hope to see you there!
    Monthly meeting sponsorships are available for $100 (a $130 value) and will include two lunches, time to talk about your business and advertising on table tents and in all related marketing materials. Call us at 512-352-6364 to learn more.

Chamber Director of the Month
    Mark Nibbelink is the owner of CWMRY Boyd II LLC and along with his partner, Judy Blundell, own and manage the McCrory-Timmerman Restoration Project.
    Mark has been on the Taylor Chamber's board of directors for two years and leads its advocacy committee which supports action and legislation that is helpful to Taylor businesses on the local, county, state and national levels.
    Mark has a bachelor's degree in geology and masters' in geology and geophysics. He is a soccer player, golfer, traveler and company founder, and has been involved in downtown Taylor revitalization efforts for nearly six years.
    "The Chamber is vital to the development and growth of Taylor," he said. "It's important that local businesses take part in shaping the community's future."

Chamber News & Calendar 

Ambassadors for the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce recognized Randy Vanous of Moose's Brake & Tune Up as this month's Customer Service of the Month winner at a presentation Tuesday, Feb. 11. Randy's nomination letter told how he is not only trustworthy and honest but able to help prioritize problems for his customers. Watch for his Facebook tips of the day (click here)  . You can reach Moose's at 512-309-4186.
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Receive great service lately? Share it with the Chamber Ambassadors 512-352-6364 or info@taylorchamber.org

  • Monday, Feb. 17--CHAMBER CLOSED
  • Thursday, Feb 20, noon and 3:30 -- Committee Chair Training: Chamber
  • Monday, Feb. 24, 11:15 a.m. -- Ambassadors meeting: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 
  • Monday, Feb. 24, noon -- Luncheon: Dana Platt from CARTS is the program with Luigi's Italian Restaurant  catering, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 180 NW Carlos G. Parker Blvd.
    RESERVATIONS NEEDED. Click here to sign up.
  • Thursday, Feb 27, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding Meeting: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Thursday, Feb 27, 11:30 a.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: Auto City Services  3509 E. 4th St. 
  • Thursday, March 5, 8 a.m. -- Finance Committee: Chamber
  • Monday, March 9, 5:15 p.m. -- Board meeting: Sirloin Stockade
  • Tuesday, March 10, 4 p.m. -- Tourism Committee: Chamber
  • Monday March 16, 11:15 a.m. -- Ambassador meeting--Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Monday March 16, noon -- Luncheon: The State of our City with Brandt Rydell is the program with Masfajitas catering. Holiday Inn. RESERVATIONS NEEDED. Click here to sign up.
  • Thursday March 26, 7:30 a.m.--Funding Meeting: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Friday March 27, 11:30 a.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: Northview Christian Church, 2900 N. Main St. 
Member News and Events

Support the TRA, win an RTV
  The Taylor Rodeo Association is raffling off an outdoor RTV package that includes a Kubota RTV-X114 4x4 and a trailer. Tickets cost $100 and only 500 will be sold. They are available at the Chamber, 1519 N. Main.
Chili supper
  First United Methodist church is hosting a chili and cornbread dinner 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. Tickets are  $10 and desserts are available for a donation. The meal is take-out only at 907 W Lake Dr. For tickets or information, call 512-352-2593.

Financial aid and scholarship help
    Temple College in Taylor is offering a financial aid and scholarship application workshop 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The workshop is in room 121 on the campus at 506 N. Main St. For more information, call 512-352-2688

Ash Wednesday Service
    First United Methodist Church will offer an "Ashes to go" service at noon Wednesday, Feb. 26, and another Ash Wednesday service a service at 7 p.m. The church is at 907 W Lake Dr, Taylor, TX 76574. To learn more, call 512-352-2593.

Ballgowns & Bubbly
    Grab your bffs, coworkers, friends & neighbors and play dress-up for a good cause. For a $20 donation, you can help young people across our community look great for prom and other special events. This event puts you in the spotlight as it runs 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Old Taylor High, 410 W. 7th room 214.
    Your donation allows you to peruse and try on gowns in the collection with the help of Cinderella's Closet's fairy godmothers. Pros will be there to help with your hair and make-up while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and bubbling beverages. 
    Tickets are limited and available from any fairy godmother, online HERE, and, if there are any left, at the door.

Drink beer, build homes 
    Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County is hosting a craft beer festival and fundraiser 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Williamson County Expo Center.    Ticket sales are limited so  advance purchase is recommended. To purchase tickets or learn more, go to https://williamsonhabitat.org/hopsforhouses/ or call 512-8634344.

Entertainment calendar
    WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
    SPJST Post 29:   February's schedule is here.
    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