WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, Sept. 6, 2019

A message from your Chamber

   The Expo is one of my favorite things the Chamber does. Offering people a chance to learn about local business face-to-face is so exciting.
   Now, it's too late for your business to have a booth but if you still want to participate there is one way -- DONATE A DOOR PRIZE.
   Each time a name is drawn throughout the day, the business donor of the door prize will be announced. In addition to having your name called out, this prize is a great way to spread goodwill about your business and win a new customer or two.
    Just drop your prize off at the Chamber 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday of next week. (If you have a booth already, you are asked to bring your door prize to the Expo when you set up on Saturday.

We want to hear from you
    Last week, we sent out our annual Chamber membership survey. We have had about a 20% response rate, which is fantastic for something like this but we like to have VERY high standards.
    You can help us meet those standards RIGHT NOW by clicking HERE and answering nine easy questions. Do it now, though because the survey ends at midnight tonight. (One response per business, please.)

Get on board with TEAM TAYLOR!
    Many things in this world are dividing our communities.  Let's come together as a community to support and cheer on our students.  The Team Taylor Tailgate party is a chance for networking and getting to know others in the community.
     Business leaders and residents are urged to celebrate our hometown at a community tailgate
 party 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Duck Stadium parking lot. 
    Come join Team Taylor and cheer on the Ducks at the first home game of the season!
    They are also seeking sponsorships for the following:
    • Sodas
    • Stickers
    • Pom Poms
    • Other noise makers / prizes for games
   Businesses are also encouraged to sign up to offer discounts to people wearing a Team Taylor sticker after a home game or paint their windows to show support for Team Taylor. Non-profits are encouraged to register to s etup table at the Tailgate tent to share about your organization
     Team Taylor Partners include Taylor ISD, TEE Foundation, Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, Vic's Heating & Air, Babeco, Top Notch Properties and the City of Taylor
    To learn more and join the fun, contact Karen Farley at  klbfarley@gmail.com or 512-560-9802) or Moppy Miller at  mmiller@taylorisd.org  or 512-352-6361.


Chamber News & Calendar 

 Ribbon cutting 

   Taylor celebrated the opening of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites with a ribbon cutting and networking after hours Thursday, Aug. 29. To learn more about this wonderful addition to our community click here or follow their fun-loving staff on Facebook here.

  Chamber Calendar
  • Monday, Sept. 9, 5:15 p.m. -- Board meeting: Sirloin Stockade
  • 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 (pictured left with a Good Life chicken) 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

    Monday, Oct. 21, noon --  Luncheon: Pct. 4 Commissioner Russ Boles is our speaker at Sirloin Stockade




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