Volume 060421 | June 4, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
Join us at the Expo!
The Business Expo and Job Fair is back and better in 2021.
This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Williamson County Expo Center and will return with more fun, more booths and a bigger job fair than ever!
It has certainly been a weird year and since we had only a make-shift Expo in 2020, we are excited to get back to BETTER THAN NORMAL!
In 2021, we are entering a partnership with Workforce Solutions to fortify and make a greater impact with the job fair aspect of the event. We know there are loads of jobs that need to be filled and we are going to help local businesses put their best foot forward to recruit and even INTERVIEW on location at this event.
Just in case you want to make the MOST of your investment, we have also included information on sponsorships. The promotional and preferential add-ons for our Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors make an investment at this level pay for itself. This year, sponsorship will include a table for on-site interviews if you want it. It will be offered to others as available but sponsors get first dibs.
We are excited to announce that
City National Bank
is our first silver sponsor for the event.
Become a sponsor NOW and give us more time to recognize your support of the 2021 Business Expo and Job Fair. You can find sponsorship forms HERE.
If you pre-registered for a booth at our 2019 event, you should have received a discount offer in your email within the last week. If you have questions about that, please call us and we will let you know if we have you on that list. That, specific, offer is very time sensitive so let us know ASAP if you are going to take us up on it.
For everyone else, don't miss this opportunity to be part of this event! You can find registration forms HERE and we are happy to answer your questions at 512-352-6364 or info@taylorchamber.org
Information & Education
What is going on in the crazy Taylor real estate market?
The Chamber luncheon on Monday, June 21, will take a hard look at the local real estate market. Here are some of the questions local experts will take on:
  • Is the local boom part of the nationwide phenomenon or are there differences?
  • How long is it likely to last?
  • What is its impact on housing and land prices?
The luncheon will begin at noon at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 180 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. Lunch will be catered by Sirloin Stockade. Registration is $15 and can be done by clicking HERE.
Sponsor an upcoming luncheon
Monthly luncheon sponsors get two lunch tickets, 2-3 minutes to talk about their businesses and promotion in all outreach for just $100. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, call 512-352-6364 or email us here.
  • WilCo Pct. 4 Com. Russ Boles on July 19 Sponsored by Eagle Bank
  • State Demographer Lloyd Potter (back by popular demand) on Aug. 16
  • Legislative update with Jesse Ancira on Sept. 20. Sponsored by Scott Morales Catering
  • Workforce outlook with Carl Braun on Oct. 18
  • TBD on Nov. 15
  • Annual Meeting on Dec. 20
Chamber News and Calendar
Get your company recognized
Each month, the Chamber Ambassadors are looking for stories of great customer service and we want to hear ALL OF THEM!
If you are a Chamber member, please consider going here and sharing the image and website to YOUR COMPANY'S Facebook page. Putting it front and center for your customers increases your employees' chances of winning.
If we get a great customer service story about you or one of your employees, that person may win the Customer Service of the Month award and then be eligible for the Customer Service of the Year award that will be given out at next January's Chamber banquet.
Help us recognize you!
The Hangout Pinball Lounge celebrated its grand opening May 20 with a ribbon cutting and open house. They are located at 410 W. 7th St. #102. They are inside Old Taylor High at 410 W 7th St, Room 102. Learn more about this great addition to our community at www.thehangoutpinballlounge.com or call them at 512-277-6004.
  • Wednesday, June 9, noon -- Advocacy : Zoom
  • Tuesday, June 10, 1:30 p.m. -- Tourism: Zoom
  • Monday, June 14, 5:15 p.m. -- Board Meeting: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Wednesday, June 16, noon -- Programs & Services: Chamber
  • Monday, June 21, noon -- Luncheon: What is going on in the local real estate market? Roundtable discussion with Chamber-member professionals. Catered by Sirloin Stockade. Click here to register before 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.
  • Thursday, June 24, 8:30 a.m.--Funding: Zoom
  • Thursday, June 24, 2 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: Signature Care ER, 21315 TX-130, Pflugerville. Food! Music! More!
  • Thursday, July 1, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
  • Friday, July 9, 5 p.m.-- Ribbon Cutting: Essex Mortgage, 117 W. 4th St. Suite B, Taylor
  • Wednesday, July 14, noon-- Advocacy: Zoom
  • Wednesday, July 21, noon-- Programs & Services: Chamber
For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
Member Announcements
City Clean Up
It's time to clean out the garage. This Saturday, June 5 Taylor residents can get rid of debris and trash from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1200 Welch St and 1424 N. Main St. Brush will need to be manageable to be picked up by hand. Please click HERE for the instructions and restrictions.
Pounds of Plenty
The Moody Museum will collect food to stock the community food pantry at Shepherd's Heart in celebration of Dan Moody's birth. The public is welcome to drop off donations 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, June 12, at the museum, 114 W. Ninth St.
Blood Drive
St Mary's Catholic Church will have the bloodmobile at HT Fitness, 2704 N. Main St, 9 am-2pm Saturday, June 19. Please make an appointment at weareblood.org and search by group code B267. You can also call Linda at 512-206-1242 or Kent at 512-206-1230
BSW Blood Drive
The Baylor Scott & White blood bus will be in p parking lot of the local hospital 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. To schedule an appointment visit BSWBlood.com Donors in July will receive t-shirt "People live when people give."
Be in the parade!
The American Legion is hoping local companies and organizations will put their American spirit on display on July 4.
"We are really wanting some decorated floats this year," organizer Robert Garcia said. But even if you have a cool car, boat, truck, tractor, motorcycle, bicycle or just a great pair of walking shoes, don't miss this chance to celebrate Independence Day.
To register for the parade, contact Robert at rgarcia2173@yahoo.com or 512-968-4660. Line-up begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Old Taylor High. It begins at 9 moving down Davis and Lake into Murphy Park.
Entertainment calendar
  •  WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
  •  SPJST Post 29: Sterling Country will play tonight, and June's schedule here.
  • Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
  • Red Cap Cigar Lounge: See their schedule here
  • Marshall's Tavern 2: Find out what's going on here.