Hello Main Street,

I hope you are having a wonderful week. There are several updates so please see the information below. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Last Month, Judy Lester recorded a webinar on Hiring, training, motivating, and rewarding staff for the Bastrop Main Street District. I invite you to watch and learn about:

  • Understanding best methods to attract and retain the qualified matches for the job
  • Training and empowering for excellent results and job satisfaction with a few enticing practices
  • Discovering the secret to excellence with diverse and challenging personalities
  • Hearing the most common training practice that sends staff running away and learn what to do instead
  •  Learning how to get results so incredible you can't help but to question if they are accurate, all while you enjoy working ON the business and less IN the business

You can access this training by clicking on the video above. The Excellent Staff Checklist can be completed with the training. Click the button below to access the checklist.
Utilizing the Skills for Small Business Program
When: Thursday, December 16 I 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Central Time

Where: Online Webinar

This Governor's Small Business Webinar will focus on the Skills for Small Business program. Matt Sniadecki, Program Manager for the Skills for Small Business program will highlight the program's benefits and how small businesses may apply. Through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), this program helps small businesses train workers to meet their current needs. Small businesses can apply to TWC for training offered by their local community or technical college, or the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).
Bastrop River of Lights
Now until December 31st, take in the River of Lights, numerous lighted displays in a variety of seasonal themes lining Bastrop's scenic June Hill Pape River Walk. To access this one-half mile promenade, come down the stairs west of the intersection of Main and Pine Streets or select the fully accessible entrance at Fisherman's Park on Farm Street. 
Rented Christmas, The Musical
A middle-aged bachelor and prominent businessman has a challenging job for a proprietor of the local rent shop. He wants to rent a Christmas, not just with a tree and Christmas carols, but complete with a wife, a family, and all of the happiness for which he has been secretly longing.

Show times:

December 17, 18 @ 7:30
December 19 @ 2:30
Photos with Santa
Head over the the Sugar Shack December 15-18th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm to get a photo with Santa! Tickets will be available at the door.
Mr. & Mrs. Claus and Their Market Elves
Shop in Downtown Bastrop on December 18th from 10am until 5pm for those last minute gifts from local shops and vendors. Santa will be making a special stop before he heads back to the North Pole.