Volume 061121 | June 11, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
CARTS on-demand service arrives July 5
Join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the arrival of CARTS on-demand van service. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at 1103 W. 2nd St.is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m.
The CARTS Now vans will begin serving passengers at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.
This service will provide curb-to-curb transportation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday between any two points within the City of Taylor. With just 15-minutes notice, users can request a ride from anywhere in Taylor and meet their driver at a nearby curb or corner to be dropped off at a curb near their destination.
To "call" a ride, passengers need to
  •  Download the CARTS Now App and request a ride
  •  Call a direct line (512) 505-5666
CARTS ridership is open to everyone. Each one-way ride costs $2 but rides are free for veterans for medical trips and are only $1 for seniors 65 and older, persons with disabilities and children under 12. Passengers can pay through the app with a credit card or with cash.
CARTS, a public transportation system serving non-urbanized areas in nine Central Texas. In addition to the CARTS Now services in the City of Taylor, CARTS offers a variety of ride options to connect into urban and non-urban areas in the 9-county Central Texas service area. To schedule a connecting ride into Austin or other locations, call CARTS to inquire about connections or visit www.ridecarts.com.
Click HERE to learn more about this service.
Information & Education
Registration deadline for 'real estate' luncheon is this Wednesday.
The deadline to register for the luncheon on Monday, June 21, is Wednesday, June 16. This month's luncheon discussion will be lead by local industry professionals who can help us 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
Want the best price?
Register now for the Business Expo!
This year's Business Expo and Job Fair 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!
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.
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.
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
Chamber News and Calendar
  • Monday, June 14, 5:15 p.m. -- Board Meeting: Zoom
  • 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.
  • Wednesday, June 23, noon: Ambassadors meet to get a sneak peek at proposed Chamber renovations at the Chamber office
  • 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
  • Thursday, July 1, 11 a.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: CARTS Now! at the CARTS station, 1103 W. 2nd St.
  • Thursday, July 8, 1:30 p.m.--Tourism: Chamber
  • 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
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
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. 9th St.
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.
Job Fair
 Burke's Outlet will have an in-person Job Fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the old Bealls location on Main Street in Taylor. 
In-coming management encourages people who enjoy work to attend and find out what all the excitement is about! The staff will be conducting on-the-spot interviews and hiring. Great advancement opportunities and competitive salary. 
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.