Volume 040221 | April 2, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
Get to know the local candidates for elective office at the Local Candidate Forum on April 12.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a half hour for you to meet and visit one-on-one with the candidates with the forum beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The forum will be available for viewing on the Taylor Press Facebook page.
Do you have questions you would like asked?
Send an email HERE with the subject line "Question for Candidates" and we will add it to the mix of potential questions.
Local Election Information
Election Day:
Saturday, May 1
Last Day to Register to Vote:
Thursday, April 1
Early Voting:
April 19-27
Information & Education
Luncheon is sold out
Thank you to every who registered for the Monday, April 19, State of our City luncheon.
If circumstances change and registrants are unable to attend, please call or email the Chamber immediately as there is a waiting list. No refunds will be made after Monday, April 12, but registration transfers will be allowed.
This program will mark the return to in-person meetings for the Chamber's monthly luncheon.
Increase your sales, profits workshop set for May 13
Are you ready to get back to growing your business?
The Chamber is partnering with sales guru and certified ActionCOACH Scott Finkelstein to bring the workshop " 5 Proven Ways to Massive Sales & Profits" to Taylor on Thursday, May 13.
Are you ready to significantly grow your sales but not sure how? Have you made it too complicated?
It is not complicated! Let us peal the onion back so you can easily implement the 5-ways.
  • Foolproof strategies your team will easily understand and do daily to grow sales effortlessly
  • Bring predictable and dependable revenue and profits to your business
  • And, you will work less hours while the team produces for you!
Taught by ! Learn some of the easy to implement strategies that helped Scott generate over $6 billion during his three decades in sales.
Registration for this event will open Tuesday, April 6, on the Chamber website.

Chamber News and Calendar

  • Monday, April 5, 12:30 p.m. -- Ribbon cutting: Lone Star Pharmacy, at 1001 N. Main St.
  • Thursday, April 8, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
  • Monday, April 12, 6 p.m. -- Local Candidate Forum featuring candidates for TISD Place 2 and City District 3 at the TISD Main Street Events Center, 3101 N. Main St.
  • Tuesday, April 13, 5 p.m. -- Tourism: Zoom
  • Monday. April 19, noon -- The State of Our City with Mayor Brandt Rydell is the topic for this month's luncheon. Reservations are sold out.
  • Wednesday, April 21, noon -- Programs & Services: Zoom
  • Thursday, April 22, 5 p.m. -- Ribbon cutting: Eagle Bank, 106 NW Carlos G Parker Blvd. The come-and-go grand opening celebration continues until 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 29, 8 a.m. -- Funding: Zoom
  • Thursday, May 6, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
  • Monday, May 10, 5:15 p.m. -- Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 11, 5 p.m.-- Tourism: Zoom
For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
Member announcements
How to be a smart renter
LifePark is hosting training for people who live in rental housing. This free class is limited to 10. It runs 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 13, 20 and 27 at Crossroads Church, 500 Carlos G. Parker. To register, contact Tiffany Price at 512-943-3300 or tiffany.price@bbtrails.org.
Chicken-fried steak dinner
Support Taylor Area Business Women by letting Captain Red's cook you a chicken-fried steak dinner. Meal pickup is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at St. James Episcopal Church. Tickets are $11 each, call Deborah Parker at 512-352-4323 for more information.
Square Dancing
Square Dancing with Al Frazier invites families, couples and singles age 10 and up to a square dance party 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Christ Fellowship Church, 1517 McLain St. Reserve you spot today! RSVP to Al Frazier, 512-632-1932 or TSCA@alfraziertx.com.
Schedule your blood donation today!
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Taylor will host a blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday April 27 and May 18. To register for an appointment, call 877-724-4376 or click HERE.
Service Fair
The Rotary Club of Taylor plans to celebrate its 100th anniversary in Taylor with a Volunteer Fair designed to connect volunteer organizations and service clubs with people looking to become more involved in our community. The event is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at The Loose Screw, 410 W. 7th St. Clubs and organizations interested should email Tia Rae Stone at tia.stone@gmail.com.