WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, July 12, 2019

A message from your Chamber
   We want to invite you to tell the story of your business at the East WilCo Business Expo and Job Fair.
   Your business's story is important. It's what you do and why you do it. It's your integrity and commitment to customer service. It's what your customers know and trust about you because they know and trust YOU.
   There is no better way to show and tell your story than with one-on-one business-to-customer experiences. That's what the East WilCo Business Expo and Job Fair do. They give you the chance to recruit new customers and new employees in a fun, festive atmosphere.
   Last year's Business Expo and Job Fair saw more than 1000 potential customers and future employees from throughout the area stop in to learn about the goods and services about 70 of the most forward-thinking business in town.
    The 2019 Business Expo and Job Fair, sponsored by the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce and the Taylor Economic Development Corporation, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Williamson County Expo Center.
     At last year's event, visitors left with more than $4,000 in gifts and prizes. As always, the Expo will be free and open to the public.
     Sponsors benefit from extra exposure and get their booths in the best locations. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, click HERE.
      Early-bird pricing for individual booths is in effect until Aug. 9. Look hereto learn more. We also need sponsors. 

Get ready with Booth Boot Camp
    The Expo is an amazing way to promote your business but there are tips and tricks to making the most of it. On Monday, July 29, you have TWO opportunities to learn the fundamentals of making the Expo -- and, heck, any other trade show you might want to attend -- stir up business for YOUR business.
    Join us at noon* or at 6 p.m. at Sirloin Stockade to get the best information around. We have packets so we'd like to be prepared and the only way we can is to ask you to register. To do that, just send us an email to this address and let us know which time you prefer. (*Meals, if desired, should be purchased at the door).
   It's a great way to get in shape before Sept. 14's big event!

Chamber News & Calendar 

 Business of the Month

 The Chamber Ambassadors thanked Kaitlin and Cliff Olle and their family for redeveloping the 1923 school building on Seventh Street by naming them June's Business of the Month. Once under threat, Old Taylor High includes an apartment complex, restaurant, business offices, a craft brew pub, and an event center while continuing to serve as home to the Switzer Senior Center and Meals-On-Wheels program. The Olle's made an investment in Taylor's future by preserving and breathing new life into its future. You can learn more about Old Taylor High and all that it offers on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/OldTaylorHigh/

 Chamber Calendar
  • Monday, July 15, noon -- Luncheon: Matt Bisacca with the American Red Cross will be our featured speaker. He plans to tell us about disaster recovery, volunteer opportunities and many other aspects of the ARC
  • Monday, July 15, 5:15 p.m. -- Budget training for Chamber Committees: Chamber
  • Tuesday, July 16, noon -- Ribbon Cutting: Taylor Total Dental and Orthodontics, 3705 N Main St Suite 200
  • Wednesday, July 17, 4 p.m. -- Business of the Month: Frills on Fourth, 201 W. 4th St.
  • Thursday, July 26, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding: Chamber, 1519 N. Main
  • Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 p.m. --  Customer Service of the Month: City National Bank, 212 N. Main
  • Monday, July 29, noon -- Expo Booth Boot Camp; Sirloin Stockade. Call 512-352-6364 to register
  • Monday, July 29, 6 p.m. -- Expo Booth Boot Camp; Sirloin Stockade. Call 512-352-6364 to register
  • Wednesday, July 31, noon -- Ambassadors: Gatti's Pizza
  • Friday, Aug. 9, 5 p.m. -- Early Bird Special for Expo Booths ends. Registration must include payment by this date to secure the early-bird discount.
  • Monday, Aug. 12, 5:15 p.m. -- Board meeting; Sirloin Stockade
  • Monday, Aug. 19, noon -- Luncheon: Taylor City Manager Brian LaBorde is our speaker

Member News and Events

   Soak up the shade under oaks as old as Taylor as you relax and unwind to the tunes of Dale & Waylon Saturday, July 20. These local favorites bring their distinctly Blackland Prairie-style Americana to our gardens, kicking off what promises to become one of our signature events. Guests are encouraged to begin arriving by 6:30 p.m. to set up their blankets and chairs, picnics and coolers.The band will play from 7 p.m. to sunset.
    This family-friendly event is brought to you gratis by the Friends of the Moody Museum. A suggested $5 donation helps us bring more fun activities and educational opportunities to the community.
     The museum is located at 114 W. 9th St.

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 July schedule, click 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