WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

A message from your Chamber

   I hope to see you Saturday at the WilCo Business Expo and Job Fair. This event is one of my favorites of the year. There is SO. MUCH. WINNING. going on all day with door prizes and fun games.
   The Lions Club will be there doing special eye exams for children. Mary Kay Cosmetics always has a fun and lively booth. We will have vehicles on display from Williamson County Equipment, Ewald Kubota and the Taylor police and fire departments.
    The fire department plans to do CPR demonstrations and the Taylor Press is having a shredded paper counting contest where the winner wins and ice cream machine! Ancira's Salsa will be there to help you stock up for the winter. You'll have a chance to learn about local history from the Williamson and Dan Moody Museums and about politics from local political parties.
    I am hoping to have some chickens and maybe even a dog or cat from the animal shelter. Add samples of Texas Beer and food from Sirloin Stockade and Curb Side Coffee House and that just scratches the surface!
   A local Boy Scout troop will help us kick off the event with a posting of the colors at 10 a.m. and we will be rocking along until 2 p.m.

Free admission
East WilCo Business Expo & Job Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor
Join us!

Get on board with TEAM TAYLOR!
    Many things in this world are dividing our communities.  Let's come together as a community to support and cheer on our students.  The Team Taylor Tailgate party is a chance for networking and getting to know others in the community.
     Business leaders and residents are urged to celebrate our hometown at a community tailgate
 party 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Duck Stadium parking lot. 
    Come join Team Taylor and cheer on the Ducks at the first home game of the season!
    They are also seeking sponsorships for the following:
    • Sodas
    • Stickers
    • Pom Poms
    • Other noise makers / prizes for games
   Businesses are also encouraged to sign up to offer discounts to people wearing a Team Taylor sticker after a home game or paint their windows to show support for Team Taylor. Non-profits are encouraged to register to s etup table at the Tailgate tent to share about your organization
     Team Taylor Partners include Taylor ISD, TEE Foundation, Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, Vic's Heating & Air, Babeco, Top Notch Properties and the City of Taylor
    To learn more and join the fun, contact Karen Farley at  klbfarley@gmail.com or 512-560-9802) or Moppy Miller at  mmiller@taylorisd.org  or 512-352-6361.

Chamber News & Calendar 

 Ribbon cutting 

   Chamber Ambassadors celebrated the opening of Red Cap Cigar Lounge with owner Gina Domitrovich at a ribbon cutting on Friday, Aug. 30. The Red Cap is designed with three unique lounges inside: The Study,  The Parlor and, upstairs, The Loft. Go to their website https://www.redcapcigarlounge.com/ to learn about 10% Tuesdays, Women of Wednesday, Thursday Night Cigar Society and other events. Red Cap is at 215 N. Main St. Call them at 512-595-5002.

  Chamber Calendar
  • Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. -- East WilCo BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail. FREE ADMISSION
  • Monday, Sept. 16, noon -- Luncheon: District 52 Rep. James Talarico (pictured left with a Good Life chicken) is our speaker at Sirloin Stockade
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, noon -- Programs and Services: Chamber
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon -- Ambassadors: Gatti's
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding: Chamber
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting for US Health Advisors at the Chamber
  • Monday, Oct. 21, noon --  Luncheon: Pct. 4 Commissioner Russ Boles is our speaker at Sirloin Stockade

Member News and Events

Blood drive Tuesday
    Baylor Scott & White and the Taylor Rotary Club will host a blood drive 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the mobile blood center in the hospital parking lot.
   All donors in September will receive a free limited-edition blood donor t-shirt "Generosity is in our blood!"  A photo ID is required to donate.
   Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment call Eisabeth Walleck at 512-352-4011 or Elisabeth.walleck@bswhealth.org

Run for a Good Life
    Good Life Taylor, Texas will host its annual fair and 5K Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bull Branch Park.
    The run begins at 8 a.m.  Early Bird registration ends Sept. 30 and costs $25. Registration is $30 after that and $35 on race day. Teams are encouraged to register by Sept. 30 for the team rate of $20 per person for a team of at least four. Pre-registration includes the run and a t-shirt.
    The Fair runs
 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a free Kids K, a poultry petting zoo, chicken splat bingo and interactive displays. The free Super Epic Confetti Egg Battle is scheduled for 11 a.m.
   To register as a racer or vendor and to learn more go to  http://www.goodlifetaylor.com/

Washer & Horseshoe Tournament
     Toss some metal, win some prizes and help Taylor Lions support the Leader Dog program.
    The 21st annual Walter Gonzales Foundation Washer and Horseshoe Tournament will beSaturday, Oct. 19,  at the Taylor SPJST Hall, 5025 FM 619. Register under the tent from 8 to 10 a.m. It costs $20 per team and spectators are welcome. Food will be available.
  Proceeds will go to the Taylor Lions Club in recognition of the Leader Dog provided free-of-charge to Walter Gonzales as a companion and as a set of eyes to enable Walter's mobility. Through this memorial event and with the generosity of the Gonzales family and the local community, Taylor Lions have donated over $100,000 to the Leader Dog Program of Lions Clubs International. Taylor Lions consistently earn the "Top Dog" recognition for support of this program.
       For tournament information, callthe Walter Gonzales Foundation:  J.J. Sanchez at 254-217-1993.  For Leader Dog / Lions Club information, call  Greg Teggeman at 512-925-9735.

Day of Caring
   United Way of Williamson County's Day of Caring is set for Friday, Sept. 27.
    The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a kickoff at the  Round Rock Sports Center,  2400 Chisholm Trail. There, volunteers will s tart the day with breakfast tacos, a Day of Caring t-shirt,
raffle prizes, and a short program.
    From 9 a.m. until noon, Day of Caring projects will take place across the county.  Sign up here for a project in Taylor, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander,  Liberty Hill, N. Austin or Round Rock.

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  August schedule click here. September's is 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