WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, Jan. 3, 2020

A message from your Chamber
      We are super excited about the new Taylor sign on Hwy 79 coming into town!
      Reminiscent of the sign at the old Carlow Hotel, it speaks with Taylor unique historic voice as it welcomes people to our community.
      We will be making plans to go have pictures taken with our heads peeking through the hole and hope you all do, too. How fun it will be for us all to help market our community by posting and sharing these images on social media!!! 
     If  you are looking for other social media-worthy photo locations, don't forget the wings in Potter's Alley, Bill Pickett statue on Second and Main, the Friendly as a Texan's Smile mural at the corner of Fourth and Main (on the south side of Trouvaille Antiques), the Break On Through mural on the patio at Taylor Station, and the great photo opps on each side of Sweet & Southern Finds -- a giant windmill on the north and Little Town, Whole Lotta Love on the south!
    When you post, be sure to share the exact location so others who come to our town can share in the fun!

Forget your banquet tickets?
       You really, really don't want to miss the Jan. 14 Chamber Banquet!
      We have a few tickets left but have to cut all sales off on Tuesday. Call 512-352-6364 or stop by 1519 N. Main to get your tickets TODAY! 

Restaurant space for lease
      Sunny G from Best Western stopped by the office on Thursday and asked me to share the word. With Mas Fajitas moving to an amazing remodeled restaurant on Main Street, there is a fantastic restaurant space that will be available at the corner of 79 and Carlos G. Parker.
     The restaurant is 3800 sq. ft with a bar, patio and plenty of parking. If you know someone who might be interested in this space, adjacent to the hotel and just south of ERCOT, call Sunny at 512-517-8127. If they leave a message, be sure they say it is regarding the restaurant and he will get right back to them.

Chamber News & Calendar 

Chamber Calendar
  • Tuesday, Jan. 7, noon--Advocacy meeting: Chamber
  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 8 a.m.--Finance Committee: Chamber
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.--Chamber Awards Banquet: Wilco Expo Center. Click here to learn about sponsoring a table. Tickets currently available online or at the Chamber for $45 each.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 22, noon -- Programs & Services: Meeting: Noren Thermal Solutions, 205 S. Edmond
  • Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:30 a.m.--Funding Meeting: Chamber
  • Monday, Jan. 27, noon--Chamber Luncheon featuring the Taylor Housing Authority: Sirloin Stockade
  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, noon--Ambassador Lunch: Gatti's Pizza
  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m.--Finance Committee: Chamber
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m.--Tourism Committee: Chamber

Member News and Events
  Run for the Roses
    Taylor Garden Club will host the 7th annual 5K and10K to benefit the Taylor Garden Club at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 in Murphy Park.
   Taylor Garden Club provides scholarships for youths who are pursuing careers in ecology , horticulture, landscaping, arbor and forestry studies and other career fields relating to growing things. 
   Awards will be given in various categories including "Top Dog" for the first three canines that cross the finish line and special awards for the first three strollers (with human passengers) to finish the race.    

Chili supper
    The Taylor Lions Club will host its annual Chili Supper 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Taylor SPJST Hall. Eat inside or take it to-go. Tickets are $10 each, available in advance or at the door. Contact Griffin at 512-680-7525 for advanced tickets. For more information about the Taylor Lions Club and the services it supports, go to  www.TaylorLionsClub.com .

Volunteer  to help prepare taxes
   The W illiamson County United Way is looking for  volunteer tax preparers, translators and greeters for  their free tax preparation services offered in   Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Liberty Hill and Taylor.  Please contact Jodee O'Brien at 512-255-6799 or  jodee@unitedway-wc.org  

Volunteers needed
    From 9 a.m. - noon Monday, Jan. 20,   more than 200 volunteers are needed to share their  time and energy. United Way of Williamson County  volunteers will join with hundreds of thousands of  volunteers across the United States to serve their  local community. This planned day of service will  leverage the strength of local citizens to advance  Dr. King's dream of opportunity for all.  For more information, visit www.unitedway-wc.org   or call 512-255-6799.

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:   December's schedule is here and January'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