Volume 112020 | November 20, 2020
Your weekly news & updates
Shop in Taylor for the holidays!
This is the time of year when we all start to panic over Christmas gifts and even though some events have been cancelled, your family, children and grandchildren, are still going to want a gift.
If you like to give handmade items, consider shopping at the Magical Holiday Affair and the Mistletoe Market on Dec. 12. Click links for details.

Spend your $ in TAYLOR
Many Taylor boutiques, restaurants and other businesses have some great ways to shop safely this holiday season. And at the top of that list...GIFT CARDS!
And if that's just not for you, you still have options for shopping locally this Christmas.
  • Do it in person: Most of our local shops are following stringent guidelines to make it safe for you to shop inside their store.
  • Shop locally online: Many of our shops have online shopping available. Google the business name and look for their websites and social media pages. You'll find some great stuff.
  • Schedule private shopping: Call your favorite shop and see if they will let you schedule a private shopping visit of about 15-30 minutes. If you offer, say, $20 that would apply to your purchase but is non-refundable if you don't buy anything (which is a crazy thought, I know), I'd bet many would take you up on it.
“We want to show that we, as a community, are greater than the situation. We want to rise above this pandemic and we need your help."
Deborah Parker,
of Citizens National Bank, Banquet Chair
Join us for a virtual banquet
Plans for the 2021 Taylor Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet are well underway with plans for an amazing on-line event to celebrate Taylor and the people and businesses that make us great.
We hope that sponsors and other businesses will gather in small groups to watch the banquet on the night of Tuesday, January 19. We will be serving meals (delivery available for sponsors) from 5-6 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.
We hope that you will participate.
CLICK HERE for information about the various levels of sponsorship. We are asking that each sponsor create their own video showcasing their business or staff and submit it to run in the program. 
Member celebrations
Cookies, Cupcakes and More in Taylor will host a grand-opening event Saturday at 211 N. Main St.. They will be giving away FREE COOKIES, FREE T-SHIRTS for the first 50 customers and Giveaways every hour. Giveaways include a PlayStation, Amazon Fire tablet, Amazon 4K Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, Google Home Mini and more! Stay tuned and click here to find their Facebook page for more details.
S&D Plumbing celebrated 40 years in business and 25 in Taylor with an anniversary ribbon cutting last week. The Chamber is proud of its friendship with the company and its founders Sam and Rhonda Dowdy. Click HERE to learn more about this great local business.
Chamber Ambassadors are busy catching up on their Customer Service and Business of the Month awards. This week Ambassadors awarded Taylor ISD with the BoM award for August. The presentation recognizes the great lengths TISD leadership and staff had to go through in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Information & Education
Facebook training
Members of the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce are invited to watch the webinar
Establish Your Online Advertising Strategy with Facebook
The training is part of your Chamber membership and part of the Taylor Chamber's membership in the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Access that training by clicking HERE. For more small business resources from Facebook, click HERE.
Call for nominations...
Who should be named Taylor Citizen of the Year and Woman of the Year?
Taylor Area Businesswomen and the Rotary Club of Taylor are seeking nominations for Woman and Citizen of the year.
Click HERE to download the Woman of the Year nomination form and HERE for the Citizen of the Year form.
The Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce will have its annual membership meeting at noon Monday, Dec. 21, via Zoom.
Members are asked to take THIS short survey prior to the meeting to help us to set goals that will benefit you the most in 2021.
Also, please take a moment to give us your approval or suggestions for new board members and officers. You can do that HERE.
Chili supper
Taylor Lions will host the 2021 Chili Supper 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Taylor SPJST Hall on FM619. Tickets are on sale now for $10 to-go only. All profits support Lions’ efforts toward local glasses & vision testing, summer camp scholarships in Kerrville for medically disadvantaged children, and other charitable needs.
Tax volunteers needed
Volunteer tax preparers, translators and greeters for their free tax preparation services offered in Williamson County are needed. No prior experience needed. For details contact www.WilcoFreeTaxPrep.org or Ale at ale@unitedwaywilco.org. 512-827-2574