Volume 052821 | May 28, 2021
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Vision 2025: A Path to Prosperity
The Chamber is pleased to present Vision 2025: A Path to Prosperity strategic plan for our chamber of commerce. As always, we do not take the work of planning for our future success lightly. We encourage businesses to think, plan, execute and measure the work they do, and we hold ourselves to the same standards.
This new plan is the culmination of work done by a strong, active board of directors, volunteers and staff, facilitated by a chamber volunteer leader, Diana Phillips.
We began our work in the Fall of 2020 by surveying our members, former members and community stakeholders. We then compiled the data and engaged in hours of thought and discussion. As a result, we were able to identify three key areas of focus that are important to the Greater Taylor area and align with our Chamber’s sphere of influence.
Our three areas of focus for 2021-2025 are Diversity of Resources, Business Success and Advocacy. Underpinning these strategic priorities are the core competencies of Connectivity and Organizational Excellence. 
These priorities are the road map for the next four years and we encourage you to read more about them in the plan. We will only be successful with your help, as our valued members, our partners, and our collaborators.
Now the real work begins. We will translate this document into yearly plans that we can implement, measure and for which we will be held accountable. That is what any good organization does; and we “walk the walk.” No excuses, just continued work for the success of our members and the Taylor area.
Click HERE to view the plan.
Information & Education
What is going on in the crazy Taylor real estate market?
The Chamber luncheon on Monday, June 21, will take a hard look at the local real estate market. Here are some of the questions local experts will take on:
  • Is the local boom part of the nationwide phenomenon or are there differences?
  • How long is it likely to last?
  • What is its impact on housing and land prices?
The luncheon will begin at noon at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 180 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. Lunch will be catered by Sirloin Stockade. Registration is $15 and can be done by clicking HERE.
Sponsor an upcoming luncheon
Monthly luncheon sponsors get two lunch tickets, 2-3 minutes to talk about their businesses and promotional consideration in all outreach. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, call 512-352-6364 or email us here.
  • WilCo Pct. 4 Com. Russ Boles on July 19
  • State Demographer Lloyd Potter (back by popular demand) on Aug. 16
  • Legislative update with Jesse Ancira on Sept. 20 -- Sponsored by Scott Morales Catering
  • Workforce outlook with Carl Braun on Oct. 18
  • TBD on Nov. 15
  • Annual Meeting on Dec. 20
Chamber News and Calendar
  • Friday, May 28 -- LAST DAY for Covid Testing at the Chamber
  • Saturday, May 29, 1 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: Lower Brushy Creek WCID in Heritage Park
  • Monday, May 30 -- CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
  • Thursday, June 3, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
  • Wednesday, June 9, noon -- Advocacy : Zoom
  • Tuesday, June 10, 1:30 p.m. -- Tourism: Zoom
  • Friday, June 11, 10:30 a.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: Essex Mortgage, 117 W. 4th St. Suite B, Taylor.
  • Monday, June 14, 5:15 p.m. -- Board Meeting: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Wednesday, June 16, noon -- Programs & Services: Chamber
  • Monday, June 21, noon -- Luncheon: What is going on in the local real estate market? Roundtable discussion with Chamber-member professionals. Catered by Sirloin Stockade. Click here to register before 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.
  • Thursday, June 24, 8:30 a.m.--Funding: Zoom
  • Thursday, June 24, 2 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: Signature Care ER, 21315 TX-130, Pflugerville
  • Thursday, July 1, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
Member Announcements
City Clean Up
Saturday, June 5 from 8 to 3 p.m. you can drop off things that can't go in the weekly trash can. Drop off is located at 1200 Welch St and 1424 N. Main St. Please click HERE for the instructions and restrictions.
Pounds of Plenty
The Moody Museum will collect food to stock the community food pantry at Shepherd's Heart in celebration of Dan Moody's birth. The public is welcome to drop off donations 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, June 12, at the museum, 114 W. Ninth St.
Entertainment calendar
  •  WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
  •  SPJST Post 29: Sterling Country will play tonight, and June's schedule here.
  • Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
  • Red Cap Cigar Lounge: See their schedule here
  • Marshall's Tavern 2: Find out what's going on here.