Volume 080522 | August 05, 2022
Your weekly news & updates
Welcoming new businesses to Taylor!
The Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the community and celebrated them as a new member of the Chamber with a ribbon cutting. Ward Architecture, PLLC expanded their business to Taylor, located at 602 W. 12th St., Suite 109, earlier this summer. Gerald Ward, owner and Founder, and his team are specialists in the design of unique and exclusive properties. Check out some of their projects and their experience at their WEBSITE or give them a call 512-265-0230
Meet The Ambassadors
Cameron Hagler
Hagler Investments
Hometown: Taylor
Education: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a BSBM in Management, Taylor High School
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, running, tennis, baking, cooking, design and shopping; spending time with family and friends
Volunteer efforts: First Baptist Church of Taylor
Harry Brooks
The Original Nyle Maxwell
Sales Professional
Hometown: Bay City
Education: Graduate of Bay City High School, BA in Criminal Justice from Huston-Tillotson University
Children: My son is Matthew Brooks (17 year old Senior at Cedar Ridge High Round Rock ISD) My daughter is Joelle Hernandez Brooks, (13 year old 7th grader at Farley Middle school Hutto ISD)
Hobbies: I love fishing and attending sporting events, especially rodeos!
Volunteer efforts: I volunteer at school events with Austin and other school districts in the area, as well as supporting different communities events that improve kids futures.
About The Ambassadors
The Chamber's Ambassador Program is designed to develop leaders who engage with the community. This year's Class includes employees of 12 important businesses in our community.
A new Ambassador class will begin in January 2023. If you are interested in enrolling one of your employees, email Rachael Westerman at info@taylorchamber.org.
The Ambassadors are sponsored by Eagle Bank, Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Taylor Press.
Business Tip of the Week
Ask your customers what they like and don't like about your business.
Do more of what they like, and stop doing what they don't.
Thanks to our sponsors
DDP Motorsports,
Baylor Scott & White, Durcon, Taylor ISD, Valero Energy Corporation, Samsung, Hart Components, EPCOR, City National Bank, Lower Brushy Creek WCID, and United Way of Greater Austin.
Sponsorships, which offer prime booth locations, extra promotion and advertising, are still available.
The 2022 Business Expo and Job Fair, hosted by the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Williamson County Expo Center. Admission is free of charge.
There really is just no other opportunity like this. You get one-on-one time with the public to assess their needs and really sell your business in an exciting and engaging atmosphere.
Early birds registration is $179 for Chamber members and $221 for non-members. To take advantage of this price, registration and payment must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 12.
In years past, the Business Expo and Job Fair saw 1000-1500 potential customers and future employees from throughout the area stop in to learn about the goods and services from some of the most forward-thinking business in town.
After Aug. 12, booths will cost $210 for Chamber members and $260 for non-members. Registration will end Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Learn about the benefits of sponsorship HERE and sign up HERE.
Join us at the EARLY BIRD booth rate HERE.
Still have questions... call the Chamber at 512-352-6364 or email info@taylorchamber.org
Chamber News and Community Calendar
Chamber events are bolded.
  • Saturday, Aug. 6 -- Michelle's Hot Peeps 5K Run
  • Monday, Aug. 8, 5:15 p.m. -- Chamber Board Meeting at the Holiday Inn Express Taylor conference room
  • Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m. -- Community Conversations at Dickey-Givens Community Center
  • Wednesday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m. -- Ambassador Meeting at the Holiday Inn Express Taylor conference room
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, noon -- Expo Committee Meeting at Chamber Conference room
  • Friday, Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m. -- Back to School Bash to get to know TISD School Resource Officers at Heritage Square
  • Saturday, Aug. 13, 7:30 a.m. -- Michelle's Hot Peeps Beat CC 5K Run at Murphy Park
  • Saturday, Aug. 13 -- Second Saturday Downtown, Shop and Eat local
  • Saturday, Aug 13, 5-10 p.m. -- Knight of Columbus Casino Night Fundraiser at Taylor KC Hall
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17 -- Taylor ISD First day of school
  • Thursday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. -- Chamber golf tournament meeting at Holiday Inn
  • Friday & Saturday, Aug. 19 & 20 -- International BBQ Cookoff at Murphy Park
  • Monday, Aug. 22, 11:45 a.m. -- Monthly Chamber Business Luncheon at Taylor ISD Events Center, 3101 N. Main St. REGISTER
  • Saturday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. -- Dudes as Dames hosted by Cinderella's Closet at SPJST 29

For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
Monthly Luncheon
We hope that you will register and join the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce for our Business Luncheon Monday, Aug. 22, at 11:45 a.m. at Taylor ISD Main Street Events Center, 3101 N. Main St.
Catering by: Taylor Seoul Food
Thank you to our SPONSOR
Member Announcements
Casino Night FUNdraiser
Come out for a night of
Fun, Food, Silent Auction and Prizes
at the Casino Night hosted by Knights of Columbus.
Saturday, August 13
Registration begins at 5 p.m.
Price is $60 per person and includes a meal
Contact Craig Zimmerhanzel at 512-426-8567 to get your tickets
Temple College seeks to provide emergency financial aid grants to full-time and graduating students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19 (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as tuition, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care).
Taylor Lions Club Annual
Golf Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 27
Team or individual registration due July 14.
$80 per player or $320 for a team (of 4)
Forms available at taylorlionsclub.org
Michelle's Hot Peeps 5K run
The 5th Annual run to fight
Cholangiocarcinoma Cancer is back!
Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 a.m. at Murphy Park in Taylor.
Mark your calendars now for the Dudes as Dames 2022 Fundraiser for Cinderella's Closet!
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27
at the SPJST Lodge 29 located at
5025 FM 619; Taylor, TX 76574
Call 512-269-8801 for details
Community Fall Festival
St. Mary's Catholic Church is holding their 88th Annual Homecoming Celebration
Sunday, Sept 11 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
St. Mary's Parish & School Grounds
304 E. 5th St.
School Supply Drive and Giveaway
The Blackshear/O.L. Price Ex-Student Association presents their 21st Annual Back-to-School Summerfest!
Parents must register their children
between 10-11 a.m. Giveaway starts at 11 a.m.
Teacher Supply Drive from 10 a.m. to noon.
Saturday, Aug. 6
Fannie Robinson Pavilion
206 S. Dolan St., Taylor, TX 76574
It's All About TISD Safety
Plan to be at Heritage Square Pavilion on
Friday, August 12 from 6-8 p.m.
to meet your School Resource Officers for Taylor ISD.
This annual event hosted by the City of Taylor and Taylor Police Department gives you the chance to check police cars, play games, win prizes and cool off with a popsicle with our local SRO's.
Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs and stick around for the final Movie in the Park of the year, featuring
The Bad Guys.
Come Learn about how our Ducks learn!
TISD has opened enrollment to their 2022-23 Ambassador Program. This program is a great opportunity to get a hands-on experience and first-hand information about our schools. Classes will meet once a month from 8:15 am to 2:30 p.m. during September-March.
Please email tcrow@taylorisd.org or register now at www.TaylorISD.org
Church Community Garage Sale
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 13
First United Methodist Church
907 W. Lake Dr.
Taylor, TX 76574
Taylor International BBQ Cookoff
3rd weekend in August
Friday - Saturday Aug. 19 and 20
  • Friday evening: adult margarita and kids grilled cheese category
  • Saturday: adult three meat categories.
BYOB... Family fun for everyone. Come enjoy part of our heritage. We will give out prize money and Taylor BBQ Cookoff trophies.
Registration forms available at the Taylor Chamber of Commerce at 1519 N. Main St. For questions call 512-844-4476 or 512-791-1230
Community Conversations...
Join us for a conversation on health and well-being in your community. We want to hear about the needs and challenges for you and your community as well as the strengths and assets to improve those needs and challenges.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9
Dickey-Givens Community Center located at Fannie Robinson Park on East MLK, Taylor, TX.
Entertainment calendar
  • WilCo EXPO: Click here to see what's going on at the Expo Center.
  • SPJST Lodge 29: Check out their activities for JULY here.
  • Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
  • Red Cap Cigar Lounge: See their schedule here
  • Loose Screw: Find out what's going on here.
  • Greenhouse Craft Foods at Black Sparrow Music Parlor: See who's playing here.