Smithville's "Little Las Vegas"
sponsors Casino Night 2016.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
The Chamber will once again be hosting its Annual Casino Night and Buffet on Saturday, July 30 at the Smithville Recreation Center. This year we'll have a fun Western theme so get your boots, cowboy hats and chaps together for a Western themed good time!
As usual, we will be offering all your other favorites including blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas Hold 'em, three card poker and slot machines. General admission tickets, which include the all-you-can-eat buffet, adult beverages and $10,000 in gaming chips will be available pre-sale for $35 each and $40 at the door.
Call the Chamber at 512-237-2313 or drop by during business hours to purchase tickets (also available at Prosperity Bank, 406 Main, and Morris & McClimon, 312 Main).
Remember, only adults 21 and over will be allowed at this event. We’re working on some great prizes this year, so get your group together and mark your calendar for Casino Night on Saturday, July 30!
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INFORMATION - Historic Building Tax Credit - Learn how state and federal tax credits can work for you. Your historic property may qualify* for up to 45% in tax credits. PDF of PROGRAM *Applies to “income producing” properties including commercial properties and residential rental.
CHARMING AND HISTORIC - Smithville boasts a large number in national register
Smithville, Texas, a town of under 4,000 according to the Census, overflows with historic charm in its downtown district. Both in commercial and residential, Smithville has 206 properties listed in the National Historic Register. How's that for special!
DOWNTOWN VARIANCE – Planning & Zoning Commission will meet at 6pm, Aug. 2 at City Hall for discussion and action for height variance not to exceed 47 feet from surface of the floor on the first level on a building located at 210 Main. The Commission will hear all citizen’s concerns for or against the variance. P&Z Commission will give a recommendation to city council at the Aug. 8 meeting, also at City Hall.
FEMA ASSISTANCE DEADLINE - Bastrop County has been declared for individual assistance for the May severe flooding. If you sustained damage due to the flooding you must register for assistance at 1-800-621-3362 or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov. The deadline to apply is Aug. 10.
B.E.S.T. LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR 2016-17 – This program gives participants unique insights into City, County and State level organizations which allow them to build a more in-depth perspective if their own community’s opportunities and challenges. Participants also receive training in the area of leadership itself. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug.12. For information or to register, contact the Chamber office at 512-237-2313 or email@example.com
ANNUAL LUNCHEON - The Annual Chamber Luncheon will be held at noon, Thursday, Aug. 18 at the First United Methodist Church meeting room, 400 Olive. Representative John Cyrier will speak on the upcoming Legislative Session and his goals and agenda for the Session. Also speaking will be Smithville ISD’s Superintendent Dr. Rock McNulty who will address our members on the proposed school bond that may appear on this November’s ballot. Additionally, the new Chamber Master website and member portal will be unveiled as well as an overview of Chamber activities and events. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online at www.smithvilletx.org or register by phone at 512-237-2313. Seating is limited.
SURVEY: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP - The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce is working with area Chambers to organize and promote an Emergency Preparedness Workshop for businesses in our area. In light of the natural disasters we have experienced in recent years, making our member businesses aware of the resources available to them has become a top priority. Please take a moment to answer the survey we have created as we prepare for this workshop. The deadline to respond to the survey is July 29th: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ecvnuabeipynjjzh/start
SURVEY: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON THE ARTS - Please take this Smithville 2016 Economic Development on the Arts survey and share with people you know. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COS_EcoDevoArts2016
Lunch & Learn - Announcing our free quarterly member trainings. Are you trying to figure out Facebook and Twitter? Do you know how to claim your listing on Yelp or other review sites? Have you added your business to Google Maps? We can help you with that! These trainings will range in topic based on member interest so let us know if you have a topic you’d like us to present. Our first training will be on Wednesday, July 20 at 11:30am at the First National Bank meeting room, 312 Main. These are Lunch & Learning trainings so bring your lunch, your laptop and your questions. Register via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOURISM ASSESSMENT - The Bastrop County Tourism Dept. commissioned a tourism assessment report, similar to a "secret shopper" concept, where visitors revealed their tourism experience in Smithville. CLICK HERE to see the assessment report.
WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Support your fellow Chamber members!
- Thurs., July 28 – *Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and *Business Alliance Committee Meeting, 6pm, The Front Room Wine Bar. *Anyone interested in Tourism, Economic Development and Smithville Businesses is invited to this meeting. You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend.
- Sat., July 30 - 20TH ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT, 5:30pm, Smithville Recreation Center. See article this page.
- Thurs, Aug. 18 - Annual Chamber Luncheon, noon, First United Methodist Church Family Center, 400 Olive. Rep. John Cyrier and SISD Supt. Dr. Rock McNulty to speak. Tickets are $12. Call 512-237-2313 to reserve your spot.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community OR member event added to the calendar, email email@example.com
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: For more members’ specials, real estate, and job openings. CLICK HERE
BENEFIT CONCERT – A concert to benefit the Bastrop County Animal Shelter will be on Friday, Aug. 5 at 6:30pm at Viejo’s Tacos and Tequila. 912 Main St, Bastrop. Live Music by Not That Elvis (aka Elis Hernandez)
FANS NEEDED - Smithville Food Pantry is requesting fans to be donated. If you buy a fan at Apple Lumber for donation to the Food Pantry, your tax will be free.
SISD Cheerleaders Annual Cheer Sponsor Drive - Sponsorship in the Smithville Cheer Boosters is on a year-to-year basis and will take the form of three standard sponsorship packages which feature t-shirts that will be given away during the fall cheer season. Deadline to sponsor is Tuesday, July 26. Contact (512) 304-5258 or SmithvilleCheerBoosters@yahoo.com.
- Bronze: $50. Sponsor name displayed on back of 2016-17’ t-shirts.
- Gold: $100. Sponsor name displayed on middle back of 2016-17’ t-shirts.
- Platinum: $250. Sponsor name & logo displayed high on back of 2016-17’ t-shirts. Sponsor will be listed in the full-page Cheer Booster ad in the football program, sold at all home football games.
SISD website: www.smithvilleisd.org
SISD Smart Phone App: http://bit.ly/1i91fGF.
Chamber Education Committee: We Support SISD - The Chamber of Commerce is working hard on our We Support SISD program. Beginning in February, local businesses will visit SISD campuses to show appreciation for all the hard work and dedication they show our kids every day. If you are interested in participating, call Ana Murray, committee chair, at (512) 237-2487.
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS - Through the Tiger Advantage Program, SISD staff receive extra services or discounts as a thank you from the businesses. Businesses benefit with exposure to their 250+ SISD staff and their families. As businesses and organizations support the SISD employees with offers of free and/or reduced prices for services or goods, SISD will promote those businesses through employee communications. To become a partner, email Ana Murray, Parent & Community Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.