Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce
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"It's possible in Smithville!" That's what we say and that's what we do.

Highlights of our fair town include: centrally located between Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Bryan-College Station. Community-minded town, great shopping, lodging, dining, art, film-making and pure fun. Historic buildings and homes. Easy access technology.

Places of interest to tourists like the Texas Veterans Memorial Park.  Great moments, such as our five-day Jamboree, and our Texas Photo Festival. World class biking and hiking trails, kayaking, biking, skateboarding, dog park, antiques/vintage shopping, rodeo arena, World Record holder and more.

No matter what time of year, we look forward to being with family, seeing old friends, and to meeting you, the friend we have not yet met.  Come borrow our scenery.

 
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MARKETING OPPORTUNITY

Biker Rally gathering sponsors

This year, interested area businesses may get their location shown on the ride map and display on online banner ad (up until end of year) at www.thunderonthecolorado.com for a sponsorship / advertising cost of $195.

Other sponsorships range from $100 to $3,000 for March 20-22 event. Sponsorship FORM

Thank you to BrookshireBros_LOGO-webBrookshire Brothers, LiveAir Network, FranLan Multimedia, Centex Image Designs, City of Smithville, and Sorgie's Scooter Supply for their sponsorships.

Thunder on the Colorado is in its 9th year at Riverbend Park and features a weekend of fun, games, rides, live music, vendors and more to an audience who loves to ride, including those professionals and hobbyists with disposible income.

For more information, contact the chamber office or see the Thunder website.  Also, check it out on Facebook.

 

YOUR CHAMBER

Daniels named as executive director; board seats filled

April_DanielsCongratulations to April Daniels, who has been hired to fill the role of executive director of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce. She's been busy for the last two months as interim exec. and the board of directors officially put their stamp of approval on her management at the recent board retreat. Read the ARTICLE.

Chamber also has three new directors on the board. Elected by membership to fill three year terms are Orin Moore of Smithville Independent School District and chamber ambassador Terri Couteau of Advanced Embroidery & Design.  Thunder on the Colorado Biker Rally chairman Milan "Lan" Krakora of FranLan Multimedia will fill the remaining two years for recently retired director Sallie Blalock.  Read the ARTICLE.

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:14
 
COMING SOON 2 U PDF Print E-mail

WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS:  Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • THURS, Feb. 26 - Community Relations meeting, 6pm, Front Room Wine Bar, 116 Main
  • SAT, Feb. 28 - ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET & DANCE - 6:30 pm - Smithville Rec Center. See related article this page.
  • MON, Feb. 23 - Ambassador meeting - 8am - Chamber office.
  • WED, March 11 - Thunder on the Colorado Biker Rally meeting, La Cabana, 6:30pm
  • THURS, March 19 - MIXER - 5-7pm - Chuckwagon Square in Riverbend Park, Hwy 71. Also kickoff to Thunder on the Colorado. Sponsored by Centex Image Designs and Capital Wright Distributing.
  • FRI-SUN, March 20-22 - THUNDER ON THE COLORADO BIKER RALLY - Riverbend Park, Hwy 71. Weekend wristband $20 per person. Age 21 & older. See www.thunderonthecolorado.com (or click on the event link this page) for times and details.

Each morning, check out the CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community event added to the calendar, email kathy.lynch@smithvilletx.org.

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MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: For more members’ specials, real estate, and job openings.  CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:50
 
SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.smithvilleisd.org

SISD Smart Phone App: http://bit.ly/1i91fGF.

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SISD technology uses featured in magazine

In the February 2015 issue, Texas Coop Power Magazine features an article about high speed internet and how rural residents, businesses and schools are impacted by the types of broadband connectivity they have. Smithville ISD is featured as an example of a high speed broadband client and the article shows the many ways the district uses high speed networking for curriculum, wireless devices and classroom technology.  OPEN STORY

 

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

Through the TIGER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM, Smithville ISD partners with area businesses to foster positive, mutually beneficial relationships. Employees tiger_trans_rgb_webreceive extra services or discounts as a thank you from the businesses for their efforts to ensure an exemplary school district for our children. Businesses benefit through additional exposure to their 250+ dedicated team members. 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 and offers to their staff through employee communications. To become a partner, contact Ana Murray, Parent & Community Liaison at amurray@smithvilleisd.org.

SPRING BREAK - SISD closed Monday, March 16 thru Friday, March 20.

 
AWARDS BANQUET PDF Print E-mail

Saturday, February 28th

6:30 pm - Social Hour

7:00 pm - Catered Banquet

Following Awards - Dance

CasinoNight2014ONLY 50 TICKETS LEFT!  The annual Banquet, Awards Ceremony and Dance is almost here! Join us for great food, fellowship and fun. And you’ll be the first to know who has earned the Citizen of the Year Award and the new Artist of the Year Award, presented by the RD Latham Cultural District.

Get ready to dance to the lively, vintage music of the 17-piece Main Street American Swing Band, sponsored by Seton Smithville Regional Hospital.

John Chabot the Caterer plans marinated grilled chicken breast or bacon wrapped pork tenderloin; roasted veggie herb rice tossed with garlic and fresh herbs; a tossed salad with cliantro lime ranch dressing; fresh baked sweet yeast rolls; assorted cheesecakes of praline, raspberry white chocolate, turtle and crème brulee.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $300 for a 10-person table sponsorship. Anyone may attend this event of the year.

Get your tickets and become a Sponsor: Support this event through an available sponsorship:  Buffet Table sponsorship gets your name on the food tables.  Banquet Table (seats 10 with a named sign on the table). See benefits and costs on the form. Just fill out and turn in to the Chamber office. Print SPONSORSHIP FORM.

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ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR
Seton Smithville Regional Hospital

COMMUNITY HOST TABLE
Prosperity Bank

DESSERT TABLE SPONSOR
Meyerson Custom Builders

BEVERAGE TABLE SPONSOR
First National Bank

BUFFET TABLE SPONSORS - still available

Smithville Courier Services
Gwendolyn Watkins, Totally Hooked Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty
Austin Title

Apple Lumber
Smithville Community Clinic

TABLE SPONSORS - still available

Texas Associates Insurors, City of Smithville, Aqua Water Supply Corp, Brookshire Brothers #55, Towers Nursing Home, Smithville Hospital Authority, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, The Law Office of Brian E. Riewe, LiveAir Networks, First United Methodist Church, Smithville Community Gardens, Bluebonnet Electric Co-op, Charles & Mary Ellen Keathley, The Front Room Wine Bar, LCRA, Mosaic Art & Home, Katy House Bed & Breakfast, First National Bank, Reed Morgan - Edward Jones Investment, Smithville Food Pantry

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BUFFET TABLE SPONSORS $100
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BANQUET TABLE SPONSORS $300
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INDIVIDUAL TICKET $30

Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 17:33
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HISTORIC DISTRICT PDF Print E-mail

CHARMING AND HISTORIC

Smithville boasts a large number in national register

One of Smithville's historic homes.  Photo courtesy of Fran Hunter.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!

 

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P.O. Box 716
100 NW 1st St.
Smithville, TX 78957
512-237-2313
chamber@smithvilletx.org

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