Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce


"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.


NOTICE OF COMMUNITY FORUM – The Bastrop County Tourism Department invited a company to visit Smithville, Elgin and Bastrop and act as "secret shoppers". Their goal was to assess the welcome and overall friendliness as well as the level of information merchants, attendants, city employees, etc. had when speaking with visitors. The group will be coming to Smithville on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30pm for a Smithville Chamber sponsored Community Forum at the Smithville Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to attend.


CANDIDATE FORUMSThe Chambers of Commerce in the county recently held forums for the candidates.  Watch the videos below. More information is available at

  • Sheriff Candidate Forum – Jan. 25.  Click to watch VIDEO.
  • State Representative District 17 Candidate Forum – Feb. 1.  CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO.


BETTER BUSINESS - Fill out short membership survey - To better understand what our membership wants and needs, we've created a fillable form on Survey Monkey.  Please go to HERE to complete the 5 minute survey so we can better help you.

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WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • WED, Feb. 10 - Board of Directors meeting, La Cabana meeting room. 11:45am-1pm.
  • THURS, Feb. 11 - Community Forum, Smithville Recreation Center. 6:30pm. How does Smithville rate?  Hear experiences of secret shoppers in the county.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community OR member event added to the calendar, email

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


It's Cookie Time! - You'll see girls selling cookies for the Girl Scout program.  Shop local.  Support your local Girl Scouts.



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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 tiger_trans_rgb_webreceive 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


Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

6:30 pm - Happy Hour

7 pm - Dinner and Ceremony

The highlights of the night are the announcement of the Citizen of the Year; the Business of the Year; the Organization of the Year and Artist of the Year.

If your business or organization would like to sponsor a banquet table, please contact the chamber at 512-237-2313. The sponsorship of a banquet table is $300 and includes 10 tickets.  Also available are the buffet table sponsorships for $100 and the beverage table sponsorship for $250. Individual tickets are $30 each. Sponsorship forms are in your January newsletter.

New This Year: We will be holding a silent auction to fund the Education Committee Scholarship Program. 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will go to this program. If you have items you would like to donate for the auction, please bring them to the Chamber office or call 512-237-2313 to arrange for pick up.

More information about the menu, schedule and the speaker will be available at a later date.


Individual Tickets

$30 each with $2 online processing fee

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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.

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

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!


P.O. Box 716
100 NW 1st St.
Smithville, TX 78957

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