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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WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • THURS, Aug. 6 - Ambassador Committee, 11a-noon, Chamber office, 100 NW 1st.
  • WED, Aug. 12 - Board of Directors meeting, 11:45a-1:15p, La Cabana central meeting room.
  • SAT, Aug. 15 - TRADES DAYS OUTDOOR MARKETPLACE, 10a-3p, downtown
  • MON, Aug. 17 - FREE Lunch & Learn, 11:30a-1p, Smithville Public Library, 507 Main. "Finding & Hiring the Right Staff." RSVP
  • THURS, Aug. 20 - annual CHAMBER LUNCHEON, 11:30a-1p, First United Methodist Church Activity Center, 5th & Olive. Rep. John Cyrier is guest speaker.  Tickets $12. Call the Chamber at 512-237-2313 to RSVP.
  • WED, Aug. 26 - Tourism meeting, 11:45a-1p, Pocket's Grille, 205 Fawcett
  • Thurs, Aug. 27 - Community Relations meeting, 6-7pm, Smithville Public Library, 507 Main.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community OR member event added to the calendar, email kathy.lynch@smithvilletx.org.

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

 

FUNDRAISER - The Southside Market & Barbeque County Long Term Recovery Barbeque Night fundraiser will donate 10% of all dine-in and drive-through sales to assist victims of the recent floods and tornado at their Bastrop and Elgin locations.
  • Bastrop - Monday, July 27 from 5-8 p.m.   534 Hwy 71 W.
  • Elgin - Tuesday, July 28 from 5-8 p.m.  1212 Hwy 290.

 
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LEADERSHIP - Sign up for the B.E.S.T. Leadership program

Become a leader in your community and beyond with this eight session course.  Information and Application

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - FREE Lunch & Learn each month

A free Lunch & Learn program will be held every third Monday through September from 11:30am to 1pm at Smithville Public Library. Bring your own lunch. Limited seating. RSVP to the library at 512-237-3282, ext.6.

  • April: Social Media for Small Business
  • May: Customer Service in the Digital Age PDF
  • June 15: Excel for Small Business
  • July 20: Photography for the Beginner: For use in Social Media, Websites & More (guest instructor Michal Hubbard, Corporate Camera)
  • Aug. 17: Finding and Hiring the Right Staff

 

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.

 
SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.smithvilleisd.org

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

 

Summer Feeding Program – Both breakfast and lunch will be served for students age 18 and younger all summer long at several locations throughout Smithville and at Lake Thunderbird Park through Aug. 7.  Sponsored by SISDSUMMER FEEDING SCHEDULE


Applications accepted for Head Start program - Register for the Head Start and Early Head Start Child Development programs of Cen-Tex Family Health Services. Free for families that qualify with children ages birth to Pre-K. Slots are available for children with diagnosed disabilities. Call 512-303-7737 or 1-800-433-7570 or visit www.ctfhs.org.  Applicants may also contact Smithville Head Start at 512-237-4449.


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 amurray@smithvilleisd.org.

 

SUMMER CAMPS & ACTIVITIES for YOUTH and ADULTS - Want to have some summer fun  and try something new?  Check out the complete list of area camps and activities for youth and adults.  Just click "Read more" below.

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ENTERTAINMENT PDF Print E-mail

Free Movies at the Smithville Airport - The show will start just before dark, around 8:45 p.m. Everyone is invited. Bring your own snacks and drinks or purchase popcorn, candy and drinks at the movie. Be sure to brings lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray. Head into the airport, and follow the road to the left.

  • Friday, July 31 - CHANGE - "One Six Right" - A documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation, the local airport, by tracing the life, history, and struggles of an airport icon.
  • Saturday, Aug. 1 - "Over the Hedge," kid-friendly animated movie.

For weekly live music, games of chance and more in the area, keep reading...

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CASINO NIGHT PDF Print E-mail

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Smithville Rec Center, 106 Gazley
6 pm Buffet. 7-10pm Gaming.

SmithvilleCasinoNight-LOGO-round2Thanks to everyone for a wonderful Casino Night!

THANK OUR SPONSORS & ATTENDEES

Keller Williams Realty-Bastrop, slot area; Meyerson Custom Builders, cup sponsor; Bluebonnet Electric Co-op, big winnings table; Roadhouse Bastrop and Roadhouse Page, beverage table; Sugar Shack, photo booth; Lost Pines Toyota, host sponsor.

Our buffet table sponsors: All Faiths of the Pines; Doug's Plumbing Company; First National Bank, Smithville; John Chabot “the Caterer”; Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA); Scott Saunders-Farmers Insurance; Rustic Cedar Cabins, Texas Associates Insurors, ChesebroCPA, Classic Bank N.A.

Our gaming table sponsors: Advanced Embroidery & Promotions / Hill County Flyfishers; Apple Lumber; Austin Telco Federal Credit Union; Brookshire Brothers #55; Cen-Tex Image Designs; Elaine Seidel & Gina Hightower - Mike Hightower Realty; Katy House Bed and Breakfast; Mosaic Art and Home; Prosperity Bank; Skeeter & Deborah Sewart; The Front Room Wine Bar; The Smithville Community Gardens; Twice the Ice "DELLRIF ICE, LLC", Towers Nursing Home.

To those who donate their talent and time: Breeden Productions; FranLan Mutlimedia; G & C Printing; LiveAir Networks; Playhouse Smithville; Smithville Police Association.

To those who donated grand prizes: Southside Market, Piney Creek Chop House, ColoVista Golf Club, Corporate Camera (Michael Hubbard), Reed Morgan Edward Jones Investments, Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino, Blue Bonnet Electric and Delta Downs Casino.

And to those that have donated silent auctions items:

Advanced Embroidery & Promotions; Alize Premier Salon; All About You Portraits; Amy’s Ice Cream; Aqua Water Supply Corporation; Barbara Albright; Barnard Tire & Automotive; Bastrop Picture Frame Emporium; Bastrop Goldsmith; Bastrop Tire & Automotive; Becky Womble; Bella’s Cottage Antiques; Bluebonnet Electric Coop; Brent Goleman Campaign; Brown Distributing Company, Austin; ColoVista Golf Club; Conversation Pieces by Debs; Crosshairs Texas Gun Shop; David Baker’s Studioi 71 Art Gallery; Debbie Sewart; Dine Shop Local; Dixie’s Den of Antiques; Double Dave’s Pizzaworks; Dream Train Antiques; Frontier Bank of Texas; Gina Hightower, Mike Hightower Realty; Hill Country Flyfishers; Jana Hellbush Realtor, Keller Williams Realty; Edward Jones Investments – Reed Morgan; El Mexicano Grille; Gina Hightower; HEB – Bastrop; Home Depot; J.R.’s Furniture & Mattress; Jalisco Mexican Restaurant;  Jerry Trimble Helicopters; Ladybug Glass; Ladd’s Coins;  Liza Jane; Lost Pines 8 Movie Theatre; Lowe’s; Main Street Café; Mary Crawford, Nerium Products; Maxine’s Café & Bakery; Mike Hightower Realty; Joanna Morgan; Mike Morgan; Miss Vickie’s Emporium; Modern Woodmen of America – Mac Simpson; Mosaic Art & Home; Pam & Richard Latham; Paw-Paw’s Catfish House; Piney Creek Chop House;  Olde World Bakery; Patricia Wolf; Peterson Brothers; Piney Creek Chop Shop; Playhouse Smithville; Reachable Stars; Sam’s Hair Salon; Scream Hollow; Shangri-La Emporium; Susan Curry; Smithville Food Lockers; Smithville Public Library; Texas Associates Insurors; The Corporate Camera; The Flower Shoppe; The Pickett Fence; Total Control Beauty Salon; Tom-Kat Paper Dolls; Turquoise Salon & Spa; Winchester Area Civic Association; Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ.

 

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July 25, 2015 event details:

Only 300 players allowed! Get your tickets now online (see below). The Smithville Recreation Center will be transformed into a casino-style, James Bond-themed party you don't want to miss.

All your favorites - blackjack, roulette, craps and slot machines, plus the popular Texas Hold 'Em Poker tables. General admission tickets also include all-you-can-eat buffet and $10,000 in gaming chips. Check out the all new Unbachelor Auction throughout the evening.

50/50 tickets are available for sale now through the night of the event. They are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Get your group (family, friends and co-workers) together and mark your calendar. We'll have a grand time at Casino Night - a fun midsummer event in the air conditioning. Join us! Age 21 and older.

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HISTORIC DISTRICT PDF Print E-mail

 

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!

 

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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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