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!

  • WED, July 8 - Board of Directors meeting, La Cabana meeting room, 11:45am
  • FRI, July 9 – Keep Smithville Beautiful, Chamber office, 10:30am
  • THURS, July 9 - Ambassador committee, Chamber office. 11am
  • THURS, July 16 - COMMUNITY MIXER, Front Room Wine Bar, 116 Main. 5:30-7:30pm. Everyone welcomed.
  • SAT, July 18 – Trades Day Outdoor Market, downtown, 10am-3pm
  • MON, July 20 – Lunch & Learn, “Photography for the Beginner: For use in Social Media, Websites & More (guest instructor Michal Hubbard, Corporate Camera)”, Library. 11:30am-1pm
  • WED, July 22 – Tourism, Pocket’s Grille, 11:45am
  • THURS, July 23 – Community Relations, Library, 507 Main. 6pm
  • SAT, July 25 – CASINO NIGHT & BUFFET, 6pm, see related story on page

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

 

COMMUNITY EVENT

Community Potluck - The Heart of the Pines VFD will host a community potluck on Sunday, July 12 at 1 p.m. There will be a dedication ceremony for Capt. Don Perriello at 3 p.m. The event will be held at 670 Cottletown, Station 1.

 
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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)

 

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

 

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.


FLOOD / WIND ASSISTANCE

FEMA benefit application extended to July 12

Apply for storm damage related benefits including ag losses (for instructions, click "Read more" below)

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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
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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-round2Only 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.

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.

Last year's fun at 2014 Casino Night! - Facebook


Get your Casino Night TICKETS!
$30 per person

Here's what you get:

$10,000 worth of chips

Blackjack * Roulette * Slots

Texas Hold 'em Poker * Craps

Buffet Dinner & 2 Drink Tickets

NEW! Unbachelor Auction

Door Prizes * Silent Auction


SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE:
If you would like to be recognized as a sponsor, just sign up below or call Kathy at 512-237-2313.


Gaming Table Sponsor - $100 marketing investment

Name on Table Sign?

 

Slot Sponsor - $1,000 marketing investment

Name on Signs in Slot Area?

 

Beverage Table Sponsor - $350 marketing investment

Name on Table Sign?

 

Photo Booth Sponsor - $500 marketing investment

Name on Photo Booth?


Casino Night Ticket Prize Display Table Sponsor - $250 marketing investment

Name on Prize Table?

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS also needed:

Half of the silent auction proceeds go towards economic development in the form of billboards.
Contact the chamber at 512-237-2313 or email chamber@smithvilletx.org.

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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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