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.

 
SPECIAL NOTICES PDF Print E-mail

VOTE in ELECTION 2016

SHERIFF RUN-OFF - Tuesday, May 24.  There will be a run-off in the Republican Party in the Bastrop County Sheriff's race between Maurice Cook (27.92%) and Matt Henderson (28.96%).  Those who voted Republican can vote in this run-off election.   Click for more details. The Sheriff Candidate Forum was held Jan. 25.  Click to watch VIDEO.

 

BUSINESS NEWS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Liquor by the Drink petition – The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a petition drive to have Liquor by the Drink for Precinct 2 added to the ballot in November.  We are the only Precinct in Bastrop County without Liquor by the Drink.  This initiative will help with economic development in our part of Bastrop County by attracting new businesses, creating new jobs, increasing sales tax and opening potential new choices for residents.

We only have 60 days to obtain these signatures so we need as many volunteers as possible to walk neighborhoods, attend events and/or obtain signatures at exit polling locations for City, School Board and County run-off elections.  Please call (512) 360-7397 if you can volunteer some time for this important economic development initiative.

 

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.

 

CAREER TRAINING - Lost Pines Dental Assisting is a 13-week, Saturday-only dental assisting course that will provide you with all you need to become a Registered Dental Assistant! The class is held from 9am to 4pm each Saturday. They also offer an internship at their fully functioning dental office, Smithville Family Dentistry that will provide you with an abundance of hands-on experience! The next 13-week session will begin Saturday, June 11.  Availability is limited, so call today (512) 350-0867 or email lostpinesdentalassisting@gmail.com to reserve your spot!  Visit www.lostpinesdentalassisting.com for more information.

 
CASINO NIGHT PDF Print E-mail

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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

SmithvilleCasinoNight-LOGO-round2Thanks to everyone for a wonderful Casino Night in 2015!

Interested in sponsoring this year's event?  Dowload the sponsorship form HERE.

 
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!

 
COMING SOON 2 U PDF Print E-mail

WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS: Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • WED, May 25 - Texas Photo Festival committee, 7p, Katy House B&B.

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

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


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ENTERTAINMENT PDF Print E-mail

Playhouse Smithville opens “Sirens N Aquarius” on Friday, May 13 at 7:30pm. A rock and roll celebration of 1960's music. From “Somebody To Love” to “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” this show takes you down the path of the songs of the 1960's with poetry, scenes and peaceful thoughts of a woman on the moon.  Tickets at www.playhousesmithville.com or call 512-360-7397.

 

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SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.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 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.

 
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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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