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

Volunteer Smithville to hold organization retreat

Volunteer Smithville would like to invite their member organizations or any local nonprofit or volunteer group to participate in an organizational retreat to be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Smithville Recreation Center from 1-4 p.m. We’ll discuss goals and how to reach them for effective volunteerism.

Organizations are encouraged to send one or two representatives to attend. Volunteer Smithville will also offer breakout training sessions on such topics as: Volunteer Recruitment and Retention, Volunteer Etiquette, and Volunteer Recognition.

 

CANDIDATE FORUM

City council candidates speak

candidate_forum_logo_webThe Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a candidate forum for two City Council seats, held at the Rec Center on Monday, April 20. The four candidates are incumbent Lenel Tamez and Bill Gordon (Place 3) and Rhonda Janak and Ronnie Holt, Jr. (Place 2).  CLICK TO SEE VIDEO (43.20 minutes)

Early voting is Monday, April 27 - Tuesday, May 5. Election day is May 9. All voting is at City Hall, 317 Main.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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.

 

TRANSPORTATION GRANT

Take the City survey

The City of Smithville will be applying for two grants for alternative transportation projects that support walking and bicycling. The grants are designed to pay for the construction costs of sidewalks, bike paths, and shared-use paths. The City is considering two projects and wants your input on these, as well as a number of other projects that might be pursued if funding is available in the future. Please take the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/X7RH5B5

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Mystery Dinner Theatre will be performed by Die Laughing Productions on Saturday, April 25. The admission price includes a three-course dinner and the show. Tickets must be purchased in advance and seating is limited. Tickets are $25 and non-refundable. RSVP to 512-237-529.7 Kay's Cafe is located half way between Smithville and Bastrop on Hwy 71.

“Inherit the Wind” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, starring Danne Absher as Matthew Harrison Brady, Sam Blasco as Henry Drummond and Steve Haight as E. K. Hornbeck. is now showing at Playhouse Smithville. “Inherit the Wind” debuted in 1955 and is a fictionalized retelling of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, but the play was intended to cause discussion about the then-contemporary McCarthy trials. Writer Jerome Lawrence said, “It’s not about science versus religion. It is about the right to think.” The show runs April 17 to May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 20:15
 
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!

 
COMING SOON 2 U PDF Print E-mail

WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS:  Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • MON, April 20 - Lunch & Learn - Smithville Public Library, 11:30am-1pm. RSVP required.
  • MON, April 20 - CANDIDATE FORUM, Smithville Rec Center, 6:30pm
  • THURS, April 23 - Community Relations meeting, The Front Room Wine Bar, 6pm
  • MON, April 27 - Ambassador Committee Meeting, Chamber office, 8am
  • TUES, April 28 - Tourism meeting, Pockets Grille, 6:30pm
  • WED, April 29 - Casino Night committee, Chamber office, 4pm

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

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FUNDRAISERS

The Smithville Public Library spring semi-annual book sale will be held during regular library hours Thursday, April 23 through Saturday, April 25 at the library. The bake sale will be held Friday, April 24 in front of First National Bank, 312 Main St. starting at 9 a.m.

The 6th annual Bun Run for the Cure, a 5K/10K family walk/run, will be held Saturday, April 25 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Pocket's Grille. Event benefits area high school scholarships, mammograms and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. See www.bunrunforthecure.com for details and to register.

Steak Dinner Fundraiser - The Grace Lutheran Learning Center will host a chicken fried steak with all the trimmings fundraiser on Friday, May 1 from 5-8 p.m. Dine in or drive through. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under.

The Moon over the Mansion Fundraiser for the Smithville Food Pantry will be held Friday, May 1 at the Burleson Mansion. An evening of live music, hors d'ouevres, beverages and silent auction. Cocktail attire. Admission is $75. Visit www.smithvillefoodpantry.com or call 512-237-3376. Proceeds go to help build a new home for the Smithville Food Pantry.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:30
 
SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.smithvilleisd.org

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

 

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.

 

 

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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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