The Smithville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is hard at work on the new “Smithville 78957” magazine which will hit shelves in October. This third edition of the magazine will highlight arts, lodging properties, shopping, dining and more as we continue to reach out to tourists interested in spending a fun-filled weekend or family vacation in Smithville. If you are interested in purchasing an ad, contact Debbie Denny with questions at: 512-844-3930 or call us the chamber at 512-237-2313.
The chamber sponsored a Lunch & Learn class last week: “Upping Your Social Media Game” with Ann Marie Nguyen. We learned how to get more social media interaction by learning how to make creative Instagram and Facebook reels. We had a full house as Ann Marie led an informative, interactive class. Thank you, Ann Marie, and thanks to everyone who attended as well. Be sure to mark your calendars for our next Lunch & Learn, “Creating and Maintaining Customer Loyalty,” led by Kevin Hutchison on Oct. 8 at noon at the chamber office. Register online at www.smithvilletx.org or call 512-237-2313 to RSVP by Sept. 7 if you’d like lunch. Free to members. Cos is $15 for future members.
Chamber director April Daniels is currently serving as the chair of the Bastrop County Historic Tourism Task Force. We held our monthly meeting last week in McDade where we toured the McDade Museum and discussed the new marketing materials we are creating in partnership with historic tourism sites all around Bastrop County. We’re excited to see these new resources become available to tourists interested in visiting Smithville and all of Bastrop County.
CALBRI Road & Bridge has always been a generous community supporter. We were so excited to witness its continued good works last week when it arranged for a large delivery of books to Smithville Elementary. Thanks to Mayor Sharon Foerster and the CALBRI crew for working to bring books to Smithville ISD to help enrich the lives of our students.
The chamber, in partnership with the Masonic Lodge and Smithville Noon Lions Club, is seeking sponsors and golf teams for the third annual Smithville Golf Tournament. Join us for a fun-filled day at ColoVista Golf Club on Oct. 7. Lunch will be provided, and the shotgun start begins at 12:30 pm Lots of great prizes for team winners as well as mulligans, Tiger Drive and more. Contact the chamber at 512-237-2313 or register online at www.smithvilletx.org. Sponsorship levels of $250, $500 and $1,000, hole sponsors and teams all available. Many thanks to our title sponsor: First National Bank.
Chamber mixer: Mark your calendar for the August chamber mixer. Be sure to join us Aug. 18.5-7 pm, at Prosperity Bank, 406 Main St. in Smithville.
The chamber enjoyed welcoming all Smithville school district employees at the beginning of the year breakfast last week. Many thanks to all the businesses that dropped off goodies for the welcome bags. Welcome back to the new 2022-2023 school year!
Ribbon cutting: Join us for the ribbon cutting of ATX Infusion Therapy, specializing in IV hydration, mobile IV, heatstroke, migraine, morning sickness and dehydration on Aug. 22, at 5 pm, at 306 Main St., Smithville.
Fourth annual Smithville Wingfest & Chili Cook-A-Roo: Mark your calendars for Wingfest: wing and chili teams, cornhole tournament, beer booth, vendors and more at this event on Sept. 24from 10 am to 4 pm Visit www.smithvillewingfest.com for details or call us at 512-237-2313. Sponsorships available to get your business name, banner and more in front of nearly 2,000 attendees of this fun annual tourism event in historic downtown Smithville.
Mark your calendars
Aug. 11 at noon: Chamber Lunch & Learn at the chamber office.Aug. 18: Chamber mixer
Sept. 8 a noon: Chamber Lunch & Learn at the chamber officeSept. 15: Chamber mixer Sept. 24: Smithville Wingfest & Chili Cook-A-Roo
Oct. 1: annual Communitywide Garage Sale Oct. 1: Sustainable Home & Garden ShowOct. 7: Third annual Smithville Golf Tournament Oct. 20: Chamber mixer Oct. 26: Chamber quarterly luncheon Oct. 31: Halloween Spooktacular