Smithville chamber director leaves post to take workforce training job

This week marks the final week of April Daniels’ journey as executive director of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce. She has served in this capacity for nearly eight years and was a board member for three years before that. The board of directors and staff would like to wish Daniels well in her new role as director of the Smithville Workforce Training Center.

Daniels has been a strong advocate for the businesses and organizations that make up the chamber’s membership. We have seen tremendous growth in our members and our community over the length of her tenure. We will miss her, and we know she will prosper and make a great difference in our community in her new position. Bon voyage!

If you’d like to apply for the open position of executive director, contact the Chamber at 512-237-2313 or view the job description on our Facebook page @smithvillearechamberofcommerce

The Smithville Chamber of Commerce and Smithville Visitor Center is hard at work on the new “Smithville 78957” magazine which will hit shelves in October. This third edition of the magazine, which 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.

The chamber had a great ribbon cutting last week as it welcomed Smithville BBQ to the business community. The big turnout was a great showing of support for this new business, and everyone enjoyed the delicious lunch as well. Be sure to visit Smithville BBQ at 307 Royston St. Its hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

Mark your calendars for our next Lunch & Learn, “Creating and Maintaining Customer Loyalty” led by Kevin Hutchison, on Sept. 8 at noon at the chamber office. Register online at or call 512-237-2313 to RSVP by Sept. 7 if you’d like lunch. Free to members. Future members pay $15.

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