Smithville, Texas Chamber Welcomes New Teachers

The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed new teachers to the Smithville School District as part of our We Support Smithville ISD program last week. We took the 29 new employees into town for a tour by train, stopping at Town Hall where Mayor Joanna Morgan, City Manager Robert Tamble and City Secretaries Brenda Paige and Jennifer Lynch greeted everyone. , provided an overview of city services, distributed gift cards and led a tour of town hall.

From there we drove to the First National Bank, toured the historic Smithville and fun movie sites, visited the Smithville General Store and the new chamber and museum building before returning to the Smithville Recreation Center for a meal provided by Feed the Need. Many thanks to all the companies who brought in gifts, coupons and discount offers which were provided to all new district employees in special bags.

School district summons

This week the chamber was delighted to attend the Smithville ISD Convocation, where we hosted the 285 employees of the Smithville School District. We distributed gift bags with items provided by our member companies. Chamber Executive Director April Daniels welcomed district staff and detailed our We Support SISD program. If you are interested in participating in our campus tours program, call us at 512-237-2313.

House Executive Director April Daniels greeted Smithville School District staff at convocation and detailed the House's We Support SISD program.

Improvements to the new chamber building

A beautiful green lawn has been installed and landscaping has been completed in the new chamber and museum building. Thank you, Schroeder Mowing & Outdoor Services, for your wonderful work. We encourage you to stop by and see the special touches that have been added to the landscaping. Railroad ties were used for flower bed borders connecting Smithville’s rich history to the railroad. The crushed glass “mulch” for the flower beds will further bind the project when the future railroad-themed mosaic is completed. Now all we need are the panels and crushed granite on the right side of the building and we’ll be ready to announce our grand opening and the ribbon cutting.

Steve Schroeder and his team pose on the newly installed lawn of the new chamber of commerce and museum building

Smithville Workforce Training Center

The chamber worked to prepare the new Smithville Workforce Training Center for our community. Stewart Burns, our new coordinator, is looking for a lightly used portable building (much like the building you might see on a school campus) or a metal building. If you know of anyone who would be interested in donating a building or reducing the cost, please contact us as we continue to prepare for the installation for the students. We have met with potential educational partners and will be working closely with Austin Community College, Community Action and others to provide medical support and skilled trades certificate programs in our area. Call us at 512-237-2313 if you are interested in helping us with this important project.

Sign up for Room 101 class

  • August 13, noon – Room 101: Come and discover all the many advantages of joining the Chamber. This in-person course is a great time to discover the many ways you can profit from your membership, from announcements in our newspaper articles, social media pages and website, inserts in our monthly newsletter, referrals, free stands in the one of our many communities. events, use of our bulk mail permit, copies, conference room reservations, notary service and more. Register by calling 512-237-2313 as lunch is also provided without change if you register before August 11.

Mark your calendars

  • August Chamber Mixer: August 19, 5 to 7 p.m. at Prosperity Bank, 406 Main Street in Smithville. Join us for this great networking event.
  • Ribbon Cutting: Join us for the Ribbon Cutting for Rocking M Ranch at 418 Vyvjala Road in Smithville on August 26 at 4 p.m. Rocking M Ranch is a wedding and event venue located on a 15 acre ranch just outside of Smithville. The area, rich in wildlife, wildflowers and the rolling hills of the Post Oak Savannah area, is the perfect setting to personalize your own dream wedding or host other events such as family reunions, birthdays, or anniversaries. corporate receptions. Visit them online at
  • Smithville Wingfest & Chili Cook-A-Roo, September 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Smithville – Register your chili wing or team or become a sponsor at: – includes dance 6-10pm that night with the Nathan Colt Young Band at the intersection of First and Main streets.

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