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These are upcoming Chamber Events with links to more details online...

May 23 - Ribbon Cutting: Acclaimed Senior Living

May 23 - Chamber Mixer - Brookdale San Marcos South

May 30 - Ribbon Cutting: My Salon & Spa

May 30 - Ribbon Cutting: Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy

May 31 - Coffee & Commerce - Habitat for Humanity ReStore

June 6 - Ribbon Cutting: Texas Titan Gym

June 6 - Ribbon Cutting: Lion Heart Lashes

June 6 - Young Professionals Happy Hour

Please read all the way to the end of this issue!

Look at all of the opportunities to connect, learn and grow in this community!

Now seeking active, visionary leaders from the business community to serve on the Chamber Board. Nominate individuals who are interested in volunteering their time to steer the largest business organization in San Marcos. Criteria are listed below. Monthly meetings are required. Submit nominations by July 10 using the form below.

Suitable nominees should be:

  • An active member of the business community and the Chamber
  • A decision maker in his or her field
  • Interested in serving as a volunteer
  • A person with vision and leadership skills
  • Able to attend monthly board meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of the month from 11:30am-1pm.

Submit your Nomination!

Come Celebrate the Inaugural Fiesta San Marcos

Immerse yourself in a day of Tejano music with AJ Castillo and talented friends. This outdoor event features five Tejano groups, delicious food booths, unique vendors, and arts and crafts. Fiesta San Marcos offers fun for the whole family – join us for an unforgettable experience! Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available.

For More Information – or call 512-444-5727.

Volunteer Opportunity: Support The Teacher Reuse!

The Teacher Reuse program is starting teacher supply pick-up at two school districts—San Marcos and Hays—and they need volunteers to help with the process.

The Teacher Reuse accepts donations of classroom supplies and materials, making them available to teachers at no cost. Help support our educators by volunteering your time!

Sign up to help

Music on the Square happening THIS Friday!🎵

Experience free family-friendly live music performances -- Fridays in May at the Hays County Courthouse! Bring your chairs, blankets and order food & drinks from local businesses! Lineups include:

May 24: Michael Milligan & Texiana Bluez + Kelany & the All-Nighters

May 31: Kenny Normal + Mayeux & Broussard

Summer in the Park Concerts - June through August

Get ready to groove with the San Marcos Summer in the Park Concert Series! Since 1987, this beloved tradition has brought family-friendly music to the community every Thursday evening. Don't miss out!

Click here to see the full lineup and find out more about our Summer in the Park artists!

Click here to help support the cause and keep the concerts coming!

Click here to volunteer as SITP staff!

First Tuesday SMTX Film Series on June 4th

First Tuesday SMTX Film Series is screening "Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom" on Tuesday, June 4 at the Price Center. Enjoy complimentary drinks and pizza, doors open at 6:15 p.m. Join the post-film Q&A with director Ya'ke Smith and Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, Director of the African American Studies Program at TXST. The film explores the legacy of those emancipated in Texas in 1865.

A Black man is troubled by the legacy of American slavery and the misuse of Christianity to justify it. He travels throughout Texas and discovers how the Juneteenth holiday reveals the hope and courage that empowered the formerly enslaved and their descendants to fight for freedom in an often unjust society.

Watch the trailer here.

Business & Entrepreneurship Programs Available

Discover a range of valuable programs designed to empower entrepreneurs and businesses:


-Fund Your Business with Grants: Explore opportunities for financial support.


- Entrepreneurship Boot Camp: Equip yourself with essential skills for business success.

To register for these opportunities and more, visit

Help bring Reading Rock Stars to San Marcos

Reading Rock Stars is a hands-on literary initiative that connects nationally recognized authors to students in Title I schools across the state and gives them the empowering experience of owning their very own book! Click here to learn more and get involved!

Calling business owners and entrepreneurs across Central Texas!

The Torch Awards recognize businesses with outstanding commitment to integrity throughout their business. The Spark Awards recognize young entrepreneurs that are paving the way in our marketplace through exceptional business leadership. Entries are open to all eligible businesses, regardless of BBB accreditation status. Head to to learn more! If you have any questions about BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, Spark Awards, or sponsorship opportunities for these prestigious programs, please contact Hailey Vandevanter at

City of San Marcos Launches “Reuse at the River” Campaign

The City of San Marcos has introduced the “Reuse at the River” campaign to inform residents and visitors about new rules regarding single-use beverage containers at city-owned riverfront parks and on the San Marcos River. The Reuse at the River Ordinance went into effect on May 1, 2024, with the following provisions:

  • River patrons may only use reusable drink containers on the river, along the riverbanks, and in designated areas known as "No Zones."
  • Each person is permitted one cooler/ice chest of less than 30 quarts within the No Zones.
  • Single-use (disposable) drink containers are allowed only in designated "Go Zone" areas.
Learn More

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