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

May 9 - Ribbon Cutting: Koala Insulation of TX Hill Country

May 9 - Ribbon Cutting: Redwood Studios

May 9 - SM Young Professionals Happy Hour

May 16 - Ribbon Cutting: Hats Off for Veterans

May 16 - Ribbon Cutting: Cavender Nissan

May 16 - BOOST: Virtual Workshop for Small Businesses

May 17 - Member Appreciation Cook-Out

May 23 - Chamber Mixer - Brookdale San Marcos South

May 31 - Coffee & Commerce - Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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!

Member Appreciation Cookout: May 17!

Join us for the Member Appreciation Cookout on May 17th from 11am to 2pm! Enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options, plus networking opportunities. Don't miss out on the chance to win fantastic door prizes! Bring a giveaway from your business and connect with potential customers.

RSVP for Member Cookout

Young Professionals event this Thursday on the Square!

Head down to the Square and make some new friends at Freddy C's.

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Under the Texas Stars with SOAR

Experience an unforgettable evening at SOAR's Spring Gala, hosted at The Chandelier of Gruene on May 11. Your support directly benefits Central Texans with disabilities through equine assisted services. Click the link to learn how you can make a difference!

BOOST: Business Owners Online Support & Training on May 16

For small businesses seeking to navigate crises effectively, register now for the final session of BOOST to gain critical insights on controlling your message, both internally and externally.

Music on the Square - four Fridays in May!🎵

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 10: The Homily + Josh Dodds

May 17: Bartly & Co. + Van Jackson

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!

Join the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp - May 15-17 and 22-24  

🌱 Grow your idea where you are.     

📝 Register at  

Take your entrepreneurial journey to the next level! Don't miss out on this opportunity to refine your skills and grow your business. Sign up now!

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

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

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!

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