Thursday, May 4, 2023
Cultural Activities Center
3011 N. Third Street
Temple, TX 76501
The Governor's Small Business Summit aims to help Texas small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs reach new heights by connecting them with the resources and information needed to start, strengthen and grow a business. This event offers a variety of sessions bringing together local, state and federal resource partners to provide key insights on critical business topics. It's also an opportunity to network with other business owners and meet experts who will share timely, relevant and actionable advice on a multitude of small business subjects.
• Finance & Funding
• Workforce Development
• Marketing & E-Commerce Essentials
Speakers for the various panels include Jason Collier, Executive Vice President with Extraco Banks; Karen Poe, Human Resource Manager for Reynolds Consumer Products; Jeremey Wilson; Deputy CISO/Texas Cybersecurity Coordinator with the Texas Department of Information Resources; H.B. Macey, Owner of Perry Office Plus; and many more!
When: Thursday, May 4, 2023
Where: Temple, TX
The Governor's Small Business Summit - Temple will feature panel sessions relating to marketing and ecommerce essentials, insights into cybersecurity, finance and funding and more!
Plus, you'll have the opportunity to connect with state, regional and local organizations
at the Resource Providers Fair. This is a chance to be connected with business partners who can provide key insights on critical business topics.
More information & registration coming soon at gov.texas.gov/events.
The Spirit of Santa Fe Trail continues through April 9. The experience that began March 31 invites guests to explore the growing number of Central Texas wineries, distilleries, and breweries. The annual event hosted by the Temple Chamber of Commerce is a self-guided tour featuring 15 locations. Guests can enjoy an exclusive offer from each location through April 9 with a $25 ticket.
The trail is one of seven signature initiatives hosted by the Temple Chamber. The Chamber’s signature initiatives generate supporting income for the nonprofit organization, which enables it to provide a range of resources and programs for local businesses.
The $25 ticket cost to enjoy the Spirit of Santa Fe Trail is nominal compared to the exclusive offers that come with it. Offers range from sample tastings to a flight of pours, and even a buy one get one dinner.
Participating Locations Include:
● 3 Texans Winery & Vineyard (Temple)
● Axis Winery (Salado)
● Barrow Brewing Company (Salado)
● BeeMaRosa Vineyard & Winery (Belton)
● Bold Republic Brewing (Temple)
● Dancing Bee Winery (Rogers)
● En Gedi Vineyards and Winery (Calvert)
● Fire Base Brewing Company (Temple)
● Kissing Tree Vineyards (Eddy)
● Moose & Goose Winery (Temple)
● Nolan Creek Brewery (Belton)
● Red Caboose Distillery (Clifton)
● Red Caboose Winery (Clifton)
● Tanglefoot Brewing (Temple)
● Wilson Valley Mercantile (Little River - Academy)
“One weekend proved too short for guests to truly experience how much the Central Texas craft beverage industry has grown,” said the Temple Chamber of Commerce President Rod Henry. “Plus, this year features more venues to visit, including a new distillery in Little-River Academy, and we wanted guests to have a chance to see them all.”
The event showcases Central Texas's mark in the adult beverage space and introduces the community to new businesses and new products from old favorites. Organizers of the Spirit of Santa Fe Trail ask that guests drink responsibly, avoid drinking and driving, and have a designated driver.
The Spirit of Santa Fe Trail is made possible by generous sponsors: American Legion Post 133; City of Temple; Emerson Construction; Emporium Spice; First United Bank; KCEN Channel 6; Ludwick, Montgomery & Stapp; McLane Company; McLane Intelligent Solutions; Perry Office Plus; Polar Texas Bottling Company; and West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, PC.
For a list of offerings and operating hours for each location, and to purchase tickets, visit www.templechamber.com/spiritofsantafe.