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13TH ANNUAL
THORNDALE CLASSIC CAR SHOW
SATURDAY NOV 12TH
10AM - 2PM
MAIN ST.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN THORNDALE
REGISTRATION $20 PAID AT ENTRY ON DAY OF SHOW
RAIN OR SHINE
CONTACT: BARRETT WYGANT AT HOT ROD GARAGE
512-913-4007
BARRETT@HOTRODGARAGETEXAS.COM
 
(VENDORS CONTACT: SUSAN 512-269-8796)

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TRUNK-A-TREAT
SAT. OCT. 29TH
4PM - 7PM
MAIN STREET
DOWNTOWN THORNDALE
CONTACT: DAWN 512-269-5087
                   TONNI 512-633-1443
(VENDORS CONTACT: SUSAN 512-269-8796)
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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTING DISPLAY
THORNDALE TX
CONTACT: MARILYN JOHNSON 512-862-4419 OR 512-760-606
Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lighting Displays

    We have begun to plan for the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas tree lighting in Thorndale.
 
We need your HELP!  We will meet to check and replace light bulbs and etc, in the mornings on Mondays and Wednesdays starting on September 5th. You are welcome to come help with this short term project and join in the fun.

We are welcoming folks that have brought displays in the past to bring them and put them up ready to share the Christmas message. Please have your display in place on the lot by November 13th.  All displays will be turned on by the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 20th.

If you would like to donate towards this project please send donations to the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce.  All donations are greatly appreciated.
We appreciate the use of the Lot downtown Thorndale for the Large Christmas Tree to be displayed. Our thanks go out to Stephen Niemtschk for the permission to use this lot.
   
We will work on lighting and arranging the trees and displays in the lots on designated days in October & November, so be watching the Champion for time and dates.  If you have any questions please call Marilyn Johnson @ 512-862-4419 or 512-760-7606.

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A survey by American Express found 93 percent of consumers believe shopping at small businesses is  important, and they’re putting their money where their mouths are by  spending about a third of their discretionary income at local small  businesses. Join them by participating in Small Business Saturday this year.
  1. Get free money. For Amex cardholders, shopping local on Nov. 26 can net a $25 credit on a $25 purchase. Check out the Small Business Saturday Facebook page for details on how and where. (FedEx partnered with American Express to  offer 40,000 $25 Amex gift cards to non-Amex customers too, but they  ran out in about an hour.)
  2. Find something different. They often have unique items or services you won’t find in the mass retailers. These can make great gifts.
  3. Preserve unique places to eat, drink, and shop. That  uniqueness can also help create a community character and a sense of  place. Think of the reasons you like to travel – it’s probably not  because the destinations have another McDonald’s or Walmart. Shopping at  these stores helps keep them alive, and encourages new ones.
  4. Make friends. The  service is often much better. More than 20 percent of consumers in the  American Express survey listed being greeted by name and getting  personal recommendations as the primary reason for shopping small. Local  businesses depend on maintaining relationships, unlike the giants who  sometimes seem too successful to care.
  5. Improve the community. Small  businesses support the local area with their taxes, by creating jobs,  and often by buying from and working with other local companies. Many  also support local nonprofits

The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce, located in downtown Thorndale, TX is dedicated to promoting growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits in and around the Thorndale area.

We know that growing your business isn't easy. That's why we're here. Our single-minded goal is to help your business grow and prosper. By promoting a strong local economy, advancing the interests of the business community and serving our members, we can make our community an even better place to live, work and play. If your organization isn't currently a Chamber member we invite you to join now.

NOW ONLINE!

Our Website is now online!  We invite you to explore this new tool to our Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce.  Check out our Chamber Members pages, Events Calendar and Photos of recent events.  While you're here, take note of things you like or dislike and let us know what you think by sending us a message through our 'Contact Us' page.

GIVE US A LINK!

You can help us promote our new website (and your business) by giving us a link from your website.  Show your chamber pride by adding the following text to the main page of your website.

<a href="http://www.thorndaletx.com" title="We're a proud member of the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce"><img src="http://www.thorndaletx.com/images/local/thorndale-link-logo.PNG"/></a>

We appreciate your continued support!
We're a proud member of the Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce