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March 2017

ED Alliance Meeting

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
San Saba Civic Center Mill Pond Park, San Saba, TX 76877 United States + Google Map

The TMCN Board of Directors are excited to announce a new format for the Economic Development Alliance meetings in 2017. This new format will focus on basic economic development education including an introduction to economic development and best practices, the typical organizational structures of ED corporations, the impact of job creation, marketing & recruitment programs, workforce development, and incentives for new and expanding business. The San Saba meeting will look at what economic development is and is not and offer…

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April 2017

Grant Workshop

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
America’s SBDC at Texas Tech University – Abilene, 749 Gateway St. #301 Building C
Abilene, TX 79602 United States
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The Texas Midwest Communtiy Network will host a Grant Workshop onThursday, April 6th in the Conference Room of the America's SBDC - Abilene. The day-long workshop will include a morning session offering practical tips, successes and pitfalls from some of our region's seasoned grantwriters including Lauren Bush from Seymour and Jan Fischer of Goldthwaite. The afternoon session will provide tips and suggestions from several local and regional foundations offereing a variety of grant opportunities. The Community Foundation of Abilene's Michelle…

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5th Annual Rip’s Ribs Cook Off 2017

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
On the Square, Eastland, TX 76448 United States + Google Map

With over 50 cooking spots available, the downtown square in Eastland should be smoke filled Saturday, April 8 for the 5th Annual Rip’s Ribs Cook Off. Kicking off at 9 A.M. with a mandatory cook’s meeting the event runs through the day ending up at 6:30 p.m. with a catered rib meal by Circle M Bar-B-Que. Vendors ranging from wood work to snow cones will be set up for those in attendance. Cooking will begin at 9:15 and shortly thereafter…

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Destination Marketing Principals Seminar

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
200 Brady Country Club Road, Brady, TX 76825 United States + Google Map

Join the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus for seminar dealing with the principles of destination marketing and identifying and promoting your brand. Wondering if this seminiar is for you? A destination marketing organization (DMO) or convention and visitors bureau (CVB) is an organization that promotes a town, city, region, or country in order to increase the number of visitors. It promotes the development and marketing of a destination, focusing on convention sales, tourism marketing, and services.

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TMCN Membership Meeting

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hendrick Hospital :: Tom Roberts Conference Room, North 18th off of Pine Street
Abilene, TX United States
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Many rural communities squirm when asked, "What does your community have that a visitor would want to see?" The answer (given too often) is, "We don't have anything in this town." The truth is every town has a story to tell and offer visitors but it is sometimes hard to see what is right under your nose. - Kansas Sampler Foundation Jeff Salmon, Executive Director of Frontier Texas will join us to share the "Seven Ways History is Essential" helping…

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May 2017

Pecan Capital Trade Days

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Saba Courthouse Square, San Saba, TX 76877 United States + Google Map

The Pecan Capital Trade Day will be held at the San Saba County Courthouse. Shop, visit and enjoy small town charm at its best. For more info call Joanne Van Gorp at (325) 372-4029 or Tony Guidroz at (325) 372-8291 or tguidroz@gmail.com or visit SanSabaTexas.com/events

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TMCN Quadrant Meeting

May 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lawrence Hall Activity Center, 801 23rd Street
Anson, TX 79501 United States
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Anson community leaders will host a regional network luncheon sponsored by Texas Midwest Community Network (TMCN) on Thursday, May 11th at the Lawrence Hall Activity Center, 801 23rd Street. Community leaders from neighboring communities are invited to attend, enjoy the local cuisine and discuss mutual concerns. The luncheon is held from 11:30 to 1:30; cost is $15.00/person; reservations are requested. The title of the luncheon will be “Economic Development – Cultivating Success”. A presentation will be given by Ken Becker,…

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“Know Your Partners” Conference

May 15 @ 10:00 am - May 16 @ 4:00 pm
ACU Hunter Welcome Center, 1600 Campus Court
Abilene, TX 79601 United States
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One of the most under-pinning and fundamental roles government, community planners and economic development and re-development organizations play is building economic resilience and making their community a desirable place to conduct business. The "Know Your Partners" conference has been scheduled to bring inspiration, education and networking to the West Central Texas region. Featured Topics presented by Environmental Protection Agency-Brownfields and Revitalization, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality-Brownfields program, Texas Railroad Commission-Brownfields program, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Agricultural, Rural Development,…

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The Sounds of Shopping

May 19 - May 20
Downtown Businesses, San Saba, TX 76877 United States + Google Map

Live music begins at 4pm on Friday at select downtown businesses until 11pm. On Saturday, live music begins at noon and lasts until midnight. Businesses will have sales, food, drinks & giveaways.

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ED Alliance Dinner & Conversations

May 22 @ 9:00 pm
Perini Ranch Steakhouse, 3002 FM 89
Buffalo Gap, TX 79508 United States
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Members of the ED Alliance will gather for their annual Dinner & Conversation at Perini Ranch Steakhouse in beautiful Buffalo Gap. The event is casual attire - no ties allowed - and provides economic develpment professionals from around the region key networking opportunities. This year's topic of conversation will be Workforce Education - Closing the Skills Gap tentatively scheduled to be presented by Mike Reeser, Chancellor of Texas State Technical College. Two complimentary tickets are available for Alliance Member Cities.…

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