Thursday, April 18, 2019

Salsa, lots of Salsa

Our next biggie is a brand new event, the 1st Annual Texas Salsa Showdown, on Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, at the Wharton Civic Center.
We expect this festival to blossom into an annual event that will be enjoyed by Wharton area residents and attract visitors as well. It can truly showcase what Wharton has to offer.
There will be a salsa tasting contest, food trucks, beer for sale, fellowship, craft booths, the Cops ‘N Rodders Car Show, and a tailgate-style cookoff. And music — the J.R. Gomez Y Los Conjunto Bandits on Friday night and Steel Country on Saturday night. Visit or 979-532-1862 for ticket info or vendor info.
The 10th annual Wharton Chamber Citywide Garage Sale will be Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1. Go to or call us for vendor participation form.
More to come. Talk about it another time. Thank you!
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” — Booker T. Washington
—Ronald K. Sanders

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Give, receive — It's good for business

Helping other businesses will help your own business.

Trade with other businesses than trade with you. And trade with businesses that you think should trade with you.

Give a great review on line when you shop in a local store or dine in a local restaurant and have a great experience. Lead by example.

Here’s another useful thing to do. Our friend, David Bucek Jr., has said this so much that I remember to say it, too: “To sell it is to light it.” Or is it, “to light it, is to sell it?” I can’t remember.

In other words, light up your storefront window and sign, even when you are closed. David is right.

Well, if no one else is doing it, you be the first.

It’s like your lawn. What’s a good way to try to get your neighbors to mow their lawn? Answer: mow your own.  Set an example, take the high road.