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Small Business Week

 

Small Business Week 2021

Wylie, Texas – April 12, 2021. In celebration of Small Business Week 2021, the Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC), in cooperation with local businesses and our various community resource partners announced a week-long series of events designed to showcase the small businesses and entrepreneurial spirit right here in Wide Awake Wylie.

This page will operate throughout Small Business Week to serve as your guide to various local events and keep you informed about the #IshopWylie Social Media Campaign. 

#IshopWylie

Use #IshopWylie on Facebook and Instagram to win amazing prizes and keep up with local promotions and special events! 

How it works:

  • Eat or Shop in Wylie
  • Post a photo or video on Facebook OR Instagram using the hashtag #IshopWylie
  • Stop by City Hall, 300 Country Club Rd., show us your post and get a FREE Wylie t-shirt.

All #IshopWylie participants willl also be entered to win a GRAND Prize. The contest runs from Sunday, May 2 through Sunday, May 9th. Make sure you tag the City of Wylie on Facebook @WylieTexas and Instagram @WideAwakeWylie and Wylie EDC @WylieEDC too! 

#SmallBusinessWeek

Below, you will find a list of events and various promotions to highlight Small Business Week. We will continue to add events online, but please follow the links below to the host organization's website and corresponding registration pages. Various Facebook Events have been created, so please make sure to follow each group online for additional information. This year's Small Business Week activities include:

Sip & Shop
Saturday, May 1st
Noon to 6:00 pm

Celebrate an early Cinco de Mayo with Landon Winery and 12 participating merchants.  Each stop will include a wine paired with an appetizer and a special "sipper deal" for ticket holders.  Each ticket includes a souvenir glass, wine, food and a fun afternoon exploring Downtown Wylie.  Turn your completed ticket in at Landon Winery to be entered into prize drawings.  Prize winners will be announced on Monday, May 3rd.  FB Event Registration: https://fb.me/e/4eEvwPVgu

Pedal Car Race
Sunday, May 2nd
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come out to the Wylie 500 Pedal Car Race in Historic Downtown Wylie. Children, ages 2-5, race old time pedal cars down "main street" (aka Ballard Ave).  Winners will receive trophies in 2 age brackets and all proceeds benefit Special Olympics. So, bring the family to watch your favorite race car driver and create memories you and your children will cherish for a lifetime.  To register, please visit Discover Wylie or the FB Event Registration: https://fb.me/e/1cBurc3Jq

Taste of Wylie
Monday, May 3rd
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Taste of Wylie is moving outdoors this year to Olde City Park.  Sample a variety of food from local area restaurants and support the Wylie Community Christian Care Center. Advanced tickets are encouraged and can be purchased at: https://tinyurl.com/TasteWylie. For more information, please visit the FB Event Page: https://fb.me/e/276Ghk5kH

Young Professionals Event
Tuesday, May 4th
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The Wylie Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to join other young professionals for a casual event on the patio at Fish N' Tails at 330 S. Hwy 78.  All area professionals, ages 21 - 45, are welcome and, if you haven't tried Fish N' Tails, you are in for a treat!  Come help us celebrate Small Business Week and meet other area professionals for an evening of networking. For more information, please visit the FB Event Page: https://fb.me/e/ccIclgr92. To join the WYP, please email Info@WylieChamber.org or visit the WYP FB Page.

Cinco de Mayo
Wednesday, May 5th

Celebrate in style for this year's Cinco de Mayo and get the best deals in town.  Follow the Wylie Takeout and Delivery Facebook page to find the best deals and specials from our many fabulous restaurants.

Stronger Together Women's Conference
Thursday, May 6th
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Wylie Chamber of Commerce has assembled 4 top women business leaders for an afternoon of networking, education, and professional development.  Moderated by Elizabeth McCormick, CSP, a former US Army Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot, this is sure to be an exciting and motivating program. Join us in the comfort of B&B Theater to explore the unique leadership skills and talents vital to success.  This event will be both virtual and live with discounted early bird registration that includes a SWAG box with a bottle of wine from Landon Winery, and a book from each speaker. Hurry, early registration ends on April 21st, so visit the event page to register today.

The Borough
Friday - Saturday, May 7th & 8th

Looking for a fun night out?  Visit The Borough for Food, Crafts, and great music.  Friday night features FUN karaoke style,  Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm, stop by to purchase locally grown and sourced produce, cottage industry craft vendors, artisans, and food vendors.  Saturday night features live music as you stroll through Historic Downtown Wylie.  For more information, please visit the FB Page.

Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes
Saturday - May 8th 
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Want to make Mother's Day REALLY special this year?  Join us at In-Sync Exotics (3430 Skyline Drive, Wylie) for a Pancake Breakfast.  Dine among the exotic cats and support the unique labor of love known as In-Sync Exotics.  For tickets and more information visit:  In-Sync Exotics - Events.

Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9th

With all this excitement, don't forget Mother's Day!  Check back soon for additional information.

 

About the Wylie Economic Development Corporation

The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC) is funded through a citywide half-cent sales tax that is collected from over 220,000 consumers in our retail trade area. The Wylie EDC facilitates corporate relocations, local expansions of existing businesses, retail/commercial development and revitalization projects that lead to the creation of new jobs and the generation of additional tax revenue for the community.

For more information, visit www.WylieEDC.com.

 

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