Wylie, Texas – April 19, 2022. In celebration of Small Business Week 2022, the Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC), in cooperation with local businesses and community resource partners, announced a week-long series of events designed to showcase 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.
Use #IshopWylie on Facebook and Instagram and keep up with local promotions and special events!
Here's how it works:
Dine or Shop in Wylie
Post a photo or video on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #IshopWylie
Pick up your Wide Awake Wylie t-shirt at City Hall
The contest runs from Sunday, May 1 through Saturday, May 7. Make sure you tag the City of Wylie on Facebook @WylieTexas and Instagram @WideAwakeWylie and Wylie EDC @WylieEDC too to get a Wide Awake Wylie t-shirt!
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 for more information. This year's #SmallBusinessWeek activities include:
Pedal Car Race
Sunday, May 1st
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 two age brackets. Bring the family to watch your favorite race car driver and create memories you and your children will cherish for a lifetime. The $15 registration includes a t-shirt and proceeds support area Special Olympics. To register, please visit Discover Wylie or visit https://fb.me/e/1w7tC6KNU or register at www.eventbrite.com/e/289708133827
Taste of Wylie
Monday, May 2nd
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Taste of Wylie is back! Come join in the fun at Olde City Park. Sample a variety of food from 25 local area restaurants and support the area food banks who serve those in need in our community. Advanced tickets are encouraged. Proceeds support area food pantries - Wylie Community Christian Care Center, Amazing Grace Food Pantry, 5 Loaves Food Pantry, and Hope for the Cities.
Wylie Downtown Merchants Meeting
Tuesday, May 3rd
8:30 am to 9:30 am
Network with other Downtown Merchants and get the scoop on what’s happening in downtown Wylie. For more information visit DiscoverWylie.com.
Eastern Collin County Women's Conference - Dream Big. Be Brave. Survive it All.
Wednesday, May 4th
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Wylie Chamber of Commerce has assembled 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 at Collin College from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Explore unique leadership skills and survival strategies for Women in Business.
Cinco de Mayo
Thursday, 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.
Wylie Chamber of Commerce - Young Professionals Meetup
Thursday, May 5th
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join other Young (and young at heart) Professionals for a Networking Group Meetup. Building professional relationships and enjoy the casual elegance of Landon's Winery. For more information, visit WylieChamber.org
Sip & Shop
Saturday, May 7th
Noon to 6:00 pm
Enjoy a pleasant afternoon strolling through Downtown Wylie while sipping a variety of unique wine selections from Landon Winery. Explore the wide range of downtown merchants and take advantage of special shopping discounts and promotions. Tickets available online at: LandonWinery.com.
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, please call 972-442-7901 or visit www.WylieEDC.com.
Incorporated in 1887, the City of Wylie is located just 24 miles from downtown Dallas in Collin, Dallas and Rockwall Counties. Possessing an outstanding school district, a low crime rate, an ISO #1 rating and an expanding business climate, Wylie is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state of Texas. MONEY Magazine named Wylie the 20th Best Place to Live in the Country in 2017 and 25th in 2015. Financial website NerdWallet named Wylie the Best Small City for Young Families in August 2016. Realtor.com named Wylie the second hottest suburb in the country in February 2017. SafeWise named Wylie the ninth safest city in Texas in 2017.
Media contact for the City of Wylie:
Craig Kelly, PIO