June 21, 2021

Election Results and Elected Officials Reception

2021-06-17T15:16:16-05:00

After a close runoff election, final results of the 2021 Leander general election are in.

Mayoral winner: Christine Sederquist  

New mayor Christine Sederquist accepted her new role in a speech and compared being a mayor of a growing city to the experience of being a new mother.

“I’m committed to you completely and will worry about you twenty-four hours a day. With every milestone I’m going to be your biggest cheerleader and with every fall I’m going to bring comfort and do whatever I can to make it better.”

 

 

 

 

Place 2 winner: Esmeralda Traube

Esmeralda Traube, who won the Place 2 Council seat thanked her volunteers and citizens who voted in the general election.

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Election Results and Elected Officials Reception2021-06-17T15:16:16-05:00

Old Town Street Festival in Leander, TX – Saturday June 5

2021-06-03T10:43:49-05:00

Ready for some food, fun, and festivities? We’ll see you this Saturday, June 5 at the Old Town Street Festival!

 

 

For tickets, vendors and the latest updates, visit the Old Town Street Festival page here!

Read all the details about the festival in this post!

Old Town Street Festival in Leander, TX – Saturday June 52021-06-03T10:43:49-05:00

May 7, 2021

Leander Tops the Ranks for Small Businesses

2021-05-05T15:24:34-05:00

Go.Verizon.com Announces 4th Annual 50 Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business

Go.Verizon.com has released its report, “The Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business,” and the City of Leander has impressed again. The metrics Go.Verison.com analyzed when compiling their list of the top 50 small cities in the nation for small businesses included education level of the local workforce, in-city commute times, income per capita, broadband access, availability of SBA loans, and overall tax friendliness. From there, they weighted each factor on a 0-100 scale and compiled a ranking system for cities with populations between 50,000 and 75,000.

“This past year, small businesses have faced more uncertainty than ever before,” said Clayton Tarantino, a small business expert […]

Leander Tops the Ranks for Small Businesses2021-05-05T15:24:34-05:00

April 28, 2021

Leander Shines in Headlines Again

2021-04-27T12:54:51-05:00

The City of Leander has once again been praised in headlines as Culture Map examines the Homes.com rankings of the top suburbs to move to in 2021. Culture Map, a source for local lifestyle news for the state of Texas, noted that anyone considering a move to the Austin metro area should seriously consider Leander.

“With a median list price of $271,500, it’s far more affordable than the city of Austin, which just last month hit an all-time high median sale price of $515,000 and its work-from-home score of 1.4 — one of the highest in the study — means it’s one of the best for remote workers,” said Arden Ward, writer for Culture Map.

But what do […]

Leander Shines in Headlines Again2021-04-27T12:54:51-05:00

March 5, 2021

No store does more than our Leander HEB

2021-03-05T13:37:38-06:00

During the recent ice and snow storm, Leander HEB was among one of the many stores to aid in the impact the conditions had on Texans. When the power went out, the store gave away groceries instead of returning them to the shelves…this is just the way we do things around here!

Check out the NY Times story on them. We love our HEB!

No store does more than our Leander HEB2021-03-05T13:37:38-06:00

$500 “No Essay” Leander Expo Scholarship Rules

2021-03-02T15:57:14-06:00

$500 “No Essay” Leander Expo Scholarship Rules

Summary of Key Rules

  • Open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months.
  • You must be either: (1) at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states or commonwealths where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, then such legal age of majority) at the time of entry; or (2) at least thirteen (13) years of age at the time of entry and have a parent’s or legal guardian’s consent and supervision to participate and enter this drawing.
  • […]
$500 “No Essay” Leander Expo Scholarship Rules2021-03-02T15:57:14-06:00

COVID-19 Update: Governor Reopening Business & Lifting Mask Mandate

2021-03-02T15:23:16-06:00
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.
“With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus,” said Governor Abbott. “We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed. Today’s announcement does not abandon safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year. Instead, it is a reminder […]
COVID-19 Update: Governor Reopening Business & Lifting Mask Mandate2021-03-02T15:23:16-06:00

February 22, 2021

Disaster Relief for Individuals and Businesses

2021-02-22T12:35:04-06:00

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm beginning on Feb. 11, 2021 and continuing.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.

https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210220/president-joseph-r-biden-jr-approves-major-disaster-declaration-texas

Disaster Relief for Individuals and Businesses2021-02-22T12:35:04-06:00

January 4, 2021

December 17, 2020

Testimonial – Why Join the Leander Chamber?

2020-12-17T15:46:38-06:00
“I wish I had joined the Leander Chamber of Commerce when I first moved to Leander.  I had no idea how many contacts I would make and how helpful the Chamber is to local businesses.  Not only did my business benefit from the exposure but I am able to rely on businesses within the chamber for most of my own business needs.  I like being able to “shop and buy” local.  I trust the businesses that are listed in the Chamber and love being able to refer my own clients to many of those businesses.  The Chamber provides a real sense of community but still retains that small town appeal that drew most of us to this area.  The […]
Testimonial – Why Join the Leander Chamber?2020-12-17T15:46:38-06:00
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