Small Business Workshops

Small Business Workshops  – Open to the Public
Thursday, April 13, 2017

How to Grow Your Small Business, 9am-12pm
This workshop is designed to educate business owners and managers about improving operations. We discuss topics such as employee service before customer service, rewarding employees, marketing, positioning, effective social media, social proof such as testimonials and how to claim your business on apps like Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor.  Register today!

Texas Friendly Hospitality, 1pm-4pm 
The second half of the afternoon is designed for front-line employees of local businesses. We cover Communication, Image, Greetings, Asking, Active Listening, Assisting, Dealing with Upset/Difficult Customers, Lasting Impressions, and Giving a Little Extra.
Other discussions include attitude, best practices, disabled customers, telephone etiquette, and handling complaints properly. Participants will receive a “Texas Friendly” certificate from the State of Texas.  Register today!

Purchase tickets for both events here.

Historic Walking Tour

Unlock the Secrets of Some of our Oldest Buildings & Discover the History that has Shaped Our Community

Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:30am
Tour Break hosted by Pioneer Bank on the Square

The buildings on the Square tell a history of La Grange. From the mid-19th century on, the Square was home to jewelers, plow makers, dry good sellers and produce grocers, doctors, Chinese laundries, bakers and furniture makers, just to name a few.

The tours begin at the newly renovated Historic Casino Hall at 254 N. Jefferson Street. Built in 1881 by German immigrants, the building served the community in a myriad of ways, and now houses the La Grange Visitors Bureau, a performing arts center, and will eventually be home to La Grange Economic Development Corporation as well.

There will be a break in the tour with refreshments sponsored by Pioneer Bank, one of the buildings featured in the tour. Built in the 1850s, the Fink Building that houses the bank was originally a two-story, wooden building constructed by Johann Caspar Fink, a young businessman who housed his store there. Over the years, the building transformed into a Chinese laundry, a bottling works, and an air dome theater.

The tour is approximately two hours long.  Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes. All tours are free and open to the public; reservations must be made by calling 979-968-3017 or emailing ambassador@cityoflg.com.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Champagne Brunch

Saturday, August 5th
10:30am
$15
Historic Casino Hall – 254 N. Jefferson Street, La Grange

Join us for a fantastic morning.  We’ll have a champagne brunch and show the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the pleasant, air-conditioned comforts of the Historic Casino Hall.

La Grange goody bags will be provided to everyone in attendance.  Our boutiques and shops on the Square will be open following the movie for all to enjoy!

Tickets can be purchased at the La Grange Visitors Bureau located in the Historic Casino Hall or online.

Mayfest

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center
Fayette County Fairgrounds
US Hwy 77 N, La Grange TX 78945

Tribute to the Immigrants of 1906-1910
Food • Music by The Majek Orchestra • Tours • Classic Car Show

For more information, please call (888) 785-4500 or visit http://www.czechtexas.org/events.shtml.

 

Texas Heroes Day

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00am-12noon
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
414 State Loop 92, La Grange, TX

Enjoy a day with your family honoring the Texas Heroes who fought and died for the Republic of Texas. This event commemorates the men of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expedition.

The program will feature:

  • Pioneer craft demonstrations
  • Re-enactors
  • Cannon & musket salutes
  • Dulcimer music
  • Historic flag display
  • Guided tours

Texas Heroes Day is sponsored by The Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery Docent Organization. For more information contact (979) 968-5658.

Oktoberfest on the Square

Saturday, October 7, 2017
3pm-7pm
Fayette County Courthouse Square
151 N. Washington Street, La Grange, TX 78945

Join us for an Oktoberfest to remember. With over 100 different varieties of craft beer, authentic German cuisine, and live music, you can’t afford to miss out! Ticket prices include 12 samples of craft beer along with a commemorative beer mug.

Underneath the event tents, you will find live music provided by Los Kolaches and the Praha Brothers along with authentic German cuisine of sausage and pork schnitzel.

Children’s activities will be held on the courthouse lawn.  They will be sponsored by Camp Lone Star.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the La Grange Visitors Bureau, 254 N. Jefferson Street.  For more information, please call 979-968-3017.

 

Heritage Fest & Muziky – Celebration of Czech Music & Culture

October 20-21, 2017
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center
Fayette County Fairgrounds
US Hwy 77 N, La Grange TX 78945

Heritage Demonstrations
Biergarten – Music – Craft Vendors
Antique Farm Equipment Show – Antique Car Show
Museum and Village Tours
Muziky, Muziky Performance

For more information, please call (888) 785-4500 or visit http://www.czechtexas.org/events.shtml.

Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017
10am-5pm
La Grange Visitors Center, 254 N. Jefferson Street

As the holiday shopping season extravaganza approaches, join the City of La Grange’s Main Street & Visitors Bureau in supporting our local small businesses.  Shop Small Saturday is a celebration of local businesses in communities across the nation.

This Year’s Events:

  • Pioneer Bank on the Square is sponsoring a Breakfast for all shoppers.
  • Shop Small Goodie Bags available at the La Grange Visitors Center with receipt from a purchase at a Small Business on Small Business Saturday.
  • Coupon Book with tons of discounts at local small businesses.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the discounts that were available in the 2016 Shop Small coupon book:

Busy B 20% off one regular priced item
Cottage Gatherings 20% off one regular priced item
Farmers Lumber Company 20% off YETI Merchandise (excluding tumblers)
Heritage Hallmark 20% off all candles
Julie B 20 % off one item (excludes any special orders and Unode 50)
Kat’s Korner– 20% off storewide (some exceptions may apply)
Kat’s Too– 20% off storewide (some exceptions may apply)
La Grange Main Street– 20% off any purchase of $20 or more
Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe– Free Gift with purchase
Mantiques– 20% off all items (Excludes Costa Sunglasses)
The Mustard Seed– 20% off one item regular price (not valid on sale items)
Prickly Pear– 20% one item
Schmidt Jewelry– 20% off any one item (Excluding Richard Schmidt Jewelry Design)
Tara’s Boutique– 20% off any purchase of $50.00 or more
We Stitch– $10.00 off  your purchase
D&D Ace Hardware– 20% off one home décor item