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Ranking in Google Maps: How to fix your Local Listings

Fixing your business’ citations will be one of the most powerful things you can do to grow your business.  It’s free, it’s easy, and doesn’t take much time.

If you’ve never done this for your business before, you may find you have to fix your profile on 10 or more sites.  Do not lose faith or get  demotivated.  Instead, make a simple plan, and whatever you do, keep going.  Try claiming and fixing 3 of your profiles each day for a week.

The good news is, most of your competitors will not know these strategies, and so something as simple as the tactics above could be the thing that gets you on the map and gets your phone ringing.

If you’ve made it through each of the citation sites, and want more easy steps to grow your business, keep an eye out for our upcoming guides on getting reviews, optimizing your website to rank, and others.

In this beginner’s guide, we’ll take you step-by-step through the most effective strategies for getting found in Google Maps during a local search. This is the How and Where to Update your Listings guide


Lake Whitney Arts Association Chamber Quarterly “Meet & Greet”.


On Tuesday, June 9, 2015 the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce was invited to Lake Whitney Arts Association, 500 S. Bosque in Whitney for the Quarterly “Meet & Greet”.

Light refreshments were served and we were able to see scrapbooks, photos, a current play in rehearsal set and the actors who are starring in the July production.

President Ed Sanders, the Lake Whitney Arts board and members of the Chamber were present for a very nice gathering.

Call 254-694-5105 for more information on the balance of the theater season and a big THANK YOU for holding our Quarterly event from the Officers, Board of Directors and members of the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce.


Diana Reed
Executive Secretary -Treasurer
Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce

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Lake Whitney Arts’ production of GOOD HELP IS SO HARD TO MURDER by Pat Cook

Lake Whitney Arts’ production of GOOD HELP IS SO HARD TO MURDER by Pat Cook runs April 25th thru May 3rd.  Featured in the cast are Kitty Marbut, Gail Warren, Becca Bilz, Delores Gandy, Cindy Parks, Jennifer Patin and Donna Booth.

This hilarious romp finds Delilah, who is convinced that the maid ‘knows too much’ about her family’s shady past, plotting to do away with her.  A visit from the local psychic warns that a tragedy is about to occur.  Delilah decides that a drop or two of the right chemistry in the maid’s bedside tea might do the trick.

Just when it looks like the deed is done, the Grim Reaper makes a timely appearance.  Officer Judy arrives to help resolve this farce, but it’s the parrot that solves the crime !!

Tickets, which go on sale March 25, will be available in Whitney at Kitty’s Lakeside Barbers, the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, The Movie Shop and online at www.LakeWhitneyArts.org.


Boys & Girls Club First Annual Breakfast of Champions


You are invited to the first annual Breakfast of Champions to be held Thursday, April 9th , at the First United Methodist Church (Family Life Center) in Hillsboro, from 7:30-9am.   Join your peers to learn how the Boys & Girls Club of Hill County is impacting kids in your community.

The keynote speaker is former Dallas Cowboy D.D. Lewis who grew up as a club kid in Knoxville, Tennessee.   D.D. will share the impact the Boys & Girls Club had on his life, and the influence a local club has its youth and community.

The Hillsboro Independent School District and The First Baptist Church of Hillsboro have both demonstrated a champion’s spirit in their efforts to positively impact Hill County youth.  We are pleased to honor both groups during our breakfast.

Individual tickets for the breakfast are $25, and $200 to sponsor a table of six.  Table sponsors will receive recognition at the event.   We hope you will come and invite others who share our passion for the youth of Hill County.

Seating is limited, so you must RSVP before April 3rd.    You have four methods to purchase tickets:

  • Email: pavelkse@gmail.com to order tickets before April 3rd
  • Mail: Mail your check to Boys & Girls Club of Hill County, PO Box 554, Hillsboro, TX 76645 before March 30th
  • Chamber: You may visit the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to purchase tickets before April 3rd
  • Call: Sarah Pavelka at 254.707.7337 or Bill Siddons at 254.582.1436 before April 3rd


Bill Siddons, III CVO

Free Concert Dr. Tony Evans Along with Israel & the New Breed

FreeconcertFree Concert with an 800 + Choir, Dr. Tony Evans, speaker   Bring canned goods for admission to be donated to Missions at Waco Gov. Abbott to attend along with Israel & the New Breed leading the music worship. Baylor’s McClane Stadium  Palm Sunday March 29th. 5pm to 7pm.  Plenty of parking with shuttle service.

Hewitt’s Annual Dog Days of Summer

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Hewitt — The dogs will have their day at Hewitt’s annual Dog Days of Summer Canine Event sponsored by the City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library and the Friends of the Hewitt Public Library. The weekend will kick off with music provided by the Morticians on Friday night June 19th, at 7:30 PM. Then on Saturday, June 20th from 9am until 1pm we will host a morning filled with demonstrations, education, music, fur-photographs and a lot of fun activities at 801 Hewitt Drive, Hewitt Park.

Waynette Ditto, Library Director for Hewitt Public Library said “this free event will provide the local and extended community with a fun family day where they can enjoy a variety of activities, learn from experts, and connect with other dog lovers.”

The celebration will include the traditional doggie fun and a Winnie dog race contest. The Houston Disc Dogs will present three performances throughout the morning as well as herding demonstrations. Attendees will enjoy a canine fashion show, performances by canines, “Glam fur” photographs, canine contests, and a vendor area. Pet rescue groups, pet care information, and pet adoptions will be available.

It is a fundraising event for the library, but most importantly it’s about getting the pet owners to celebrate with their dogs. Admission for visitors is free. But, there will be a small fee to enter dogs in the various contests. We will also accept donations of dry dog food to be distributed to participating shelters. We are seeking sponsorships as well as vendors to participate. We are also asking for participation from local organizations and clubs too.

Anyone interested in volunteering or sharing ideas should call 254-666-2442 or visit our Facebook page at Hewitt’s Dog Days of Summer.


LWPL March Newsletter

This month’s newsletter contains a lot of great information including news on LWPL being selected as one of four libraries in Texas as a recipient for the 2015 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award! As always, feel free to download the attached copy and distribute as you see fit.  For copies of our previous newsletter, be sure to visit our website here!

Amanda Suiters
Lake Whitney Public Library
P.O. Box 1158
602 E. Jefferson Ave.
Whitney, TX 76692

News from Laguna Park Library

Happy New Year to all our Friends in the Lake Whitney area.

We have Wonderful news! Beginning this month and every month this year we are hosting Sustainable Living Workshops. Come join us and learn how to make cheese; create decedent chocolate deserts (live sustaining to all choc-o-holics); soap making; food handlers certification; container gardening; community gardening; kids zip-lock gardening; financial planning for sustainability and much more.

The workshops, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Laguna Park Community Church and Laguna Park Library, will have a minimal charge to cover supplies and are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the topic offered.

January’s Workshop – CHOCOLATE MANIA

 Join us on January 20th from 9:30a.m. to 12p.m. at the Laguna Park Library. Beginners and advanced cooks will learn exciting recipes and techniques for all things chocolate – just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Mark your calendars now for this event and be sure to RSVP in order to save your spot. Cost is $10.00

For further information, please contact Cynthia Choate at Laguna Park Library 254-622-2665 or Jen Ellis at 254-266-2110


Lake Whitney State Park Offers New Year’s Day Guided Hike

Lake Whitney State Park, Hill County, Texas –  Lake Whitney State Park will offer a guided nature hike on New Year’s Day from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Participants will meet at the trailhead for the Two Bridges Trail, next to the Recreation Hall.

          The hike will be Lake Whitney State Park’s contribution to the nationwide First Day Hikes program.  First Day Hikes brings awareness of healthy lifestyle alternatives that include state parks.  This program is directed by the National Association of State Park Directors.

          The topics of the guided hike will include local flora and fauna, as well and a discussion of how state parks can contribute to physical fitness and wellness.  According to Park Superintendent Luke Stucker, “We hope that park visitors and our neighbors will join us in starting the New Year off on the right foot by joining us for our First Day Hikes program.  This is a great opportunity to take part in an activity, work off holiday food and meet like-minded people in a beautiful natural environment.”

          The guided hike is free for any participant who has a valid entrance permit for the day.  Entrance permits are available from Park Headquarters for $5.00 per person for everyone 13 or older.  Children 12 or under are free.  Entrance fees are also covered by a valid Texas State Parks Pass.

          Lake Whitney State Park is a 775-acre parcel of public land managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.

                        For more information about Lake Whitney State Park or this release, please contact Luke Stucker, (254) 694-3793, email –luke.stucker@tpwd.texas.gov, or join the park’s Facebook fan site.

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