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Our Members And How to Join

What local leaders are saying

Daniel Guerro, Mayor/Born in San Marcos

“Frequenting a local business is about so much more than making a sale. It’s about sharing in a sense of belonging, place, and relationships with your community. In most case there is a special kinship between the customers and businesses that each other in their success, growth, and overall quality of life. It’s this familial, communal spirit of shared dependability that allows local business owners and neighbors  to co-exist and sustain one another for generations. It’s a beautifully symbiotic relationship that brings life to a community.”


Carina Boston, Owner Splash Co-working

“The Local Multiplier Effect (LME) is a very valuable, hidden feature of our economies. The term refers to how many times dollars are recirculated within a local economy before leaving through the purchase of an import. Famed economist John Maynard Keynes first coined the term "Local Multiplier Effect" in his 1936 book The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money.”


Monte Sheffield, 4th Generation Texan, SMTX resident/business owner/operator since 2004

“Buying local is being local! You can’t beat the feeling of doing business with those that you’ve shaken hands with, heard their kids laugh or hugged when they’re in sorrow.  Buying local is the ultimate in paying it forward.”

Our Members:

Restaurants, Bars, & Food Services:

Cuevas Produce - Est. 1969

Gill's Fried Chicken - Est. 1972


Grin's Restaurant - Est. 1975


Palmer's Restaurant,

Bar & Courtyard - Est. 1978

Tap Room San Marcos - Est.1994

Rogelio's - Est. 1998

Hays County BBQ - Est. 2007

Lauren's WildFlour Bakery - Est. 2008

Steger's Chiffonade - Est. 2010


Cody's Restaurant - Est. 2012

Aqua Brew - Est. 2013

San Marcos BBQ - Est. 2014

Soulful Creations - Est. 2015

Ivar's River Pub - Est. 2017

Industry - Est. 2018




Local Shopping:

Coffee Shops:


Mochas & Javas - Est. 2003

Several locations!

Wake the Dead Coffee House - Est. 2008


Trends and Traditions - Est. 1966

Two P's & Calli's - Est. 1997


Gateway Business Products - Est. 1951

Rick's Lock & Key - Est. 1981

Sign Arts - Est. 1983


Ernie's Paint & Body - Est. 1983

Benchmark Insurance Group - Est. 1984

Hill Country Trophy - Est. 1994

San Marcos Bearing & Supply - Est. 1994


Oakes Pool Service - Est. 2010

My Tek Rescue - Est. 2010

Lucky Sky Graphics - Est. 2012


San Marcos Window

and Pressure Washing - Est. 2012

The Damron Group - Est. 2014

Corridor Landscaping - Est. 2014

Paul C. Cardoza Photography - Est. 2014


Power-Haus Equipment - Est. 2015


Splash Coworking - Est. 2017

Come and Plumb It - Est. 2018

Brown Dog Electric - Est. 2019

Pour on Wheels - Est. 2020


Places to Stay:


Crystal River Inn - Est. 1984

Palmer's Guest House - Est. 2010





Wonderworld Cave - Est. 1903

Health & Wellness:

Ault & Ault Orthodontics - Est. 1971


San Marcos Family Dentistry - Est. 1976

AKA - Dr. Gene Milligan

San Marcos Athletic Club - Est. 1976


web site on the way!

Van DeWalle Family Dentistry - Est. 2005


Premier Cuts - Est. 2005

Galaxy Bikes - Est. 2008


Red Dawg Hot Yoga - Est. 2014

Health Point Healing - Est.2019


Hanley's Good Timin' Barber Shop - Est.2020

How to sign-up:

We're building a movement. Are you ready to join us? Requirements below 


The following criteria are necessary for a business joining SMLMA and constitute SMLMA's definition of a local independent business:

  • Privately held and not publicly traded

  • Must have been started in San Marcos

  • Owners who have a controlling interest of more than 50% must live within 25 miles of the Old Hays County Courthouse

  • Business can make independent decisions regarding the name and look of the business, business purchasing, practices and distribution, as well as paying all their own marketing, rent, and other business expenses

  • Must have good standing in the community as well as a 3.0 or higher social media average rating

  • Must be willing and able to add Truly Local link to their own websites and utilize/cross promote our Truly Local Members

  • Annual dues January 1st, $75.00, prorated if joining mid-year.

  • This is basic yearly dues, other marketing dollars may be applied on an agreed partnership as they happen.



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