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​​AUSTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AREA ATTRACTIONS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE SPAM® MUSEUM
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Welcome New Members

CHAMBER ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP

The Board of Directors of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce announce a transition in leadership, this December. Elaine Hansen will take over as Chamber Executive Director, effective December 10, 2018, replacing Sandy Forstner, who announced his retirement after serving the Chamber for over 18 years.  READ MORE...

JOIN OUR EAT, DRINK, SHOP AUSTIN CAMPAIGN!






Members of the Austin Chamber of Commerce are committed to raising awareness on how important shopping local is to our community.  When we all choose to shop local it creates a ripple effect which in turn will GROW AUSTIN, support local families & create opportunity.  We as local businesses need to support each other.  It starts with us!  All proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts, goes back into the Buy Mower, Grow Mower account.  Buy one or buy many.  Outfit your staff this holiday season and make it your staff uniform for Casual Friday.  Wear it November 24th for Small Business Saturday.  T-shirts are available at the Austin Chamber, The Style Lounge, Games People Play or online.  "Put Your Money Where Your House Is." 


BECOME A MEMBER!

​The success or failure of this organization is completely dependent on the amount of support shown by members of this business community. Nearly 400 strong, members of the Chamber commit their time and resources toward developing programs that improve our community and business climate.  We are always looking to add more members.  Membership in the Chamber of Commerce is essential to the growth and success of the business climate in the Austin area.  Each new member makes our organization stronger and more effective. Don't leave it to others. Join your peers in creating a better business environment for everyone.
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2018-19 ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are now available for nearly $6,000 in cash scholarships for 8th and 12th grade students through|
the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce.  Printed applications are available at the Chamber office, and at Austin Public and Catholic schools.  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, December 14th, 3:30 p.m.



SOMEPLACE SPECIAL MAGAZINE AVAILABLE
TO ALL MEMBERS
The 5th edition of the Chamber's popular Someplace Special magazine is now available.  The community
profile is designed to showcase the community to prospective new residents, businesses and visitors. 
The 36-page magazine, with over 140 photographs, provides a visual tour of the community while narratives offer important insight into the major aspects of our area.  An electronic, e-edition 
is also posted on this website.  Copies are available to all members at no cost.


READ MORE ABOUT IT:


2017 Chamber Annual Report

Rebate Program Continues

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ANDERSON MEMORIALS WINS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Jeff Anderson and Kyle Larson of Anderson Memorials were winners in the design competition at the American Institute of Commemorative Art (AICA) conference in St. Augustine, Florida.  Memorial designs were submitted by members from the United States and Canada for judging based on design, craftsmanship, and how well the memorial tells the life story.  Anderson won first place in the Public Memorial division for the Rice County Veteran's Memorial in Faribault, MN.  Larson won second place in the marker division.

SPARKS JOINS ADVISORNET FINANCIAL TEAM

Dan Sparks has joined AdvisorNet Financial, focusing on individual and family health insurance via the MNsure Marketplace, as well as Medicare Supplements and Life Insurance.  Prior to joining the AdvisorNet team, Dan has worked in the farming and construction industry, at Hormel Foods and in the banking industry.  Dan is currently a member of the Minnesota Senate representing District 27.  Dan takes pride in providing personal service and support on an individual level.



2018 BUSINESS AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Nominate your favorite business!  All nominated businesses must be members of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce.  Nominations of your own business are welcome.  Deadline to submit your nomination is December 14, 2018.

Qualifications:

LARGE BUSINESS: 15 or more total  employees (full and part-time)

SMALL BUSINESS:  Less than 15 total employees (full and part-time)

PROJECT OF THE YEAR:  Businesses that have made major, innovative improvements to their facility, including investments in equipment, signage and building structure.  Improvements must be completed by year end.