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​​AUSTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

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CHAMBER 101
Chamber members and their employees are invited to learn more about the Chamber and how you can get a greater return on your membership investment.  Join us on Tuesday, June 19, 8:00 a.m., at the Chamber.  The meeting will provide you with an opportunity to talk about your own business and what you hope to gain from your Chamber membership.  Complimentary breakfast will be provided.  Pre-registration is requested.  for more information or to register, call Jeanine at 437-4561 or jeanine@austincoc.com.


2018-19 LEADERSHIP AUSTIN PROGRAM

Applications are now open for 2018-19 Leadership Austin Program.  Leadership Austin is a community leadership program, providing participants with a comprehensive look at major aspects of our community.  Participant's learn about the area's resources, values, strengths and challenges, and are encouraged to assume leadership roles in community affairs.  The fee for each participant is $749.  Further information is available at the Chamber office or you can register online here.







2018 FREEDOM FEST PARADE ENTRY  APPLICATION







2018 FREEDOM FEST

ARTS & CRAFT EXHIBITOR APPLICATION



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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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.

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS FUNDRAISING EVENT
Come to the Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, June 20th when the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will help serve guests as a Freedom Fest Fundraiser.  A percentage of sales from the night and all tips will go towards the Austin Freedom Fest fireworks on July 3 & 4.  Your support is appreciated!  Hope to see you there!

PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT AT $200 FOR JUNE BAH
Click Here to view Live feed from last night's Business After Hours, hosted by Primrose Retirement Communities.  JD Driver was selected as the winner of $150 in Chamber Bucks, but no representative was in attendance.  Next months jackpot will be worth $200.  Join us on Tuesday, June 12 at the Cedars of Austin.

FESTIVAL RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Get your Freedom Fest Raffle Tickets now and be eligible for the Early-Bird drawing.  Drawing will take place during Business After Hours, on June 12, at the Cedars of Austin.  Tickets are $10 each and come with a chance to win $2900 in cash and prizes, as well as $60 in coupons that can be used right now.  You can purchase  tickets from any Chamber Ambassador, Board or Committee Member, or at the Chamber office.  Help us celebrate by supporting YOUR festival!

READ MORE ABOUT IT:

The Cedars Has New Director
2017 Chamber Annual Report
Rebate Program Continues

AREA ATTRACTIONS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE SPAM® MUSEUM
Now that you've visited the SPAM® Museum, what's next?  Are you hungry?  Are you looking for more to do, or maybe a place to stay?  Click here to find out more.

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Our members do more than follow the news.  They make the news.  Job promotions and hiring's.  New projects.  New partnerships.  Every day we hear about exciting accomplishments, historic milestones and other positive aspects of our member businesses that deserve to be shared. 


RIVERLAND WINS PHI THETA KAPPA AWARDS

Riverland President Adenuga Atewologun was awarded the most pretigious award for college presidents, the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, for outstanding efforts toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa.. 

Advisors Suzette Overby and Heidi Schara were recognized with Paragon Awards for significant contributions to the growth of individual members, service as the chapter's advocate on campus, and encouraging the chapter to be involved on the local, regional and/or international level of the organization.


AUSTIN EMPLOYERS RECOGNIZED AS BEST PLACES TO WORK

Two Austin employers were recognized by Workforce Development Center, Inc. for their ability to attract and retain employees.  Austin Utilities and Cooperative Response Center, Inc. were each recognized by the Best Places to Work program for 2017.  They were among 12 employers in the 10-county SE Minnesota area to be recognized.