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​​AUSTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

LUNCH & LEARN
Join us as Jason Baskin and Jessica Swenson will be joining us to explore diversity in the workplace, why it is valuable to every employer, how it can directly strengthen an organizations workforce, and what is currently happening in the Austin to connect and celebrate our growing diversity.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Riverland Community College, West Building

Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.  A light lunch will be provided.




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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2017 CHAMBER ANNUAL REPORT
The Board of Directors sets the direction of Chamber work and our priorities. We had a great year in 2017 attaining these goals.  Click here to view report.

CEO PROGRAM OFFERS OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE
The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Austin Area Foundation, Austin Public and Pacelli Schools, continues to develop a new educational and business training program for are high school students called Mower CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities). CEO provides students with an in-depth look at business and career opportunities in our area while developing essential skills.  Business participation is critical, and there are several options to support the program, including serving as mentors, presenters, site hosts and/or CEO investors. For more information and to hear how you can help, contact Sandy at 507-437-4561 or email sandy@austincoc.com.  Visit www.midlandinstitute.com

GROW AUSTIN OFFERS REBATES
The City of Austin, in conjunction with Mower County, the DCA and Austin Utilities, announces "Grow Austin," a new business incentive program which aims to support quality job growth and positively differentiate our community as a business-friendly location.  Participants in the local program will receive a one percent rebate - capped at $100,000 - on a minimum $250,000 capital investment in real property, and between $250 and $3,000 for each new, permanent full-time job per year.  To lure quality jobs, the requirement for wages must be at least 140% of the poverty level for a family of four as set by federal guidelines.  Austin Utilities will offer $200 to $1,500 per-job rebates tied to increased monthly electrical demand.  For more information, contact Craig Clark, City Administrator; 437-9940.

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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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