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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? 
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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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AUSTIN ARTWORKS FESTIVAL AUGUST 25-26
The 7th Annual ArtWorks Festival will take place on August 25-26, 2018.  Featuring a full calendar of live music, entertainment, and movies.  Also featuring over 60 artists, musicians, authors and family art opportunities in the heart of downtown Austin.  Free Admission!  All Artwork is for sale.  For more information visit austinareaarts.org.

30 ACCEPTED INTO 2018-19 LEADERSHIP AUSTIN PROGRAM
Leadership Austin will open its 13th year with a social gathering at the Ike's Cabin in Todd Park, August 23.  A class of 30 people, the largest ever, has been confirmed for the 9-month, community leadership program.  The program is designed as an educational opportunity that enables participants to learn about this area's resources, values, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges.  The intent is to motivate and connect community leaders while developing skills and relationships that will help them become more successful.  This year's cohort includes: Justin Akkerman, Akkerman, Inc.; Brian Beasley, Austin Public Schools; Allix Braun, Hormel Foods Corporation; Josh Diaz, Piggy Blues Bar-B-Que, Inc.; Shane Distad, US Bank; Brenna Gerhart, The Hormel Institute; Jayne Gibson, Austin Aspires;  Hans Gilbert, Austin Fire Department; Ryan Gillespie, Bremer Bank; Jennifer Gumbel, Hoversten, Johnson, Beckmann & Hovey; Elaine Hansen, Gerard Academy; Sarah Hartman, Smart-Fill; Lorri Hultgren, Mayo Clinic Health System; Idjidina Herve, The Welcome Center; Theresa Jacobs, Gerard Academy; Eric Jacobson, Hormel Foods Corporation; Jeremiah Johnson, Hormel Foods Coprporation; Bonnie Kilpatrick, First Famers & Merchants Bank; Kathryn Leidal, Mayo Clinic Health System; Jessica Lind, Austin Public Library; Chelsey Lustig, Holiday Inn & Austin Conference Center; Jeffrey Morrison, Hormel Foods Corporation; Dawn Mueller, Parenting Resource Center; Kristen Olson, Austin Public Library; Bradley Pilcher, Heartman Insurance; Mark Raymond, Austin Public Schools; Tara Scott, Pacelli Catholic Schools; Brant Strouf, Austin Police Department; Scott Swelland, Austin Ford Chrysler; and Hannah Yang, Austin Daily Herald.

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.


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2017 Chamber Annual Report

Rebate Program Continues

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JAIME SURDY EARNS CHARTERED LIFE UNDERWRITER DESIGNATION

Jaime Surdy, a Financial Advisor with Wealth Management Solutions, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, has achieved the professional certification of Chartered Life Underwriter.  This prestigious course of study provides in-depth knowledge on the insurance needs of individuals, business owners and professional clients.




AMIGO DAY GOLF OUTING IS SOLD OUT!
The AMIGO Day Golf Outing is officially "SOLD OUT."  We do have a wait list for those who may still be interesting in participating.  However, if you are not able to golf this year, you can still support AMIGO by being a Hole Sponsor or by joining us for dinner; call Jeanine at 437-4561, for details.
For those of you who are already registered, please submit your team players to Jeanine ASAP.  Thank you!