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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...
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.
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.
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.