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​​AUSTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Ambassadors are now seeking nominations for three business awards to be presented at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on February 22, 2018.  The annual awards seek to recognize business excellence and community involvement.  Nominations will be accepted through December 15, and can be submitted by any business owner, manager, employee or customer.  Click here to download a nomination form.


ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

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.  Scholarship winners are selected through a 3-step process that includes a written application, speech presentation and personal interview.  To qualify, students must complete all three phases of the application process. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 15, 3:30 p.m. 




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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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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