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​​AUSTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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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Welcome New Members

JOIN OUR EAT, DRINK, SHOP AUSTIN CAMPAIGN!






Members of the Austin Chamber of Commerce are committed to raising awareness on how important shopping local is to our community.  When we all choose to shop local it creates a ripple effect which in turn will GROW AUSTIN, support local families & create opportunity.  We as local businesses need to support each other.  It starts with us!  All proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts, goes back into the Buy Mower, Grow Mower account.  Buy one or buy many.  Outfit your staff this holiday season and make it your staff uniform for Casual Friday.  Wear it November 24th for Small Business Saturday.  T-shirts are available at the Austin Chamber, The Style Lounge, Games People Play or online.  "Put Your Money Where Your House Is." 


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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ACCESS SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS NAMED

Ten Austin students will receive more than $5700 in cash awards at the Chamber's 32nd annual ACCESS Scholarship Banquet.  Final speech presentations were held February 11 and 13 for eighth and 12th grade students, respectively.  All finalists are guaranteed a scholarship, ranging from $200-$1500.  This year's 8th grade finalists include Arianna Barrera, Emma Haugen, Thomas Herrick, Andrew Keenan, Nathan Schmidt, and Ava Wahlstrom.  High school senior finalists are Sarah Bachmeier, Signe Fadness, Eleanor Hinchcliffe, and Myra Kraemer.


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ANNUAL MEETING BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS

The Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held Thursday, February 28, at the Holiday Inn & Austin Conference Center.  Listed below are the winners for Project of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, and Ambassador Team of the Year.  Congrats to all our nominees and Thank You to everyone who attended!

Project of the Year:

All Fur Dogs

Small Business of the Year:

Sellers Lock & Key, Inc.

Large Business of the Year:

First Farmers & Merchants Bank

Volunteer of the Year:

Jana Norman, Austin Daily Herald

Ambassador of the Year:

Danielle Morem, Damel Transportation

Ambassador Team of the Year:

Randy Arhart, Justin Bickler, Mary Christian, Lisa Dunlop, Michael Jordal, Brenda Landherr, Danielle Morem, Lisa Reese, and Renee Wangen.



WUERTZ JOINS RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT'S EXCLUSIVE CONSULTING GROUP

Tom Wuertz, a Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor in RBC Wealth Management's Austin, MN office, recently was selected to be a member of the firm's Consulting Group, an exclusive group of advisors recognized for their success in building consultative, fee-based businesses.  To qualify for the group, Tom demonstrated a commitment to a consultant-based investment practice, helped clients build investment portfolios and maintained an excellent record of customer service.  RBC Wealth Management financial advisors assist individual, corporate, and institutional clients by providing a wide array of Wealth Management solutions such as stocks, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, options and mutual funds.  They also assist clients with retirement plans and money management programs.