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​​AUSTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS BANQUET
This event is designed to showcase our members and recognize several for their contributions to the community.  A fast-paced presentation, Teamwork & Dealing with Change, will be delivered by our key-note speaker, Michael Kutzke.  Kutzke mixes a blend of self-effacing Minnesota humor with a powerful message on our need to embrace relentless and necessary change.  Cost to attend is $35/person or $350 for a table sponsorship, which includes 8 tickets.  For more information and to register click here.


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.




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​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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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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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

ACCESS SEMI-FINALISTS NAMED
Semi-finalists for 2017-18 ACCESS Scholarships have been named by the Business Education Committee of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce.  Twelve 8th grade students and eight high school seniors qualified for the second round of the process.  This year's 8th grade semi-finalists include Samuel King, Miranda Rojas, Max Nuss, Allison Srp, Miriam Rojas, Luke Weaver, Iris Rodriguez, Lynsey McMahon, Natali Hernandez, Hanna Case, Megan Schultz and Reana Schmitt.  Twelfth grade semi-finalists are Mitchell Mayer, Tara Watkins, Paiton Schwab, Elijah Hirst, Emily Sayles,Shane DeSilva, Grace Enick and Tayha Rogne.

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

REBATE PROGRAM CONTINUES FOR BUY MOWER PROGRAM
The Board of Directors of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce voted to continue a popular advertising rebate program for all members, promoting shop local messages, in the 2018 budget.  All members are eligible to receive rebates of 10% (up to $500) for including Buy Mower or We Are Austin messages in print, broadcast and digital advertising.  Promotional items and direct mail advertising also qualify.  Prior approval is required.  Contact Sandy, at the Chamber, 507-437-4561, for further details.

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