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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.
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FINALISTS NAMED FOR ACCESS SCHOLARSHIPS
Finalists for the 2016-17 ACCESS Scholarships have been selected by the Business Education Committee of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce.  Six 8th grade students and four high school seniors have qualified for the final round of the process.  This year's finalists are: 8th Grade, Siri Ansorge, Riley Haugen, Ava Jovaag, Ella Muzik, Chloe Schmitt and Katie Shin.  12th Grade, Miranda Bergemann, Neftali Lopez, Paige Raymond and Katie Waller.  These 10 finalists will receive awards ranging from $200-$1500, at the ACCESS Scholarship Banquet, March 6, at the Hormel Historic Home.
 
REBATE PROGRAM CONTINUED FOR BUY MOWER PROGRAM
The Board of Directors of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce approved a 10 percent rebate program for all members, promoting shop local messages, in the 2017 budget.  All members are eligible to receive rebates (up to $500) for including Buy Mower and/or We Are Austin messages in their print, broadcast and digital advertising.  Funds are limited and prior approval is required.  Contact Sandy, at the Chamber, 507-437-4561, for more information.

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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.

     BE LOYAL.  SHOP LOCAL.  SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY....CHAMBER MEMBERS!


ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS BANQUET

Ambassadors invite all members to join them in celebrating business at the Chamber's Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet, Thursday, February 23, at the Holiday Inn & Austin Conference Center.  Seventeen businesses have been nominated for Ambassador Business Awards, and others will be recognized as Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Mower Refreshed Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Ambassador Team of the Year.  This years program will also feature some absurdly funny, stand up comedy from Tommy Ryman.  One of the Twin Cities area's most acclaimed comedians.  Ryman was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing.  Events will begin with a Social Hour at 5 p.m., Dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the Program.  Cost to attend is $35 per person or $350 for a table/banquet sponsorship.  To register call the Chamber or download a registration form here.


JOIN US FOR BUSINESS DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Members of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce are invited to join our Government Affairs Committee for Business Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, March 8.  The event features face-to-face meetings with area legislators and networking with business peers from across the State of Minnesota.  Legislative visits and car pools will be arranged through the Chamber.  For more information or to register, contact Sandy Forstner, at 437-4561 or email to sandy@austincoc.com.


CHAMBER 101
Unlock the power of your membership by joining us on Tuesday, February 21, from 7:30-8:30 a.m., at the Chamber.  Chamber members and their employees are invited to learn more about the Chamber and how you can get greater return on your membership investment.  The meeting will provide you with an opportunity to talk about your own business and what you hope to gain from your Chamber membership.  Free continental breakfast will be provided.  Registration is required; call Jeanine, at the Chamber, 507-437-4561, with questions and to register, or email to jeanine@austincoc.com.