You can reach me at the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce during regular working hours,
Monday-Friday, by calling 507-437-4561, or emailing me at to schedule
an appointment.

Kristen Olson


It isn't easy to pick up your family and move to a new hometown. But I can help make it easier for you.
I have the resources to help you find rental housing, enroll your children in school or daycare, find employment
for your spouse, and connect to community activities.I look forward to helping you make Austin your new
(and favorite) hometown!

HOT MEALS ON WHEELS, INC. is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that consists of dedicated volunteers who deliver nutritious meals to residents in Austin, Minnesota, who are elderly, physically or emotionally unable to obtain food, disabled, or otherwise can’t prepare full meals.   This service enables these members of our community to live independently in their own homes with dignity. 

The meals are professionally prepared at licensed facilities and delivered, Monday - Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
(The meal options are: General, Low Sodium, Diabetic, Bland or Soft)

The cost is $4.00* per meal (*subject to change).  (Invoiced Monthly)

State and Local assistance is available for eligible individuals.  Financial donations help to provide healthy home delivered meals in our community.

  • Early Childhood Education
  • K-12 Education/Post-Secondary
  • Social Programs
  • Fitness Programs
  • Arts and Culture Programs

The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce is most often the first stop for people anticipating a move to our community. 
Each year, the Chamber receives requests from hundreds of people who want to know more about living and working
in the Austin area.  The Chamber's Someplace Special magazine provides facts that a person moving here might need, including information on housing, schools, and healthcare, plus more.  It also features an excellent pictorial of the outstanding quality of life we all enjoy in Austin and the surrounding communities.  The magazine, along with a listing of current members and an area map, are included in the relocation materials mailed from the Chamber office.  Many of the area businesses use the relocation packet to recruit employees to the area. Please let us know if you would like to receive
a relocation packet.

Community Concierge