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Building a Stronger Austin Together

Members of the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce are committed to making the community a better place. They work hard to foster a strong business climate, support other local businesses, and advocate for issues that are important to the community. They are also involved in initiatives that provide economic development, promote education, and support the arts. These members are an important part of the Austin community, as they work together to ensure that the city remains a great place to live and work.

Just a few of our Members!

CLA: A Big — and Local — Professional Services Firm

By | February 13, 2023

CLA is a professional services firm offering an array of services including industry-focused wealth advisory, digital, audit, tax, consulting, and outsourcing services. Nationally, CLA has nearly 130 locations, and more than 8,500 employees, making CLA the eighth-largest accountancy firm in the United States. What makes CLA different? Focus and services CLA is a large national…

Getting Comfortable at Brick Furniture

By | January 13, 2023

Getting Comfortable at Brick Furniture Brick Furniture is a downtown landmark at 504 N Main St in Austin. With its four floors of furniture, mattresses, and home decorating accessories, the selection seems limitless. If they don’t have something in stock that you want, they can order it. What Shoppers Love About Brick Furniture Real-world shoppers…

The Kris Heichel Team: Hometown Heart for Home Buyers

By | January 3, 2023

The Kris Heichel Team Powered by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation is a residential mortgage company with offices in southeastern Minnesota. Kris Heichel is a loan officer who also is the branch manager for the Austin and Rochester locations. “We are a lender for first-time home buyer loans, construction loans, renovation loans, and reverse mortgages. Basically,…

Doma’s ‘Secret Sauce’ for Efficient Title Closing

By | December 30, 2022

Doma is a national real estate title company with 80 offices in 8 states-17 of those in Minnesota alone.  “Doma sees itself as architecting the future of real estate transactions, which basically means we make it as easy and fast as possible to complete property transactions,” Lisa Gresham explained. She is the Regional Escrow Operations Manager…

Sevita | REM Woodvale Helps Disabled Adults Feel at Home

By | December 30, 2022

Sevita | REM Woodvale makes disabled adults and children feel safe at home with supported living and residential services that foster daily living skills and community integration.  “We serve people with a broad range of diagnoses,” Eston Brown explained. Eston is the Regional Director for Sevita | REM Woodvale, with locations in Austin, Owatonna, Kasson, and…

Land Home Financial Services & the Homes for Heroes Program

By | December 30, 2022

Land Home Financial Services: National Mortgage Lender with an Austin Area Focus Land Home Financial Services is a standalone mortgage company that provides mortgages for purchases, refinances, investment properties, and second homes. Land Home is “big, yet small,” according to Lisa Schara, Branch Manager. “Our Austin office is part of a nationwide company, but we…

Mental Health Support in Austin, Minnesota

By | December 30, 2022

By way of talking about Nexus-Gerard Family Healing, let’s talk about stories-the stories of children: A child is born into an environment of neglect and recurring physical abuse. Another child experiences repeated sexual abuse from infancy by a close family member. Still another must protect his younger siblings from violence and drug use. He’s only seven. None…

Wolfe & Co. Beauty, Art, and Heart

By | December 30, 2022

Wolfe & Co. is a collective of Beauty & Art, with six booths and two suites, each representing a unique, individual business, including: Sarah Wolfe (IG @sarahwolfehair), specializing in Handtied and Tape In extensions, customized clip in extensions, transformational hair color, vivid colors, specialty haircuts and everything in between. Coming soon: lived in wig service. Katie Hanson (IG @kat.blonded), specializing…

Austin Utilities Can Save Your Business Money

By | December 30, 2022

Austin businesses can save money while reducing their energy usage, thanks to Austin Utilities. “We always have helped our customers save electricity and natural gas, rebate programs being a prime example,” Kelly Lady pointed out. She is the Marketing and Energy Services Manager for Austin Utilities. “We’re not just here to provide natural gas, electric, and…


By | December 30, 2022

Since its founding in 1943, Bremer Bank is a commercial and agricultural bank that operates on the premise that if banks helped businesses in good times and bad, communities would thrive. The Austin, Minnesota, branch of Bremer Bank is part of that living heritage of community support and investment, with gifts of time, talent, and…