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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!

Home Federal: Community-Minded Banking

By | April 19, 2023

Home Federal is a full-service personal, commercial, and agricultural community bank. We caught up with Tom Klapperich, Senior Vice President / Regional President to tell us more about Home Federal. For almost 90 years, Home Federal has served southern Minnesota. “We’re definitely a fixture in the local community,” Tom explained. “We started as Home Federal…

St. Mark’s Living Offering New Transitional Care to Austin Community

By | April 14, 2023

Whether it’s recovering from surgery or recuperating from a fall, the care received following a hospital stay but before heading home is an important part of the recovery process. Austin residents will soon have a new transitional care resource from a trusted member of the Austin community. St. Mark’s Living has been serving the Austin…

Hatfield Construction LLC Does It All

By | April 6, 2023

Dans Handyman Services Does It All Hatfield Construction LLC is a fully licensed general contractor serving the Austin area. (507) 589-5717 Do you have a house project you’ve been putting off? Something you’ve been meaning to get done, but you didn’t know where to start? It’s time to call Dan Hatfield of Hatfield Construction LLC…

Accentra Credit Union: For People, Not Profit

By | March 30, 2023

Accentra Credit Union: For People, Not Profit Accentra Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative in operation since 1930. Accentra manages $200 million in assets across three branches in southeastern Minnesota and employs approximately 50 people. Part of the Accentra team at the Austin branch, from left to right: Terri Stough, Jenny Walker, Ericka Smith,…

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…