Austin Chamber of Commerce receives Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development
AUSTIN, Texas — For the third year in a row and fifth time overall, the Austin Chamber of Commerce is a recipient of Site Selection Magazine’s prestigious Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development for 2020.
Austin Chamber of Commerce statement on Austin voters approving Proposition B
AUSTIN, Texas—Today, voters in Austin approved Proposition B, reinstating what is known as the “public camping ban.” Following the results, Laura Huffman, president and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement:
Austin Chamber’s Opportunity Austin announces headquarters relocation for tech company Markaaz
AUSTIN, Texas — Opportunity Austin, the Greater Austin Chamber’s five-county prosperity initiative, today announced that tech company Markaaz has relocated its headquarters from Los Angeles to Austin.
Allegiant announces aircraft and crew base In Austin, bringing new jobs, future growth opportunities
The company, which focuses on linking travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class leisure destinations, plans to begin its base operations in Austin on November 18, 2021.
Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces positions on City of Austin ballot propositions
AUSTIN, Texas – At its March meeting, the Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors adopted positions on six of the eight ballot initiatives appearing on the City of Austin’s ballot for the May 1, 2021 election.
Response to the recent events against the Asian American Pacific Islander community
We collectively abhor any hate-filled violence, especially acts that target people based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Statement on mask mandate
Austin Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Laura Huffman issued the following statement:
Austin Chamber awarded national Deal of the Year Award for work with Tesla
AUSTIN, Texas—Business Facilities announced the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of its 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for its work on bringing Tesla's Giga Texas to the Austin region. "The Chamber's Opportunity Austin team worked tirelessly with Tesla and our government and community partners to make this deal a reality," said Opportunity Austin Chair Gary Farmer. "Giga Texas is a true gamechanger for our region and is much deserving of this national attention."
Austin Chamber announces 2020 Volunteers of the Year
AUSTIN, Texas—The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce today announced the organization's 2020 Volunteers of the Year. These business leaders will be recognized during the 143rd Annual Meeting on Feb. 3.
Susan Dawson named 2020 Austinite of the Year
Dawson is a Texas entrepreneur, business, and civic leader. As a successful business entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur, Dawson has led multiple technology firms and currently leads the nationally-recognized E3 Alliance, a regional collaborative she founded to increase economic outcomes by aligning our education systems to fulfill the potential of every student.
Austin Chamber announces 2020 Greater Austin Business Award recipients
AUSTIN, Texas—The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce tonight announced winners of its 20th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards during a virtual ceremony. "It’s an honor to celebrate the diverse industry leaders and companies in Austin," said Austin Chamber President and CEO Laura Huffman. "This year was unlike any other, and these businesses prove that innovating through adversity is what makes us a more resilient community. Congratulations to all the award recipients."
Austin Chamber confirms Bank of America's Nikki Graham as chair, Heldenfels Enterprises' Fred Heldenfels as chair-elect
AUSTIN, Texas—The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced its board of directors has confirmed Nikki Graham, Bank of America Austin Market President, as the Chamber’s 2021 board chair. The board selected Fred Heldenfels, Heldenfels Enterprises Inc. President and CEO, as the Chamber's chair-elect.