Last week, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau nominated the Chamber to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As many of you may have seen, people all over the globe are challenging each other to raise ALS awareness by pouring buckets of ice water on their heads and donating to research for the disease.
Watch us gladly accept the challenge in our video! We challenge all members to learn more and donate to www.alsa.org.
Austin, Texas is known for a number of different reasons: the state capitol, music festivals, food, traffic, innovation and quite frankly, being a little different. But, most importantly, it’s the place we call home. Every year we are proud to celebrate our business community through the Greater Austin Business Awards, and this year is no different. From Most Uniquely Austin, to Technology & Innovation, and even Non-Profits, every type of business plays an essential role in developing the amazing city we live in.
More than simply enjoying dinner during an entertaining awards ceremony, this is your chance to rise-up and give a toast to your favorite businesses in the community. If you couldn’t make it in 2013, the Greater Austin Business Awards are coming to you once again on August 27th, don’t miss out!
Our executive leadership winner will be a president, principal or chief executive officer recognized for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the organization they lead.
Elizabeth Frishch, The Thrival Company (Thrival School)
Natalie Kennedy, Kennedy Creative
Greg Stamper, ScriptiLabs
Aleks Szymanski, Scrypt, Inc.
Kelly Weiss, Austin Habitat for Humanity
David Anderson, Novati Technologies Inc.
Stephanie Breedlove, Breedlove & Associates
Curt Finch, JourneyX
Dustin Wells, Headspring
Steve Dewire, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
James DiMeo, Charles Maund Toyota
John Garrett, Community Impact Newspaper
Ben Lamm, Chaotic Moon Studios
Joe Ross, CSID
FrankfurtRheinMain International Award
Our international winner will be an Austin-based company whose significant portion of business is international, has demonstrated growth in international business over the last three years, and has increased or maintained employment in Austin through the expansion of international trade activity. The finalists for the 2014 International award include:
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Council of Austin introduced the 2014 mayoral candidates yesterday at the Four Seasons. The sold-out event was a huge success — see what you missed and what others thought about the first mayoral event of the season!
The Greater Austin Business Awards are less than two weeks away. There is still a chance to reserve your seats! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to join us as we honor businesses in the Greater Austin region. We are excited to share the finalists for the Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability and Technology & Innovation categories.
Intel Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability Award
Our environmental winner will be an organization that demonstrates excellence through the use of clean energy and/or clean technology practices.
Banyan Water Inc.
CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas
Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance
Solid Green Systems
Green Mountain Energy Company
Austin Energy Technology & Innovation Award
Our technology & innovation winner will be an organization that makes use of new ideas or approaches to doing business.