#ALSIceBucketChallenge — Accepted!

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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.

 

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#GABA2014: Are you ready?

 

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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!

Follow us @AustinChamber for updated information and join our conversation — #GABA2014!

Reserve your table or tickets today!

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#GABA2014: Executive Leadership and International Finalists

The event we have all been waiting for is almost here! Have you reserved your seats for the Greater Austin Business Awards? We are excited to have you join us as we honor businesses in our region. Today we will share with you the Executive Leadership and International category finalists!

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KPMG Executive Leadership Award

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.

Small:

  • Elizabeth Frishch, The Thrival Company (Thrival School)
  • Natalie Kennedy, Kennedy Creative
  • Greg Stamper, ScriptiLabs
  • Aleks Szymanski, Scrypt, Inc.
  • Kelly Weiss, Austin Habitat for Humanity

Medium:

  • David Anderson, Novati Technologies Inc.
  • Stephanie Breedlove, Breedlove & Associates
  • Curt Finch, JourneyX
  • Dustin Wells, Headspring

Large:

  • 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:

  • Bioo Scientific
  • Emergo Group, Inc.
  • Wincor Nixdorf, Inc.

Follow us @AustinChamber for updated information and join our conversation — #GABA2014!

 

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Mayoral Candidates Forum Re-Cap

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!


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#GABA2014: Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability and Technology & Innovation Finalists

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.

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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.

Small:

  • Banyan Water Inc.
  • CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas
  • Compost Pedallers
  • Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance
  • Solid Green Systems

Medium:

  • car2go
  • incenergy
  • MHD Enterprises

Large:

  • AMD
  • Green Mountain Energy Company
  • HID Global
  • Rackspace
  • TG

Austin Energy Technology & Innovation Award

Our technology & innovation winner will be an organization that makes use of new ideas or approaches to doing business.

Small:

  • Compare Metrics
  • EvoSure
  • MailLift
  • The Zebra
  • Toopher

Medium:

  • Bioo Scientific Corporation
  • Everspin Technologies
  • Global Environmental Services
  • SecureNet
  • Starmount

Large:

  • Austin Pets Alive!
  • Chaotic Moon Studios
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies
  • Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
  • Kinnser Software

Follow us @AustinChamber for updated information and join our conversation — #GABA2014!

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