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Could You Imagine Austin Without UT?

Without The University of Texas, Austin would not be what it is today. The Chamber has a long history with the Texas Longhorns.  In 1881, we worked with Alexander P. Woolridge on an intense public relations battle versus Tyler, Waco, … Continue reading

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Milestone Participation for Austin Gives

Austin Gives, a philanthropic program of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, recently reached the milestone of 300 participating companies. Businesses in Austin Gives donate 1 percent or more of their pre-tax earnings to the local community. This includes giving back … Continue reading

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Chamber Ambassadors Volunteer at Charity Duck Race

Austin Chamber Ambassadors Rachelle Bell, Integrated Human Capital; Colleen Walsh, MOOD: Texas; and Gregg Speichinger; Reagan National Advertising; took part in the charitable Austin Duck Derby on August 8, 2015.  Chamber Ambassadors volunteer their time by reaching out on behalf of the Chamber to connect … Continue reading

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Skelding Nominated for 2015 Profile in Power

Austin Chamber’s Senior Vice President for Global Innovation and Technology Michele Skelding was nominated for the 2015 Austin Business Journal’s 21st Annual Profile in Power awards. One of 30 finalists, Skelding was honored for her contribution to the business community as a … Continue reading

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Texas’ 88.3% High School Grad Rate Ranks State Third in Nation

Austin area school districts are continuing to improve high school graduation rates. As mentioned in a recent article in the Austin American-Statesman, Austin district’s graduation rate rose almost 2 percentage points to 86.3 percent, according to the Texas Education Agency. “Of particular note, Del Valle … Continue reading

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