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Higher Education Commissioner, Dr. Raymund Paredes, Keynoted Chamber Leadership Meeting for Central Texas High School Principals

At an October 17th luncheon, Texas Higher Education Commissioner, Dr. Raymund Paredes addressed high school principals from nearly 40 Central Texas campuses and cited data indicating “over 80% of students who require remediation (in college) had a B average, or … Continue reading

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Chamber Efforts Yield $82 Million in College Financial Aid for Q1 2012

Over 8,000 college bound Central Texans can expect to receive a share of approximately $82 million in federal, state, and institutional college financial aid, thanks in part to the Chamber’s Financial Aid Saturdays Program. The Chamber mobilized 500 trained business, … Continue reading

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Support a College-going Culture – Wear a College T-Shirt Today

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Generation Texas campaign is encouraging business and community groups in our region, and across the state, to don college t-shirts as part of its “GenTX Day” campaign today. The effort aims to create a … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed for Financial Aid Saturdays Program

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to assist with Financial Aid Saturday Program (FAS) events across 15 Central Texas school districts. These events run from February through March 2012, and provide assistance to high school seniors/parents needing help … Continue reading

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Metro Austin at 95% of National Cost of Living Index

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index annual average data for 2010 appeared last week showing Austin’s cost of living is 95.5% of the national average. The membership of the Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER), including the Austin Chamber, … Continue reading

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