Planning your social and holiday events
Sep 22, 2020
Things are different this year, and many social events and gatherings will not be the same, or happening at all. To help you plan, we've made a list of how these iconic Austin events will be taking place for the remainder of the year.
What you need to know about reopening the state of Texas
Sep 17, 2020
Stay informed regrading Texas policies and the spread of COVID-19 here.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar shares how Texas is maintaining a healthy economy
Sep 7, 2020
On Tuesday, September 1, we were joined for a special Pulse on Policy Q&A with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who monitors Texas' financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances.
Leading medical experts share how to stay healthy during a pandemic
Aug 31, 2020
In this August 26th Business Workshop, Dr. Clay Johnston, Dean of the Dell Medical School moderated the Chief Medical Officers from Ascension Seton, Austin Regional Clinic, Baylor Scott & White Health and St. David’s HealthCare to share best practices on staying healthy during this healthcare crisis.
Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses
Aug 25, 2020
On Monday, August 24, 2020, Treasury and SBA issued a new Interim Final Rule (IFR) with regard to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The IFR deals with the treatment of owners and the eligibility of loan forgiveness of certain non-payroll costs.
TX-25 small business virtual townhall with Rep. Roger Williams
Aug 14, 2020
On August 13th, Congressman Williams hosted a district-wide virtual townhall with panelists Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Laura Huffman, President and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce; and Art Mann, Administrator of the Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation.
International business advantage: Austin/Israel opportunities
Aug 12, 2020
On Tuesday, August 11th, we were joined by leaders in Tel Aviv and a key tech CEO with offices in Israel and Austin to discuss why a deeper Israel/Austin relationship just makes sense.
City of Austin reopens Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund & announces Creative Worker Relief Grant
Aug 12, 2020
The City of Austin Economic Development Department is reopening the Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund on August 10, 2020 to reach additional local musicians facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authentically Inclusive: TechTalk with Preston James
Aug 11, 2020
In the Monday, August 10th Tech Talk, we were joined Preston James, founder of DivInc, who shared how groups like DivInc can survive and thrive in our socially distanced world and what he’s learned on his path to becoming a well-established leader in this much less predictable world of early-stage entrepreneurism.
How SonderMind is making mental health more accessible when it's needed more than ever
Aug 7, 2020
Chamber member SonderMind is changing the landscape of mental health care across Texas by using innovative technology to connect mental health clients with the right providers.
Local foundations step up to help schools and students
Aug 6, 2020
This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the inequities impacting our school communities. From food service to laptops, our young learners need our help. Read on for a list of local education foundations and how to support them.
Austin Food, Beverage, & Retail Guide: COVID-19 Updates
Aug 3, 2020
When the going gets tough, Austinites come together to support each other. Restaurants, bars, and retail make up a lot of our city's economy and workforce.