How the Austin Chamber is pivoting to work from home post pandemic
Jun 22, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic is abating, many organizations are choosing to incorporate remote work into their standard operations. The Austin Chamber is shifting to a more flexible plan to allow work from home on a full-time basis, depending on our daily schedules.
The latest City of Austin COVID-19 orders and ordinances
May 25, 2021
On May 18, 2021, Austin-Travis County moved to Stage 2 of the Austin Public Health (APH) COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spectrum Reach launches Pay It Forward program grants
May 6, 2021
Spectrum Reach is trying to help you connect with your customers with a $15,000 Pay It Forward program grant. To qualify, you must be registered as a minority-owned business.
WalletHub announces Austin is 2021's 8th best large city to start a business
Apr 29, 2021
We all know that Austin is a great city to live, work, and thrive. But did you also know that it is one of the best large cities to start a business?
McKinsey & Company's COVID-19 impact on business, the economy, and recovery
Mar 23, 2021
There are so many questions centered around life after coronavirus. What will our well-being and recovery look like when returning to work?
City opens Austin Legacy Business Relief grant
Feb 16, 2021
Opening February 16, 2021, the Austin Legacy Business Relief Grant is a $5 million fund offering COVID-19 financial assistance to local businesses that have called Austin home for at least 20 years. Eligible applicants could receive $20,000 in emergency funding, with the opportunity to receive enhanced funding up to $140,000 to cover operating expenses.
Inside the Capitol with Comptroller Glenn Hegar
Feb 2, 2021
On January 29th, we were joined for a special Pulse on Policy conversation with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, who monitors Texas' financial health to ensure it maintains strong fund balances.
Economic recovery: The changing workplace
Feb 1, 2021
On January 21st, we were joined by industry experts to discuss how employers are staying safe during COVID-19 and which practices may be here to stay.
Fed adjusts terms of Main Street Lending Program to target smaller businesses
Nov 2, 2020
On October 30th, the Federal Reserve Board adjusted the terms of the Main Street Lending Program in two important ways to better target support to smaller businesses that employ millions of workers and are facing continued revenue shortfalls due to the pandemic.
Google Career Certificates & the IT talent of tomorrow
Sep 25, 2020
On Thursday, September 17, we learned how Google Career Certificates foster opportunity for non-traditional IT workers to kickstart a technical career. We were joined by experts from Google, as well as other area employers and workforce partners.
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 1st, 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.