City of Austin Executive Order - COVID-19 signage for your business
Jan 25, 2022
On Thursday, January 13th, Mayor Adler and Travis County issued a new COVID-19 signage order for all businesses that are open to the public. One sign requires the business to notify customers and employees about the COVID-19 precautions that are in place. The second sign notifies the public of the local health recommendations during Stages 3-5.
How St. David’s HealthCare employees navigated a challenging 2021
Jan 4, 2022
Healthcare is hard under normal circumstances. We help patients and their families during times of immense happiness as they welcome new life into this world and during extraordinary stress when patients are facing health battles.
Lyft is lifting our community out of the pandemic
Sep 8, 2021
Local businesses in Austin are doing all they can to help slow and stop the spread of Coronavirus. Lyft is just one of many companies doing their part in the business community.
Here's how to support local restaurants right now
Sep 3, 2021
The Texas Restaurant Association has asked that we each make promises to each other. In their COVID-19 Health and Safety policy, they have asked guests to...
The latest City of Austin COVID-19 orders and ordinances
Aug 12, 2021
On August 11, 2021, the City and County released new orders outlining masking requirements in public schools and buildings.
How Chamber staff felt after getting the COVID vaccine
Aug 11, 2021
To our staff, protection and safety are always top of mind. For some, it was a simple act and for others, an emotional experience.
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.
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.