The Austin Chamber has a lot to be thankful for in 2021
Nov 22, 2021
It's safe to say that 2021 did not go how we thought it would, but what a year it has been! Despite the chaos of COVID-19 cases, new variants, and events being scheduled and then canceled, we are extremely excited for what is to come in 2022. Most of all, we are elated to sit around a table with loved ones and plenty of food to share.
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...
Central Texas back to school plan
Aug 25, 2021
As COVID cases and requirements are changing daily, see below to stay up to date with the Central Texas school districts' return to school plans.
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.
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.
What it’s like to be a chef during COVID-19 with Trulucks’ Chef Brian Wubbena
Dec 15, 2020
There is no getting around it, it is a strange new world out there. And while there is plenty to mope about, it is exciting for us to pivot and embrace the challenge of it all. Always relying on typed recipes and in-person visits to explain preparation, is no longer a viable option.
Treasury Department moves to end select pandemic-era lending programs
Dec 7, 2020
Risks to the economic outlook have been rising recently because an array of benefits meant to blunt the economic downturn are scheduled to expire on Dec. 31. Those risks increased on Thursday when the Treasury Department told the Federal Reserve that it would not extend nine of the 13 liquidity and lending programs aimed at easing the effects of the pandemic.
Keeping up with Samsung Austin Semiconductor
Dec 1, 2020
Samsung Austin Semiconductor has been a proud member of the Central Texas community for more than two decades, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our 25th birthday in February!
What the Austin Chamber is thankful for this year
Nov 23, 2020
What a year 2020 has been. Despite the chaos, uncertainty, and lack of what we thought would happen this year, we are hopeful. We are thankful. We are excited to sit around a table with loved ones and lots of food to share what we are grateful for this year.