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.
The year ahead: Resilience, recovery, and reimagination
Nov 23, 2020
A series of cross currents in public health, public policy and economics will shape growth conditions across the American economy during the year ahead. The juxtaposition of an intensifying pandemic and the encouraging developments in the race to find a vaccine is the perfect metaphor for growth over the next year.
Planning your social and holiday events
Oct 21, 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.
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.
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.