Understanding the Austin CPG scene
Nov 17, 2020
From western boots to popcorn, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) have become one of the strongest segments of the Austin startup scene. On November 12th, SXSW's chief programming officer Hugh Forrest interviewed Kirstin Ross, managing director at SKU and Aimy Steadman, founder & COO of Future/Proof and founding board member of Naturally Austin to discuss why Austin has become such a hot spot for this kind of entrepreneurial activity and what the next wave of CPG activity could bring to Central Texas.
2020 State of Talent & Education
Nov 10, 2020
On Tuesday, November 10th we were joined by business, education, and community leaders to recognize regional progress on developing future talent across public and higher education and explore the ways we can shrink opportunity gaps, deepen our regional talent pool to help power companies’ growth, and build a more inclusive economy..
International Biz Advantage: Texas & Canada
Oct 22, 2020
The U.S. and Canada have one of the world’s most comprehensive trading relationships and the largest investment relationship. Texas and Canada are often referred to as “a match made in heaven” because in addition to lifestyles and attitudes, they have complementary business interests and investments. On Tuesday, October 20, we heard from four distinguished leaders who shared how to think more globally and take advantage of this powerful alliance.
Meet the women now leading Austin’s chambers of commerce
Oct 22, 2020
The Austin business community finds strength in our diversity, and our chambers of commerce represent all of us. Notably, all local chambers are now run by women. On Wednesday, October 14, we were joined by Mayor Steve Adler, the local chamber CEOs, and Jeremiah Bentley of Texas Mutual to explore ways we can continue to collaborate and strengthen our local business ecosystem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Economic Impact of Diversity
Jul 30, 2020
On Wednesday, July 15, the Austin Chamber, in partnership with the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, hosted a webinar conversation with local business and government leaders to discuss diversity and the economic importance of nondiscrimination.
Mid-year economic update: What does recovery look like?
Jul 29, 2020
On Tuesday, July 21st, we were joined by RSM’s Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas as he covered the economic impact of the pandemic, monetary and fiscal policy responses, and what economic recovery may look like.