A letter from Leigh
With new leadership at the helm, the Chamber team has been head down launching new community efforts, programming and content to support our region’s businesses, and new opportunities for our local leaders to collaborate and have a voice in how we move forward as a community.
For example, the Global Tech & Inno team has launched ongoing roundtable conversations with global leaders, local tech and innovation leaders, leaders across our major Texas cities, and key representatives across the U.S. to share best practices and learn from one another during this time.
While the Chamber has been focused on adding value to our businesses and their leadership, we are also emphasizing the importance of leading with empathy and grace and finding a work-life balance, even as we quarantine at home.
Leadership and collaboration are everything right now, and the Chamber is finding its stride with both.
- Leigh Christie, SVP, Global Tech & Innovation, Austin ChamberSubscribe to the newsletter
Opening Central Texas for business task force
Over 100 local leaders have stepped up to play a critical role on the Opening Central Texas for Business Task Force that Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt and Austin Mayor Steve Adler have asked the Chamber to convene.Learn more
Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs, Bobby Jenkins, Owner of ABC Home & Commercial, and Joshua McClure, CEO of Maxwell Biosciences are key community-minded leaders stepping up to support local restaurants.Join the challenge!
Virtual water cooler chat
Hear how leaders of our member organizations are building culture and connection with their teams, and for a few, in their personal lives as well.Learn More
By definition, this pandemic is affecting our entire world. Learn how leaders around the world have been affected and what they hope for the future.Learn more
Leadership & the future you
Check out the blog post by Managing Director Techstars Austin and author, Amos Schwartzfarb. The post is a copy of an email that Schwartzfarb sent in early April to the CEOs in his portfolio. and it focuses on leadership and how the future You can and should guide, and even propel, the current You forward.Read the blog here
Key Resources: Lease Provisions & Rent Reduction
Chamber member Cushman & Wakefield has provided a key "how to" guide for our businesses who want to approach lease renegotiations during COVID-19.Learn more
2020 Venture Capital Outlook
Just in case you missed it, Insperity hosted a roundtable discussion with leaders from Mercury Fund, Next Coast Ventures and Updata Partners.Watch the conversation here
Austin Economy: May 2020
Economic Indicators is a numbers update on select indicators in the Central Texas region that chronicle economic activity on a monthly or quarterly basis. The report and associated Excel files are posted on or about the first Wednesday of the month.Read the report
Job growth & unemployment
The CenTex Economy Report provides timely updates on the economic trends of the Austin region, taking into account state and national trends. The current report includes estimates through March.Read the report
This year will be our 9th annual A-LIST awards, and we can't wait to celebrate with you. Please stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, stay connected with us as we continue to highlight our tech and innovation leaders and companies.Learn more
Thank you to our sponsors!
Related Categories: Innovate Austin