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.

As an outward-facing, membership-based organization, much of our core business will be conducted in-person, and we're looking forward to getting back to meeting with our members and partners!

As part of the new flexible work policy, we will be leveraging a few new technologies in our conference rooms for hybrid meetings, such as Zoom Rooms. As we continue to work remotely and in-person, here are a few programs and applications the Chamber uses to ensure a seamless transition.

  • Asana

    More than project and task management, Asana allows for:

    • Discussion within specific projects and tasks
    • Real-time updates sent to your email
    • Ability to view projects and tasks in lists and calendars
    • Custom fields

    Asana has a free plan available and paid plans for enhanced features.

    Visit Asana
  • Office 365

    Access work documents from anywhere. Access files in your browser by going to

    • Full office suite with desktop and cloud versions of applications
    • Edit documents simultaneously with colleagues
    • Leave comments on documents
    • Share files and projects

    Office 365 offers free trials to businesses evaluating the tool.

    Visit Office 365
  • Slack

    Slack brings together communication and collaboration. Through this instant messaging platform, you can:

    • Send direct or group messages
    • Use channels that can be divided up by team, project, client or whatever else is relevant
    • Conduct audio and video chat
    • Share files

    Slack has a free plan and paid plans for enhanced features.

    Visit Slack
  • Zoom

    Amongst many teleconferencing solutions, Zoom is the one the Chamber uses most often.

    With a free plan, you can hold unlimited one-on-one meetings and 40-minute group meetings with up to 100 participants. You can also screen share and call in with your computer or a phone. Paid are also available with enhanced features.

    Visit Zoom

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