10. Learn about the Chamber's achievements in 2020
What a wild ride last year had been! This is an opportunity to reflect, regroup, and recognize our accomplishments before we move forward in the new year.
9. Celebrate our Volunteers of the Year
The Chamber wouldn't be able to accomplish all that we do each year without the generosity and dedication of our council and committee volunteers. These outstanding members of our community are a big part of the reason why Austin is a great place to do business.
8. Find out just how much Craig Enoch loves his Chamber socks
If you attended last year's Annual Meeting, you know how excited 2020 Chamber Chair Craig Enoch was about his new Chamber socks. A lot has changed in the past year, but one thing has stayed the same.
7. Celebrate Austinite of the Year Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson is a Texas entrepreneur and business and civic leader who founded and leads the E3 Alliance (for Education Equals Economics), a regional collaborative to increase economic outcomes by aligning our education systems to fulfill the potential of every student. Anyone who has met her knows Susan Dawson is a trailblazer who is truly deserving of this prestigious recognition.
6. Enjoy a surprise musical guest
This just wouldn't be an Austin event without music! We're so excited to feature an Austin musician who will help celebrate our Austinite of the Year.
5. Learn about the Chamber's 2021 priorities
The business community has our work cut out for us this year. Find out how the Chamber is helping tackle the region's biggest issues to help you focus on your business.
4. Get to know incoming Chair Nikki Graham
“When I agreed to be the chair-elect, the (Austin-area) economy was much different than it is now,” Graham said in a recent Austin American-Statesman feature interview. “But I think that we are in a unique situation where my business experience with Bank of America, coupled with all the work that I have done in communities, probably puts me in a unique situation to lead the chamber at this time.”
3. Be entertained by our MC, the Honorable Kirk Watson
He'll keep the program moving and maybe share some secrets to getting ready in this world of Zoom meetings.
2. Meet and network with other Chamber members.
After the main program, we'll close with an opportunity for attendees to (virtually) chat with each other. Who knows? You may make some new friends.
1. Get inspired and get engaged with our business community for a brighter 2021!
If the past year has taught us anything, it is that there is power and strength in the Austin community. We look forward to continuing to build those bonds, and with any luck, seeing everyone in person for the next Annual Meeting.