Join business, community, public, and higher education leaders as we celebrate school and business partners developing future talent and preparing students for postsecondary and career success.

This lunch event will feature a discussion, awards ceremony, and reception. We will celebrate our school districts, business champions, and community leader of the year.

Featured Speaker
  • Néstor Ho

    Chair of Education & Talent, Austin Chamber
    Chief Legal Officer, Silicon Labs

Higher Education Panel Discussion

Moderated by Ron Reed, Founder & Executive Producer, SXSW EDU

  • Dr. Gene Bourgeois

    Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Texas State University

  • Dr. Don Christian

    President & CEO
    Concordia University

  • Dr. Monique Umphry

    Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic/Student Affairs
    Austin Community College

  • Dr. Marianne Ward-Peradoza

    Provost for Academic Affairs
    St. Edward's University

  • Dr. Melva K Williams

    President & CEO
    Huston-Tillotson University

2022 Business Champion Award Recipients
  • American Eagle Plumbing

    Nominated by Hutto ISD

  • Athena Manufacturing

    Nominated by Pflugerville ISD

  • Austin Board of Realtors

    Nominated by Austin ISD

  • Shop LC

    Nominated by Round Rock ISD

  • Toyota of Cedar Park

    Nominated by Leander ISD

Safety Protocols

The Austin Chamber is committed to protecting the safety of our members, our guests, our staff, and their families. We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe as we navigate the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will no longer be asking about vaccine or testing status at our events. However, we ask that you please be polite and do a self-assessment prior to attendance. If you are not feeling well, please stay home. We appreciate your understanding as we try to make all our events a safe space to gather.

We will be adhering to Austin Public Health’s Risk-Based Chart in our recommendations for masking at our events. We ask you to follow this guidance when coming to our events. For more information on the current stages and the advice from APH, please visit

Reception Sponsor

Award Sponsor

Corporate Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors
A+ Federal Credit UnionGoodwill Central Texas
AmazonShop LC
Concordia UniversityTexas Mutual Insurance Company

Pivotal Partners

Foundation Partners

Corporate Partners

Terms & Conditions

Please contact for table reservations or sponsorship opportunities.

Cancellation Policy
The Austin Chamber of Commerce must maintain a cancellation policy for events in order to properly plan for catering, venue expenses, and marketing efforts. Unless stated otherwise, Chamber reservations must be canceled 5 business days prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. All refunds will be issued 10 days after the event. No refunds will be issued for nonattendance. You are welcome to send another member of your staff in your place.