Greater Austin Chamber Board issues resolution to support pay and benefits for Austin Police Department
Today, the Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved a resolution that advocates for the passage of Ordinance No. 20230223-061, which extends certain pay and benefits for Austin Police Department officers, increased field training pay, maintained base pay and continued cadet incentive programs.
Richard Rhodes named Austinite of the Year by Austin Chamber
The Austin Chamber has named Richard Rhodes, Ph.D., former chancellor of Austin Community College District—and longest-serving chancellor in the college’s 50-year history—as the 2023 Austinite of the Year. This award represents the highest honor the Chamber offers on an annual basis. Rhodes will be honored at the Austin’s Chamber of Commerce’s 146thannual meeting, Cheers to the Year, on Feb. 13, 2024.
Austin Chamber confirms 2024 board chair and announces board chair elect
The Austin Chamber has selected its 2024-2025 board leadership. Rudy Garza, president and CEO of GarzaEMC, will be the 2024 board chair and Mark Ramseur, managing principal of Pape-Dawson Engineers, will be the 2025 board chair and serve as chair elect in 2024. Their terms are set to begin on Jan. 1, 2024.
Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces positions on bonds and constitutional amendments
The Austin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has taken the position to support several Austin-area bond propositions that will be on the ballot in November.
Austin Chamber Leading Delegation on Intercity Trip to Raleigh
The Austin Chamber of Commerce will bring more than 100 community leaders from Central Texas for a trip to Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, next week to meet with their region’s leaders to exchange ideas about solving some of Central Texas' most pressing challenges.
Pledge 1% and Austin Gives team up to help foster a culture of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy among businesses in the Austin region
Pledge 1%, the global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur and company to be a force for good, and Austin Gives, a philanthropic initiative run out of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, announce today a new strategic collaboration to encourage business philanthropy in the Austin region.
Chamber Announces 2023 Greater Austin Business Awards Finalists
The Austin Chamber of Commerce has announced finalists for the 2023 Greater Austin Business Awards.
Statement from the Austin Chamber on the Proposed City Budget
Statement from the Austin Chamber on the Proposed City of Austin Budget.
Austin Chamber Announces Finalists and Speakers for 2023 Austin Gives Awards Event
The Austin Chamber has announced the finalists for the Austin Gives Awards, recognizing exceptional philanthropic efforts and corporate social responsibility within the Central Texas business community. These remarkable individuals and organizations have demonstrated a commitment to fostering a culture of giving back.
Statement from the Austin Chamber on Public Safety
Following the suspension of the partnership between the Austin Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety the Austin Chamber releases the following statement.
Chamber Leading Delegation of Austin Leaders to Washington D.C.
The Austin Chamber of Commerce will convene more than 50 community leaders from Austin for a trip to Washington D.C. this week to meet with elected officials and agency leaders about issues impacting the region.
Tomi and Pete Winstead Named Recipients of 2023 Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leadership Award
In a city known for its vibrant community spirit and commitment to giving back, there are individuals whose selfless dedication shines above the rest. Today, we are thrilled to announce that Tomi and Pete Winstead have been selected as the recipients of the prestigious Austin Gives 2023 Bobby Jenkins Philanthropic Leadership award.