Austin Young Chamber Announces Annual FAVE Business Award Winners

Local businesses honored for their contributions to Central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, November 5, 2021 — The Austin Young Chamber was back in person celebrating the 12th Annual FAVE (Favorite Austin Venture or Enterprise) Awards on November 4, 2021 where fifty-two businesses and individuals representing thirteen different categories were honored and recognized.

The evening was kicked off by Grammy Award nominee SaulPaul and was followed with Austin Young Chamber Board Chair Tricia Tumlinson, Committee Chair Jennifer Woods, and President & CEO Alyssia Palacios-Woods announcing the awards. Finalists included small and micro businesses, women and minority owned businesses, and large scale global brands. Thirty-seven sponsors and event partners participated in making this cocktail style program a success at the new SKYBOX on 6th open-air rooftop venue in downtown Austin.

“It was a joy to celebrate the FAVE Awards finalists and winners in person this year,” said Alyssia Palacios-Woods, president and CEO of the Austin Young Chamber. “These businesses have shown the ultimate in adaptability and innovation through first the pandemic and then the winter storms, and represent the very best of Central Texas businesses.”

Congratulations to the 2021 FAVE Award winners:

  • FAVE Arts & Culture Experience: ZACH Theatre
  • FAVE ChangeMaker: Faiez Rana
  • FAVE Community Minded Company: L’Oca d’Oro
  • FAVE Company Culture: Bumble
  • FAVE Eco-Friendly Business: Samsung Austin Semiconductor
  • FAVE Go-To Spot: The Trail Foundation
  • FAVE Innovative Company: Silicon Labs
  • FAVE Legendary Austin Brand: Kendra Scott
  • FAVE Local Nonprofit: Central Texas Food Bank
  • FAVE Local Source for Info: Austin Monthly Magazine
  • FAVE Small Business: TMC
  • FAVE Way to Keep Austin Healthy: A+ Federal Credit Union
  • FAVE YP-Led Business: Swoovy

To see the full list of the finalists and descriptions, please visit the event page HERE.

See the 2021 FAVE Awards photo album HERE.

To schedule a media interview, please contact Alyssia Palacios-Woods, AYC President and CEO, at (512) 810-8005 or

About the Austin Young Chamber
Young professionals are the largest and most diverse generation in the U.S. Labor Workforce. The Austin Young Chamber helps the Central Texas business community thrive by supporting the young professionals in our region – whether they be entrepreneurs, managers, or early career professionals – aligning resources and programs to create opportunities for them to be ready for, and take on leadership roles. The Chamber runs many programs throughout the year that promote business and talent development, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and community growth. We welcome Corporate members who employ a young professional workforce as well as individual young professionals looking to grow professionally.