Upcoming August Events

Featured Events

Austin New Leaders Academy Organized by AYC and YNPN
3rd Session with Stacy Armijo, SVP of Pierpont Communications

Date: August 10th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: United Way for Greater Austin, 2000 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

This is the third session of a 12-part Workshop Series organized by AYC and YNPN.

Elevator speeches, we’ve all heard of them and how important they are, but when those doors open, we find oursleves at a loss for words. Don’t let that happen the next time you have an opportunity for a pitch.

Attend this session by Stacy Armijo of Pierpont Communications where you will: (1) Learn to craft an elevator speech that gets to the point quickly and professionally; (2) Discover techniques that contribute to a polished delivery; and (3) have opportunities for live practive and critique.

After this session, you’ll be ready to make the most of that next elevator ride.


AYC Let’s Talk: A New Way To Network Presented by Baylor Executive MBA
Date: August 12th
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: AIDS Services of Austin, 7215 Cameron Road

Looking for a new way to build your network besides walking solo into a room of people you’ve never met? Join AYC for Let’s Talk, a signature networking event that is not your typical happy hour-style shindig (although we love those, too!). This is where the real connections are made. Rather than a simple trading of business cards, we will engage in round-table conversations on a variety of topics, from the best places in town for networking lunches to funny childhood memories! You will not only meet new people in the Austin community, but make stronger, more personal connections in your effort to build valuable, long-lasting relationships.


Lunch & Learn “Top 5 Ways to Reel in the Best Talent” presented by TriNet
Date: August 13th
Time: 11:30am-1:00 pm
Location: WeWork, 600 Congress Ave

AYC is partnering with TriNet to present to you all “The Top 5 Ways to Reel in the Best Talent” by Krista Whitley. The event will take place Thursday, August 13th from 11:30-1:00pm at WeWork. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so RSVP today!


KidStrong 2015
Date: August 15th
Time: 12:00-2:30 pm
Location: Dell Children’s Medical Center, 4900 Mueller Blvd.

The Austin Young Chamber’s Leadership Service Committee is partnering together again for this years 2015 KidStrong event at Dell Children’s Hospital. KidStrong is an event produced in conjunction with Dell Children’s Medical Center to provice children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses temporary relief from their day to day struggles. The event is held at the hospital in their auditorium and is an afternoon of fun games, experiences and activities for the children and their families. On our agenda this year is face painting, a photo booth, arts and crafts, a bike race, to name a few. In addition to the activities we also provide food and beverage for everyone in attendance and gifts for the children.

Please contact Todd Milligan if you need further details or have any questions.


Picture Parties – Professional Headshot Social
Date: August 24th
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: W Austin – Record Room, 200 Lavaca Street

Come get your professional headshot taken with us on Monday, August 24th at the W Hotel in their Record Room! We can do an “Austin-like” background with the old-fashioned records behind you or do a black backdrop for you. After the session, you will receive a link to downloaad the images that you will own!

Picture Parties is more than a party, it’s a photo session! We are your go-to, on-location photographers, providing the perfect occasion to host family pictures, professional head shots, family reunions, senior pictures, anniversary celebrations and more! In addition to throwing Picture Parties, we empower photographers to focus on what they love – taking pictures – while we handle the editing, printing, shipping and other stressful, but necessary, parts of running a small photography business.


Texas Freelance Association Happy Hour
Date: August 25th
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Departure Lounge, 311 West 5th Street, Suite 102

AYC is excited to annouce their newest partnership with the Texas Freelance Association and we’re celebrating with a Happy Hour event! The Texas Freelance Association is a support system for freelancers that provides a community of peers, qualified mentors, and a voice of advocacy.

We invite you to become a part of the Texas Freelance Association today. You’ll instantly join a robust network of freelancers of all types. By uniting with other freelancers from around the State, you will create synergy that leads to prosperity for all those who want—or need—to live the freelance lifestyle.


Monthly Programs

Ronald McDonald House Dinner Volunteer Event
Date: August 13th and August 31st
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Ronald McDonald House Charities, 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd

The AYC Leadership Service Committee will be cooking dinner for families at the Austin Ronald McDonald house and need more volunteers. Come out and make a difference while getting to hang out with great people and cook a delicious meal. Email Todd Milligan if you are interested in volunteering!

*Note: Please select the date you want to volunteer from the drop down menu at the top of the Eventbrite page.


AYC New Member Coffee & Networking
Date: August 19th
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Cuvee Coffee, 2000 E 6th St

Wake up with the Austin Young Chamber!

If you’re thinking about joining, a new member wanting to get more involved, or a current member looking to network, the New Member Coffee & Networking event is the place to be! New Member Coffee & Networking provides a casual environment to talk with AYC Board, Staff and Ambassadors and to get to know one another over a cup of joe. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about AYC, Committees, and how to get more involved in the organization.


Speaker Series: Chris Heller Sponsored by Mr. Delivery
Date: August 26th
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Keller Williams, 1221 S. Mo Pac Expressway

AYC Speaker Series is a monthly event featuring local leaders, entrepreneurs, and trail blazers. The event begins with soft networking then moves to the speaker presentation with Q&A. Lunch is also provided.

Chris has sold more than 100 homes per year for the last two decades, and more than 3,000 to date. During a five-year stretch of one of the most challenging real estate markets in history, his sales volume totaled more than $450 million. At the same time, Chris launched a market center, which is now one of the region’s most productive and profitable.

In 2012, as president of KW Worldwide, Heller launched the first Keller Williams regions outside of North America. He was named CEO of Keller Williams in 2015.


FAVE Finalist Reveal Party Presented by RideScout
Date: September 2nd
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Malverde, 400-B West 2nd Street

For the first time ever, AYC is throwing a party to announce the 2015 FAVE Finalists and kick off voting! Based on nominations from the community, we will be revealing the top five companies in each of 18 FAVE categories. Come by to enjoy great drink specials, early bird prices for the gala on November 13, and cast your official ballot for the 2015 FAVE Awards!


Committee Meetings

Leadership Service Committee
Date: August 11th
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Location: Komen Austin, 5508 Parkcrest Drive, #203

If you’re interested in becoming more involved with AYC, check out the Leadership Service Committee. The LSC gives AYC members the opportunity to give back to the community throughout the year through service. This committee meets monthly and does additional community service events for AYC members. They will be discussing the following events at this meeting: United Way Summer Camp – AYC Day and 2015 Kidstrong at Dell Children’s Hospital. Please contact Todd Milligan for more details.


Imagine Committee
Date: August 18th
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: TBD

The Imagine Committee connects AYC members with the Austin arts and culture scene. This committee meets monthly and hosts/coordinates a variety of events throughout the year. AYC Imagine brings the circle of professionals and artists together by partnering with various arts-related organizations and attending and/or otherwise supporting their activities. Whether you’re a new member or just looking to get more involved, check out the Imagine Committee meeting and find out if it’s a good fit for you! If you have any questions, please email imagine@austinyoungchamber.org.


Economic Development Committee
Date: August 26th
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street

The Economic Development committee’s purpose is to create opportunity for relative financial success and security for young Austin residents. Working with other AYC committees, members, local groups, and business, our economic committee is a forward-looking group focused on solutions for Austin’s young professionals.

For questions, please contact Ainee Athar.


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