Upcoming November Events

Featured Events

6th Annual FAVE Awards Gala


Friday, November 13th
The Radisson Austin-Town Lake • Riverside Ballroom

We’re sold out of sponsorships, doubling the attendance this year, and the after-party and silent auction are the biggest ever. Want to be a part of the 6th Annual FAVE Awards? We have 14 seats left before we sell out!

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Public Policy Primer: The Most Important Issues Facing Austin presented by AYC, the Austin Monitor, and Glasshouse Policy

Date: November 17th
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Umbel Corp, 800 West Cesar Chavez Street #B101

Presented by the Austin Young Chamber, the Austin Monitor, and Glasshouse Policy, an insider’s look at the current political situation in Austin, Texas. Join a panel of experts and dive deep into the issues surrounding of transportation, affordability, education, and technology and what we can do to fix them.

Panelist include:
Julio Gonzalez Altamirano is a community activist that has served as a leader of several Austin grassroots organizations including Open Austin, AURA, and the Metro Austin Policymaker Assessment (MAPA). He writes about Central Texas governance at “Keep Austin Wonky”, a blog focused on Austin public policy debates. He is originally from McAllen, Texas. A graduate of Yale and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Julio works in the business intelligence software industry.


“The Top 5 Mistakes Made by Startups” Lunch & Learn Presented by TriNet

Date: November 18th
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: The Austin Business Journal, 504 Lavaca St.

Please join us, Wednesday, November 18th, at The Austin Business Journal, for a “Lunch & Learn” presentation presented by Jason Herrington with TriNet. Jason will be covering ‘The Top Mistakes made by Startups” which will be an engaging discussion on the top mistakes that small to medium companies make as it relates to employment.

About the Speaker: Jason Herrington, Senior Human Capital Consultant, provides best practice HR advice and consulting to small-to-medium size companies across the US. Jason currently works for TriNet and serves clients in various industries including technology, life sciences, and professional services by effectively resolving complex HR issues in order to best mitigate risk and to ensure compliance.

Jason holds an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the HR Certification Institute and a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) by the Society for Human Resource Management.


Beer Review and Best of Recycling Presented by Brown Distributing and Balcones Resources

Date: November 19th
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Balcones Recycling Center, 9301 Johnny Morris Rd

Please join us Thursday, November 18th for a 2016 Beer Review Tasting with Brown Distributing Company and a tour of Balcones Recycling, Inc! First we will have a personal tour of the incredible Balcones Recycling Center and learn how your company can benefit from Balcones Recycling and how the recycling process works. Wear closed toed shoes for this interactive tour! Then, we will head over together to Brown Distributing Company for a Beer Review tasting! This will be a great opportunity to network, learn about the recycling best practices and how you can make a difference within your company, and try new beers. Don’t miss out!


Monthly Programs

AYC New Member Coffee & Networking

Date: November 18th
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Location: The UT Club, 2108 Robert Dedman

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.

Come on up to the 7th Floor of the UT Club located in the stadium. Please bring in your parking ticket for validation!


Committee Meetings & Events

Ronald McDonald House Dinner Volunteer Event

Date: November 9th
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.


Leadership Service Committee

Date: November 10th
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Icenhauer’s, 83 Rainey Street

This months meeting is going to be a “2016 Brainstorming Session” at Icenhauer’s on Rainey Street! At this meeting, we want to evaluate our 2015 year and discuss how we envision the committee for 2016. Let’s put our ideas and brains together and make the 2016 LSC the best yet!

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.


Imagine Committee

Date: November 17th
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Dine, 111 E. Cesar Chavez St.

The AYC 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 presents Sound Check with CodeNEXT: The City of Austin’s Re-zoning Initiative

Date: November 18th
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: The Linc, 6406 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Suite 2850A

Concerned about a lack of affordable places to live? Want to help shape the framework of the Austin we will inherit? Join the AYC’s Economic Development Committee for an outing to CodeNEXT’s Sound Check. CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to revise the Land Development Code, which determines how land can be used throughout the city – including what can be built, where it can be built, and how much can (and cannot) be built. The process is a collaboration between Austin’s residents, business community, and civic institutions to align our land use standards and regulations with what is important to the community. This initiative will directly affect how Austin looks and operates, and they need to hear the voices of our city’s youth. Come learn about and guide the growth of our great city.

If you have questions regarding this event, please email Willie Cecil.


Mark Your Calendar for these December Events

Economic Development Committee presents City Hall Field Trip featuring Councilmember Greg Casar

Date: December 2nd
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: Austin City Hall- Mayor’s Ceremonial Room, 301 W. 2nd St.

Regulations and ordinances passed at City Hall affect more than you could imagine. AYC’s Economic Development Committee would like to provide you the opportunity to hear directly from one of our city’s Councilmembers on current policy initiatives and how to bring about the change you would like to see. Join Councilmember Greg Casar for a meet and greet and presentation on our city government’s structure and issues the Councilmember, including his “Ban the Box” initiative. Let your voice be heard!

If you have questions regarding this event, please email Willie Cecil.


NFL Watch Party & Holiday Toy Drive with AYC and GenNext Presented by BlackFinn Ameripub

Date: December 3rd
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Location: Blackfinn Ameripub, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace

Join the Austin Young Chamber and Dell’s young professional group, GenNext, for a co-hosted happy hour/NFL watch party and Holiday Toy Drive to network together and relax after a long day’s work. Take some time to meet up with old friends and make new connections. We will have light appetizers provided by BlackFinn so get there early!

The game starts at 7:25pm (Packers vs. Lions). We wil be in a semi-private area with TV’s for the game and are welcome to stay in the same area for the game as well. Please bring an unwrapped toy for children ages 0-18 who are in need of our assistance to make their holiday special. We are looking for new toys, books, board games, stuffed animals, and/or aged appropriate items for 13-18 year olds.


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