Upcoming October Events

Featured Events

AYC Let’s Talk: A New Way To Network Presented by Baylor Executive MBA

Date: October 14th
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Ronald McDonald House, 1315 Barbara Jordan

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.


Picture Parties- Professional Headshots Social

Date: October 19th
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: W Hotel – Living Room, 200 Lavaca St.

Come get your professional head shot taken with us on Monday, October 19th 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 download 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!


Meet and Greet with St. Edward’s University Graduate Programs at Waller Creek Pub House

Date: October 22nd
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Waller Creek Pub House, 603 Sabine Street

Please join us Thursday, October 22nd from 5:30-7:00pm with St. Edward’s University at Waller Creek Pub House! Over happy hour prices, good company, and complimentary chips and salsa, let’s discuss how YOU can benefit from the three business graduate programs St. Edward’s offers.

St. Edward’s University is a nationally ranked liberal arts university with an inspiring, academically challenging environment. Our business graduate programs are taught by faculty members who are experts in their fields and are designed to give you the knowledge, industry insights and global perspective you need to take your career to a new level.


AYC and UT Club Tailgate

Date: October 24th
Time: Open 2 1/2 hours prior to kickoff and throughout the entire game. Gametime TBA.
Location: UT Club Tailgate, Large white tent located on 21st Street across from the north side of the stadium

AYC Members, come enjoy a complimentary entry into UT Club’s Tailagate! UT will be playing K-State so you won’t want to miss this game. At the tailgate, enjoy food and beverage for purchase, a live band, TV’s to watch the game, and fans to keep cool! This is a GREAT place to hang out before and during the game. See you there!


Garrison Brothers Distillery ‘Sit & Sip’ Tour with Fly-Rides

Date: October 25th
Time: 10:15am-3:00pm
Location: Garrison Brothers Distillery, 1827 Hye Albert Rd

Join us on Sunday, October 25th for a “Sit & Sip” tour of the award winning, Garrison Brothers Distillery!

Fly-Rides, Austin’s Affordable Party Bus, will be picking us up at the AYC Office at 10:15am sharp. Please don’t be late or you will get left behind. BYOB on the bus and inside the distillery’s grounds. Once we arrive to Garrison Brothers Distillery, we will have a private AYC tour. After the tour, we will have time to shop, walk around, etc before Fly-Rides will take us safely back to Austin. Feel free to bring snacks too and cash to tip your driver!


Austin New Leaders Academy Organized by AYC and YNPN 5th Session with Bart Cleveland, Founder – Job Propulsion Lab

Date: November 2nd
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: TBA

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

“I hate my job! Now what?” Four Ways to Have the Career You’re Meant to Have.

If you’re like most people, your career hasn’t turned out as you had dreamed. Maybe the problem isn’t your job. Maybe it’s you. By doing a little “Me Research” and applying business principles to managing your career, you will improve your chances to have the career you’re meant to have.

Subjects to be covered:

  1. Why you’re not having the career you were meant to have
  2. Steps to reaching your full potential
    1. Personal assesment
    2. Creating a creeer plan that will succeed
    3. Mining opportunities out of your current job
    4. Reinventing you, the professional

Monthly Programs

AYC Membership Mixer
Sponsored by Real Savvy

Date: October 15th
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: The Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces St.

You’re invited to an AYC Membership Mixer at Rattle Inn on Thursday, October 15th from 5:30-7:30pm sponsored by RealSavvy!

AYC Membership Mixers are a great way to get connected with other AYC members and expand your business network. They are also an excellent (and free!) way to learn more about the organization if you are interested in joining.

RealSavvy is the first social, collaborative home search platform where homebuyers and agents can collect, share and collaborate on property listings in real time via custom-curated Home Boards.


AYC New Member Coffee & Networking Presented by The American Heart Association

Date: October 21st
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Sa-Ten, 916 Springdale Road

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.


AYC Workshop Series: Buying A Home in Austin Presented by RealSavvy

Date: October 21st
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: UFCU Plaza, 8303 N Mopac Expy., Building C – Events Room

Whether you are thinking of buying your first home or just want to know a little about the process, we have a workshop to help you out. Join us at AYC’s latest workshop series to hear from four experts on the process of buying a home in the Austin area.

The panelists will focus on actionable advice, tips and tricks. They represent members of the community, partners of AYC, our members of our board. Whether you are looking to buy soon or are just thinking about it for the future, this workshop will walk you the complete process of what to expect when buying a home in Austin.

Moderated by Andy Cates, AYC Past Board Member.
Panelists include:
Rick Orr, RealSavvy
David Bean, DEN Property Group
Kristen Williams, Keller Williams Realty
Rohan Kothare, UFCU


Speaker Series: Rick Orr Presented by RealSavvy and CraigO’s

Date: October 28th
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos St.

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 by CraigO’s Italian. This month’s speaker will be Rick Orr, founder of RealSavvy.

Rick has been around the Austin startup space since joining the founding team at WholeSecurity (acquired by Symantec) in the early 2000’s. Rick has since been with three other Austin startups including mobile payments leader, TabbedOut which he Founded in 2009 and continues to serve as a Board Director. In addition to building multiple successful startups, Rick has also been an active Realtor since 1998. It is this passion for creating a better world for agents and their valued clients that drove Rick to create RealSavvy.


Committee Meetings & Events

Social Tour with Habitat Young Professionals of New Habitat for Humanity Building

Date: October 13th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Austin Habitat for Humanity, Corner of South 1st and Ben White

Habitat for Humanity is building a brand new building off of South First and Ben White! Come join Habitat’s Young Professional’s and Austin Young Chamber members in a pre-preview tour of the building. A good time, drinks, and snacks will be provided as well as time for networking.


Ronald McDonald House Dinner Volunteer Event

Date: October 13th and October 29th
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.


Imagine Committee

Date: October 20th
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: TBA

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

Date: October 27th
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: DEN Properties, 317 W 3rd St

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, this committee is a forward-looking group focused on solutions for Austin’s young professionals.

If you have any questions, please email our Chair, David Bean.


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