Upcoming September Events

Featured Events

AYC Ultimate Tailgate Presented by Keller Williams Realty Int’l and Bud Light
Date: September 12th
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Location: Lot at 18th & Trinity

Come join the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, Keller Williams Realty, Int’l, and Bud Light cheer on UT before they play against Rice during our 2015 Ultimate Tailgate! Unlimited food from Stubbs BBQ and Mr. Delivery, drinks, and a good time included. We can’t wait to see you there. Hook Em’!


Austin New Leaders Academy Organized by AYC and YNPN 4th Session with Janet Morrison Director of Labor and Employee Relations at Dell
Date: September 21st
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: United Way for Greater Austin, 2000 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

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

Your career dreams and your passion; when those two combine, as they say, “it is not like working at all! But, how do you get that? Really, it is a combination of knowing who you are and what really makes you happy. On September 21st, “Leveling Up” will be the focus of our conversation. But, please be open to the idea that, leveling-up can be about you growing from where you currently are, making a change to a new industry or career focus, or, as commonly interpreted, climbing the career ladder to your next position. Your journey and our discussion will be based on the work of Stephen Covey as outlined in his book, Great Work, Great Career—The Complete Summary. In this book, he emphasizes that, “A great career does not rise from a need for outside affirmation, but from within you, from your own curiosity, from your own unique mix of talents and passion. It also rises from your conscience — from the whispers deep inside that point you to what you should do.”

Janet Morrison, an HR professional for 20+ years will take you through our discussion about “Leveling-Up”. The goal is for an interactive session that is solely focused on you.


AYC Let’s Talk: A New Way To Network Presented by Baylor Executive MBA
Date: September 9th
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Baylor Executive MBA Campus, 3107 Oak Creek Dr #240

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.


Monthly Programs

AYC New Member Coffee & Networking Presented by The University of Texas MBA Program
Date: September 16th
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Hops and Grain Brewing, 507 Calles St Suite 101

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: Dr. Paul Cruz Sponsored by Snap Kitchen
Date: September 23rd
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: AISD Performing Arts Center, 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd.

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 will also be provided by Snap Kitchen.

Dr. Paul Cruz is currently the superintendent for the Austin Independent School District, serving more than 85,000 students and more than 12,000 employees. Dr. Cruz has worked in education for nearly 30 years. In his time with the Austin ISD, graduation rates have improved to an all-time high of 86.3%, and post-secondary enrollment rates have also increased significantly.The Austin Independent School District oversees a $1 Billion Budget, 129 schools, nearly 85,000 students, and over 12,000 employees. It is a dynamic and important institution uniquely charged to prepare the next generation.

Join us and welcome Dr. Paul Cruz as he discusses his first year on the job, the challenges he has faced, and the solutions he aspires to implement.


How To Land A Startup Job If You Can’t Code – a “Lunch & Learn” presented by Will Reed Jobs
Date: September 29th
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: TBA

Will Reed helps young professionals with 0-5 years of experience find rewarding customer-facing roles (primarily sales) with growing tech companies in the Austin, Dallas, and Houston areas. They only work with companies with a strong culture and a proven reputation for treating employees well.

About the Speaker: Paige Robinson is the Founder & CEO of Will Reed Jobs where she helps countless young professionals advance their career and get hired with companies they love.


Committee Meetings & Events

Leadership Service Committee
Date: September 8th
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. Please contact Todd Milligan for more details.


Ronald McDonald House Dinner Volunteer Event
Date: September 11th and September 30th
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: September 15th
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.


Learning for Life “Lunch and Learn” with AYC’s Leadership Service Committee
Date: September 16th
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Frank Fickett Center, 12500 North I-H 35

Please join AYC’s Leadership Service Committee at our September Lunch & Learn to discover all the ways Learning for Life is positively impacting young people in Central Texas. We are in the business of changing lives, and it is quite a captivating industry. Lunch & Tour will be provided.

Discover how Central Texas is one of the FIRST regions in the country making STEM Scouts happen and tour our beautiful rentable event center- recognized as a Platinum Green Business Leader in Austin.


AYC’s Imagine Committee presents a Night with The Blanton Mueseum of Art
Date: September 17th
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 East Martin Luther King

Come spend a night with Austin Young Chamber’s Imagine Committee for a night of wine, networking and art! The Blanton Museum of Art presents Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm, an exhibition of more than 30 gouache and pastel drawings by artist Natalie Frank, a New York-based Austin native. Organized by The Drawing Center in New York, this presentation explores the nineteenth-century fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, including well-known stories such as Cinderella and Snow White, and more obscure tales such as The Lettuce Donkey and The Ungrateful Son. If you have any questions, please email imagine@austinyoungchamber.org.


Economic Development Committee
Date: September 23rd
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: TBA

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.

For questions, please contact Ainee Athar.


Beautify the Hike-and-Bike Trail with AYC’s Leadership Service Committee
Date: September 25th
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Auditorium Shores, 800 West Riverside Drive

The Austin Young Chamber’s very own Leadership Service Committee is partnering with The Trail Foundation to help give back! Come out Friday morning, September 25th, from 9am-12pm and help give back to our beautiful city! We’ll be working in the riparian zone along Auditorium Shores cutting back ragweed, planting a couple of bald cypress trees, and pulling up Johnsongrass.

This sensitive lakeside edge is being restored to health after being trampled for many years for Trail-users. It is in a high visibility area so we have the opportunity to give it a little extra love and care as the native plants are growing back in! If you are interested, please RSVP to this event. We have limited capacity so make sure to sign up early, and stay in the know! If you have additional questions, please reach out to LSC Member, Danny McKean.


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