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                         Austin Chamber of Commerce Monthly Newsletter
 Connecting Business.                                                                                           www.austinchamber.com
 Creating Opportunity.
                                                                                                                              March 2010

Senator John Carona To Headline State of Transportation Event
                                               and services throughout the state.            member of the Senate Criminal Justice,
                                               According to the Texas 2030 Committee         Jurisprudence, and State Affairs
                                               $315 billion will be needed by 2030 to        committees.
                                               develop and maintain the state’s
                                               transportation network. In Central Texas      State of Transportation is part of the
                                               alone the need is $10 billion for vital       Chamber’s Take On Traffic initiative, a
                                               transportation infrastructure.                partnership with Central Texas business
                                                                                             community organizations to support the
                                               On March 24, Senator John Carona,             implementation of a comprehensive,
                                               Chair of the Texas Senate’s Transportation    regional transportation system including
                                               and Homeland Security Committee, will         new roads, new toll roads, new rapid bus
                                               address the Austin Chamber to call for        service and new passenger rail service.
                                               action and share what business leaders
              Senator John Carona              can do to ensure reliable mobility options    We would like to thank Time Warner
                                               for decades to come.                          Cable Business Class for their support as
During the past two years transportation
                                                                                             the title sponsor of the State of
weakness in the areas of traffic, transit and
                                               Senator Carona has distinguished himself      Transportation event.
air service have occupied three of the four
                                               in the Texas Legislature as an effective
top spots of the Chamber’s Business
                                               leader. Following the 2007 legislative        This innovative and exclusive opportunity
Retention and Expansion Executive
                                               session, The Dallas Morning News              to get involved will be held at the Four
                                               named him to their “Legislative               Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.
                                               Leaderboard” and Texas Monthly                (78701) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register
Basic mobility in Texas is at stake.
                                               recognized him as one of the “Ten Best        at www.austinchamber.com/events.
Businesses must be able to move goods
                                               Legislators.” Carona also serves as a

LegalZoom Selects Austin for Regional Headquarters
The Austin City Council recently                                                             “The Austin Chamber is pleased that
approved economic incentives for                                                             LegalZoom chose Austin and looks
LegalZoom, which announced plans to                                                          forward to the continued growth of the
locate its regional headquarters in Austin,                                                  e-commerce, technology and business
Texas. This expansion will result in the                                                     services sectors of the Greater Austin
creation of 600 jobs for Central Texas                                                       economy,” said Tim Crowley, 2010
residents and marks the second successful                                                    Opportunity Austin Chair. “LegalZoom
relocation announcement of 2010 for                                                          stands to provide jobs with great benefits
Opportunity Austin.                                                                          and career growth opportunities for
                                                                                                               Continued on page 4

 Inside this Issue . . .
  3 Targeting Bio and                          5 Annual Meeting                             7 Education Progress
       Life Sciences                             Photos from the Chamber’s 132nd              Reports
       Hanger relocates to Austin.               Annual Meeting.                              On March 31 the Chamber will release
                                                                                              the 2009 reports.
                                                             Page 2

  stin          Rig
Austin, Texas … Right Place,                   One can infer many positives from these      Coast, but Austin had not fared nearly as
Right Time                                     two announcements. First, your Chamber,      well in East Coast oriented businesses
                                               through Opportunity Austin, has been         seeking a new location for expansion or
Last month in my Annual Meeting                working with both of these companies         relocation.
remarks, I mentioned that the Chamber          for all of 2009. The takeaway positive is
was very optimistic about Central Texas’       that companies in 2010 are feeling more      In closing, an additional positive takeaway
future and its prospects for seeing positive   comfortable in making relocation             is the strong leadership exhibited by the
economic gains in 2010. Although by all        decisions. Also, important for you to        Governor and the State leadership as well
measurements, our local economy still          know is your Chamber staff team worked       as the Mayor and City Council for making
has far to go to regain the momentum           with more than 150 companies in 2009,        both of these relocation announcements
prior to the recession, we are beginning       all of which visited and identified Central   a reality. This type of political leadership
to see positive signs.                         Texas as a finalist site for expansion or     is why the Texas and Austin economies
                                               relocation when timing was right for a       have continued to rank at the top of the
In the last 30 days, Hanger Orthopedic         decision. Now, we don’t expect all of        best performing of all State and Metro
Group announced it will relocate its           these companies will choose us but we        economies during 2009 and before.
corporate headquarters from Bethesda,          expect more than our fair share will.
MD to Austin resulting in 130 immediate
headquarters’ jobs with a promise to grow      The second positive takeaway is that
to 250 jobs in the near future. Hanger’s       Austin/Central Texas is now firmly
announcement was followed by the               entrenched as an attractive location for
announcement by LegalZoom, a                   businesses from both coasts---West and
California based company, to establish its     East. For many years, Austin had been               Barry Mayer, 2010 Chamber Chair
regional headquarters in Austin which          recognized as a great location for
will result in the creation of 600 jobs for    businesses trying to escape the onerous
Central Texas residents.                       state government regulation of the West               Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc.

                                          Thank You To Our Pivotal Partners

The Austin Chamber Thanks Our Pivotal Partners
Recently, the Austin Chamber of Com-           Partners will be recognized within the       Please join us in thanking our 2010
merce created the Pivotal Partnership          business community through a vari-           Pivotal Partners, which include the
program, adding to its list of great spon-     ety of outlets, including placement on       Seton Family of Hospitals, Time War-
sorship and advertising opportunities          www.austinchamber.com, custom signage        ner Cable, Time Warner Cable Business
available to members. The Pivotal Part-        at large events and in the Austin Cham-      Class and Wells Fargo. If you are inter-
ner program is a year-long partnership         ber of Commerce lobby and board-             ested in becoming a Pivotal Partner or
designed to brand the Partners within          room, advertisements in our weekly and       taking advantage of any of our other
the Austin Chamber of Commerce com-            monthly newsletters and much more.           partnership and advertising opportu-
munity. Our Partners will have a pres-         This increased level of visibility allows    nities, please contact Teresa Villalobos
ence everywhere the Austin Chamber of          Partners the unique opportunity to con-      at tvillalobos@austinchamber.com or
Commerce is and will receive continuous        sistently be in front of thousands of        512.322.5645.
recognition throughout the year.               Chamber members.
                                                                     Page 3

Hanger Orthopedic Making a Move to Austin
Recently Hanger Orthopedic Group                the University of Texas, strengthening       to us by the state of Texas and the City
announced plans to relocate its corporate       support for a new medical school in          of Austin in facilitating our decision-
headquarters from Bethesda, MD to               Central Texas. Hanger expects to be fully    making process. Their outstanding
Austin, a move that will add an initial         staffed with a large percentage of local     assistance packages were a key element
130 jobs to Central Texas with 250 jobs         hires by September.                          of this support. We would also like to
to be added in future                                                                        recognize the helpful role played by the
years. City Council                                                  “As the market leader   Austin Chamber of Commerce.”
voted to approve a                                                   of the orthotic and
$500,000 economic                                                    prosthetic profession
development package                                                  in the United States,
to assist with the
companies move.
                                                                     we promote creativity
                                                                     and innovation in
                                                                                                 Texas One Tour:
                                               photo courtesy Hanger

A leading maker of prosthetics and
                      f       th ti      d      operations. O new location embodies
                                                       ti      Our
                                                                     our          business        Austin Edition
orthotics, Hanger Orthopedic Group              this spirit and will serve as an ideal
                                                                                              The 2010 Texas One Tour was held
brings to light one of the key target           environment for us to continue our
industries of Opportunity Austin,               growth and disciplined diversification         last month, hosted by the Economic
medical device and life sciences. Offering      strategy,” said Tom Kirk, President and       Development and Tourism division
above-average wages, health insurance           CEO Hanger Orthopedic Group.                  of the Governor’s Office in
and job training for employees, Hanger          “Additionally, we are impressed with the      conjunction with the Austin Chamber.
will be primed for partnerships such as         professionalism and the support afforded      The purpose of this event was to
                                                                                              promote Texas as a prospective
                                                                                              business location to CEOs as well as
                                                                                              site selectors, with the goal of attracting

 Economic Indicators                                                                          business to Texas and creating jobs in
                                                                                              our state.

                                                                                              The tour began with an Austin
                                               2009 Dec        2008 Dec    Dec ‘08-Dec ‘09    Welcome Lunch and Employers Panel
 Labor Force                                     903,212        873,090              3.5%     on the UT Campus. Representatives
 Employment                                      840,707        827,573              1.6%     from the regional metropolitan area
 Unemployment                                     62,505         45,517             37.3%     spoke     about    their  respective
 Unemployment rate                                  6.9%          5.2 %                       communities. The Employers Panel
 Employees on nonfarm payrolls                   781,000        783,300             -0.3%     featured some of our most recent
                                                                                              relocations discussing what makes
 Sales tax allocations                          2010 Feb       2009 Feb    Feb ‘09-Feb ‘10    Austin a great location for diverse
 City of Austin                              $ 15,405,657   $ 13,785,128            11.8%     business endeavors and corporate
 Home sales, listings & prices                 2009 Dec        2008 Dec    Dec ‘08-Dec ‘09
 Sales                                             1,524          1,420              7.3%     The next stop was a tour of IBM
 Median price                                   $189,000       $179,600              5.2%
                                                                                              followed by a bird’s eye view of Austin
                                                                                              and places of interest from a helicopter.
 Months inventory                                     5.4            5.4             0.0%
                                                                                              Guests flew over Dell Children’s
                                                                                              Hospital, the University of Texas,
 Building permits                              2009 Dec        2008 Dec    Dec ‘08-Dec ‘09
                                                                                              downtown Austin, the hill country, the
 Number of housing units                             514            236            117.8%
                                                                                              technology corridor in Northwest
                                                                                              Austin, Dell Headquarters and
                                                2009 Q4         2008 Q4       Q4’08-Q4’09     Samsung’s newest wafer fab facility.
 VC Investment (Mil.)                              $35.8          $57.4            -37.6%
                                                                                              The event concluded with a festive
                                               2009 Dec        2008 Dec    Dec ‘08-Dec ‘09    Texas-style dinner and entertainment
 Patents                                             201            205             -2.0%     at Stubbs for barbeque and musical
                                                                                              guest, The Marshall Ford Swing
                                               2009 Dec        2008 Dec    Dec ‘08-Dec‘09     Band.
 ABIA passengers                                 694,563        713,358             -2.6%
                                                             Page 4

Game On! Texas 2010
Game on! Texas 2010 is dedicated to           skills. There will be discussion of cur-        The event takes place April 7 from 8:30
showing educators ways to implement           rent issues pertaining to the best models       a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (reception to follow)
game development programs for stu-            for game development education and              at the AMD Lone Star Campus, 7171
dents in kindergarten through 12th            how those programs meet the needs of            Southwest Parkway. Cost is $95. Spon-
grade and also the university level. Dis-     the industry. Numerous young gamers             sors include: AMD, Austin Chamber of
tinguished panelists will discuss current     dream of being involved in the creation         Commerce, City of Austin, Digital Media
issues and possible solutions pertaining      of the newest and greatest video game           Council, IGDA and the Texas Film Com-
to digital media education while high-        and with the right education program,           mission. Register for Game On! Texas at
lighting how local educators are using        this may become reality for aspiring cre-       www.austinchamber.com/events.
game development to inspire students to       ators here in Austin.
actively improve their math and science

LegalZoom -- continued from page 1
Central Texas residents and we are proud      Gov. Perry. “This investment in LegalZoom      LegalZoom is the nation’s leading on-line
to have their regional headquarters here.”    will bring up to 600 jobs and millions of      legal document preparation services
                                              dollars in capital investment to Austin, and   which provide legal resources and tools
The City Council voted to approve an          strengthen Central Texas’ economy.”            to allow individuals to make their own
economic development package of                                                              legal decisions. The Austin Chamber,
$200,000 over 10 years, contingent on the     Governor Perry’s office has announced a         through Opportunity Austin, worked
company creating and maintaining 600          $1 million award from the Texas Enterprise     with LegalZoom during their search to
jobs and investing $1.75 million as well as   Fund for the regional headquarter              find a location for their expansion,
naming Austin its regional headquarters.      relocation to Austin. The city incentive       encouraging the diversification of the
                                              agreement is part of a package developed       Austin metro economy.
“Texas is the best state in the nation for    in partnership with the State. This marks
business thanks to our low taxes,             the seventh time the city and the State        To learn more about the economic
reasonable and predictable regulatory         have joined forces to create jobs in Central   development efforts of the Austin
environment, skilled workforce and            Texas since the Enterprise Fund’s              Chamber and Opportunity Austin, please
incentives such as the TEF, which             inception in 2003. The Texas Enterprise        visit www.austinchamber.com/dobusiness.
continues to be an essential deal closing     Fund was created to help ensure the
fund for Texas, helping to attract jobs and   growth of Texas businesses and create
capital investment across the state,” said    jobs throughout the state.

   New Regional Street Atlas
   This wire-bound, full-color Regional        features include a business showcase
   Street Atlas is sure to be a popular        directory and points of interest. Stop
   item for area newcomers, potential          by the Chamber lobby store or call
   commercial relocation candidates            512.322.5659 to order your copy
   and even lifelong residents and             today!
   Chamber members. This atlas is the
   first of its kind to be published for        The Chamber Store offers a variety of
   Central Texas in terms of detail of         useful tools for your business. From
   coverage and accuracy while being           directories and guides to postcards
   durable and user-friendly. Map pages        and Austin City Limits t-shirts, the
   contain easy to read street names,          Chamber Store can help get your
   landmarks, schools, shopping areas,         business where it needs to go.
   zip codes and more. Additional
                                                                     Page 5

The Chamber’s 132nd Annual Meeting Honoring Charles Barnett as
Austinite of the Year for 2009

        Chamber members congratulate the Barnett family
        after the event.                                                                                   2009 Chamber Chair-
                                                                                                           man Paul Bury (r) presents
                                                                                                           Charles Barnett with the
                                                                                                           Austinite of the Year award.

                                                              Charles Barnett’s sons, Clayton (left) and
                                                              Christopher are all smiles after the award

2010 Chamber Chairman Barry Mayer (right) thanks
Paul Bury for his year of service as Chamber Chairman.

          2009 Volunteers of the Year (l to r): Bury, Patti Parker, Ellen Wood, Clarke Heidrick, Lynda Rife, Wayne McDonald,
          Brad Massey and Mayer (not pictured: Beverly Boyd).

   Photos courtesy Get The Picture, Inc.
                                                                               Page 6

  Please Welcome Our Newest Members!
  Ascend Development                          Commercial Loan Solutions                 Office Furniture Now                         Sabre Commercial, Inc.
  Scott Briggs                                Andrew Miller                             Bill Coon                                   Pike Powers
  www.parkavion.com 512.458.5553              www.clsaustin.com 512.297.0326            www.officefurniturenow.com 512.448.3769      www.sabrecommercial.com 512.767.7400
  Consulting                                  Financial                                 Retail                                      Building & Construction
  Austin All Maid Service                     Convergys                                 Pavilion at Great Hills                     TECO/Westinghouse Motor Co.
  Julia Wiechbrodt                            Connie Stout                              Bill Conway                                 Dean Sarandria
  www.austin-all-maids.com                    www.convergys.com 512.382.2733            www.pavilionatgreathills.com 512.249.0500   www.tecowestinghouse.com 512.255.4141
  512.490.6633                                Call Centers                              Retirement Living                           Manufacturing
  Cleaning Services
                                              Corridor Comedy                           Pepsi Bottling Group                        Tek Connect Pro, Inc.
P- Austin Lakes Hospital                      Nicholas Aluotto                          Darrell Qualls                              Ryan Willis
   Maria Talamo                               956.735.3694                              www.pepsiworld.com 512.908.1225             www.tekconnectpro.com 512.762.5252
   www.austinlakeshospital.com 512.544.5253   Education                                 Restaurants & Food Services                 Telecommunications
                                              Council on at Risk Youth - CARY           Platinum Carpet Restoration                 Tel West Network Services
  Austin Photo Imaging                        Adrian Moore                              Kenny Quint                                 Faith Fricano
  Keith Patricio                              councilonatriskyouth.org 512.451.4592     www.platinumcr.com 512.496.2435             www.telwestservices.com 512.735.7359
  www.austinphotoimaging.com 512.236.0600     Organizations                             Specialty Services                          Computer Equipment & Services
                                              Cultural Strategies                       Poop 911 - Austin - Pet Waste Removal       The Texas Association of Partners in
  Austin Star Insurance                       Sebastian Puente                          Greg Bodle                                  Education
  Mike Stein                                  512.344.2010                              www.poop911.com/texas_austin.shtml          Michele Schwartz
  www.austinstarinsurance.com 512.322.3943    Advertising/Marketing/Communications      512.573.1934                                www.tape.org 512.473.8377
  Insurance & Benefits                                                                   Specialty Services                          Organizations
                                              Dandy Idea
  Blossom Tree Communications LLC             Greg Barton                               Proformance Sports Marketing and            Threshold Furniture
  Bryan Hadley                                www.dandyidea.com 512.342.2010            Entertainment                               Lesley Taylor
  www.BlossomTreePR.com 512.810.8992          Advertising/Marketing/Communications      Cindy Villarreal-Hughes                     www.thresholdfurniture.com 512.476.0014
  Advertising/Marketing/Communications                                                  www.proformancesports.net 512.391.9800      Interior Design
                                              Elite Care by Dr. Liesa Harte, MD         Advertising/Marketing/Communications
  Capitol Emergency Associates                Liesa Harte                                                                           TNK Services, LLC
  Steven Blewett                              www.drliesa.com 512.328.7733              Rascals Catering                            Dagmar Tyner
  512.947.1897                                Healthcare                                Harvey Stabenow                             254.535.5625
  Healthcare                                                                            www.rascalscatering.com 512.801.5942        Cleaning Services
                                              Dunn Business Services                    Restaurants & Food Services
  Caritas of Austin                           John Dunn                                                                             UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  Beth Atherton                               www.AustinProAdvisor.com 512.529.9424     Raymond James & Associates, Inc.            Samuel Parker
  www.caritasofaustin.org 512.479.4610        Consulting                                Christie Marquis                            www.ubs.com 512.474.2421
  Organizations                                                                         www.raymondjames.com 512.418.1700           Financial
                                              Electra Link                              Financial
P- CCS Presentation Systems                   Katie Trapani                                                                         UBS Financial Services, Inc.
   Paul Venincasa                             www.electralink.com 512.835.6475          Repair Technologies, Inc.                   Michael Carr
   www.ccsprojects.com 512.451.7446           Building & Construction                   Annemarie Moseley                           512.330.8016
   Advertising/Marketing/Communications                                                 www.repairtechnologies.net 512.329.2102     Financial
                                              Global Maintenance Services, Inc.         Bio/Medical
  Chuy’s Mexican Food                         Sandy Dickey                                                                          Webb Communication Strategies
  Ashley Ingle                                512.346.4288                              RGM Construction Co., Inc.                  Lisa Webb
  www.chuys.com 512.474.4452                  Cleaning Services                         Robert Allison                              www.lisawebbcommunication.com
  Restaurants & Food Services                                                           512.990.8313                                512.923.7569
                                              Horizon Printing                          Building & Construction                     Consulting
  Civic Interest                              Mike Spann
  Kerry Tate 512.344.2010                     www.horizonprinting.net 512.989.0006      Rick Hawkins                                Wind Energy Transmission Texas, LLC
  Government Relations/Public Affairs         Printing/Mailing/Promotional              Rick Hawkins                                Patsy Baynard
                                                                                        www.id2.com 512.327.9530                    www.windenergyoftexas.com 512.279.7376
C- Comerica Bank                              Kingdom Business Development Center       Bio/Medical                                 Utilities
   William Bachino                            Shetay Ashford
   512.407.9566                               www.kingdombdc.com 512.535.7041
   Financial                                  Consulting

C= Chairman’s Advisory Board P = President’s Advisory Board                                                                         Join dates 01.22.09 - 02.18.10

Welcome to the Chamber                                                                    The Austin Chamber Thanks
                          The Austin Chamber is pleased to welcome                        these proud Chamber members who recently
                          Anthony DeLisi as the new Director of                           donated their services:
                          Research in the Economic Development
                          Department. DeLisi brings economic                              Austin Digital Group                      Lavish Cakes and Catering
                          development experience from New                                 Brown Distributing                        Rascals Catering
                          Economic Strategies, where he was a Project
                                                                                             Company, Ltd.                          Schlotzsky’s Deli
                          Consultant. In his current role DeLisi
                          provides research support and also executes                     Delish                                    Third Coast Coffee
                          economic mapping. DeLisi is interested in                       Emma                                         Roasting Company
       DeLisi             learning more about clean energy and                            Glazer’s Wholesale
                          creative media.                                                    Distributors
                                                                    Page 7

A Celebration of Progress and Performance
Today, many Metro Austin school districts      reach our 20,010 by 2010 regional goal:      done to reach the high expectations set
are creating systems and spending tax          increase Metro Austin’s college enrollment   for schools and students by the Austin-
dollars to get more students ready for         rate by 20,010 more students by the year     area business community. Now in its fifth
and enrolled in higher education, helping      2010.                                        year, the Community Education Progress
supply more of the local                                                                               Reports use clear, common-
talent needed for the next                                                                             sense measures to track school
two decades. On March                                                                                  districts’ performance over
31 at 11 a.m., with the                                                                                time.
help of 11 Metro Austin
chambers of commerce                                                                                   Participating school districts
and 10 school districts,                                                                               include Austin, Bastrop, Del
the Austin Chamber will                                                                                Valle, Eanes, Hays, Leander,
release the Fifth Annual                                                                               Manor, Pflugerville, Round
Austin          Chamber                                                                                Rock and San Marcos.
Education        Progress                                                                              Participating chambers include
Reports.                                                                                               Austin, Bastrop, Buda, Cedar
                                                                                                       Park, Kyle, Manor, Leander,
Attendees will hear                                                                                    Pflugerville, Round Rock, San
keynote speaker Rep.                                                                                   Marcos and Westlake.
Donna Howard’s views
on the policies and                                                                                   This event is sponsored by
funding Central Texas educators and
                          ducators                                                          IBM. All members of Metro Austin
families can expect from the State             Each year, these reports highlight each      chambers can register at a reduced rate
Legislature and will learn about the           participating district’s performance in      of $25. Visit www.austinchamber.com/
progress Central Texas school districts        college and career readiness, middle         events to register. For more information
have made and the challenges that remain.      school academics and other areas, as well    contact Molly Bloom at 512.322.5624 or
Come discover how you can help us              as areas where more work needs to be         mbloom@austinchamber.com.

Congressman McCaul Briefs Chamber Federal Policy Leaders
                        On February 18         Congress in the coming months. Among         Recommendations adopted by the Board
                        Congressman            the many issues covered included job         become the Chamber’s Federal Policy
                        Michael McCaul         creation initiatives and the Hiring          Agenda which is the platform for
                        spoke with the         Incentives to Restore Employment Act,        Chamber volunteer and staff advocacy
                        Austin Chamber’s       the research and development tax credit,     with Congressional electeds and
                        Federal      Issues    energy policy, healthcare reform, business   government officials in Central Texas
                        Committee         to   taxes and tax relief for small businesses    and in Washington, DC on the DC
                        brief the group        and cyber security.                          Federal Advocacy Initiative, May 24-26.
                        on legislative and
  Congressman Michael   issue priorities.      Every month the Federal Issues               If you are interested in the Federal Issues
        McCaul                                 Committee is briefed by a Central Texas      Committee or the DC Federal Advocacy
                       The Congressman         Congressional office as the Committee         Initiative, please contact Erika Sumner,
discussed recent Congressional action          studies federal business policy issues in    Vice President of Public Policy, at
and the legislation impacting business         preparation to make recommendations          esumner@austinchamber.com                or
that he anticipates will be addressed in       to the Board regarding policy priorities.    512.322.5638.
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March Events                                  April Events

9 Chairman’s and               President’s    7 2010 Texas Game          Education
Advisory Board Reception. 5:30 to 7:30
p.m., Four Seasons, 98 San Jacinto Blvd.
                                              Development Symposium. 8:30 a.m.
                                              to 4:30 p.m., AMD’s Lone Star Campus,            .
                                              7171 Southwest Parkway.
16 South Austin Business Council                                                                  Barry Mayer, Chairman
Luncheon. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., RunTex, 422      13   Northwest Business Council                 Michael W. Rollins, CCE, President
W. Riverside Dr.                              Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holiday               Debbie Camacho,
                                              Inn NW/Arboretum, 8901 Business                      Director of Publications
24    State of Transportation. 11:30          Park Dr.                                                 Donya White,
a.m. to 1 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San
                                                                                                  Director of Public Relations
Jacinto Blvd.                                 20   Building Blocks of Business.
                                              11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Phillips Event
24     Austin Chamber Member                  Center, 8140 Exchange Dr.
                                                                                             Member V.O.I.C.E. is published nine
                                                                                             times a year by the Austin Chamber of
Orientation and Reception. 4 to 5:30
                                                                                             Commerce. News releases should be
p.m., Chamber Office, 210 Barton               21     Austin Chamber Member                   sent electronically to communication@
Springs Rd., Suite 400.                       Orientation and Reception. 4 to 5:30           austinchamber.com or faxed to
                                              p.m., Chamber Office, 210 Barton
30 Small Business Advisory Group.             Springs Rd., Suite 400.
                                                                                             512.478.8819. Advertising inquiries
                                                                                             should be directed to Debbie Camacho
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chamber Office,
                                                                                             at dcamacho@austinchamber.com. or
210 Barton Springs Rd., Suite 400.            22   Coffee & Connections at the
                                                                                             512.322.5692. Chamber members receive
                                              Chamber. 7 to 9 a.m., Chamber Office,
31 Chamber Education Roundtable.              210 Barton Springs Rd., Suite 400.
                                                                                             a monthly subscription paid for from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Frank Erwin Center,                                                    member dues. Additional subscriptions
1701 Red River.                                                                              can be purchased for $15 per year. Non-
                                                                                             members can subscribe for $20 per year
31    Business Connections After                                                             in state and $25 per year out of state.
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7:30 p.m., Frank Erwin Center, 207 San                                                       Postmaster: Send address changes to
Jacinto Blvd.                                                                                Member VOICE, 210 Barton Springs
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