AYC News

Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (AYC) Announced 2015 FAVE Award Winners

The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Favorite Austin Venture or Enterprise (FAVE) Awards, presented by State Farm, were held Friday night at the Radisson Hotel in a packed ballroom. The 6th Annual FAVE Awards honored 17 businesses and community leaders in 18 diverse categories. “Young professionals made their voice heard to honor the community and the businesses that represent the best parts of Austin’s culture. Whether the company is big or small, new or established, each of these were nominated by hundreds, voted on by thousands, and honored by all of us,” said Reese Cisneros, Chair of the AYC FAVE Committee....

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What’s Up With Austin’s Proposed Uber and Lyft Regulations? Why Does It Matter to Me?

Ride-hailing regulations 101: what you need to know about Austin City Council’s proposed ride-hailing regulations and how you can get involved. Uber and Lyft, which have been legally operating in Austin for about a year, may soon be subject to new regulations. The City of Austin is considering a move to require drivers with ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to undergo fingerprint-based criminal background checks. The effort to pass these new regulations has been led by Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen (District 5), who says that the name-based background checks that Uber and Lyft currently conduct on their drivers are not sufficient.  Similar concerns have been raised in other cities across the U.S. and Texas, including Houston and San Antonio....

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November New Leaders Academy with Bart Cleveland – “I Need to Change My Career, Now What?” Part II

As I noted previously, New Leaders Academy is not simply a series of lectures, but rather interactive workshops to help you discover your career desires and how to make them a reality!

During his presentation, Bart Cleveland provided us with beneficial tools and guidance for completing "me" research (refer to Part I), as well as how to utilize this research and put it into play as we apply to our dream jobs.  Here are professional suggestions.


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