November 27, 2017

Seeking Artist for the Leander Trail of Trains Project

2017-11-27T15:20:06+00:00

We are seeking artist for the first Leander Trail of Trains delivery.  Artist are sought to work with businesses to artistically render the trains.  In addition, the 1st Train in the Series is being commissioned by the Leander Chamber.

Details about the Train Project can be found here.

The RFP for the 1st train is here.

More details can be obtained by contacting the Chamber at 512-259-1907.

Seeking Artist for the Leander Trail of Trains Project 2017-11-27T15:20:06+00:00

2017 Leander Salary and Benefits Survey Results Released

2017-11-06T09:18:16+00:00

Thank you to the companies that participated in the 2017 Leander Salary and Benefits Survey, our goal is to compile these results and release the data and findings on an annual basis in an effort to help local businesses set competitive wages and benefits.

2017 Leander Salary and Benefits Survey Results Released 2017-11-06T09:18:16+00:00

EXCITING NEWS: Texas gold depository will be headquartered in Leander

2017-11-03T08:50:58+00:00

We are excited to announce and welcome the Texas Bullion Depository to its future home in The City of Leander.

Construction on the new depository is expected to begin in early 2018. It will be the nation’s first state-administered gold bullion depository, and operated by Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA).

“I am pleased that LSTA and the city of Leander have reached an agreement to make this historic facility a reality for the people of Texas,” Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s office said Friday. “The Texas Bullion Depository is another example of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit Texas fosters. This state-of-the-art facility will provide tremendous benefits to the citizens of Leander and will give Texans a secure facility right here in the Lone Star […]

EXCITING NEWS: Texas gold depository will be headquartered in Leander 2017-11-03T08:50:58+00:00

October 12, 2017

Leander Chamber Board of Directors has expressed support of LISD

2017-10-12T14:35:29+00:00

The Leander Chamber Board of Directors has expressed their support of the Leander Independent School District’s $454.4 million bond package.

The bond proposal, if approved by voters, will allow the Leander school district to construct four new schools, improve safety and security, and funding for the district’s future projected growth. Since Leander’s last bond election in 2007, the district grew by 11,828 students. The school district is expected to grow by 1,200 new students annually.

The proposed bond should not increase the current tax rate and is based upon conservative growth projections. Property taxes will remain steady at $1.51 per $100 valuation and are frozen for qualifying residents ages 65 and older who have filed a homestead exemption.

The Leander Chamber Board of Directors supported […]

Leander Chamber Board of Directors has expressed support of LISD 2017-10-12T14:35:29+00:00

Leander in the Top 10 Best Small Cities for Families

2017-10-05T12:07:16+00:00
NerdWallet examined the data for 944 cities across the U.S. with populations of 25,000 to 75,000 residents to find the top options that offer the best combination of affordability, growth and prosperity, and family-friendliness. Leander made the top 10!!
  • Linton Hall, Virginia
  • Little Elm, Texas
  • Leander, Texas
  • Lehi, Utah
  • Sammamish, Washington
  • Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Flower Mound, Texas
  • Cedar Park, Texas
  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Plainfield, Illinois

Best Small Cities for Families

Leander in the Top 10 Best Small Cities for Families 2017-10-05T12:07:16+00:00

August 28, 2017

Austin Job Postings Report

2017-09-01T12:45:54+00:00

AUSTIN – ROUND ROCK – SAN MARCOS MSA

May 2017 Job Postings Report Overview
austinchamber.com/jobpostings

  • Lots of hiring. 5,400 more people employed between March 2017 and April 2017.
  • Many job openings, but fewer than a year ago. 41,100 Available Job Postings during May 2017, or 2,100 less compared to May 2016.
  • Job postings in May 2017 is lower than May of past three years. The Austin MSA saw more than 42,000 Available Job Postings in 2014, 2015 and 2016 but is below 42,000 in May 2017.
  • Demand for Tech talent remains high. Software Developers-Applications replaced Registered Nurses as the top posted occupation since March 2017. The annual median wage for Software Developers-Applications in the Austin MSA increased from $99,420 […]
Austin Job Postings Report 2017-09-01T12:45:54+00:00

Leander City Grant Helps CMP Management Relocate to Leander

2017-08-14T15:06:40+00:00

The City of Leander recently awarded CMP Management, an Austin-based management service
provider for professional associations, a $20,000 grant as part of its Old Town Incentive
Program after the company committed to relocate to the City’s Old Town District earlier this
year.
“CMP is exactly the type of company Leander is looking to attract,” says the City’s Economic
Development Director Mark Willis, “they diversify the employment base, bring quality jobs to
the City and allow more of our population to remain close to home in regards to their work
life.”
CMP Management currently has 18 employees and 24 clients, and owners Carolyn and Joel
Price have witnessed 20 percent annual growth at the company over the last five years. Both
are pleased […]

Leander City Grant Helps CMP Management Relocate to Leander 2017-08-14T15:06:40+00:00

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

2017-08-11T15:52:58+00:00

Grow your small business with LinkedIn by using these seven proven tactics.

There are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. To ensure your small business is in the successful half, we encourage you to capitalize on the various ways LinkedIn can evolve your business.

With LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, you can generate leads, produce sales, and hire top professionals to fuel your growth. Here are seven ways to grow your business using LinkedIn:

1. Create a LinkedIn Company Page

We’ve found that LinkedIn members are 50% more likely to buy once they’ve engaged with your business on LinkedIn. But they can’t connect with you if you don’t have a LinkedIn Company […]

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business 2017-08-11T15:52:58+00:00

July 26, 2017

Leander Ranked One of the Most Financially Secure Cities in Texas

2017-08-09T13:12:38+00:00

Using Experian’s licensed dataset, LendEDU ranked every Texas town according to their average credit score. Leander ranked in the top 150 at #74.

The full report and methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/ranking-texas-towns-cities-credit-score/

Having financially secure residents is very important, and Leander has some of the most financially secure in all of Texas.

Leander Ranked One of the Most Financially Secure Cities in Texas 2017-08-09T13:12:38+00:00

Why Attend the Leander Chamber Gala?

2017-08-09T13:10:10+00:00

Before I worked at the Leander Chamber, I would have never gone to a Chamber Gala.  Frankly, the idea of attending something like that seemed old and boring to me. Obviously, I no longer feel this way because now I know it is anything but old and boring. I would like to share with you why attending is fun, valuable, and important for the community.

1. It’s an extremely well-planned party where all you need to do is show up and enjoy yourself! 

While I don’t know what the philosophy was behind the Gala 90 years ago, I can tell you that the Gala Committee works hard to make each year’s Gala is the best party ever.  We spend hours […]

Why Attend the Leander Chamber Gala? 2017-08-09T13:10:10+00:00