November 2, 2021

Rising Star of Leander Awards


The Leander Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our 2021 Rising Star of Leander Awards.

Large Business of the Year

The Leander Chamber of Commerce is proud to award Leander Independent School District the Large Business of the Year Award for their support of our families and teachers during the Coronavirus pandemic.



Small Business of the Year

The Leander Chamber of Commerce is proud to award Sharks Burger the Small Business of the Year Award for always donating to and supporting the Leander community.  Dino, the founder and owner of Sharks Burger, is an active ambassador for the Chamber and an incredible advocate for business in Leander.


Nonprofit of the […]

Rising Star of Leander Awards2021-11-03T17:26:10-05:00

June 14, 2021

Leander Tops Another “Best Of” List


Leander ranks number one in a best of the best of Austin suburbs article written by Million Acres and posted to MSN news. This latest feature is no surprise to locals who have been watching Leander expand for quite some time.

“Leander, situated just north of the city, is one of the hottest suburbs in the region. It has a great school district, relatively new housing stock, and many amenities — including a historic district, a community college, tons of local parks and playgrounds, and a commuter train that runs from Leander straight into downtown Austin,” said Aly Yales, writer for Million Acres.

Leander Independent School District has long ranked as one of the top school districts in Texas and has been […]

Leander Tops Another “Best Of” List2021-06-11T12:19:51-05:00

August 7, 2017

7 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business


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 Business2017-08-11T15:52:58-05:00

July 26, 2017

Leander Ranked One of the Most Financially Secure Cities in Texas


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:

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 Texas2017-08-09T13:12:38-05:00

Why Attend the Leander Chamber Gala?


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?2017-08-09T13:10:10-05:00

Austin Job Growth & Unemployment

  • Austin added 28,300 net new jobs, growth of 2.8%, in the 12 months ending in May, making Austin the 12th fastest growing major metro.
  • Transportation, warehousing and utilities was the fastest growing industry in the Austin MSA, increasing jobs by 6.7% (1,100 jobs) over the last 12 months. Education and healthcare added the most jobs—6,400 (5.5%).
  • Outpacing private industry growth for the second month in a row.Austin manufacturing jobs grew 3.2% year-over-year.
  • Austin’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 3.3%, unchanged from April. The rate was 3.1% one year ago.

The Austin metropolitan area added 28,300 net new jobs, or 2.8%, in the 12 months ending in May, according to Friday’s releases of preliminary payroll jobs numbers by the Texas […]

Austin Job Growth & Unemployment2017-08-09T13:10:15-05:00

June 19, 2017

St. David’s Emergency Center Leander Coming This Fall


St. David’s HealthCare celebrated the groundbreaking of a new healthcare facility in Leander in May. Construction is beginning with a freestanding emergency center, which is expected to open this fall. Remaining plans for the 52-acre site include a full-service hospital with 80 beds.

St. David’s Emergency Center Leander Coming This Fall2017-08-09T13:10:22-05:00

Leander Ranks as the Top City to Raise a Family in Texas


In a new study, SmartAsset analyzed 87 Texas cities to find the best places to raise a family in the Lone Star State, and Leander takes the number one spot!

Leander offers some of the best education opportunities in the state. The city has a graduation rate of 96%, the seventh-highest rate in the study. And kids here aren’t just graduating, they are excelling. About 33% of students take at least one AP exam, and over 73% of students who took an AP exam scored a 3 or greater. For both of those metrics, Leander ranks in the top 10.

Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here:

Leander Ranks as the Top City to Raise a Family in Texas2017-08-09T13:10:28-05:00

Leander Among 50 Safest Texas Cities in 2017


In a recent report, ranked Leander no. 26 among its 50 safest cities in Texas for 2017.

To identify safe cities, reviewed the most recent Federal Bureau of Investigation crime report statistics and 2015 population data from Texas cities with more than 10,000 in population. Cities were then organized based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1000 people, on average.

Leander has been ranked a top-50 safest city by for four consecutive years.


Leander Among 50 Safest Texas Cities in 20172017-08-09T13:10:37-05:00

May 23, 2017

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