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AHCA Puts Focus on Iconic Austin Businesses

A new AHCA program designed to honor historic Austin businesses is gaining steam. The Iconic Austin Business Membership Program puts the spotlight on businesses that have fueled Austin’s growth and helped shape the city into what it is today.


AHCA Membership Committee Chair Jeffrey Dochen (right) accepts a check for the second annual membership renewal of the Cumby Group. Presenting the check are Bryan Cumby (left) and Morgan Cumby (center).

The inaugural group of Iconic Austin Businesses includes:

  • Cumby Group

  • Law Offices of John Pleuthner

  • Waterloo Ice House and Ted Karam

  • Westminster Manor Residents Association


By becoming an AHCA Iconic Austin Business Member, a commercial enterprise – whether it’s an Austin restaurant, retailer, nightclub, professional service, or other establishment that has helped define our city’s history – can add its name to those who are working with AHCA to preserve the history of Austin and Travis County.


“Part of our goal is to help companies discover and share their own unique Austin histories,” said Mark McCormick, AHCA Board Member and point person for the new Iconic Austin Business Membership program. “The history of Austin is more than a record of people, buildings, and events. It is the ever-evolving story of the commercial enterprises launched here that enabled Austin’s community to thrive and grow. The Iconic Austin Business Membership program is designed to celebrate these Austin originals that are so essential to the city’s DNA.”


Membership options are available in three levels offering increasing benefits to help any sized organization get the most out of its association with AHCA. Through their participation, businesses will be contributing to the preservation of the legacy of Austin and Travis County.

The Iconic Austin Business Membership committee is now identifying, cataloging, and contacting prospective members. If you are connected to an Austin-based company or establishment, visit the Iconic Austin Business Member page of the AHCA website to learn more.