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New Program Promotes Iconic Austin Businesses

A city is only as strong as the businesses that power its economy.

Where would Austin be without the businesses and commercial interests that pump life into community we know and love?

Through the years, Austin has been blessed with a vibrant network of businesses that has fueled Austin’s growth and helped shape the city it is today.

Now, AHCA is looking to shine a light on those iconic Austin restaurants, retailers, nightclubs, professional services, and other companies and establishments that have helped define our city’s history. By becoming an AHCA Iconic Austin Business member, a commercial enterprise can add its name to those who are working with AHCA to preserve the history of Austin and Travis County.

"Austin’s iconic businesses are integral to the character of the city," said Mark McCormick, AHCA Board Member and driving force behind the new Iconic Austin Business Membership program. “They are an essential part of the city’s history. This new program gives them the chance to step forward and help preserve that history while being recognized for their contributions to the community.”

Austin businesses can choose from three tax-deductible contribution levels, each with increasing benefits:

TRINITY - $500 per year

  • 2 annual individual-level AHCA memberships

  • Acknowledgement in AHCA events and programs

  • Company logo to be featured in listing on the AHCA Corporate Members website page

  • Appreciation post on AHCA Facebook and Instagram sites

  • Introduction to AHC facilities, staff, and processes

  • Referral for archival search of records on the history of the business

  • Referral to Austin History Center for potential incorporation and preservation of the company’s records and/or photos in the Austin History Center’s archive

  • Door badge to display the company’s status as an Iconic Austin Business

BRAZOS - $1,250 per year

  • All Trinity Level benefits, plus:

  • Total of up to 6 annual individual-level AHCA memberships

  • Company logo and a short company introduction on the AHCA Corporate Members website page

  • Line-item mention in Austin Remembers e-newsletter

  • Private tour of AHC campus for up to 8 people

  • Referral for archival search by AHC staff on the history of the business or founding family’s history

  • Assistance scheduling AHC public meeting room space

COLORADO - $2,500 per year

  • All Brazos Level benefits, plus:

  • Total of up to 12 annual individual-level AHCA memberships

  • A descriptive paragraph, photo, and link to the company’s website on the AHCA Corporate Members website page

  • 2 individual tickets for annual Angelina Eberly Luncheon

To learn more about becoming a member of the Iconic Austin Business Membership program, contact AHCA Membership Chair Jeffrey Dochen at or 512-784-4115.

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