WCC in the Picayune April 2017April 01, 2017This month, EISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard has invited the Westlake Chamber to host the Westlake Community Luncheon at Westlake High School to tour and learn more about the Westlake Business Incubator program. Incubatoredu blends entrepreneurship lessons with an experiential approach to traditional business subjects. It is designed to excite Westlake High School students about becoming true entrepreneurs by giving them the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service.
Real-world entrepreneurs and business experts will serve as coaches and mentors guiding student teams through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development. Over the course of the year, student teams will learn about marketing, accounting, human resources, how to run experiments on their Business Model Canvas, customer segmentation, pricing, web development, as well as the legal aspects of starting a business. They will have access to a network of professionals to further develop their skills (teamwork, problem solving, presentation, communication) for college and career readiness.
The Westlake Community Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 18th from 11:30am – 1:00pm with lunch catered by Texas Honey Ham. The Westlake Community Luncheons are open to everyone in the greater Westlake community, but advance registrations are required.
Susan Difani, Executive Director
Westlake Chamber of Commerce
Member Spotlight: This month we’d also like to spotlight a local favorite and valued member of the Westlake Chamber: Kerbey Lane Café. Originally founded in 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe quickly became an Austin institution. From savory pancakes to creamy Queso and a variety of menu items for various dietary needs; Kerbey Lane Cafe serves comfort food with a twist. Kerbey Lane’s Westlake store (in The Villages at Westlake) is a family-friendly location with “Kid’s Eat Free” promotions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and is a proud supporter of the Westlake community.
The Chamber would like to welcome our newest members Modern Woodmen of America, MetroMassage, Keller Williams SellingIsGood.com, and Hyde Park Schools.
We would also like to thank Merry Maids of West Austin, Page Oliver, Independence Title Company, Trianon Coffee, SCORE, The Brennecke Group, Nalle Woods Apartments, Prosperity Bank, County Line on the Hill, First Citizens Bank, 3500 Westlake Apartments, Pinkberry, and United Heritage Credit Union for their continued support of the Westlake Chamber.
Thank you to the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Partners Benchmark Bank, Austin’s Granduca Hotel, and Independent Bank for their contributions throughout the year.
We’d also like to thank our Diamond and Gold Members for their continued support. Our Diamond Members are Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, Commerce National Bank, Kerbey Lane Café, Merry Maids, Seton Family of Doctors plus Express Care, The Hills Dental Spa, The Woodhouse Day Spa, Tumble Tech, and Westlake Hills Vision Center.
Gold Members are American Bank, Brain Balance, BB&T Branch Banking & Trust, Dolce, Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa, Independence Title Company, Prosperity Bank, Results Physiotherapy, Synergy Dance Studio, VIK Complete Care, and Texas Energy Engineering Services, Inc.
Upcoming Events for the Westlake Chamber of Commerce
Event Details & Registration Details Online at www.westlakechamber.com or by calling 512.327.3088.
Tuesday, April 11th 11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Business Builder Lunch
Texas Land & Cattle
Tuesday, April 18th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Westlake Community Luncheon featuring the INCubatoredu Program at Westlake High School with EISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard
Westlake High School
Thursday, April 20th 5:30pm – 8:00pm
The Floating Flamingo Networking Boat Cruise
Contact:Susan Difani, Executive Director(512) 327-3088
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