The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1986 by a small group of area business and civic leaders. The group’s goal was to promote the unique aspects of western Travis County and the South Lake Travis area as its own distinct identity.
The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce founders sought to define this local identity and become a voice for the needs and desires of the area’s communities and businesses. That continues to be the goal of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce today.
The Mission of the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is to promote sound economic growth, to assist members with business development and to create awareness related to the outstanding characteristics of the unique South Lake Travis Community.
And what a community it is! The area includes the Lake, the Hill Country, fantastic schools and, most importantly, the people. The Lake Travis area is blessed with a growing number of dedicated volunteers, proactive community leaders and responsive, informative local governments.
Our secret is out and we are experiencing unprecedented growth in our Hill Country haven. The population and business boom in the Lake Travis area has affected the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce as well. Keeping up with the growth has been an incredible opportunity for members to grow and prosper in their community.
Membership in the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce provides businesses and professionals an opportunity to join with other community-minded business people to support and enhance the quality of life in the South Lake Travis area.
The Chamber supports the community with several events throughout the year. The Annual Awards Banquet (in 2012 it will be our 20th!) recognizes exceptional businesses and individuals. SpringFest offers an opportunity for businesses and the community to come together in an all day fun-filled, outdoor, family-friendly event. There is live music, a BBQ cook-off and lots of activities for all. In the fall we host the Birdies by the Lake Golf Tournament and Taste of Lake Travis Dinner. It's a fun way to network, have fun and improve your golf stroke all in one! The Chamber has also developed a program to involve and expose business people with civic leadership, government and nonprofits in the community through Leadership Lake Travis.
Beyond the big annual events, the Chamber hosts monthly luncheons, ribbon cuttings for new members and periodic Eggs & Issues events. We provide a great opportunity to become more involved and more in touch with the community.
Our members now have countless opportunities in which to showcase their businesses to our growing community.