The Community Concierge program promotes Austin as a great place to live, work, and play, and provides new and prospective residents the information and connections they need to quickly assimilate to the community. Community Concierge, Kristen Olson, works with more than 200 newcomer families each year to help them navigate through all aspects of settling into life in Austin. She also assists trailing spouses in finding jobs. Throughout the year, Kristen hosts a number of Awesome Austin networking and engagement events and also a book club designed to highlight different parts of SE Minnesota and Minnesota authors. Last year, nearly 400 new residents attended these events and made some new friends!
Professional newcomers receive a Welcome Bag filled with useful items from participating chamber members and a Relocation Packet filled with information about the community and more offerings from our sponsors.
Learn more about the latest events around the community.
Explore some of our favorite dining locations.
Austin Area offers a range of retail and shopping options.
Here is your go-to list of services to help you settle in better.
Whether you are new to the area or new to having free time, we provide endless opportunities to get out and about and to socialize with old and new friends. In addition, Newcomers promote friendship and shared interests in the local area.
Come join us, get involved, learn something new, and meet some great people. We hope to see you soon!
Check the e-newsletter from the Chamber for current information or email the Community Concierge office