AIBA Fall Cruise (Thu, October 11, 2018)

AIBA Fall Cruise (Thu, October 11, 2018)

Enjoy a fabulous time on one of Austin’s most beautiful treasures with a cruise on the lake. Capital Cruises takes us on their double decker for a cruise with food, friends, music and drink. And it’s all free for AIBA members and prospective members! The boat opens at 5:30 and we leave the dock at 6:15 sharp. If a beautiful crusie up and down Lady Bird lake isn’t enough for you, how about pizza from Conan’s Pizza, and a very special Blue Dillo cocktail made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka? Don’t miss out!

This cruise is sponsored by Austin Energy. Austin Energy has some remarkable conservation programs for business. Contact Austin Energy at conservation@austinenergy.com for a free energy assessment or to find out about rebates for installing energy efficient equipment.

The Austin Energy Commercial Rebate program wants to help your business save money and energy and lower your utility bills. Whether you have a retrofit or new construction project, our generous rebates and incentives for lighting, heating and cooling, roof insulation, window treatments, reflective roofs and more can reduce your costs considerably. The Commercial Rebate program also features a Small Business Rebate program providing a 30 percent bonus on our standard Commercial rebates to small businesses and all non profits and houses of worship. You can also take advantage of the special lighting offering with the Small Business Rebate Program covering up to 80 percent of the cost of installing new energy efficient lighting in your business!  Along with these rebates and incentives, our Commercial Rebate program has a staff of dedicated professionals who will help you at every step of your energy efficiency project. Learn more today at austinenergy.com/go/commercial.

Free for AIBA members and prospective members. Parking is available in the Hyatt parking garage for $4.00 per hour. Valet parking is available at the Hyatt for $15.00. 


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AIBA Fall Cruise (Thu, October 11, 2018)

Enjoy a fabulous time on one of Austin’s most beautiful treasures with a cruise on the lake. Capital Cruises takes us on their double decker for a cruise with food, friends, music and drink. And it’s all free for AIBA members and prospective members! The boat opens at 5:30 and we leave the dock at 6:15 sharp. If a beautiful crusie up and down Lady Bird lake isn’t enough for you, how about pizza from Conan’s Pizza, and a very special Blue Dillo cocktail made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka? Don’t miss out!

This cruise is sponsored by Austin Energy. Austin Energy has some remarkable conservation programs for business. Contact Austin Energy at conservation@austinenergy.com for a free energy assessment or to find out about rebates for installing energy efficient equipment.

The Austin Energy Commercial Rebate program wants to help your business save money and energy and lower your utility bills. Whether you have a retrofit or new construction project, our generous rebates and incentives for lighting, heating and cooling, roof insulation, window treatments, reflective roofs and more can reduce your costs considerably. The Commercial Rebate program also features a Small Business Rebate program providing a 30 percent bonus on our standard Commercial rebates to small businesses and all non profits and houses of worship. You can also take advantage of the special lighting offering with the Small Business Rebate Program covering up to 80 percent of the cost of installing new energy efficient lighting in your business!  Along with these rebates and incentives, our Commercial Rebate program has a staff of dedicated professionals who will help you at every step of your energy efficiency project. Learn more today at austinenergy.com/go/commercial.

Free for AIBA members and prospective members. Parking is available in the Hyatt parking garage for $4.00 per hour. Valet parking is available at the Hyatt for $15.00. 


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Conflict to Conversation to Calm Series: Deescalating Situations (Fri, September 28, 2018)

Conflict to Conversation to Calm Series: Deescalating Situations (Fri, September 28, 2018)

Join us in the four-part series that will give you tools and insights to help you manage conflict and difficult conversations in your business and in life. While you’ll get the most benefit from attending all four, each event is designed to cover one complete aspect of communication

This is the third event in a four-part series.Attend other events in this series:

Managing Conflict Step by Step, October 24, 11:30am-1pm

Deescalating Situations presented by Jetta Todaro.

You see a conflict brewing, what do you do?  There are a number of ways to “de-escalate” a tense situation —  keep it from happening in the first place, immediately reduce the level, intensity or size of the conflict, or determine a better time or place to “tackle” the issue(s). But how?  Learn some practical techniques address all three situations. as well as how to be a model to your coworkers/employees/customers. We will also have free chair massages available!

Jetta Todaro is a mediator in Austin.  She has mediated in a variety of settings including: business; for- and non-profit organizations; divorce and intact families; faith-based organizations; and in higher education and healthcare.  As an  impartial, third party, she provides a safe place and a process focused on assisting others in identifying, managing, and/or resolving their issues.  

Wonderful free chair massages provided by the Lauterstein Conway Massage School, delicious breakfast tacos generously provided by Tacodeli and hot coffee graciously provided by Texas Coffee TradersPlease help us budget our limited non-profit resources for food and drink by only RSVPing once you’re certain you’ll attend. This helps us do more to help keep Austin, Austin! Thank you!


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Conflict to Conversation to Calm Series: Deescalating Situations (Fri, September 28, 2018)

Join us in the four-part series that will give you tools and insights to help you manage conflict and difficult conversations in your business and in life. While you’ll get the most benefit from attending all four, each event is designed to cover one complete aspect of communication

This is the third event in a four-part series.Attend other events in this series:

Managing Conflict Step by Step, October 24, 11:30am-1pm

Deescalating Situations presented by Jetta Todaro.

You see a conflict brewing, what do you do?  There are a number of ways to “de-escalate” a tense situation —  keep it from happening in the first place, immediately reduce the level, intensity or size of the conflict, or determine a better time or place to “tackle” the issue(s). But how?  Learn some practical techniques address all three situations. as well as how to be a model to your coworkers/employees/customers. We will also have free chair massages available!

Jetta Todaro is a mediator in Austin.  She has mediated in a variety of settings including: business; for- and non-profit organizations; divorce and intact families; faith-based organizations; and in higher education and healthcare.  As an  impartial, third party, she provides a safe place and a process focused on assisting others in identifying, managing, and/or resolving their issues.  

Wonderful free chair massages provided by the Lauterstein Conway Massage School, delicious breakfast tacos generously provided by Tacodeli and hot coffee graciously provided by Texas Coffee TradersPlease help us budget our limited non-profit resources for food and drink by only RSVPing once you’re certain you’ll attend. This helps us do more to help keep Austin, Austin! Thank you!


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Conflict to Conversation to Calm: No-Fault Language (Wed, September 12, 2018)

Conflict to Conversation to Calm: No-Fault Language (Wed, September 12, 2018)

Join us in the four-part series that will give you tools and insights to help you manage conflict and difficult conversations in your business and in life. While you’ll get the most benefit from attending all four, each event is designed to cover one complete aspect of communicatio

This is the second event in a four-part series. Attend the other events in this series:

Deescalating Situations, September 28, 8:30-10am

Managing Conflict Step by Step, October 24, 11:30am-1pm

No-Fault Language is presented by Kris Donley, Executive Director, Dispute Resolution Center 

Before we can assist anyone with their conflict with us, our service/product or our business in general, we must moderate the emotional temperature of the air between us. Learning how to de-escalate rising emotions, separating issues from the people who generate them and identifying and clarifying positions and interests utilizing neutral language techniques is the critical first step. 

We’ll enjoy a pizza and salad buffet from Conans Pizza. AIBA events are open to members and prospective members.

Kris Donley, M.Ed., came to the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) twenty three years ago as Executive Director.  Within that role, she has mediated a variety of civil disputes, victim/offender issues and facilitated large group public policy endeavors, taught professionals and students interested in topics of conflict resolution, consulted in a variety of work and civic settings on related field topics and assisted groups with strategic planning endeavors. Providing statewide leadership, she served as a past Chair of the Texas DRC Directors’ Council for four years and has now served as Treasurer of the Council for the past fourteen years. 

Get a FREE Lunch! If you aren’t yet an AIBA member, join AIBA at this event and lunch is on us! If you are an AIBA member, bring a colleague who isn’t yet a member. When they join at the event, we’ll cover both your lunch and theirs!


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A Successful Armadillo Awards

We added a fifth year to our Armadillo Awards on April 26 and what a grand celebration it was. More than 1,000 nominees, 35 finalists, 7 awardees, 3 Hall of Fame inductees made for a great celebration. Add in World Famous Bob, our new MC; Rick “Daddy” McNulty spinning tunes and the Texas Roller Girls and it made a great program.
But what made it an amazing evening was you. The Armadillo Awards began as a way to acknowledge, honor and celebrate local business. Five years later it has truly become the indie biz party of the year. More than just a party, it’s a gathering of the tribe of local business. Nowhere else do we see so many new and iconic local business owners in one place. If you missed this year, put this on your calendar for next year. The AIBA Community is alive and well.
The evening isn’t all about the award recipients but of course it’s a big part of why we gather.
See all finalists and Dillo recipients.