Monday, November 17, 2014

AYC Fave Awards

This weekend, Billy and I attended Austin Young Chamber's FAVE Awards. In it's 5th year, the AYC Fave Awards recognizes the young professionals' favorite business and organizations. We had a blast at last year's event and we were looking forward to this year's event because...

His company, SOS Leadership, and my employer, Hispanic Scholarship Consortium, were up for FAVE Professional Development Source and FAVE Non-Profit! While HSC didn't win, Billy won for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! Proud wifey right here.

Billy accepting the FAVE Professional Development Source award.
Being a small, family business up against Austin's best programs and universities, we were ecstatic to hear SOS's name when the winner was announced. His parents joined us for the event and we even shared a table with another family business- each family had stories to share that had us laughing throughout dinner!

Austin really is a great place for business- I'd like to think not every chamber awards organizations and businesses large and small, new and old, local or non-local. There were a wide range of nominees ranging from new businesses to national brands. We had a blast celebrating Austin's wonderful and ever-growing business community!

Here's a few more photos from the night and congrats to all the 2014 AYC Fave Award winners!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Greg Abbott Victory Party

Last night, we attended the Greg Abbott Victory Party at the Moody Hall at ACL Live. When we heard about this event we knew we had to attend since it was going ot be held just a few blocks away. I don't know how many times we will get the opportunity to attend a victory party! We had a blast... plus one of Billy's favorite's closed out the night-- Pat Green!

Here are some of the photos from the evening...

The entrance into ACL Live.
Billy & I waiting for the evening to start.
Governor-elect Greg Abbott with his wife, Cecilia and daughter, Audrey.
As Abbott introduced her, Texas' most famous mother-in-law, Mary Lucy Phalen.
Governor Rick Perry.
Senator Ted Cruz.
Us with Pat Green in the background.
Abbott greeting attendees during Pat Green.