How’s it going Austin-ites?
As you’re surely seen by now, we have a directory of internet related companies in Austin TX included right here on the InternetAustin website itself. We truly appreciate everyone who has allowed their company to be added or volunteered to join the site on their own.
As we stay on top of the movers and shakers in the Central Texas and ATX area, we are always on the lookout for quality lists of startups, agencies, and other relevant business types. This has led us to find a range of resources (and really, Austin is rich in these types of resources).
Most recently, we were introduced to agencylist.org. It’s a pretty darn impressive national list of links to various marketing agencies, with the links sorted according to core strength (marketing, branding, SEO, or whatever the niche of choice is for each firm).
Earlier today, we came across the Austin list after someone shared it with me directly on Twitter, and I must say, the list is great!
Of course, there’s a “top option” link at the top, and our guess is that the position is available for a fee. So do your own research to find the right partner, but this should serve as a solid and useful resource for you to start your research. When you select the right agency, ask direct questions about their methodologies, tactics, and typical approaches to problem solving. You’ll find that some agencies will focus more on results and outcomes, while others may be more focused on hourly billing. You’ll have to decide what works best for your own needs.
So take a look at the page below. Hopefully you find it as useful as we did. Cheers.
There’s a war going on in Austin, and it’s not over who serves the best breakfast taco or which music festival has or hasn’t gone mainstream. It may in fact be the fiercest fight going on in Austin right now, with the outcome deciding the future of this growing city in ways that eclipse virtually every other issue.
It’s a war waged over a single word. A word that has become a dirty word in some circles and a mantra in others.
It’s the ‘D’ word, for density.
Austin is growing fast. With an average of 157 people moving to Austin every day, those people need to go somewhere
That’s where the battle begins. Pro-density urbanists want to direct that growth into Austin’s core, densifying neighborhoods that are more suburban in character, creating walkable environments based around vertical construction and public transportation. They argue that density is more sustainable than car-oriented suburban sprawl. They also argue that it reflects the current demand for urban lifestyles, a demand which has pushed the price of centralized housing out of the reach of many Austinites.
Those against increased density, on the other hand, argue that packing more people into central Austin neighborhoods will decrease the quality of life in these areas and ruin the character that’s existed there for decades. They cite conflicts over parking, noise, crowding, and a lack of investment in infrastructure as examples of how more density leads to more problems.
With the City of Austin currently undertaking a major rewrite of its land development code, the fight has reached a fever pitch. While both sides clearly have legitimate arguments, their disagreements often revolve around a lack of clear communication.
One question that neither side seems to have expressed is their vision of how dense Austin should be.
In order to give some more context around this question, SpareFoot looked at how Austin’s density compares to other cities in the US and around the world, mapping out how much of Austin the population would occupy if they lived as densely as these other cities.
Via SpareFoot Austin
Today, I was approached by representatives of Free to Breathe, a local nonprofit that focuses on driving advances in Lung Cancer including research advocacy and more.
You would be hard pressed to find anyone that cancer has yet to touch, either directly, through friends, or within their own family. I myself have had run ins with it in both immediate and extended family, as well as close friends.
In doing our part to help promote the cause, we are sharing the following press release. Come out and take part in the run or walk activities on Saturday, November 7. Your time and effort will help the cause, and who knows, this could very well benefit you directly at some point in the future if you find yourself dealing with this debilitating disease.
Austin Locals Rally to Support Innovative Lung Cancer Research
Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk on November 7th to Fund Research and Double Survival
Austin, TX – The lung cancer community is on a mission: to make surviving lung cancer the expectation, not the exception. Hundreds of local residents will join in that mission by participating in the Austin Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk on November 7th at Richard Moya Park.
All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.
“Fundraising for lung cancer research can help families think of survival in terms of years, instead of months,” said volunteer event chair Lissa Bentley of Austin. “By taking action in the Free to Breathe movement and fundraising, you’re bringing hope and empowerment to all those touched by the disease.”
United in the belief that every person with lung cancer deserves a cure, the Free to Breathe community has helped raise more than $12 million to fund groundbreaking research, enroll more patients in clinical trials and provide free educational resources to those living with lung cancer.
Community members, teams and local businesses came together during the 2014 Austin Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk to raise over $22,000 for a disease that touches over 224,000 newly diagnosed patients each year. Event chairs hope to reach their goal of $40,000 this year, which will go a long way in supporting lung cancer research and educational programs.
The 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk will be the main focus at this year’s enlivening event. Face painting, a kids’ dash and a great local DJ will accompany an already invigorating day that the entire family can enjoy. Special recognition will be given to top finishers and fundraising heroes. Help double lung cancer survival by 2022. To register and begin fundraising, visit http://www.freetobreathe.org/austin.
Those who aren’t able to attend the Austin Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk can still have an enormous impact by registering and fundraising as a virtual walker in the event. Or, those who wish to create their own unique fundraiser can access tools from Free to Breathe that will help turn any passion into a custom fundraising opportunity. The possibilities are endless but the end result is certain — improving the lives of everyone affected by lung cancer. To get started today visit www.freetobreathe.org/community-fundraising.
Free to Breathe
Free to Breathe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a partnership of lung cancer survivors, advocates, researchers, healthcare professionals and industry leaders dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by
2022. For more information, visit www.freetobreathe.org.