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How You Can Help the Food + Drink Business in Austin Right Now

How You Can Help the Food + Drink Business in Austin Right Now

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by Thalia R. Carrillo

Since our last blog post regarding the COVID-19 virus, from March 13, 2020, we have seen the #socialdistancing phenomenon emerge, a recommendation to limit gatherings to 50 people and then to 10 people, and now we just have to stay inside. We’ve seen the closure of “non-essential” businesses across the country and already, we are seeing business closures and grocery store droughts happening across Austin. The City of Austin recently prohibited gatherings of over 10 people inside and outside (with the exception of governmental, educational, and medical spaces) and sit-ins at restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. Businesses are limited to providing to-go services only. Because Austin is a major hub for the food and drink industry, especially during the SXSW season, local businesses are suffering more than ever. As Austinites, we want to help as much as possible.

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Saying Goodbye to South 2nd Street

Saying Goodbye to South 2nd Street

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 by Thalia R. Carrillo

Moving Out

It was a Friday afternoon and the HMG team were all hands on deck clearing out the old office at South 2nd street- our home of three years. We did what we could with it and we made it our own with touches like our famous hand-painted mural (pictured below). We shared this space with our friends at Workhorse, who we’d like to thank for being awesome officemates over the years.

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The Ultimate Guide to Austin’s Best Restaurants for Every Occasion

The Ultimate Guide to Austin’s Best Restaurants for Every Occasion

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Sarah Hetrick

If you’re anything like us, you know that living in a city with as much culinary excellence as Austin is both a blessing and a curse. Out of all the cities in the U.S., Austin was ranked number 2 for having the most exciting food scene, second only to L.A. (ok we’ll give you that, Californians). That means an endless list of options, guaranteed to infinitely delight and – at some point – strike you with the cruel plague of indecision.

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All About Amplify Austin Day: February 28, 2019

All About Amplify Austin Day: February 28, 2019

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 by Da Jin Kim

No matter where you are or how you spend your day, there’s nothing quite like coming together as one big community. Although it doesn’t require being president of the HOA or picking up trash along the highway everyday, there are little things that you can do to be an active member of your community. A great way to do this is by giving back to the local nonprofits that strive to make Austin a better place to live every single day. Continue Reading →

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12 Ways Anyone Can Spend Valentine’s Day

12 Ways Anyone Can Spend Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 by Da Jin Kim

When it comes to the month of February, we can all agree that there’s one thing on our minds: love. Whether you’re spending your Valentine’s Day with a significant other or with a group of close friends, we know the pressure to make this day a little more special than any other day can be stressful. Now that it’s only a few short days away, it’s time to get started on planning! Continue Reading →

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Didn’t make Austin Startup Week 2018? Here’s what you missed.

Didn’t make Austin Startup Week 2018? Here’s what you missed.

Posted on Oct 09, 2018 by Sarah Hetrick

Austin is a city built on collaboration. Along with a short list of other hot spots in the U.S., it’s a hub of innovation – the beginning of new thoughts, the cultivation of ideas that mature into realities to influence culture and change the world. What starts as a good idea with an individual ends with a community of enthusiasts supporting and advocating for a budding startup brand. As William H. McRaven put it in his graduation speech to the University of Texas Class of 2014, “What starts here changes the world.”

Together, we brainstorm, share ideas, and empower each other’s endeavors. Together we move forward into exciting new possibilities we’d never accomplish alone.

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