Save the date! Ovation 2017 will be held on Friday, May 19 at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Reserve your tickets here.
Ovation is our annual celebration during Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month, when we recognize businesses and organizations who have made contributions to the economic success of the region, and toast APA individuals and organizations who have achieved uncommon success and/or are working to make our community a better place.
In 2016, we held our event at the JW Marriott on May 20. The event was attended by about 630 guests comprising local, national and global business, community and civic leaders who enjoyed entertainment provided by Texas State University's Gamelan Lipi Awan, 35mm, and iLuminate! We made such a splash, we were even featured on CBS Austin's nightly news.
We thank our presenting sponsor LD&C Development, entertainment sponsor ATX Environmental Solutions, technology sponsor Tokyo Electron, media sponsor KEYE TV, award sponsors Jackson Walker, HDR, Caring for Cambodia, wine sponsor Twin Liquors, and our many table sponsors. We also received donations from Tokyo Electron as well as much time from volunteers.
Congratulations to our 2016 honorees, pictured below. For more photos of the event, please visit the Ovation website.
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Norman Mineta, Former Secretary of Commerce
- Business of the Year - Powerfin Partners
- Emerging Asian Business - Patient's Premier Choice
- Economic Engines - 360Training.com, NXP, Powershift
- Outstanding Community Leader - Senator Kirk Watson
- Outstanding GAACC Member - Janak Zalawadia
- Friend of the Chamber - Daniel Hodges
- Outstanding Community Organization - EIXSYS Healthcare Systems