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e-Journal 5-19-15: Alachua County Education Compact Aims to Improve Opportunities for Employers, Students and School Children

e-Journal 5-19-15: Alachua County Education Compact Aims to Improve Opportunities for Employers, Students and School Children

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

May 19, 2015

Alachua County Education Compact Aims to Improve Opportunities for Employers, Students and School Children

Pledging their commitment to transforming education, job and career opportunities for Alachua County students and school children, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Tim Giuliani and more than 20 of the region’s business, government, community and education leaders—including University of Florida President W. Kent Fuchs, Ph.DRead more

Upcoming Events

May 19 Business Before Hours – Hilton Garden Inn

May 19 Circle of Champions – Media Partner Luncheon

May 21 Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council – 2nd Quarter General Membership Meeting

Jun 23 Business Before Hours – Best Western Gateway Grand

Deadline for LG42 Nominations on Monday

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for individuals to apply for the upcoming 42nd class of Leadership Gainesville, but for a short time only. The nomination period ends Monday, May 25. Leadership Gainesville (LG) is a 10-month community leadership program and connectivity of business, public and civic leaders throughout North Central Florida. The participants gain…Read more

Join Us for Business Before Hours this morning at the Hilton Garden Inn

Join us today, May 19 at 8:30 a.m. for Business Before Hours! This event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at 4075 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville FL. Business Before Hours provides a structured, yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within the Chamber business community. Participation in Business Before Hours is included in your Chamber Membership. You may find a strong referral source…Read more

Advanced Manufacturing Council Meeting to Tackle STEM Education and the Future of Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is key to a diversified economy, yet companies are facing extreme challenges in finding talent needed to get the job done. Over the next decade it is estimated that nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. The skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled. The challenge is evident in hiring roadblocks faced by several hiring manufacturers in the region…Read more

2015 Public Leadership Institute Application Period Now Open

Are you interested in running for office? Do you want to know how some elections were won? Are you interested in leadership, candidacy and public policy issues? Then the Public Leadership Institute may be for you! The Business Community Coalition (BCC)—a partnership between the Gainesville Area Chamber, the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors and the Builders Association of North Central Florida—has opened the…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

See details for this and other city government-related meetings here.

Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

See details for this and other county government-related meetings here.

Florida Named Second Best State for Business Once Again

For the fourth straight year, the state of Florida has been named the 2nd best state for business by In addition to fantastic climate, Florida boasts a world-class infrastructure, flexible enterprise zones, and tax credits for research and development, according to the website. Rankings such as these are an important resource for businesses looking to expand or relocate, and Florida ranking…Read more


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ACEL is looking for young professionals to join its board of directors

Do you think you have what it takes to lead ACEL? ACEL’s nomination committee is looking for applications for its board of directors and committee chair positions. Learn more about the board positions…Read more

Maple Street Biscuit Company To Open in Tallahassee

Maple Street Biscuit Company, voted one of the Best New Biscuit Spots in the country in Food & Wine Magazine, will soon be opening their first location in Tallahassee, at The Luxe on May 27th, 2015…Read more

McGriff-Williams Insurance Grows Again

McGriff-Williams Insurance is excited to add two experienced insurance professionals, Chris Floyd and Eryn Hartzog, to the sales and service team. Get to know the most recent additions: Chris…Read more

The Hippodrome Theatre announces a new website launch

The Hippodrome Theatre announced today the launch of its newly designed website. The website redesign creates an interactive web portal for information on the Hippodrome Mainstage, Cinema and Education…Read more

Sweetwater Wetlands Park is Open to Public on Saturdays & Sundays

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department is happy to announce that Sweetwater Wetlands Park, formerly known as the Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project…Read more

Gainesville Dev Academy Now Recruiting

Are you a developer seeking to improve your proficiency at creating world class web, mobile and desktop applications? If so, Gainvesville Dev Academy offers the instruction you need to take your…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Jun 8 – Jul 31 Summer Camps

Welcome New Members!

Gatorland Kubota

Amec Foster Wheeler


Ronald McDonald House Charities of NCF

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Corda Roy’s Beanbag Chairs

Gainesville Mall

Trimark Properties

2 College Brothers dba: Smarter Moving Solutions LLC

Advance Auto Repair & A/C

Goodwill of North Florida


Southern Brothers Landscaping Design

BBVA Compass

University of Florida Performing Arts

Document Technologies


Gainesville Dodge

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