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e-Journal 6-2-15: Getting the Facts on Envision Alachua: Three Ways to Engage

e-Journal 6-2-15: Getting the Facts on Envision Alachua: Three Ways to Engage

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

June 2, 2015

Getting the Facts on Envision Alachua: Three Ways to Engage

If Alachua County had the opportunity to create 30,000 high-quality jobs at all educational levels over the next 50 years, conserve more than 52,500 acres, and cut water consumption in half – would you support the effort that could turn the opportunity into reality? Well there is such an opportunity: Envision Alachua. Of course, you have heard the name, andRead more

Upcoming Events

Jun 10 Ribbon Cutting- Celebrate Primary Care

Jun 18 Gainesville Restaurant Week Kick-off Event

Jun 18-28 Gainesville Restaurant Week

Jun 23 Export University 101

Jun 23 Business Before Hours – Best Western Gateway Grand

Jun 25 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Peaceful Paths Inc.

Gainesville Restaurant Week to Kick Off June 18

Gainesville Restaurant Week is back and better than ever! Kick-off is June 18 at 5 p.m. at the Gainesville Regional Airport, sponsored by Florida Food Service. Over 30 restaurants are participating with fantastic deals for you to take advantage of! Visit to check out the more than 30 participating restaurants. Visit Gainesville Restaurant Week’s Facebook page and join your…Read more

Chamber Membership and Industry Councils

As a benefit to our Chamber membership the Gainesville Chamber Board of Directors unanimously voted to restructure the council dues to provide additional opportunities for our regional employers. Effective immediately Chamber members who are engaged in sectors where industry councils are now formed and functioning, specifically, advanced manufacturing, software/IT and agricultural technology, will no longer have to pay…Read more

Gainesville Tech Council to Meet and Announce Gainesville Dev Academy Tonight

Area Technology industry leaders today will join the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Council for Economic Outreach, and leaders from CareerSource North Central Florida, the University of Florida and Santa Fe College to officially launch the Gainesville Dev Academy. The Academy aims to address the region’s need to train tech talent and retain graduating students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and…Read more

Export University Taking Applications

Are you interested in moving your products into global markets, but unsure how to get started? If so, Export University 101—a training program of the Chamber’s Export Gainesville program — can help. Slated to be held June 23, 2015, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Export University is designed to help companies begin an export initiative and to gain skills and innovation in their international sales. In 2014, Endoscopy…Read more

Special Session Underway

Florida Legislators convened today in Tallahassee for a 20-day Special Legislative Session to reconcile key outstanding legislative items, namely the state budget, which must by law be passed by June 30. The Chamber will monitor developments related to its 2015 State Legislative Priorities and keep members updated…Read more

Improving Alachua County’s Business Climate: Development Approval Process

The Gainesville Area Chamber, Alachua County Commission and County Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) have worked together over the past year to set a course for improving the county’s business climate. Insight garnered from an April 2014 town hall meeting with business and government leaders, and the public at-large, led to the development of 48 recommendations to promote business growth and economic…Read more

Public Leadership Institute Application Period Open

Today, Brian Scarborough—a graduate of the Business Community Coalition’s 2013 Public Leadership Institute (PLI) — serves on the Gainesville Regional Airport Board of Directors. The PLI is a non-partisan program for professionals in the Alachua County/Gainesville area who want to learn about public-policy issues while exploring the possibility of engaging in public leadership at some point in their future. Thirty-two percent…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Experience Massage School for a Night at the Florida School of Massage

Experience massage school for a night at the Florida School of Massage Open House. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30PM at the school, located at 6421 SW 13th Street, Gainesville…Read more

Leading European Beauty System center to open in this summer

Biothecare Estetika, a leader in European advanced integral beauty, has announced it will be opening a beauty system center in Butler Plaza West at the end of May. Specializing in skincare, body treatments…Read more

Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships Ranked 87 in U.S. Largest Auto Groups

Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships was among the largest auto retail groups based in the U.S., ranked by unit sales of new vehicles in 2014. In the top 150 dealers in U.S. the Gettel Automotive…Read more

Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Rebuilding Together North Central Florida with ‘Taste of the Community’

Rebuilding Together North Central Florida is celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year with “Taste of the Community”. We will be honoring homeowners, volunteers, and sponsors on June 13th from…Read more

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) awarded 2015 Corporate Legacy Award

Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) announced today that the company and its principals were recently honored by The Community Foundation of North Central Florida (CFNCF) for their community and philanthropic…Read more

Congressman Yoho Tours Growing Gainesville Startup

On Wednesday, May 27, U.S. Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) paid a visit to Sportody’s Gainesville office to get a firsthand view at entrepreneurs in the district. The invitation was extended by…Read more

The Elegant Gourmet’s Frankie Harvey Wins Gainesville’s Iron Chef

There is a new Iron Chef in town, and her name is Frankie Harvey. Chef Harvey, founder of Gainesville’s The Elegant Gourmet, won the title of Iron Chef Gainesville 2015 against Patrick Modriskey…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Jun 6 John C. Maxwell’s “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” Master Class

Jun 8 – Jul 31 Summer Camps

Jun 13 John C. Maxwell’s “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” Master Class

Jun 18 Gainesville Restaurant Week Kick-off Event

Jun 18 – June 28 Gainesville Restaurant Week

Jun 20 John C. Maxwell’s “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” Master Class

Jun 27 John C. Maxwell’s “15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” Master Class

Jul 10 Creative B Movie Series: THEM!

Jul 17 Creative B Movie Series: Bringing Up Baby

Jul 24 Make-Up, Moscato & More Hosted by Claudia Jordan of RHOA

Jul 24 Creative B Movie Series: One Million Years B.C.

Welcome New Members!


Palms Medical Group

Luxury Nails & Spa

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

W. W. Gay Mechanical Contractor

Banyan Biomarkers, Inc.

Brookside Apartments

Contractor Nation, Inc.

Deren Land Surveying, LLC

Emmer Development Corp

Mildreds Big City Food

Pink Narcissus

Sebastian Ferrero Foundation

Sweet Berries

Well Florida Council

Kinetix Physical Therapy, P.A.

Signet Development

Gainesville Open MRI Center

Macnificent Solutions

ELISA Technologies, Inc

Hartfield Insurance Group, Inc.

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

Hilton Garden Inn- Gainesville

Keith Watson Productions, Inc.

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