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e-Journal 6-30-15: Help us Change the Game: Visit to Show Your Support

e-Journal 6-30-15: Help us Change the Game: Visit to Show Your Support

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

June 30, 2015

Help us Change the Game: Visit to Show Your Support

In recent weeks, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has connected members and the community at-large with in-person, virtual and written opportunities to get the facts on Envision Alachua. So by now, many of you likely know that Envision Alachua could create 30,000 jobs over 50 years, and that the plan is jobs-first, and would create three jobs for everyRead more

Upcoming Events

Jul 10 Opportunity is Knocking: A Lunch and Learn Series

Jul 21 Ribbon Cutting – RTI Surgical, Logistics & Technology Center

Jul 23 Ribbon Cutting – TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Aug 18 Business Before Hours – TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Export University 101 a Success

This week, 10 local companies took a step toward becoming successful exporters by attending Export University 101, designed to help companies begin an export initiative and gain skills and innovation in international sales. “Without the help of the partners that do our consultations and work on Export University 101, we wouldn’t have been able to be as successful in recent exporting activities,” said Deepika Singh…Read more

ACEC presents to statewide and local networks, joining Florida College Access Network

The Alachua County Education Compact (ACEC)—signed May 18 by leaders in business, education and government and the community at-large—continues to garner statewide attention and create new opportunities to tell Greater Gainesville’s story of talent pipeline innovation. Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Vice-President of Workforce Development Ian Fletcher was invited to attend the June 22 Florida College Access…Read more

Local SHRM Chapter Hosts Pre-Employment Workshop to Prep Veterans for Job Fair

The North Central Florida Society for Human Resources Management (NCF-SHRM) will set up shop later today at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce to host “Resume Tips and Interview Strategies: Translating Military Experience to Civilian Jobs” for Veterans in preparation for the upcoming Veteran Job Fair. This pre-employment workshop will discuss ways Veterans can effectively sell military experience when applying…Read more

List of Items Vetoed from 2015 State Budget Now Available

Governor Rick Scott last week signed the state budget resulting from the recent 20-day Special Legislative Session that ended June 20. The list of items vetoed from the budget is available here. Please take a few moments to review the list to identify any items you believe could affect your business and notify us atkamal@gainesvillechamber.comRead more

Gainesville Area Chamber Urges MTPO to Prioritize SW 62nd Blvd

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce urges the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville Urbanized Area to designate SW 62nd Boulevard Segments B and C as the top priority projects in the Year 2040 Long Range Transportation Cost Feasible Plan, which should also include transit and bicycle/pedestrian projects. “SW 62nd Boulevard is a community asset and vital to our region’s transportation…Read more

Time is Running Out – Register for the Public Leadership Institute

Ben Boukari, Vice Mayor of the City of Alachua recommends it. Brian Scarborough, who serves on the Gainesville Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors, recommends it. Omar Oselimo, who sits on the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Economic Competitiveness recommends it. If you are interested in running for office, learning about public policy or leadership, time is running out to apply for the Business Community Coalition’s…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

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Swamp Head Celebrates 64oz Growler with “Growler Day”

Swamp Head Brewery will celebrate a recent legislative victory on Wednesday, July 1 by selling and filling the 64oz growler, a glass jug used to take draft beer for consumption away from the brewery…Read more

CHW Expands its Surveying Management Team with the Addition of Michael Harbert, PLS

CHW, north central Florida’s leading planning, surveying, civil engineering, and construction services consultants is proud to announce the addition of Michael (Mike) Harbert, PLS as our newest Surveying Project…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Jun 8 – Jul 31 Summer Camps

Jun 30 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Introduction to Social Enterprise

Jul 1 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Modern Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Jul 2 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Navigating the Shifting Landscape

Jul 7 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Outputs, Outcomes, and Social Impact

Jul 8 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Introduction to Social Enterprise

Jul 9 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Tri-Sector Management for Nonprofits

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.

Jul 31 Creative B Movie Series: Dinosaur 13

Welcome New Members!

Critter Control

North Florida Radiation Oncology

The Elegant Gourmet

Earth Fare

Affiliated Pet Emergency Services

CCS Southeast

Chick-Fil-A – Archer Rd

Lowe’s Home Center, Inc.

My Yoga Connection

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Alachua County Medical Society

Carpet One Floor & Home

Community Bank & Trust of Florida

Donna Mann State Farm Insurance & Financial Services

Gator Payroll Services

Hampton Inn Gainesville

Sound Ideas Stereo, Inc

TD Bank


Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville

Power Production Management

Sonny’s BBQ

Southern Comfort Home Concierge Services, LLC

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