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If your team members aren’t receiving the eJournal each week, they are missing out on news and information that can help them be more informed and increase their value to you in the process. Encourage them to click here to sign up…Read more
Now Accepting Nominations for Chamber Board of Directors
The Chamber Board of Directors is accepting recommendations for the 2016 calendar year through their Nominating Committee; applications are due on or before July 31. Board directors serve three-year terms. Once all of the nominations are in, the candidates will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee. A slate of new directors will be proposed at the Chamber’s August Board Meeting and declared elected at the September…Read more
Congratulations are in order Chamber members celebrating anniversaries. From new businesses to companies that have called Gainesville home for generations, these members daily embody the innovative spirit of our region. We hope you will join us in thanking them for the commitment they have demonstrated to the Gainesville area as Chamber members and wish them many more years of success! 75 Years: Walker…Read more
Member Profile: 160over90 Wraps Bo Diddley Plaza in Colorful Conversation
“Your heart is still here.” “This isn’t a break-up. We’re just on a break.” “Your nose ain’t afraid of the grindstone.” If you’ve driven by Bo Diddley Plaza in the last couple of months, you probably have noticed the entire block is wrapped in colorful and witty banter spoken directly to the citizens of Gainesville. What you may not know is that the wrap was designed to do more than cloak unsightly…Read more
Member Discounts Increase the Value of Membership Investment
Take advantage of outstanding cost-saving opportunities through the Chamber’s Member-to-Member Discounts program, which gives members access to special deals on everything from advertising rates to business solutions. Often, the discounts offered have the potential to more than repay most annual membership dues. Visit the Member Discount Section of the Gainesville Chamber website to learn more about the…Read more
Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cuttings at RTI Surgical, Logistics & Technology Center and TownePlace Suits by Marriott
On July 21, join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new RTI Surgical, Logistics & Technology Center with a special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The event agenda will include guest speakers, tours of the new facilities and interview opportunities for the media. On July 23, join us in celebrating the official grand opening of Towne Place Suites by Marriott with a Ribbon Cutting Event. There will be room tours, door prizes…Read more
Opportunity: Host Business Before Hours
This month’s Business Before Hours meeting will be held on July 21, 2014 from 8:30-10 a.m. at a location soon be announced. If you would like that location to be your business, contact Senior Membership Director Steve Cannon. 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…Read more
Gainesville Leaders Talk Education at “Opportunity is Knocking”
On Friday, the latest of the Chamber’s monthly Opportunity is Knocking luncheon series—one of several ways we are connecting members to opportunities to learn about Envision Alachua—focused on creating and supporting opportunities through education. The luncheon was held at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED). Speakers included Chamber Vice President of Workforce…Read more
Two Local Companies chosen by GrowFL as 2015 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists
GrowFL has announced the 2015 Florida Companies to Watch finalists, and two of them are Gainesville companies: Goodwin Heart Pine, a regional manufacturer and 2 College Brothers, a transportation and warehousing company. Florida Companies to Watch honors 50 second-stage companies throughout Florida for development of valuable product and services, job creation, community enrichment and industry…Read more
UF Among Top 20 Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents Worldwide
The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association have ranked the University of Florida—among our region’s greatest innovation and education assets—among the world’s Top 20 universities granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2014. The three Florida High Tech Corridor research universities—UF, University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida—all ranked in…Read more
A Gainesville Solution to Tech-Driven IT Workforce Trends
Technology changes often have unanticipated consequences on us people and professionals, according to Paul Gillin in his article, “How Cloud is Changing the IT Workforce,” on www.cio.com. “Email increased the speed of business. The Web made every buyer an informed shopper. Smartphones are changing the way the world interacts. And the impact of the cloud is only beginning to be felt,” writes Gillin. “Though still…Read more
Business and Economic Growth Task Force on County Commission Meeting Agenda
The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is slated to consider the creation of a Business and Economic Growth Task Force chaired by the County Commission Chair. Private sector representatives are proposed to be included in the composition of the task force. The group’s purpose would be to oversee the implementation of recommendations approved earlier this year by the County Commission to…Read more
Upcoming Community Events
Jun 8 – Jul 31 Summer Camps
Jul 14 PDQ Family Cornhole Tournament for Special Olympics Florida-Alachua County
Jul 16 Red, White & More Red!
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!
Consolidated Moving & Transport, LLC.
Embers Prime Steaks Wood Grill
Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!
Allen Enterprises of Gainesville, Inc.
Classic Fare Catering
Landmark Mortgage Planners
Venture Realty of North Florida, Inc.
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