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Resolution in Honor of Joshua Greenberg Passed and Adopted Thursday

Resolution in Honor of Joshua Greenberg Passed and Adopted Thursday

Josh Greenberg croppedA resolution in honor of Joshua Greenberg was passed Thursday by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

Resolution in Honor of Joshua Greenberg

Whereas, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce represents 1,400 businesses that employ more than 70,000 people, and strives to achieve a vision of Gainesville as the global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity; and

Whereas, Joshua Greenberg was an original Innovation Gainesville Advocate, supporting a community-wide initiative designed to harness innovation that has transformed into a cultural mindset with hundreds of individuals and organizations working to grow an environment that fosters innovation and success; and

Whereas, Joshua Greenberg was a founding member of the Gainesville Tech Council, which aims to increase regional tech job opportunities, capital investment and the number of new and existing companies throughout Greater Gainesville; and

Whereas, Joshua Greenberg was a co-founder of Grooveshark.com which, at its height employed 145 people, bringing unprecedented opportunity and the attention of tech innovators worldwide to the Gainesville region; and

Whereas, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce named Grooveshark among its 2010 Businesses of the Year; and

Whereas, Joshua Greenberg was a founding partner of the Gainesville Dev Academy, which aims to address the region’s need to train tech talent and retain graduating students by providing industry-specific training requested by local employers; and

Whereas, Joshua Greenberg was named a 2008 finalist for America’s Best Young Entrepreneur, and from 2012-2014, was named by Forbes as one of the Top 30 under 30 for Music; and

Whereas, Joshua Greenberg leaves behind a host of former partners, colleagues, employees and friends through whom his legacy will live on through innovation, entrepreneurship, business leadership and opportunity;

Now Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce that we hereby recognize our former and beloved colleague, Joshua Greenberg, for his contributions to the advancement of Greater Gainesville’s Information & Technology industry, overall business community and the region at-large.

Resolved Further a copy of this resolution will be retained in the permanent archives of this organization.

Passed and adopted this day, Thursday, July 23, 2015, by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce; Susan M. Davenport – Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, John V. Carlson, Chairman of the Board.

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