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e-Journal 8-18-15: Business and Economic Growth Task Force Members Appointed

e-Journal 8-18-15: Business and Economic Growth Task Force Members Appointed

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

August 18, 2015

Business and Economic Growth Task Force Members Appointed

The Alachua County Commission recently voted 5-0 to appoint 11 members to the Business and Economic Growth Task Force. Of the 11 members, three are former Gainesville Area Chamber Board Chairs (Mitch Glaeser, Robert Woody, and Kinnon Thomas). The sitting Chamber Board Chair (or designee) is an automatic member and 10 at-large citizens were appointedRead more

Upcoming Events

Aug 18 Business Before Hours – TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Aug 20 Chamber After Hours – Volkswagen of Gainesville

Aug 22-23 TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

Aug 26 Let A Monster Buy You Breakfast

Aug 28 Ribbon Cutting – PDQ

Sep 10 Chamber After Hours – Gainesville Harley Davidson & Crevasse’s Simple Cremation

Sep 16 Ribbon Cutting – Gainesville Housing Authority

Business Celebrations: Business Before Hours at TownPlace Suites and Ribbon Cutting/Chamber After Hours at Volkswagen of Gainesville

Join us for Business Before Hours sponsored by TownPlace Suites. 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, a new vendor, the perfect client or simply get a foot in the door for connecting at larger events. Come build lasting…Read more

Save with Member-to-Member Discounts

Chamber members are eligible for discounts on auto purchases, computer networking and repair, legal services, advertising and a list of others. In many cases, the discounts offered have the potential to more than repay most annual membership dues. Please go to Member Discount Section of the Gainesville Chamber website to learn more about the available discounts. We want to be a catalyst for growth in member businesses. If you…Read more

We don’t have to Choose Between the Economy and the Environment

With Envision Alachua, Greater Gainesville can have economic prosperity, business growth, community progress, and environmental conservation and preservation. Without Envision Alachua, the only thing we stand to lose is opportunity. What does that opportunity look like: 30,000 jobs in 50 years; 3 jobs for every residence; Land for large-scale economic development; Increasing regional competitiveness. For more information on the business…Read more

How does Florida Compete to Win? Find out From the Source

From the Source, at, is a new resource for business leaders and talent development partners that has been developed to encourage dialogue and cultivate market-relevant solutions for workforce development issues in the nation’s third largest state. In the inaugural posts, CareerSource Florida President and CEO Chris Hart IV writes about what it takes to pursue excellence in support of private-sector growth and…Read more

Employer registration quickly coming to a close for annual Gainesville City Job Fair

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gainesville and a host of community agencies cordially invite all hiring businesses to participate in this year’s Gainesville City Job Fair. The job fair will take place on Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) multipurpose center located at 1028 N.E. 14th St. Employers interested in participating are encouraged to register by Friday. Participating employers will have…Read more

Advanced Manufacturing Council General Meeting Attendees Receive Industry Perspective, Development Updates

The Chamber last week released its 2015 State of the Regional Manufacturing Sector Report during the Third Quarter General Meeting of its Advanced Manufacturing Council. After opening remarks from Council Chair Kathy Hellriegel—who is the site manager at Sandvik Mining and Construction—the nearly 50 guests heard a situation assessment of the current industry in comparison with data from the last report, which was released…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Bikers On Parade 2015 Kick-Off & Chamber After Hours

Gainesville Harley-Davidson and Crevasse’s Simple Cremation kick off Bikers On Parade 2015 at Chamber After Hours September 10th at Gainesville Harley-Davidson, 4125 NW 97th Blvd.! Join business leaders and the…Read more

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, September 9 at 5:30PM at the school, located at 6421 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, F…Read more

Looking to recruit part time talent? The UF Career Resource Center is hosting the Part Time Job Fair

The UF Career Resource Center (CRC) invites you to come recruit at the annual Part Time Job Fair on September 2nd from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Connect with hundreds of talented students seeking part time employment in…Read more

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

This certification training program will give you the tools to improve your organization’s processes from within, with advanced training for sustainability of a Lean Six Sigma culture of process excellence and…Read more

North Central Florida Association for Women in Science (NCF AWIS) has an event on Thursday August 13

The meeting will be held Thursday, Aug 13th is at the Santa Fe CIED (Center for Innovation and Economic Development) Center at 530 W. University, which is on the corner of University and SW 6th Street…Read more

Hippodrome Fall Play Observership: A Behind-the-Scenes Look into All Girl Frankenstein

It takes months of planning and dozens of theatre professionals to produce a play on the Hippodrome mainstage. The Hippodrome Play Observership offers the opportunity for the public to go behind-the-scenes at a…Read more

Sep 18-20 ButterflyFest Plant Sale

Sep 19 ButterflyFest

Oct 9 Live2Lead:Gainesville

Welcome New Members!

PRAIZE 107.5 WPZM-LPFM Radio Station

Metro PCS

Donald Shepherd

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Alachua County Library District Headquarters

AvMed Health Plans

Brame Heck Architects, Inc.

Business Bookkeeping Service

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine

Gainesville Nissan

Gator Moving & Storage Co.

Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.

Keller Williams Gainesville Realty

Massey Services

Mycro School

Regions Bank – Archer Road

Sexton & Schnoll, CPAS

Strategists, Inc

Union Properties of Gainesville, Inc.

West Designs

Darr-Schackow Insurance Agency, Inc.

Allison Ables Real Estate & Property Management

Barry Rutenberg Homes

BBI Construction Management, Inc.

Weseman, Warner W.


Godwin Green Roofing

Howard Johnson Express Inn

LSeven Solutions

Mark’s Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

Williams-Thomas Funeral Homes

Willis of Florida

Clear Sound Audiology

Contemporary Management Concepts

Two Men & A Truck

Leonard Sprague Construction

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