Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cuttings at Escape2Vape and PDQ
On Thursday, celebrate with our newest Chamber member, Escape2Vape, for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony! Escape2Vape specializes in smoking cessation by offering different levels of nicotine intake. They have a comfy and inviting atmosphere that allows for casual conversation and a relaxing atmosphere. On Friday, join us as we celebrate the official grand opening of PDQ! PDQ, which stands for People Dedicated to Quality, is a fast…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
Inspiring creative thinking, future inventors and early entrepreneurs in Alachua County
Join us on Friday, September 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at First Magnitude Brewing Company, for Opportunity Is Knocking Luncheon Series: Greater Gainesville Is Rising. Free for Chamber members! This luncheon will cover the pivotal role the Cade Museum plays in the transorming greater Gainesville both physically, as Depot Park becomes a reality, and sympolically, as the museum works to increase access and improve the quality of life…Read more
ACEC presented to a joint inaugural school board and city commission meeting
The Alachua County Education Compact is about a partnership. It’s about a promise. It’s about potential, said Superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools Owen Roberts, Ph.D., last Tuesday afternoon in support of the recently signed education compact. The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce was invited to present information about the Alachua County Education Compact (ACEC) at a joint inaugural meeting with the…Read more
ACEC Travels to Montreal and Back
Presentations of Alachua County’s innovative partnerships, which support the transformation and advancement of our education system, have rippled into international waters. The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Vice President of Education and Talent Alignment Ian Fletcher presented information on the Alachua County Education Compact (ACEC) at this year’s Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’…Read more
High Springs Talks Economic Development
During an Economic Development Forum led by High Springs City Manager Ed Booth, the city’s local and regional leaders and residents explored the city’s economic development needs and possibilities. After discussing major Fiscal Year 2015-2016 projects, the group engaged in a deep discussion geared toward identifying local, marketable assets. Led by the Gainesville Area Chamber’s Interim President/CEO Susan Davenport the group…Read more
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SAVE The Date – Celebrate Junior Achievement
Don’t miss this one-hour, unforgettable and succinct presentation on the extraordinary work of Junior Achievement. The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast will…Read more
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off
Please join over 100 striders in the kick off event for the 2015 event. Thursday August 27th @ 6:30 pm at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Cancer Center (6420 W Newberry Road). Join us as we celebrate…Read more
Help UF Music School and Get a Free Granite Lazy Susan
Jackson Stoneworks Granite Buyers Club pledged to donate “1000 free granite lazy susans” per year for the next ten years to assist members to raise $1,000,000 for local community fund raising projects as part…Read more
UNIVERSITY COLLISION CENTER Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition
UNIVERSITY COLLISION CENTER has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to…Read more
Alachua Conservation Trust Achieves Renewed Accreditation
Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) has achieved renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. “This achievement…Read more
Downtown Festival & Art Show: Gainesville Celebrates National Ranking
It’s time to celebrate in Gainesville! On a roll for several years running, the Downtown Festival & Art Show has steadily climbed in rankings in recent years. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural…Read more
Caroline Le Named Gainesville Education Center Director for Saint Leo University
Dr. Caroline Le has joined the Saint Leo University Gainesville Education Center as its new director. Le has served as an assistant professor of English since 2014 at Beacon College and as an adjunct instructor…Read more
Upcoming Community Events
Aug 25 Walk To End Alzheimer’s KICK OFF
Aug 27 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off
Sep 18-20 ButterflyFest Plant Sale
Sep 19 ButterflyFest
Oct 9 Live2Lead:Gainesville
Oct 10 Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Welcome New Members!
Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc.
Alachua County Coffee News
Linda Thomas Allstate Insurance
Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!
JR’s Candy Buffet Co.
1st Credit Union of Gainesville
Florida Credit Union
Gainesville Buick GMC
GSE Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Henderson Land Trust
Neighborhood Housing & Development Corp
Partnership for Strong Families
PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality)
Regions Bank – Tower Road
Suburban Animal Hospital
TDC Entertainment, Inc.
Tumbleson White Construction
All Clear Pool & Spa Shop, Inc.
KISS 105.3/ WYKS FM
Scrubs Car Wash