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Business Celebrations: Chamber After Hours, Business Before Hours & Ribbon Cuttings

Business Celebrations: Chamber After Hours, Business Before Hours & Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cutting – Hosted by Gainesville Housing Authority, Sept. 16, 2015, 4-5 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) Small Business Incubator. GHA is devoted to creating opportunities for those individuals facing challenges in today’s economy as well as assist them in developing valuable skills, knowledge and self-sufficiency.

Food and beverages will be provided.

The official Ribbon Cutting Event will commence at 4:15pm.

Gainesville Housing Authority
1900 SE 4th Street
Unit #170
Gainesville, Florida 32641
(Woodland Park: near Williston Rd & 4th Street)

Contact Regla Xavier ( with questions.

Ribbon Cutting – Hosted by Barre Forte, September 26, 2015, 4:30-6 p.m.

Join the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce to welcome Barre Forte to Gainesville! Barre Forte is a fitness studio that blends Pilates core work, ballet toning moves, and yoga stretches. By isolating, overloading, and stretching each muscle group, one by one, their client’s bodies appear long and lean. They have classes 7 days a week, and ALL new clients receive their first week FREE. Their no-impact classes are appropriate for all fitness levels.

4994 NW 34th PL, Suite D, Gainesville, FL

Magnolia Parke, 39th Ave between 43rd and 51st

Not only are ribbon cuttings and business celebrations a great way to celebrate the growth and development of our local business community and support your fellow business people, they are great ways to increase your company’s exposure and participation in the community!

If you are interested in hosting a ribbon cutting, contact our Membership department at 352-334-7100.


Chamber After Hours – Gainesville Harley Davidson & Crevasse’s Simple Cremation, Sept. 10, 2015, 5-7 p.m.

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 Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in raising awareness and funds to support local veterans. Food from local vendors, live music, raffles prizes and adult beverages. Ride, pledge, sponsor! Visit for more information.

Gainesville Harley Davidson
4125 NW 97th Blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32606


Regional Business Before Hours – CAMPUS USA Credit Union, Sept. 15, 2015, 8-10 a.m.

Join us for our Regional Business Before Hours, a structured yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within our Regional  Chamber business community.  Participation in our Regional 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 business and personal relationships at Business Before Hours.

Campus USA Credit Union
14007 NW 1st Road
Jonesville, Florida 32669

Contact Steve Cannon( with questions.


Business Matters Workshop Series 2 of 4, Sept. 22, 2015, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Please join the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Matters Workshop Series 2015, “#BMWS2015.”  This workshop will strengthen your business in the areas of budgeting, website design, tax advice, and HR issues that all businesses face.  The speaker for this workshop is:

Brandon West from West Designs, topic: “Website Design: Dos and Don’ts”

This 4 part series will segue into our Business of the Year awards ceremony as these topics are criteria for consideration.  Registration is capped at 20 participants for each workshop so register early!

Contact Che’ Reed ( with questions.

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