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e-Journal 9-15-15: World Class Simulcast Comes to Gainesville, FL

e-Journal 9-15-15: World Class Simulcast Comes to Gainesville, FL

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

September 15, 2015

World Class Simulcast Comes to Gainesville, FL

“Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.” These wise words spoken by Robert Kennedy are still applicable today, especially in the role of leadership. Are you leading a company – small, mid or large-sized, community, colleagues, family, friend(s) or even one’s self? Then attend Live2Lead and increase your accessRead more

Upcoming Events

Sep 15 Regional Business Before Hours – Campus USA Credit Union

Sep 16 Ribbon Cutting – Gainesville Housing Authority

Sep 17 Ribbon Cutting – Watson Realty

Sep 18 Public Leader Awards Ceremony

Sep 22 Business Matters Workshop Series 2 of 4

Sep 26 Ribbon Cutting – Barre Forte

Oct 1 Ribbon Cutting – Care Spot Healthcare / UF Health

2015 Public Leader Awards: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to Keynote

Please join us at the Chamber’s 2015 Public Leader Awards ceremony on Friday, September 18th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Springhill Church (120 SE Williston Road, Gainesville, FL 32641) as we honor several leaders from our region. The Honorable Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of the City of Tampa, will be the keynote speaker. Please Register Here to purchase tickets or contact us at 352-378-2498 to secure a table…Read more

Florida Chamber Voter Registration Drive Begins on September 21

One key step to ensuring the business community’s voice is heard in the upcoming 2016 Florida election cycle is encouraging your employees to engage, and helping to facilitate their participation, by promoting voter registration. No matter how well we educate and motivate our employees to vote, it’s important to remember that our work won’t count unless they are registered. There are millions of eligible unregistered voters and many are you…Read more

Year 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan Community Public Workshop

The Gainesville City Commission and the Alachua County Commission sitting together as the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area needs your opinion and involvement in an upcoming Community Public Workshop. Attendees will receive an update of the Long-Range Transportation Plan for the Gainesville Urbanized Area as well as a presentation of the adopted Year 2040 Needs Plan…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

See details for this and other city government-related meetings here.

Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

See details for this and other county government-related meetings here.

Member Anniversaries

Congratulations are in order for 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…Read more

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

Join us on September 16 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…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

Call For 2016 Ethics in Business Award Nominations

The Rotary Club of Gainesville is calling for nominations for its 2016 Ethics in Business Award. Please take time to nominate someone who exemplifies a highly ethical life and reflects that commitment in his or her business. The awardee is chosen by a Rotary committee with the input of the UF Warrington College of Business classes and the Chamber. The Chamber will present the award at its Annual Meeting in 2016. The nomination…Read more

CEO Investors Receive Updates on Marketing Efforts and UF Priorities at Third Quarter Luncheon

On Wednesday, September 9, the Council for Economic Outreach held its third quarterly investors’ luncheon for 2015 at Embers Restaurant. The guest speaker was Charlie Lane, SVP & COO for the University of Florida. Lane–who came to UF in early 2014 after more than 12 years at the University of Southern California–focused on his work at UF, naming top current priorities, among them infrastructure and safety…Read more

Export University 201: Website Design for a Global Marketplace

According to Forrester Research, 50% of Internet traffic in the United States originates overseas as of 2010. If you look at your website traffic statistics, your website may be drafting even higher numbers. If not, why not? Can you afford to ignore 50% or more of your “walk-in” traffic? This is a NON-TECHNICAL seminar for management and staff to learn about the low-cost to no-cost modifications to internationalize your…Read more


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CHW develops its Business Development team

CHW, a leading planning, surveying, civil engineering, and construction services firm is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Chris Dougherty as Business Development Representative to our Sales and Marketing…Read more

A Letter to Chamber Members from University of Florida Director of Athletics Jeremy N. Foley

The University of Florida athletic program is beginning another year of competition. Gator fans everywhere can take great pride in knowing that their teams succeeded in achieving a top-ten finish in…Read more

Harn Museum of Art Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Birthday Benefit Party and Public Celebration

Support exhibitions and programs at the Harn Museum of Art and celebrate its 25th Anniversary at “25 Candles.” Party-goers may choose from a variety of ticket packages and entry times that…Read more

University of Florida Career Resource Center presents the Employer University Webinar Series: Where Employers Go to Class!

The University of Florida Career Resource Center (CRC) is launching the Employer University webinar series on September 15th. The webinar series is a part of the Employer University initiative that…Read more

HarborChase of Gainesville’s Director of Sales Receives Prestigious Award from the Assisted Living Federation of America

HarborChase of Gainesville, a local senior living community, announces that Sarah Dymond, the community’s Director of Sales, is the recipient of the Sales and Marketing Director of the Year…Read more

Butler Enterprises to Dedicate Clark Butler Blvd

Save the date! On October 19 at 11 a.m., Butler Enterprises will host the dedication of Clark Butler Blvd. at the road’s intersection with Windmeadows Blvd. behind Best Buy. We hope to see…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Sep 10-Sep 30 11th Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival

Sep 14 Dental Implant Seminar

Sep 15 Get Hired! Improve your Interview Skills & Land the Job

Sep 16 Learn Quickbooks– Online Version

Sep 16 Gainesville Woman’s Club

Sep 25 Webster University’s 2nd Annual Community Health & Resource Fair

Oct 3 Information Session / Open House

Oct 7 Export University 201: Website Design for a Global Marketplace

Oct 7 Navigating HIPAA Compliance

Oct 9 Live2Lead:Gainesville

Oct 10 Walk To End Alzheimer’s


Welcome New Members!

Ceremonial Speeches

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Forest Meadows Funeral Home and Cemeteries

GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club

Jones, Edmunds & Associates, Inc.

North Florida Regional Medical Center

Red Roof Inn Gainesville

Painting With A Twist-Gainesville

Paramount Plaza Hotel Suites

A-Turner Moving & Storage

Baymont Inn & Suites Gainesville

Ilene’s For Fashion



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