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e-Journal 11-17-15: 2015 Business of the Year Award Winners

e-Journal 11-17-15: 2015 Business of the Year Award Winners

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

November 17, 2015

2015 Business of the Year Award Winners

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor SunTrust bank are honored to announce the 2015 Business of the Year award winners. Business owners and professionals packed the room last Friday at the Best Western Gateway Grand in eager anticipation to see if their company won and/or to congratulate their fellow business colleagues in winning this year’s Business of the Year award. The Gainesville Chamber hosts this celebratory luncheon annually to recognize the best and brightest in area businesses. Read more

Upcoming Events

Nov 17 Business Before Hours – GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club

Nov 17 WCA – Ribbon Cutting

Nov 18 Atlantic Coast Bank – Ribbon Cutting

Dec 10 Chamber After Hours – A Celebration of our Non Profit Community

Rise and Shine for Business Before Hours at The Gainesville Woman’s Club, TODAY at 8:30 a.m.

Join us for Business Before Hours on TODAY, Nov. 17 from 8:30 -10 a.m. at The Gainesville Woman’s Club, 2809 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32607. Business Before Hours is 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. Read more

Join Us to Celebrate WCA Ribbon Cutting TODAY at 10am

We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the first public CNG Fuel Station in Alachua County and the City of Gainesville. This will benefit the local area by offering an alternative to gasoline and diesel fuels. CNG is thought to be the fuel of the future!! The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 10 a.m. Read more

2016 Diplomat Applications Now Being Accepted

Are you interested in becoming more involved with the Gainesville Chamber? The Chamber Diplomat Committee is now accepting applications for new Diplomats. Chamber Diplomats are a group of representatives from member businesses who volunteer as an active extension of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce staff. Their mission is to cultivate, promote and maintain a Read more

Special Advertising Deals for Chamber Members Only

As a member of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, your business has access to special advertising discounts with some of our member media companies such as WUFT and Cox Media. Cox Media offers a great platform to put your business’ message in front of potential customers. Also, our local National Public Radio affiliate WUFT-FM is offering up to 12 Chamber member businesses a special Read more

Join Us to Celebrate Atlantic Coast Bank Ribbon Cutting Wed., Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.

Join us to celebrate a ribbon cutting celebration with Atlantic Coast Bank, as they enter the Gainesville market, on Wed., Nov. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 4703 NW 53rd Ave. The official ribbon cutting will commence at 5:30 p.m. Atlantic Coast Bank is the premier community bank in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Their financial solutions are on scale with those of the biggest banks in Read more

Members: Support Envision Alachua

The Chamber is calling on members to help Greater Gainesville take a step toward shared prosperity tomorrow night at 5 p.m. at the Commerce Building. The purpose of the event will be to show business community solidarity behind the Envision Alachua Sector Plan and help our community: Read more

Opportunity is Knocking: Greater Gainesville is Rising

Join us for this event—part of a series of first Friday luncheons presented by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Envision Alachua — focused on transforming greater Gainesville and creating our area’s future. The next “Opportunity is Knocking” luncheon will take place Dec. 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.Read more

Advanced Manufacturing Council Announces New Regional Leadership & Learns About Santa Fe College’s Workforce Development Efforts

Greater Gainesville manufacturers recently gathered for the fourth quarter 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Council meeting, where the 2016 Council Board was announced. Meeting attendees also learned about Santa Fe College’s efforts to prime the region’s workforce for careers in manufacturing at the from John McNeely, who heads up Santa Fe’s Career and Technical Education Read more

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Donnelly + Gross Earns Recognition Among the “Best Law Firms” for 2016

Donnelly + Gross is proud to announce its recognition among the “Best Law Firms” for 2016 as ranked by US News and Best Lawyers®. The firm received four Tier 1 rankings in the metropolitan area of Jacksonville (which includes North Central Florida) in the area of employment and labor law. Read more

Banyan Biomarkers Reports Successful Clinical Trial Results of Blood Test to Evaluate Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Banyan Biomarkers, Inc., the leader in developing biomarkers for traumatic brain injury (TBI), today announced the results of a clinical study utilizing a blood test to evaluate mild and moderate TBI. The results, published online in the Journal of Neurotrauma, indicate that the two highly brain specific Read more

Free Contractor Training to Assist with Compliance for New Irrigation Code

At the Regular Alachua County Commission Meeting on September 22, 2015, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners adopted new Landscape Irrigation Design and Maintenance Standards. To help contractors understand and comply with the new standards, Alachua County is co-hosting Read more

Upcoming Events at Barre Forte

Bring a Boy to Barre – Has the boy in your life been wondering what it is you do at “the Barre”? Bring him along to this special night of shakin’ and shapin’. YogaBrew at First Magnitude – Join us at First Magnitude Brewery for YogaBrew! Bring your own mat and arrive early to grab a spot. Prepare to sweat! Read more

Tobacco Free Florida to Celebrate Great American Smokeout with Local Businesses

Tobacco Free Florida is working with local businesses to celebrate The Great American Smokeout – a national tobacco free holiday sponsored by the American Cancer Society to, “encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.” Read more

Dr. Nancy Hardt to Keynote at United Way’s 5th Annual

Women’s Leadership Council Holiday Fundraiser – On Wednesday, Nov. 18, United Way of North Central Florida will host its 5th Annual Women’s Leadership Council Holiday Fundraising Luncheon, featuring Gainesville public health expert Dr. Nancy Hardt. Women leaders of the community are invited to Read more

Warren Zanes Talks about Petty the Biography on Nov. 21

Alachua County Library District invites you to hear author Warren Zanes talk about Petty The Biography. On Saturday, November 21, 2 p.m., rocker, writer and friend of Petty Warren Zanes will talk about his new book and his many interviews with Gainesville’s most famous rock and roll legend Tom Read more

University of Florida Earns Top Ranking in Relay For Life

The University of Florida is one of the top income grossing events for the state of Florida. In 2015 the UF Relay For Life event ranked #13 in the state and brought in $165,000. Monies raised will help support The American Cancer Society’s programs through research, advocacy, education and services. Read more

Founding Member of Hippodrome Theatre Wins Florida Theatre Award

Marilyn A. Wall is one of the Hippodrome Theatre’s most valued artistic treasures, and this year is no exception – Marilyn was just named the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Florida’s Professional Theatre by the Florida Theatre Conference. For over 43 years, Marilyn has given Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Nov 17 WCA – Ribbon Cutting

Nov 29 Santa Claus is coming

Dec 10 Chamber After Hours – A Celebration of our Non Profit Community

Welcome New Members!


Kona Ice of Gainesville

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A

Lorenzo M Lleras, PA


LegalShield Business Solutions

First Magnitude Brewing Co.

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