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e-Journal 1-26-16: 2016 Annual Meeting Tickets Still Available

e-Journal 1-26-16: 2016 Annual Meeting Tickets Still Available

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

January 26, 2016

2016 Annual Meeting Tickets Still Available

The Gainesville Chamber is still accepting ticket purchases and table reservations for its premier event of the year, the 2016 Annual Meeting. The 2016 Annual Meeting, sponsored by Butler Enterprises, will take place on Thursday, January 28, at the Santa Fe River Ranch. We are excited to announce as this year’s keynote speaker, internationally respected pollster, opinion leader, bestselling author and founder of Zogby Analytics, John Zogby. Zogby writes weekly…Read more

Upcoming Events

Jan 28 2016 Annual Meeting – Sponsored by Butler Enterprises

Feb 4 Uptown Salon – Ribbon Cutting

Feb 11 Tech Hobnob

Feb 18 AGTC – Ribbon Cutting

Feb 18 Chamber After Hours – Florida Grub Hub

Feb 23 Business Before Hours – Scuba Monkey Dive Center

State of the City Address

Last week, Mayor Ed Braddy last week delivered the State of the City address, with updates and perspective from Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) General Manager Ed Beilarski, Interim City Manager Anthony Lyons and Commissioners Harvey Budd, Craig Carter, Todd Chase, Charles Goston, Helen Warren and Randy Wells. Click here to read the Gainesville Sun article.

Business Community Coalition Announces Dean Cheshire as 2016-2017 Chair

The Business Community Coalition (BCC) is pleased to announce Dean Cheshire as its 2016-2017 Chair to lead the BCC as it works to advance public policy that facilitates an environment suitable for business and economic development. “Dean Cheshire’s strong business acumen, public policy expertise and commitment to business climate improvement in Greater Gainesville will make him a strong leader for the BCC,” said…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

Meet and Recruit Gainesville Techies at Tech Hobnob

Students + Tech Companies = Tech Hobnob. Leave your suit at home, because this isn’t your average career fair. Tech Hobnob connects Greater Gainesville’s top tech companies with the region’s brightest students who are ready to transfer their talents from the classroom to the real world. If you’re looking for an internship or job inside one of the nation’s best tech communities, don’t miss out. There’s no fee for students…Read more

Gainesville Dev Academy’s Second Class gets underway

Twelve new students began courses at the Gaineville Dev Academy last week. The twelve-week course will prepare the students to develop iOS-platform apps. “We are so pleased with the Dev Academy’s progress,” said co-founder Duncan Kabinu. “We are producing graduates who are workplace ready and prepared to provide more immediate technical value to Gainesville employers.” The Dev Academy’s momentum, from…Read more

 Jan. 18-22 in photos: Business Celebrations

Business Celebrations: February Ribbon Cuttings at Uptown Salon, AGTC

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of Uptown Salon on Feb 4 with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration. The event will include food, drink and gift basket give-away along with special discount packages for salon services and specials on products. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will commence at 6:15pm. On Feb 18, join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC) new corporate facilities…Read more

Alachua County Education Compact Update

The Strategy Development Committee for the Alachua County Education Compact unveiled strategies it has developed on Friday (Jan. 22). Committee Chair Karen Clarke, an assistant superintendent for Alachua County Schools, noted that the strategies centered on mobilizing all parts of the community around education and better preparing students for higher education and sustainable careers. Strategy Development Committee…Read more

Take Stock in Children Program Needs More Mentors

The Education Foundation of Alachua County’s Take Stock in Children program is currently looking for about 30 volunteer mentors in the community. Take Stock in Children is a mentoring and scholarship program that pairs low-income, deserving students with mentors in the community. Mentors serve as positive role models to our Alachua County public school students in grades 7-12. Our mentors meet with their student for…Read more


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Erin Spiwak, CPA and Partner, Available to Discuss Important Tax Provisions for 2015; James Moore Offers Leadership Training Course

James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce that Erin Spiwak, CPA, Tax Leader and Partner, is available to discuss important tax provisions…Read more

Ironwood Golf Course Recognized for Environmental Excellence

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is proud to announce Ironwood Golf Course has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary…Read more

CHW Professional Consultants Announces Regional Expansion with New Jacksonville Office

CHW, north central Florida’s leading planning, surveying, civil engineering, and construction services consultants announces the opening of its new office location to accommodate growth and client needs…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Jan 28 Smart Smile Dentistry Anniversary Party

Jan 30 – Jan 31 Laughs Take a Holiday

Mar 22 77th Cattleman’s Banquet

Welcome New Members!

Rabell Realty Group, LLC

AARP Foundation SCSEP

Elevate Funding

Eye Association of Gainesville

Propay, Inc

The Real Meal

Thrasker Solutions

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

InterMed Biomedical Services, Inc.

Alachua County Farm Bureau

AMIkids Gainesville, Inc

Backstreet Blues Catering

Berkshire Hathaway

Biotest Plasma Center

Harbor Chase of Gainesville

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Penske Truck Leasing

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

UF Health – Shands

Comprehensive Dental Care

Springhill M.B. Church

The Education Foundation of Alachua County, Inc.

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