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e-Journal 2-2-16: Gainesville Area Chamber Annual Meeting Centers on Making Opportunity Happen in 2016

e-Journal 2-2-16: Gainesville Area Chamber Annual Meeting Centers on Making Opportunity Happen in 2016

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

February 2, 2016

Gainesville Area Chamber Annual Meeting Centers on Making Opportunity Happen in 2016

In alignment with its mission to facilitate economic prosperity, business growth and community progress, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce highlighted 2015 accomplishments and outlined the year ahead at its Jan. 28 Annual Meeting. Incoming Chamber Board Chairman Todd Powell underscored the need to make 2016 a year of action to advance six Chamber priorities that will…Read more

Upcoming Events

Feb 4 Uptown Salon – Ribbon Cutting

Feb 10 1st Quarter – Advanced Manufacturing Council General Meeting

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

Feb 26 Scuba Monkey Dive Center – Ribbon Cutting Event

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


This Friday: Opportunity is Knocking-Greater Gainesville is Rising

Much has happened over the last four plus years. Join us on February 5, to learn more about the Envision Alachua Sector Plan, the process and the policy decisions to be made: Does the County want to attract additional employers to address the underemployment in our area, and to support UF’s goal to raise its preeminence? Does the County want to locate job centers in the eastern part of the county which has been left….Read more


Behind the Scenes with Greater Gainesville Regional Manufacturers

Fracture, founded by Alex Theodore and Abhi Lokesh, revolutionizes the world of photo display. By printing a photo not on paper or canvas but directly onto glass a fracture combines the artwork, framing, and mounting all in one modern design. Join the Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council at their 1st Quarter General Council Meeting to learn more about this growing company, the technology they use, and get a behind the scenes look…Read more

2016 Exporting Consultations Continue

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service to offer international trade consulting services in Gainesville. The trade office is located at the Gainesville Chamber offices at 300 E University Ave., Ste. 100. As part of the Chamber’s Export Gainesville Initiative, the international trade office is staffed one day per month (first Wednesday of each month) by international trade…Read more

Meet and Recruit Gainesville Techies at Tech Hobnob

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. Looking for your next great hire? Reserve your company table today. When: Thursday, February 11 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Where: Historic Firestone Building, 304 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL…Read more


Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cutting this Thursday at Uptown Salon

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

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. Celebrating 40 years are…Read more


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New Year, New Faces, New Product – LIFE Insurance

We’re excited to announce that McGriff-Williams Insurance now offers life insurance, in addition to our existing line of insurance products (home, auto and business insurance, as well as individual and group health insurance)…Read more

Alachua County 2016 Affordable Housing Summit

The Alachua County Department of Growth Management is holding its 2016 Affordable Housing Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John Henry Thomas, MD Health Center Auditorium…Read more

Trimark Hires New Director of Development and Construction

Trimark Properties today announced a recent addition that will bring an additional 12 years of local experience to the company’s project management team. Bryan Harrington, the company’s new Director of…Read more

TODAY: Autism Spectrum Disorder presentation at Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College will host two national trainers and consultants on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Because of your support of our plans for this venture in the past, we would like to invite you as we…Read more

Jackson Stoneworks Granite Buyers Club’s “Free Granite Lazy Susan” 2016 Initiative kicks off

Jackson Stoneworks thanks Butler Enterprises for sponsoring the Gainesville Chamber 2016 Annual Meeting at the Santa Fe River Ranch in Alachua, Florida. We are pleased to have this opportunity…Read more

New Year, New Faces, New Product – LIFE Insurance

We’re excited to announce that McGriff-Williams Insurance now offers life insurance, in addition to our existing line of insurance products (home, auto and business insurance, as well as individual…Read more

Get Your Tickets Today for the 2nd Annual Father Daughter Dance

Faith in Visions Realized is honored to chair the 2nd Annual Father Daughter Dance February 13th from 5: 00 PM to 8:00 PM at 25440 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL, US. Event tickets are $10 per person…Read more



Upcoming Community Events

Mar 22 77th Cattleman’s Banquet


Welcome New Members!

The Berman Law Group

DaVita Gainesville – Newberry Dialysis

DaVita Gainesville Home Dialysis

Pure Aesthetics

The Button Masherz, Inc

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Holiday Inn Gainesville – University Center

I-75 Business Park & Self Storage, Inc.

Robinson Renovation and Custom Homes, Inc.

The Wyndham Garden Gainesville

D.E. Scorpio Corporation

M. David Gracy Jr, CFP, LLC

Enterprise Rent-A-Car



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