Stormwater Workshop Presentation
In July, 2015, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) directed staff to update county requirements to improve stormwater quality. At their October 4, 2015 retreat, the BoCC requested that staff proceed to develop a stormwater manual that incorporates design and operating standards to achieve “Advanced Stormwater Treatment” for stormwater systems serving new development and redevelopment projects…Read more
Public Policy Committee Update
The Public Policy Committee met Feb. 3 and installed three new members, each who were appointed by the Chamber Board Chair. The new members are Nick Banks, Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group; The Honorable Cynthia Moore Chestnut, a former Florida House of Representatives Member and Gainesville Mayor; and Daniel Sarkis, Sarkis Family Psychiatry. Discussion items included the upcoming Envision Alachua…Read more
City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar
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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar
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New Council for Economic Outreach Chair Leads First Meeting
2016 Council for Economic Outreach (CEO) Chair Rory Causseaux led the year’s first Council meeting on Feb. 3, outlining the group’s scope of work for the coming year. Gainesville Area Chamber President/CEO Susan Davenport reviewed 2015 economic development metrics. The group also discussed goals for the coming year in relation to execution of the Transforming Greater Gainesville Economic Development Strategy…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 at…Read more
Tech Hobnob is February 11!
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
Join Enterprise Florida on a Mexico City Trade Mission
Enterprise Florida CEO Bill Johnson invites you to join the state’s economic development agency on its upcoming export development trade mission to Mexico City, Mexico scheduled for May 23-26, 2016. Mexico City is shaping up to be another of Enterprise Florida’s successful series of matchmaking export development missions. Enterprise Florida will include one-on-one appointments for Florida companies seeking to find clients…Read more
352 Walls Aims to Bring Cultural Renaissance
The City of Gainesville recently began a colorful transformation called 352walls/The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative featuring the work of 13 renowned international muralists and 13 of the region’s best artists, as well. The Vision of 352walls/The Gainesville Urban Art Project is to leverage the 352 area’s creative potential and distinctiveness with more public art and design. See more at…Read more
Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cutting This Week at Florida Fun Bikes
Come celebrate the grand opening of Gainesville’s newest entertainment concept: Florida Fun Bikes. Florida Fun Bikes is Gainesville’s original 16 passenger bicycle powered party on wheels. Ideal for get-togethers of all kinds, this unique group rental bicycle bar is a festive, refreshing, eco-friendly alternative to the typical party bus – encouraging socializing and having fun with friends (even making new one!), all while…Read more
Annual Meeting Photo Album
The Gainesville Area Chamber’s Annual Meeting was Jan. 28. See photos of the event here.
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United Way of North Central Florida Director Presenting Unique Small Business Program at United Way Worldwide Conference
United Way of North Central Florida Director Chris Wells will present at the annual United Way Worldwide Fundraising for Impact Summit February 9-11 in Tampa, Florida. Wells’ presentation will focus on UWCNFL’s Small…Read more
Waldo’s Farmers and Flea Market’s 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Waldo’s Farmers and Flea Market will be holding its 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 26, 2016. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and is free for children ages 1. The egg hunt will kick off at 11…Read more
Seventh Annual Real Estate Forum is Feb. 11
The Seventh annual real estate forum will be taking place on February 11, 2016 at the Gainesville Woman’s Club from 4:30p-7pm. Click here to RSVP and for more information.
Blood supply emergency continues in Florida
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers continues to face an emergency need for all blood types in Florida. “We have seen donations continue to lag behind normal through most of our Florida communities…Read more
James Moore Welcomes Four New Hires
ames Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Deborah Beyerl, Steven Bockman, Michael Messano, and Tracy Postlethwaite to the firm. Beyerl will…Read more
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White & Crouch, P.A.
Life Settlements of North Florida LLC
Thomas Group Realty, LLC
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