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e-Journal 4-19-16: Sell-out Business to Business Showcase Tomorrow!

e-Journal 4-19-16: Sell-out Business to Business Showcase Tomorrow!

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

April 19, 2016

Sell-out Business to Business Showcase Tomorrow!

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity for strategic networking and obtaining solid business leads. Open to the public, this event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions attracting executives at every level. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to source the products you need…Read more

Upcoming Events

Apr 19 Business Before Hours – Pet Paradise Resort

Apr 20 2016 Business to Business Expo

Apr 21 Ribbon Cutting – Skobel Homes

May 4 Business Matters Workshop Series 2 of 8

May 5 Home2 Suites Hilton – Ribbon Cutting Event

May 6 Tech Council General Meeting

May 26 S-Connection – Ribbon Cutting Event


Attention Foodies: Check out Mid-Day Meetups

Your Gainesville Chamber is always at work for you. We know you are swamped with work, and that, when you’re running a business, deciding where to have lunch means one more decision. That’s why the Chamber will be offering Mid-Day Meetup suggestions. The community will be able to check out the Chamber’s Facebook, Twitter or Meetup feeds for a daily suggestion on where they can “meet-up” for lunch. Think about it–you’ll…Read more

Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association Charity Team Challenge

Enjoy a scenic 5K run on the Ironwood Golf Course. A fun course with a combination of grass and cart path running. Shot gun start at 6 p.m. Bring your strollers and walking or running buddies. You can walk or run. Enjoy food, music and beer after the run. This is a fun event benefiting LGAA’s community grant program. Run as an individual or for the Team Challenge. Winnings go to your chosen charity. Team Challenge: Build a team and Enjoy a…Read more

What’s next for Innovation Square?

Last week Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group announced that it had been selected to work with the University of Florida and JLL as the local property management and leasing agent for Ayers Plaza at Innovation Square. UF has engaged JLL, a professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate, to manage UF’s assets in and around Innovation Square to accelerate progress in the area. “Innovation Square is an…Read more

UF Opens Web-based Portal for Public Records Requests

As of April 11, 2016, public records requests can be made through the University of Florida’s new online Public Records Center at The website provides an efficient path to request police records or general university records all in one place. It also provides an efficient path to request police records or general university records all in one place. It also provides a section with answers to frequently asked questions and a way for you…Read more

UF Online Learning Institute Expands into New Research Lab

The University of Florida community got its first glimpse earlier this month of a new 1,600-square-foot research space where faculty and students will study how to use technology to create effective and engaging online learning experiences. Click here to read more.

Manufacturers Association of Florida Commends Governor Scott for Signing Permanent Manufacturing Exemption

The Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) recognizes Governor Scott’s unwavering support of the manufacturing industry by signing the permanent sales tax exemption on manufacturing machinery and equipment in the Tax Package (HB 7099). The measure, which is included in House Bill 7099, was originally sponsored by Senator Dorothy Hukill and Representative MaryLynn Magar. “MAF is proud and grateful to have Governor Scott as a…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

Council for Economic Outreach Holds Annual Meeting

The Council for Economic Outreach (CEO) held its second quarterly investors luncheon and annual meeting April 13 at the University House. Chairman Rory Causseaux opened by illustrating 2015’s accomplishments and set the tone for what 2016 will look like as we move through the second year of implementation of the Transforming Greater Gainesville five-year economic development strategy…Read more

U.S. News: Gainesville among top three college towns for a weekend getaway

In a recent U.S. News & World Report, Gainesville was listed as one of three top college towns for a weekend getaway. The other two college towns were Madison, Wisconsin, and Oxford, Mississippi. Read the full list here.

Gainesville Among Cities Ranked Highly on American Institute for Economic Research College and Employment Destinations Lists

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has ranked Gainesville among the top 20 Small Metro Areas on the 2016 College Destinations Index…Read more


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Transportation Leaders Converge to Make the World More Efficient

Optym, a leading transportation software solutions provider, is hosting its annual Convergence conference in Orlando, FL from April 20 – 22, 2016. Convergence is a by-invitation only event for over 100 senior executives representing over 50 companies from 15 countries. Never before have transportation thought leaders…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Apr 15-Apr 17 Don’t let IRS take a slice out of your Taxes

Apr 15-Apr 17 Earth Day Plant Sale

Apr 18-Apr 24 Gainesville $5 Pulled Pork Week

Apr 18 Take the chill out filing your Taxes

Apr 23 Tree Fest 2016

Apr 23-24 Electro Aerial Show

May 4 Kentucky Derby Luncheon and Fashion Show

May 7 OFFICIAL LAUNCH of 31-32 Foundation, Inc.

May 19 Bread of the Mighty Empty Bowls

Welcome New Members!

Best Buy

Action Labor

Walter Agency

Southern Comfort Properties

A Proud Plumber

Lisa’s Corner Cafe

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Studio32 Orthodontics

Office Environments

Alachua County Tax Collector

Corda Roy’s Beanbag Beds

Estate Trust Asset Recovery

Gatorland Kubota


P&B Outfitters

Premier Dental Team

Schneider & Associates Insurance Agencies, Inc.

Sonic Drive – In

Springleaf Financial Services

Stop Children’s Cancer, Inc.

Hanburry & Dickinson Mechanical


Fun State Pools Service

Hartfield Insurance Group, Inc.

Endoscopy Replacement Parts, Inc.

Affiliated Engineers Southeast, Inc.

Jeff Montgomery Associates, LLC. DBA Chevron At Hunter’s Crossing

Patricia M.Fearing, MD / Gentle Gynecology of Gainesville, LLC

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