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e-Journal 4-5-16: Fifty-Seven Percent of Likely Gainesville Voters Supported New Growth

e-Journal 4-5-16: Fifty-Seven Percent of Likely Gainesville Voters Supported New Growth

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

April 5, 2016

Fifty-Seven Percent of Likely Gainesville Voters Supported New Growth

A Business Community Coalition (BCC) Public Leadership Institute Fall 2015 Class (PLI-3) poll commissioned in October 2015 showed 57 percent of likely Gainesville voters preferred that elected officials support new growth and development projects in Gainesville as opposed to limiting growth. “Poll results indicated that the majority of likely Gainesville municipal…Read more

Upcoming Events

Apr 6 Business Matters Workshop Series 1 of 8

Apr 14 Lunch and Learn Seminar – Digital Strategies for Small and Medium Businesses

Apr 19 Business Before Hours – Pet Paradise Resort

Apr 20 2016 Business to Business Expo

May 3 Chamber 101 – Member Benefits Overview

May 4 Business Matters Workshop Series 2 of 8

May 5 Home2 Suites Hilton – Ribbon Cutting Event


Final Four Semi-Finalists Announced for the $50,000 Cade Museum Prize

The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention * is pleased to announce the Final Four competitors for the 7th Annual $50,000 Cade Museum Prize for Innovation. Named after the Dr. J. Robert Cade, who led the team that invented Gatorade in 1965, the Prize is an annual competition for early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs in Florida. The goals of the Prize are to provide seed capital and publicity for great ideas with market potential. This year the museum…Read more

The Amazing Give 2016

For 24 hours between 6 p.m. Monday, May 2nd and 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, The Amazing Give will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing an easy way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. One of the pillars of the Community…Read more

2016 Chamber Lunch & Learns: Business Matters Workshop Series Kicks Off April 6

Join us Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. for the series one of the 2016 Chamber Lunch & Learns at Saint Leo University, 4650 NW 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville, FL 32606 Our guest speaker is Patrick J. Juliano, from the Florida Department of Financial Services. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss. Admission is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members…Read more

Leadership Gainesville 43 Enrollment Announcement

Leadership Gainesville, now in its 43rd year, is a ten-month community leadership program designed to identify, education, and develop leadership skills. LG is a combination of in-depth issue seminars and regional issues exposure program. There are only 50 participant slots available for people who hold mid-level management positions, or business owners, and have been identified as having high potential for an executive, business, or community…Read more

Time is running out! Business to Business Showcase More than Half Sold!

Time is running out to register for Greater Gainesville’s premier business-to-business expo! The booths are going fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your business at the Chamber’s annual sell-out event that spotlights 100 local organizations and 500 attendees. 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…Read more

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

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! 35 Years: Alachua…Read more

Florida Chamber: Seven Legislators in Gainesville and Ocala Earned an “A”

Yesterday, the Florida Chamber released actual grades earned by all 160 members of the Florida Legislature on the Florida Chamber’s 2016 Legislative Report Card…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

Help Shape Gainesville’s Future by Joining the Tech Council

Are you a tech company and a Chamber member? Take advantage of one of your member benefits by joining the Gainesville Technology Council. You will receive access to local tech information, resume sharing, invites to events specifically for the tech community, committee membership, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Gainesville’s tech community is growing – stay in the loop by joining the tech council and be part of the…Read more


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Request for Letter of Interest: City of Waldo, Florida

The City of Waldo is soliciting letters of interest for use of all or part of the historic Waldo Community School. For almost 150 years the beautiful Waldo Community School has served as both a physical…Read more

United Way of North Central Florida and the UF College of Dentistry Give Free Dental Care During the Second Annual Super Sealant Saturday

United Way of North Central Florida and the University of Florida College of Dentistry have partnered for the second annual Super Sealant Saturday. This event welcomes children between the ages of 6-17 to receive…Read more

Hartfield Insurance Group, Inc. Update

The Hartfield Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Howard M. Rosenblatt, CLU is transferring his life insurance practice to the Hartfield Insurance Group, Inc. Howard will now focus on his law…Read more

Jest Fest! Features The Flying Wallendas, Avner the Eccentric and Other World Famous Entertainers

Surely you jest? No, it’s true! Jest Fest!, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, returns this spring Sunday, April 10…Read more

Register for “Live to Win!” With Tom Ziglar

What if, at the end of one day, you had a clearly defined plan of action and you knew you could do it, AND you knew that by doing it you would have your best year ever? Would that get you excited…Read more

Learn How to Plan a Great Retirement with Allstate

Allstate is holding a complimentary seminar and dinner Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at Napolatano’s Restaurant. Lean how to safely grow and protect your retirement resources! Please RSVP to Latalyia McKnight by emailing…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Apr 7 Retirement Seminar

Apr 13 “Live to Win!” by Tom Ziglar (Son of Zig Ziglar)

Apr 15-Apr 17 Earth Day Plant Sale

Apr 16 Earth Day Exploration

Apr 23-24 Electro Aerial Show

May 4 Kentucky Derby Luncheon and Fashion Show

May 19 Bread of the Mighty Empty Bowls

Welcome New Members!

Drummond Community Bank

Vet Comp and Pen Medical Consulting LLC

Pastore & Dailey , LLC

Planet Fitness

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group

Mark Hurm & Co, LLC

Nanotherapeutics, Inc.

Dex Imaging, Inc.



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