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e-Journal 5-17-16: Leadership Gainesville Class 42 Graduates

e-Journal 5-17-16: Leadership Gainesville Class 42 Graduates

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

May 17, 2016

Leadership Gainesville Class 42 Graduates

On Friday, May 13, the Chamber held a graduation ceremony for the 48 members of Leadership Gainesville Class 42 at the Gainesville Women’s Club…Read more

Upcoming Events

May 17 Business Before Hours – Oaks Mall & Chick-Fil-A

May 24 Chamber Open House

May 26 S-Connection – Ribbon Cutting Event

Jun 1 Business Matters Workshop Series 3 of 8

Jun 9 ApexTek Labs – Ribbon Cutting Event

Jun 21 Business Before Hours – Saint Leo University

Jun 28 Export University 101


Apply for Summer Courses at the Gainesville Dev Academy

This summer, do something life-altering for yourself! Become a web or iOS/iPhone developer in 12 weeks. Click here for the application. Gainesville Dev Academy announces the addition of summer immersive classes starting June 6, 2016. We’re offering both the Web Development Course and the iOS/iPhone App Development Course, Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Small Classes, Experienced Instructors, 12-week long…Read more

Registration Open for Export University 101

Gain the expert advice your company needs to expand your sales on a global scale! EXPORT UNIVERSITY is a training program developed by the Florida District Export Council in cooperation with the Florida Trade Alliance Partners to help companies begin an export initiative and to gain skills and innovation in their international sales. Delivered by the U.S. Commercial…Read more

Inaugural Gainesville Matchmaker, May 24

The City of Gainesville cordially invites you to the Inaugural Gainesville MatchMaker! Join us as we create a platform for business matchmaking on May 24, 2016 from 3-5 p.m. The event will be held in the City Hall Auditorium located at 200 E. University Ave. Gainesville, FL. Our goal is to assist you in seeking procurement opportunities and connect you with buyers, suppliers, subcontractors, and other agencies in…Read more

Chamber Open House

This “Come As You Are” members event is a first of its’ kind and was structured with you in mind. Presented by your Chamber Staff and many of our member volunteers, this event will inform you about ways your business can gain maximum exposure through the many facets of the Chamber, our department initiatives as well as the many new councils we are establishing for our members. Whether you just joined or have…Read more

Business Before Hours, May 17

Join us for Business Before Hours, a structured yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within the Chamber business community. Participation in Business Before Hours is included in your Chamber Membership. You may find a strong referral source, a new vendor, the perfect client or simply get a foot in the door for connecting at larger events. Come build lasting business and personal relationships…Read more

Matt Webster to serve as class mentor to Leadership Gainesville 43

Leadership Gainesville, now in its 43rd year, is a ten-month community leadership program designed to identify, educate 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…Read more

Attention Chamber Members: Save Big at Office Depot

A significant perk of being a Chamber member is the excellent discount program we have negotiated for you with Office Depot. Save on supplies, furniture and more by contacting our local representative, Joanna K. at (904) 412-5772 to get started.

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Fracture’s Abhi Lokesh and Alex Theodore with Young Entrepreneur Award

Last Wednesday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized co-founders of Fracture, Inc., CEO Abhi Lokesh and CTO Alex Theodore, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Fracture, Inc. was founded in Gainesville in 2008, and is a modern photo décor company that specializes in photo printing directly onto glass surfaces. The company employs more than 35 Floridians…Read more

Front Street Named Finalist for National Real Estate Award

National Real Estate Investor (NREI) & Information Management Network (IMN) announced Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group as finalists for the inaugural 2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards. The awards recognize firms exhibiting superior performance that have consistently led and exemplified the highest degree of business…Read more

Chamber Members Exactech Inc. and Akea Design Inc. Win Federal Contracts

Exactech Inc. won a $6,000 federal contract from the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery for surgical supplies for the Naval Hospital Bremerton. Akea Design Inc. won a $111,526.61 federal contract set aside for service-disabled, veteran-owned small business from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center for architectural and engineering services for the…Read more

Hot Jobs from CareerSource North Central Florida

Each week CareerSource North Central Florida staff members identify CURRENT HOT JOBS that employers are eager to fill. If you would like a vacant position to be included on this list, please call (352) 244-5112. For more information, or to apply, visit, which will take you to the statewide job matching database. Choose “Find a Job,” then click “Job Number Search” on the right tab in the search window, and type…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Gainesville Harley-Davidson’s Hog Roast to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse

Join the Gainesville Harley-Davidson family for its annual Hog Roast Saturday, May 21, from 12 to 4 p.m. for food, drinks and entertainment for the whole family! Mouth-watering pork, cold beer and craft beer provided by The…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

May 15 – Jun 30 ‘Butterfly Rainforest’, ‘Ranching and Wrangling’ theme begins May 15

May 19 Jen-Boomer Foundation for Entrepreneurial Women 55+ Fundraiser

May 19 Bread of the Mighty Empty Bowls

May 30 – Sep 5 Blue Star Museums May 30- Sept. 5

Jun 4 World Sea Turtle Day Celebration

Jun 13 – Aug 12 Summer Camps

Jun 18 – Jun 19 Father’s Day Special June 18-19

Jul 8 Creative B Movie Series: “Mothra”

Jul 15 Creative B Movie Series: “Little Shop of Horrors”

Welcome New Members!


Carters Painting

Windstream Communications

Experience Works RSVP

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Barre Forte

Center For Applications Of Psychological Type

Disabled American Veterans

Horizon Realty of Alachua, Inc

Katz & Phillips, P.A.

McCall Service, Inc


Ossi Law Firm, P.A.

Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network, Inc.

Perry Roofing Co

Ray’s Rugs & Flooring

Renasant Bank

Skate Station Funworks

Sonny’s BBQ

Springhill Self Storage

The Stiles Family Office

Trimark Properties

US Army Recruiting Station – Gainesville

Macnificent Solutions

Florida Museum of Natural History

Abacus Learning Center

Contractor’s Supply

Fletcher Family of Companies

Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grille

Quality Plumbing of Gainesville, Inc.

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