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e-Journal 6-14-16: Sixth Annual Gainesville Restaurant Week Kicks Off This Thursday at the University Air Center

e-Journal 6-14-16: Sixth Annual Gainesville Restaurant Week Kicks Off This Thursday at the University Air Center

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

June 14, 2016

Sixth Annual Gainesville Restaurant Week Kicks Off This Thursday at the University Air Center

Greater Gainesville, we hope you’re hungry. Because this Thursday, the Chamber will kick off its annual celebration of our unique region’s unique culinary culture and the small businesses that deliver it, Restaurant Week 2016. This year’s 10-day event will begin June 16 at the University Air Center in the Mustang Hanger at 4 p.m., and run through June 25, offering fare from over 30 restaurants that have created fantastic deals for you to enjoy…Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun 15 Ribbon Cutting – Habitat

Jun 16 Gainesville Restaurant Week 2016 – Member Appreciation Kick-off Event

Jun 21 Business Before Hours – Saint Leo University

Jun 21 Ribbon Cutting – 2 College Brothers Moving & Storage

Jun 28 Export University 101

Jul 7 DaVita Dialysis – Ribbon Cutting Event

Jul 27


Gainesville Chamber Among Top Three Finalist in ACCE 2016 Chamber of the Year Competition

For a consecutive year, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has ranked the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in the top three 2016 National Chamber of the Year finalists among similarly sized chambers. The award designates that recognized chambers have demonstrated not only organizational strength in operations and member services, but also have shown community…Read more

IEDC Webinar: Attracting Investment to Disinvested Corridors and Neighborhoods

Most cities have them: distressed areas where private investment has not appeared for years. These disinvested areas, where distressed sizes of populations have grown 75% in urban areas and 139% in suburban areas from 2000 to 2010, must be addressed to combat the adverse present and long-term economic and social consequences. While the causes of disinvestment are complex, they can be targeted when economic developers…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

Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow at Habitat for Humanity Alachua

Join us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Alachua Habitat for Humanity with a Ribbon Cutting Event at their ReStore / Habitat Thrift Shop. The ReStore resells your new and used items (as well as corporate donations) for 50% – 70% off retail prices. All operating profits from ReStore sales go into Habitat’s building program, helping provide adequate housing for Alachua County families. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will…Read more

Ribbon Cutting Next Tuesday at 2 College Brothers Moving & Storage

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of 2 College Brothers Moving & Storage new and larger facility with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy music, speeches and sponsor prizes including Moving Gift Certificates. The official Ribbon Cutting will take place at 7:00pm…Read more

Leadership Gainesville 43 is Filling Up, But there is Still Time to Enroll

Leadership Gainesville 43 is about 75% full, but there is still time to register for this ten-month community leadership program designed to identify and develop leadership skills through a combination of in-depth issue seminars and regional issues exposure program. Leadership Gainesville 43 will mark the first year the Chamber has appointed a class mentor—CPPI Executive Vice President Matthew “Matt” Webster, GGP, LEED…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.

Saint Leo University-Gainesville Hosting Career, Volunteer Fair

Polish the résumé and dress to impress: Saint Leo University’s Gainesville Education Center is hosting a career and volunteer fair from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, June 17, at the center at 4650 N.W. 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville, FL 32606. The Gainesville Center provides local agencies the opportunity to interact with local job seekers and Saint Leo University undergraduate students. Employers will conduct interviews from resumes attained at…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

I- 75 Relief Public Engagement Meeting, June 21

Members, you have an opportunity to weigh in on an effort that will shape our region for decades to come. In October of 2015, FDOT created the I-75 Relief Task Force to study the Tampa Bay to Northeast Florida transportation corridor and develop consensus recommendations to advise the department…Read more

I- 75 Relief Public Engagement Meeting, June 21

The Alachua County Commission is holding a Public Engagement Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is to discuss and seek input from citizens on a potential new highway through Alachua County being discussed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the I-75 Relief Task Force…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

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Student Maid: Office Space for Lease Starting at $450/month

Student Maid has four 150-sq.-ft. offices available within 4,000-sq.-ft. office space. Each office was completely remodeled last year by an interior design team and can be leased together or individually. Student Maid…Read more

Attorney Kevin M. Conner Joins the Law Firm of Alba & Yochim P.A.

Alba & Yochim P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Kevin M. Conner to our team. Born right here in Gainesville at Alachua General Hospital and a graduate of Buchholz High School, Kevin has been…Read more

Ragner Technology Corporation Begins to Market HealthEHose

This week Ragner Technology Corporation of Gainesville begins to market their new style hose for delivering potable (drinking water) to the Marine Industry for boat owners. Ragner is the owner of the original…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

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

May 29 – Jan 17 Florida Museum’s new featured exhibit ‘Wicked Plants’ now open

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

Jun 13 – Aug 12 Summer Camps

Jun 13 – Jun 18 Circus Summer Camp

Jun 17 Saint Leo University Career & Volunteer Fair

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

Jun 21 – Jun 24 MBTI Certification presented by the Myers & Briggs Foundation

Jun 25 Electro Aerial Show

Jun 30 2016 Fierce Awards

Jul 8 Creative B Movie Series: “Mothra”

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

Jul 22 Creative B Movie Series: “The Thing”

Jul 29 Creative B Movie Series: “Matango”

Welcome New Members!

Govinda’s Bakery & Cafe

Sunbelt Rentals

Battery Land

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Comfort Inn University

Diarmuid, Inc.


The Continuum

Alachua Conservation Trust

Alachua County Mini Maid

Ben Campen Consultant

Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.

Bridges of America, Inc. – The Santa Fe Bridge

Courtyard By Marriott

Digital Brands

EDA Engineers-Surveyors-Planners, Inc.

Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Companies

Gainesville Dodge

Gainesville Health Care Center

Gainesville Landscape Contractors

Harbor Community Bank

Jackson Stoneworks

Laurel J. Freeman, B.A. LMT

Marc Radio Group

Michael Carroll Insurance Agency

Pink Narcissus

Ponikvar & Associates, Inc

Renaissance Printing

Right Path Transport

The Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A.

UF Alumni Association

University Air Center

Kinetix Physical Therapy, P.A.

Document Technologies

Linda Vista

Paramount Grill

Powell Chiropratic Health Center

W. W. Gay Mechanical Contractor

Westlab Pharmacy

River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding

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