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e-Journal 6-7-16: Duke Energy Foundation Awards $12,700 to Raise Awareness of Manufacturing Career Opportunities in Alachua County

e-Journal 6-7-16: Duke Energy Foundation Awards $12,700 to Raise Awareness of Manufacturing Career Opportunities in Alachua County

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

June 7, 2016

Duke Energy Foundation Awards $12,700 to Raise Awareness of Manufacturing Career Opportunities in Alachua County

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Duke Energy jointly announced a $12,700 grant awarded to the Chamber by the Duke Energy Foundation. The grant will support the Chamber’s efforts to raise awareness of manufacturing as a viable and available career opportunity that provides pathways to success for people across the skills and education spectrum in Alachua County and surrounding areas. The Chamber’s efforts to strengthen the….Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun 9 ApexTek Labs – Ribbon Cutting Event

Jun 10 Celebrity’s Soul Food – Ribbon Cutting Event

Jun 14 Ribbon Cutting – 2 College Brothers Moving & Storage

Jun 15 Ribbon Cutting – Habitat

Jun 21 Business Before Hours – Saint Leo University

Jun 28 Export University 101


Gainesville Startup Feathr Moves into New, Dynamic Office Space in Innovation Square

Feathr, the event marketing cloud, has announced a deal with local Innovation Square developer Trimark Properties for a new, cutting-edge office for their company headquarters. In doing so, Feathr chose to stay in Gainesville instead of moving to a bigger tech hub like New York, Austin, or Boulder. Feathr’s marketing cloud is the only digital marketing platform built specifically for the needs of event…Read more

The MAF Center Needs Your Help!

The Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence is in need of specific information from Florida manufacturers about the advanced manufacturing industry’s challenges with worker retirements, skill obsolescence, health/family challenges and recruitment competition. You can help MAF help you by answering the industry survey below. Survey responses should…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

This Week: Ribbon Cuttings at ApexTek Labs, Celebrity’s Soul Food

Join us to celebrate the expansion of ApexTek Labs with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration! Founded in early 2015, ApexTek Labs is an engineering design firm bringing new ideas to life in downtown Gainesville, Florida. They have a team of brilliant engineers and designers that can prototype, machine, weld, code and develop anything, all while giving customers the best possible experience. This event will include tours, speeches, eating and more. On…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.

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 Task Force: Community Open House Tonight

The second round of community open houses will take place this week to share information on the I-75 Relief Task Force work to date. Representatives from the Florida Dept. of Transportation will be available to answer questions on site. The Gainesville Open House is tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel, 4200 NW 97th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606…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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Meet the County Commission Candidates on June 20

The Alachua County Democratic Party, in collaboration with the Democratic Women’s Club of Alachua County and the National Pan-Hellenic Council, invites you to Meet the County Commission Candidates Monday, June 20…Read more

Listen to Thriller Writer Lisa Unger this Saturday

Alachua County Library District’s Author Series presents one of the most popular mystery/crime thriller writers, Florida’s own Lisa Unger will visit Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville…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 4 World Sea Turtle Day Celebration

Jun 4 Big Green Egg Demo at Kitchen & Spice

Jun 5 7th Annual Taste of Gainesville

Jun 7 “Charity Bowl Challenge IV”

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 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!

Celebrity’s Soul Food at Ft. White

Engineering For Kids

Battery Land

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Advantage Publishing, Inc.

Alliance Pediatrics, PA

Carpet One Floor & Home

Charles Perry Partners, Inc

Gainesville Lighting

Ideal Image

New Horizons Computer Learning Center

North Florida Regional Medical Center

Sanders Jewelers

Michael P. Maddux, P.A.


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