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e-Journal 7-26-16: To Vote in the August 30 Primary Election, You Must Register to Vote by August 1

e-Journal 7-26-16: To Vote in the August 30 Primary Election, You Must Register to Vote by August 1

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

July 26, 2016

To Vote in the August 30 Primary Election, You Must Register to Vote by August 1

In order to vote in the August 30 primary election, you must register to vote by August 1. Please go to and click Register to Vote or visit the Supervisor of Elections office in person at 515 N. Main St., Ste. 300, Gainesville, FL 32601. Call the Supervisor at 352-374-5252 if you have any questions…Read more

Upcoming Events

Jul 27

Aug 2 Town Hall Candidates Forum

Aug 3 Business Matters Workshop Series 4 of 8

Aug 3 Ribbon Cutting at Wal-Mart


Angela Page Appointed to Department of Labor Workforce Information Advisory Council

The Department of Labor announced Angela Pate from Gainesville, Florida, has been appointed to its Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC). She will serve as a Training Services Provider representative. Pate currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for CareerSource North Central Florida (NCFL), President & CEO of Focused Management Solutions and Startup Quest®, and Chair…Read more

Cade Museum Receives $500,000 Cultural Facilities Grant from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

The State of Florida Department of State has awarded a $500,000 Cultural Facilities Grant to the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida to build the Creativity Live! labs in the new museum. Named in honor of the late Dr. J. Robert Cade – the lead inventor of Gatorade – the Cade Museum exists to inspire creative thinking, future inventors, and early entrepreneurs…Read more

Nominations for the 2017 Gator100 Open Through September 15, 2016

The Gator100 isn’t reserved for large corporations. Any business that meets the program’s criteria is eligible for consideration. From businesses that serve the world to businesses serving their communities, the Gator100 is designed to recognize them all.Anyone can nominate a company for inclusion in the Gator100. If you know of a Gator-owned or Gator-led business, submit a nomination…Read more

Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow at Florida Cancer Specialists

Join us to celebrate the new office location of Florida Cancer Specialists of Gainesville with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute is a leading provider of cancer care services in Florida. Their primary purpose and passion is to provide the most advanced…

Learn how to Maximize Your Time at Business Matters Workshop Aug. 3

In today’s business world, every minute matters. Learning how to manage your time can reduce stress and improve business performance. Join us on August 3rd at St. Leo University to hear speaker, author and sales, management and leadership authority Brad Raney talk about strategies you can implement…Click here for more details

Hosting Opportunity: Business Before Hours

How would you like to showcase your business to 35-50 Chamber members? Business Before Hours provides a structured, yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within the Chamber business community. There are currently a few opportunities remaining this year to host this event at your place of business. For more information contact Membership Director Steve Cannon at

Chamber Intern Selected Among 150 Students Nationwide for White House Beating the Odds Summit

The Chamber’s Research Intern Anthony Ransom-Cason, who just graduated from Gainesville High School and will begin his college career at Santa Fe College was one of more than 150 students invited to the White House on Tuesday, July 19 to celebrate beating the odds…Read More

Join us by wearing your mismatched shoes on Friday!

The Education Foundation of Alachua County’s “Tale of Two Shoes” campaign is intended to raise awareness and help energize a community effort to address this education gap. Each 5th Friday of the month, supporters will wear unmatching shoes to draw attention and stimulate conversation. The ultimate goal is to…Click here for more details

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…View Hot Jobs Here

Candidate Town Hall Next Tuesday

The Newberry Jonesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Alachua Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Town Hall Candidates Forum on August 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City of Newberry Municipal Building. Come out and hear from local, state and federal candidates running in this year’s election….Read more

Current Vacancies on the Alachua County Local Planning Agency

One way to ensure the business community’s voice is heard on local issues is to be represented on county and city advisory boards and committees. “Notifying Chamber members about County and City advisory boards and committees is a priority,” confirms Chamber Vice President for Public Policy Kamal I. Latham. “These boards and committees play an important role in advising our commissions, and when our members participate, the business viewpoint…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Exactech Hiring Event Tomorrow

Looking for a career with a stable company that values its employees? Do you want to be a part of the exciting medical device industry? If so, Exactech would like to meet you on Wednesday, July 27 from 3-7 p.m. at our Gainesville offices located at 2320 NW 66th Ct., Gainesville, FL 32653. Exactech will be interviewing all qualified applicants for current open positions…Click here for all the details

Trimark Properties Hires New Associate to Manage Demand for Luxury Dorms

Trimark Properties, an established local company with a respected repertoire of Gainesville apartments and commercial real estate, has announced yet another addition to its growing squad. Laura Suarez, a veteran marketing and advertising professional, will be the fourth addition to Trimark’s team this year and will serve as Trimark’s Digital Marketing and Advertising Associate…Read More

Local Marketing Agency Adds a New Drop of Talent to the Creativity Pool

As Liquid Creative continues to expand, it is thrilled to introduce Koertni Blackketter as the team’s newest account manager.
Blackketter spent the past several years at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers as the corporate marketing supervisor where she managed all strategic communication. She has a successful track record of…Read More

FSM Instructor Elected President of Reflexology Association of America

Florida School of Massage faculty member Karen Ball has been elected as President of the Reflexology Association of America (RAA). Her term began July 1. Ball has been recognized twice nationally for her contribution to the field of reflexology: in 2014 she received the…Read More

Upcoming Community Events

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

Jul 29 Eggs and Information at Webster University

Jul 29 Creative B Movie Series: “Matango”

Aug 12 Tech Battle of the Bands: Startup Showcase

Welcome New Members!

Alcide Chiropractic

Florida High School Athletic Association, Inc.

Gainesville Black Professionals

Small Business Development Center

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Allen Enterprises of Gainesville

BBI Construction Management

Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Community Bank & Trust of Florida


EAN Services, LLC

Embers Prime Steaks Wood Grill

Emerson Appraisal Co.

Family Promise of Gainesville

Foresight Construction Group

Sleep Center Superstores


University Collision Center, Inc.

Value Place Gainesville

Florida School of Message

Sarkis Clinical Trials


Centreal Florida Community Action Agency

Florida Septic, Inc.

Gainesville Opportunity Center, Inc.

Massey Services

Sister Program of Gainesville, Inc.

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