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eJournal 8-16-2016: Sign Up Today for the 2016 Intercity Leadership Exchange Trip

eJournal 8-16-2016: Sign Up Today for the 2016 Intercity Leadership Exchange Trip

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

August 16, 2016

Sign Up Today for the 2016 Intercity Leadership Exchange Trip

Register today to join Greater Gainesville’s elite business leadership to study the growth of Austin’s regional economy and key industries, and learn about how the city transformed its downtown into a vibrant and livable hub for thriving companies and talented people.This three-day educational and highly interactive trip will focus on Austin’s best practices and the lessons it learned through the process of securing game-changing economic opportunity and technology industry growth. We will hear first-hand from some of the community’s most dynamic leaders who contributed to this success. Our delegation will bring back innovative ideas and new perspectives to leverage as we continue to transform Greater Gainesville and advance business growth and community progress…Read more

Upcoming Events

Aug 19 Ribbon Cutting at B3 Gym

Aug 25 Grand Opening of Marshall’s at Butler Plaza North

Aug 25 Fundraiser for Girl’s Place at Painting with a Twist

Aug 31 3D Printing for Manufacturing

Sept. 7 Business Matters Workshop Series 5 of 8


Need a Speaker for your Next Meeting? Call the Chamber

Past Chairs of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors last week heard from Mark Wilson, President/CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce the Florida 2030 initiative, which aims to write the blueprint for Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber’s research…Read more

UF Named Among Top Five Online Colleges by

For the second year in a row, the University of Florida earned a spot on our list of the best online colleges with its extensive and inclusive online education portfolio. In addition to five levels of online degrees, including traditional bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral credentials, students can opt to earn one of three specialist degrees…Read more

DKX Armor Announces a most “Non-Traditional Save” with its DKX M3 (Max III) Series Armor

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy James Abdale made a smart decision on the night of July 28th. When responding to an accident scene of a semi that drove off of Interstate 75 and into the waters of Paynes Prairie he remembered his new DKX M3 ballistic armor.Deputy Abdale, along with Alachua County Fire Rescue and the…Read more

Ribbon Cutting this Friday at B3 Gym!

CJoin us to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new and expanded location of B3 Gym (formerly Body By Boris).B3 Gym has been named the best fitness community in Gainesville, offering personal training, bootcamp and CrossFit classes for people of all fitness levels. The event will include a short program, refreshments, raffles and gym membership discounts. The official ribbon cutting will commence at 6 p.m….Click here for details

Local Manufacturers Go Behind the Scenes of Exactech

The Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council went “Behind the Scenes” last Wednesday evening at Exactech, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of bone and joint restoration products. A finalist for the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year Award, Exactech was built on a strong foundation with a values-driven, customer-centric culture. Our business decisions are guided by the following values…Read more

Gainesville Dev Academy and UF’s The Agency Strike a Beneficial Partnership

Gainesville Dev Academy proudly announces its partnership with the The Agency, a communications firm within the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Gainesville Dev Academy is a local software development school and coding bootcamp that provides immersive, instructor-led courses for individuals seeking to become web or mobile applications developers…Read More

GrowFL to Offer Free Webinar Series – Register Today to Begin Tomorrow

Grow FL, a statewide economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida, is hosting a Webinar Series full of information to help you as you continue to grow your company. They are all provided at no charge to you from a variety of GrowFL’s partners. The two seminars will be August 17 and September 1…Read More

Gainesville to Host the 2016 Manufacturers Association of Florida Summit, Nov. 15-17

The Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Annual Summit and Marketplace is the one event each year for manufacturers and those that serve them to come together to share their perplexing business issues, make plans to address them, and celebrate successes of the industry and our Florida manufacturers. Click here to find out more about sponsoring the summit. Don’t miss out on this huge occasion…Click here to register

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

Join Us at the GACAR Candidate’s Forum Tomorrow

The August primary election is fast approaching. On August 30, 2016, we will select the candidates to run in November for seats on the County Commission and the School Board, as well as for the Sheriff and Supervisor of Elections offices. GACAR’s Candidate Forum will be an excellent opportunity to meet the candidates and network…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


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Updated Hours: Museum’s ‘Butterfly Rainforest’ exhibit to close at 4 p.m. through Oct. 6

The “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History will close early at 4 p.m., with last admission at 3:30 p.m., from Aug. 16 through Oct. 6, 2016, for scheduled maintenance. The exhibit also will be closed all day Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, for roof maintenance. Please visit or call 352-846-2000 for more information.

Ten Percent of Sales at Zeezenia Kitchen to Benefit UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Zeezenia Kitchen is raising funds for UF Health Shands Children’s Hopsital. Please stop in at 2325 SW 13th St. to taste “Egyptian Food at its Finest” and help little patients at the same time. For more information, call 352.505.6415 or email

PRCA Launches Book Vending Machine Project

he Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is excited to announce the launch of a new program called the “Feed Your Brain” book vending machine. The vending machine features free, age-appropriate, new or gently-used books for children age three and older. The pilot vending machine for the project was installed at the Porters Community Center, which is located at 512 SW Second Ter., last Wednesday…Read More

Receive a Lazy Susan by Renewing your Chamber Membership Courtesy of Jackson Stoneworks

All employees of all members of the Gainesville Chamber are invited to participate with Jackson Stoneworks in our pledge to donate 1000 Free Granite Lazy Susans per year for ten years to help raise $1,000,000 for local charities, churches, schools, or community projects…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

Aug 12 Tech Battle of the Bands: Startup Showcase

Welcome New Members!

Administrative Situational Assessment Center

Archer Road Pet Resort


La Quinta Inn

Mathnasium of Gainesville

Think Technologies Group, LLC

Together Planning

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Alachua County Medical Society

Dragon Fly Sushi & Sake Co.

Howard Johnson Express Inn

Regions Bank – Archer Road


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