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eJournal 8-30-2016: Vote Today!

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

August 30, 2016

Vote Today!

Today is Election Day! If you did not vote early or submit an absentee ballot in advance of today’s election, you MUST go to your assigned precinct today to cast your ballot if you want your vote to count in today’s election.For information on what you must bring to the precinct with you in order to vote, or to identify your precinct, visit the precinct voting page on the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections website.

Upcoming Events

Aug 31 3D Printing for Manufacturing

Sept. 1 Wildflowers of Florida Begins

Sept. 1 Steps to Wellness – Inaugural Luncheon

Sept. 7 Business Matters Workshop Series 5 of 8

Sept. 13 Regional Business Before Hours at Campus USA Credit Union


Saint Leo University Names New Vice President of Business Development

Robert T. Quinn has joined Saint Leo University as vice president of Business Development. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English literature and an MBA from Fordham University. A seasoned veteran in corporate management, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army and was awarded two Bronze Stars…Read more

Need a Speaker for your Next Meeting? Call the Chamber

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a speakers’ bureau with a goal of reaching out to community organizations and partners to share our mission, vision and activities, illustrate how our work relates to the community at-large, and learn more about the priorities of other groups. At this time, speaker participation is limited to members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. For more information, or if you are interested in having a Chamber Board member come speak…Read more

Business Matters Workshop Series 5 of 8, Next Wednesday

Pam Burns is this month’s guest speaker and she will be discussing: Budgeting for Business. Be sure to register for this great, insightful event. $10 for Chamber members; $20 for non-members. Lunch is provided. Click here for details

Join us for the R&D Tax Credit Seminar, Sept. 14

Adam Weems of TRCG Advisors, LLC will present on the Research and Development Tax Credit, which has seen several significant enhancements recently. Under the new law, the R&D Credit is now much more beneficial to start-up and early stage companies. The new law will allow a wider range of maturing companies to take advantage of the Credit as well. During the presentation, Adam will explain activities…Click here for more info

3D Printing for Manufacturing Lunch & Learn, Tomorrow

If you’re in Engineering, Design or Manufacturing, please join us for a free Lunch & Learn to discuss real-life, every-day applications of 3D Printing for manufacturing. This event is being hosted by the Gainesville Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council and presented/sponsored by Council member Dimension Works…Click here for more information

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

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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New Overtime Rules Workshop for Small Business

Join HR and accounting experts, Eva Del Rio and Stephanie Travis, for an informative workshop.
Your salaried employees earning under $47K per year will most likely be eligible for overtime pay under the new laws that go into effect on December 1, 2016. Eva and Stephanie will explain the new law and provide you with templates and calculators to help you communicate, comply and minimize the cost of the changes. Register here or on Facebook

Jones Edmunds’ Senior Vice President Ken Vogel Honored by Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers

Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc., a Florida-based engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm, today announced that Senior Vice President Ken Vogel, PE, received the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers’ (FICE) President’s Award…Read More

MacNificent Solutions is Expanding!

MacNificent Solutions, a local marketing company in its fourth year of business, is expanding its leadership and its team. Emilee MacDonald, founder of MacNificent Solutions, will serve as Chief Creative Officer, and Kevin Lytle, Owner and General Manager of Gainesville Harley-Davidson, will now serve as Chief Operating Officer…Read More

James Moore Announces Human Resources & Moore HR Consulting Services

James Moore is pleased to announce the launch of Human Resources & Moore, the firm’s new line of human resources consulting services. Human Resources & Moore was established to help clients face constantly changing HR compliance requirements and trends. Smaller companies often…Read More

Drummond Bank’s History Featured in Home Magazine

In “A Wealth of History, Preserved with Care,” Home Magazine tells the rich history of Drummond Bank, including the stories of many historical pieces that can be found in the lobby of the bank’s main Chiefland location.Read the Full Story Here

Experience Massage School for a Night at the Florida School of Massage

Experience massage school for a night at the Florida School of Massage Open House. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6421 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608. The event will encompass how a student can…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

Welcome New Members!

A & N Corporation

Auto Plaza of Gainesville



Management Specialists Services, LLC

Premium Power Washing

The ITM Group

Yan Acupuncture & Herbs, LLC

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Alachua County’s Sheriff’s Office

Allison Ables Real Estate & Property Management

Enterprise Truck Rental

Florida Leisure Pool And Spa

Focused Management Solutions

Martinback Group

Power Production Management

Sandwich Inn

UF Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UF Health Shands

UF Mover Guys

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