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Company Highlight: 2016 Minority-Owned Business of the Year, Florida Fun Bikes

Posted on February 3, 2017


To share their unique insights on business excellence and community stewardship, the Chamber is highlighting each of the 2016 Business Awards winners. This week, we feature the 2016 Minority-Owned Business of the Year Florida Fun Bikes. You can also learn more about Florida Fun Bikes here. What is special about Florida Fun Bikes? Florida Fun…

Florida Credit Union Announces New Branch in the Butler North Plaza

Posted on February 1, 2017


Florida Credit Union is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch at 2803 SW 42nd Street, Suite 10 in the Butler North Plaza in Gainesville. Florida Credit Union (FCU) is a full-service financial institution with more than 80,000 members in north and central Florida. The new branch, which will be the fourth location…

Startup Job & Internship Fair

Posted on February 1, 2017


Startup Job & Internship Fair Have you considered working as an entrepreneur or with a startup? If so, join the UF Career Resource Center, the Entrepreneurship Club and UF Innovation Academy on Tuesday, February 7 for the Startup Job and Internship Fair from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Reitz Union North Entrance on UF’s…

Fun for Kids at Oak Hall School

Posted on January 31, 2017


Oak Hall School invites families with Children ages 3 and 4 to join us for fun activities using red, white and blue on Feb. 23rd from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Go to OakHall.org/visit to reserve your spot. Space is limited. 77 SW 14th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607. More information here.

Bread of the Mighty to Host Empty Bowls

Posted on January 31, 2017


Bread of the Mighty will host Empty Bowls on Thursday, April 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. Admission includes a simple, but delicious bowl of soup provided by Chick-Fil-A Oaks Mall, bread, fruit, a beverage & a handcrafted ceramic bowl. A Silent Auction and Tricky Tray basket auction will also be offered. Purchase tickets at breadofthemighty.org or…

Florida Museum’s new featured exhibit ‘Frogs!’ now open

Posted on January 31, 2017


Visitors can experience the musical, multicolored world of frogs at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s new featured exhibition “Frogs! A Chorus of Colors.” Featuring live frog and toad species, this interactive exhibit on display through Sept. 4 gives guests a new appreciation of the vocal amphibians. Admission is $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for Florida…

Walking Tour Event to Highlight Science, History, and Art in the Depot Avenue Area

Posted on January 31, 2017


The 3rd Annual walking tour between the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center, and the Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention will highlight the theme “Science, History and Art are Never Apart” on Feb. 25, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. This event will be open and free to the public. “Cotton to the Cade”…

Education Foundation Mentor Recruitment (TSIC)

Posted on January 31, 2017


The Education Foundation of Alachua County’s Take Stock in Children program is looking for volunteer mentors! Take Stock in Children provides support to low-income, at-risk students in our community by providing them with case management, academic support and a volunteer mentor. If the students maintain academic standards, stay drug-and crime-free and meet with their mentor…

This Week’s Public Meetings

Posted on January 31, 2017


Visit the links below for more information about City and County government meetings. City Meetings County Meetings

Distinguished Speaker Series: Lunch with Alachua County Commission Chair Ken Cornell, February 2, 2017

Posted on January 31, 2017


Please join us on Thursday, February 2 from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Parrish Board Room, 300 E. University Avenue, Suite 100, Gainesville, FL, 32601. Our Distinguished Speaker is Ken Cornell, Chair of the Alachua County Commission, who will provide a County progress report, with a Q&A following…

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