Every district has its own set of unique assets and challenges. The Chamber created its district business councils to facilitate dialogue and action among members of each district’s business community. Currently, the District 1 Business Council – the first of several councils to be launched – is providing businesses with opportunities to learn how to do business with the City of Gainesville, University of Florida and other community partners.
District 1 Business Council
The Chamber commissioned its first District Business Council in August 2016. District Business Councils focus on the unique assets and challenges within each City of Gainesville-designated district. The Councils strive to enhance economic activity and opportunity where businesses operate through collaboration in areas such as economic development, capital investment, business growth, leadership development and image enhancement.
Commissioner, City of Gainesville District 1
Owner, Reggae Shack Cafe, Southern Charm Kitchen and The Twisted Peacock
District 1 Business Council Members
Jack Ryals – Jackson Stoneworks
Stephanie Bailes – Cade Museum for Creativity & Innovation
Bill Dorman – GTEC
Kyle Gold – Alter Ego Fitness
T Rodney Long – African American Accountability Allian
Terri Lowery – Jones, Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
Kurt Morauer – Targeted Training Solutions
Mike Powell – Mike Powell and Associates, LLC
Scorpio Mosely – Humana MarketPOINT
Scott Schroeder – Liquid Creative Studio
Tyler Ryals – Jackson Stoneworks
Shariq Siraj – StorterChilds Printing Company
Joel Islam – Florida Food Service, Inc.
Tom Smith – W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor
Virginia Grant – Gainesville Black Professionals
Michael Beard – Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency
Nathaniel Hall – NFashion & Kutz Barbershop
Pamela Davis – Gainesville Housing Authority
For more information about the District 1 Business Council and how you can get involved, please contact Ian Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.