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March for Babies 2017 – Join Us!

Posted on February 13, 2017

Walking in March for Babies is a great way to raise awareness about the hundreds of thousands of babies born prematurely or with birth defects. But to make a real impact on improving babies’ health, we need to first raise money. You can do it! Fundraising is fast and easy, and great tools are available…

“You’re Hired” Diversity in the Workplace Event

Posted on February 10, 2017

Are you interested in increasing the diversity in your workplace and hiring employees who can make tremendous contributions to your organization? An amazing yet underutilized group of people are those with disabilities. Therefore, it is with much joy and pleasure that I invite you, on behalf of the University of Florida’s Disability Resource Center and…

BBVA Compass Career Open House Feb. 16

Posted on February 10, 2017

BBVA Compass is looking for top talent for positions within the Retail Branch Network! BBVA is seeking high-performing and high-potential candidates interested in the financial services industry. BBVA wants to help you begin your career with a global financial institution that believes in teamwork and ethical decision making and stands behind its long-term vision to…

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

Posted on February 10, 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”…

Company Highlight: 2016 BioScience Company of the Year, AGTC

Posted on February 10, 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 BioScience Company of the Year, AGTC. You can also learn more about AGTC here.   What is special about AGTC? At AGTC, we strive to ensure that all employees…

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for March 14, 2017 City of Gainesville Election

Posted on February 9, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for the March 14, 2017 City of Gainesville Election. A voter in this election must reside within the Gainesville city limits. Voters already registered are encouraged to verify and update their registration status online at by clicking on the link, “My Registration…

Thank You for Being Local Lifesavers

Posted on February 9, 2017

As we head into the new year, LifeSouth would like to thank all the Gainesville businesses and organizations that hosted blood drives with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers for being lifesaving partners. In our community last year 20,556 blood donations helped patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, North Florida Regional Medical Center and the Malcom Randall…

GHA Celebrates Black History Month

Posted on February 9, 2017

Black History Month is an annual celebration of African American achievements and a time to recognize their influential role in U.S. history. In honor of Black History month, Gainesville Housing Authority (GHA) will be hosting its first “Black History Celebration” event on Saturday, February 25th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Gainesville Technology…

Local Certified Forester Elected Chairperson of SESAF’s Florida Chapter

Posted on February 8, 2017

Jib Davidson, Certified Forester, is Helping North Florida Environment Grow! Jib Davidson is a busy man. He is the president and Certified Forester for Columbia Timber Company, the president and Broker for United Country Land & Lifestyle Properties and he is one of four national subject matter experts on timberland for over 700 United Country…

2017 Annual Meeting Focuses on Teamwork

Posted on February 7, 2017

At the Gainesville Area Chamber’s 2017 Annual Meeting — presented by CHW — on Jan. 31, 2017 Board Chair Rory Causseaux reviewed the Chamber’s successes over the last year, including the recruitment of 268 new members, the announcement of nearly 700 new jobs and more. Chair Causseaux also recognized the role of earlier successes achieved under…

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