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The New American City

Posted on February 5, 2018

[Part 2 of a 5-part series on the Intercity Leadership Exchange.]  “The New American City is a city that attracts people to want to be there. They want to live there. They want to work there. They want to play there.” Warren Nielsen, former Commissioner, City of Gainesville The University of Florida’s Strategic Development Plan…

Gainesville Area Chamber Names Freddie Wehbe 2018 Citizen of the Year

Posted on January 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gainesville Area Chamber Names Freddie Wehbe 2018 Citizen of the Year Wehbe Recognized for His Many Contributions to the Gainesville Community at the Chamber’s 94th Annual Meeting GAINESVILLE, Fla. – January 31, 2018 – The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce today named Freddie Wehbe the 2018 Citizen of the Year. Wehbe, a successful…

Gainesville Area Chamber Builds Out Marketing and Public Affairs Teams

Posted on January 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gainesville Area Chamber Builds Out Marketing and Public Affairs Teams Todd Van Hoosear Named SVP Marketing Communications; Alyssa Brown Promoted to Sr. Director Public Affairs; and Shaw Adcock Joins Team as Marketing Coordinator GAINESVILLE, Fla. – January 25, 2018 – The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is building out its team to…

Join the Intercity Leadership Exchange in Columbus this Spring

Posted on January 22, 2018

[Part 1 of a 5-part series on the Intercity Leadership Exchange.]  Learn About the Importance and Depth of Collaboration; Establishing Public-Private Partnerships; Utilizing Partnerships to Revitalize Distressed Neighborhoods; Improve Downtown; and Much More The greater Gainesville region has experienced its share of success in recent years, but in order to stay competitive, we must keep…

New Laptops Presented to Eastside High School

Posted on January 19, 2018

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Alachua County Education Compact, Gainesville Regional Utilities, and Jacobs (formerly CH2M) came together to bridge the digital divide for students at Eastside High School. Jacobs through their employee’s donation programs ENLACE and Bikes-n-Bytes provided seven brand new Dell laptops to Eastside High School. Many students in major program courses…

Meet Superintendent Karen Clarke

Posted on January 18, 2018

Alachua County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Clarke, an educator with more than 25 years of experience, will join the Business Community for a conversation on Tuesday, January 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Clarke, raised in Alachua County, will talk about her goals and challenges facing the school system from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30…

Join Our Team! (Membership Account Executive Position Available)

Posted on January 16, 2018

The Chamber is seeking a Membership Account Executive to join our team. This exciting position is responsible for promoting the Chamber throughout the community and assisting businesses with joining our organization. Highly motivated applicants should send a resume to Tabetha Getz, VP of Membership. The full job description is available below and on Membership…

The Ultimate Guide to Assessing Employee Job Readiness

Posted on January 8, 2018

Employers are getting frustrated in the job search process. They find candidates who appear qualified on paper, but they then interview them or hire them only to discover they don’t have soft skills such as reliability, professionalism, integrity, or a professional style of dress. Employers understand potential new hires need to learn these skills in…

The Compact to Rethink Education

Posted on January 8, 2018

As the new year approaches, the Chamber’s Alachua County Education Compact continues to work collectively with our educational partners to build a bridge between the business community and our schools.  We celebrate our 2017 accomplishments in partnering with businesses in our community. In 2017, the Alachua County Education Compact Worked with the Reggae Shack, to…

Healthy isn’t a Goal, it’s a way of Life!

Posted on January 7, 2018

The UF Health Douglas Williams Executive Health Program is an early detection program promoting health and beneficial lifestyle changes. Throughout your annual exam, you will receive empowering tools to help you envision and achieve your individual peak physical and mental function. In the December member announcement, we shared a useful tool to ensure your lifestyle…

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