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e-Journal 4-28-15: Chamber Poll Shows Larger Percentage of Likely Voters Support Changing GRU Structure

e-Journal 4-28-15: Chamber Poll Shows Larger Percentage of Likely Voters Support Changing GRU Structure

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

April 28, 2015

Chamber Poll Shows Larger Percentage of Likely Voters Support Changing GRU Structure

A Gainesville Area Chamber poll conducted in February shows 42 percent of likely Gainesville voters support changing the structure of GRU to an independent panel of citizens appointed by the Gainesville City Commission with 36 percent opposed and 22 percent unsure. Governance Question: Generally speaking, would you support or oppose changing the structure of GRU toRead more

Upcoming Events

Apr 28 Ribbon Cutting – Springhill Suites

May 1 Opportunity is Knocking: A Luncheon Series on Regional Initiatives

May 8 Gainesville Orchestra — “Go to the Circus”

May 19 Business Before Hours – Hilton Garden Inn

May 21 Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council – 2nd Quarter General Membership Meeting

The Gainesville Orchestra & Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Invite you to “Go to the Circus”

The Gainesville Orchestra and the Gainesville Area Chamber are inviting families to attend a special, family-friendly edition of Chamber After Hours followed by “Go To The Circus,” the final ‘Innovation Gainesville’ concert event of the season on May 8, 2015. The special concert will feature kid-friendly favorites, including the World-Famous Flying Wallendas with tightropes, trapeze, juggling and…Read more

Business Celebrations – Ribbon Cutting Today at Springhill Suites

Join us in celebrating the reveal of the newly renovated SpringHill Suites by Marriott with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, their spacious suites offer a seamless blend of style and function along with luxurious amenities, separate spaces to work and relax including a large work desk and free high speed internet. So come by and take a tour while enjoying hor d’oeuvres, a…Read more

April 2015 CEO Luncheon

The second quarterly CEO luncheon was held April 22 at the President’s house on the University of Florida campus. In his opening comments, Chairman Todd Powell set the tone for both the event and the year ahead by illustrating what a Transformed Greater Gainesville would look like from a global perspective: “Imagine being able to say to anyone, anywhere in the world, ‘I’m from Gainesville,’ and having that person know…Read more

GRU Governance Poll Media Coverage

Recent news GRU Governance Reform: Gainesville Sun: Poll: GRU users want different oversight, lower rates

Business in the Heart of Florida: Chamber Poll Shows Larger Percentage of Likely Voters Support Changing GRU Structure

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

See details for this and other city government-related meetings here.

Hear That? It’s Opportunity Knocking! Don’t Miss Our Luncheon Series on Regional Initiatives

There are a variety of projects and initiatives designed to make the Gainesville region more economically competitive and attractive for talent from around the world. Join us for the first of a series of luncheons that will educate our members on the current projects and initiatives that have the potential to shape the future of our region. The luncheon will take place on Friday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00…Read more


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Titletown Gator Club Paints It Blue at the Boys and Girls Club for International Gator Day

The Titletown Gator Club will “Paint it Blue” for International Gator Day on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Club members and Gator fans are asked to wear their orange and join the Titletown Gator Club as we paint…Read more

Belk’s Spring Charity Sale Offers Great Bargains for Customers, Financial Support for Community Non-Profits

Belk’s Spring Charity Sale on Saturday, May 2, provides an opportunity for customers to support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts of 15 to 70 percent off of purchases…Read more

Gainesville Harley-Davidson’s 14th Annual Hog Roast To Benefit Special Olympics

Join Gainesville Harley-Davidson for their 14th Annual Hog Roast at the dealership Saturday, May 16, from 12-4 p.m.! Bring the family out to enjoy mouth-watering pork fresh out of the smoker, cold beer…Read more

Child Advocacy Center Receives $10,904 Donation from Kappa Delta Sorority

The Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children in Alachua County, will receive a $10,904.00 donation from the Kappa Delta Sorority- Beta Pi Chapter…Read more

James Moore Welcomes Four New Hires

James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Ericka Hernandez, Shardae Jones, Natalie Jean Petruska, and Dawn Taylor to the firm. Hernandez will serve…Read more

Jones Edmunds Gives Behind-The-Scenes Tour of the Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project

Jones Edmunds recently gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration project in Gainesville for local engineers. More than 70 ASCE Gainesville members recently got a sneak…Read more

Guardians LLC expands to Gainesville

GUARDIANS LLC is pleased to announce its expansion to Gainesville and the Alachua County area. GUARDIANS LLC is a privately held corporation owned and managed by disabled American Military Veterans. GUARDIANS…Read more

Communications Professionals are Recognized at the 2015 Local Image Awards

The Gainesville Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), the oldest public relations organization in the United States, awarded the industry’s most skilled communications…Read more

Blood Drive Honors Law Enforcement

LifeSouth will host a special week-long blood drive May 10 through May 16 as part of National Law Enforcement Week, where donors can show their support for those who keep our communities safe. The Blood…Read more

Phalanx Defense Systems, LLC Acquires DutySmith

Phalanx Defense Systems, LLC, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of body armor, protective systems and defense products has finalized the acquisition of DutySmith, creators of innovative…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Apr 28 AITP-NCFL April 2015 Dinner and Presentation

May 8 Gainesville Orchestra — “Go to the Circus”

May 9 Stop Children’s Cancer Fantasy Event

May 11 16th Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas

May 11 Science Café: Bioluminescence

May 17 Ask a Scientist: International Museum Day

Welcome New Members!

Cruise Planners

Guardians, LLC

Linda Vista

Pro Taekwondo School, Inc.

Volkswagen of Gainesville

Yellow Cab 24 Hour

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

Office Environments

Studio32 Orthodontics

Unifirst Corporation

Estate Trust Asset Recovery

Ossi Law Firm, P.A.

Congressman Ted Yoho

Horizon Realty of Alachua, Inc

Martinback Group

Ray’s Rugs & Flooring

Marc Radio Group

Universal Engineering Sciences

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