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e-Journal 4-7-15: Enjoy Chamber Member Discount for Upcoming Leadercast

e-Journal 4-7-15: Enjoy Chamber Member Discount for Upcoming Leadercast

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

April 7, 2015

Enjoy Chamber Member Discount for Upcoming Leadercast

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us in attending the fifth annual Leadercast Gainesville hosted by Advantage Media Promotions on Friday May 8. Our desire is to bring strong leadership training and development to our members to help you and your teams thrive in our community. Leadercast has proven year after year to provide world-renownedRead more

Upcoming Events

Apr 15 Chamber After Hours – Meet the Chamber Staff

Apr 21 Business Before Hours – United Way of North Central Florida

Apr 21 STEAM: Building Blocks of Workforce (Leadership Seminar + Job Fair)

Apr 22 Ribbon Cutting – GatorCPR – The Center for CPR and Safety Training

Apr 23 Ribbon Cutting – The Crafty Bastards

Apr 28 Ribbon Cutting – Springhill Suites

May 8 Gainesville Orchestra — “Go to the Circus”

May 19 Business Before Hours – Hilton Garden Inn

Chamber After Hours is Coming Back Home, Meet the Chamber Staff April 15

Join us for an evening of socializing and refreshments at Chamber After Hours on April 15, 2015. Meet the Chamber staff and take a tour of the Chamber offices as we welcome the community to the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 300 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL. The Chamber Staff will be here to network with you, share ideas and discuss how their role in the Chamber adds value to your membership…Read more

SWAG and Chamber Discuss Transportation Challenges

Last week, Vice President of Public Policy Kamal Latham and Communications Director Alyssa Brown visited with SouthWest Advocacy Group board members Joan Canton, Dorothy Thomas and Dorothy Benson and discussed current transportation challenges in the SWAG area. Safety and capacity enhancements on the SW 20th Avenue bridge were among key issues cited. Chamber representatives, SWAG community members, and an elected official…Read more

Roadway Widening Projects on April 13 MTPO Agenda

On April 1, the Gainesville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) approved a draft proposed Transportation Needs List of 85 projects. A dozen of the 85 proposed projects involve roadway widening to 4-lanes or a 4-lane extension. The list is expected to be culled down to a smaller list of prioritized projects later this year. The prioritized…Read more

Manufacturing Public Policy News Update

The Gainesville Area Chamber supports bills currently under consideration by the Florida Legislature that would make permanent the current three-year exemption in effect relieving certain manufacturers of having to pay Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment Sales & Use taxes. It is estimated that Florida manufacturers could save $141 million annually through 2017 by taking advantage of the exemption. The Senate version of the….Read more

GRU Governance Reform in the News

Recent news from the Gainesville Sun regarding GRU Governance Reform: April 2 : City wants Perry to alter GRU bill
April 3: How City Commission candidates view GRU, biomass

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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

STEAM: Building Blocks of Workforce leadership seminar offers credits for HR professionals

In support of business growth and employment opportunities in industries requiring proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce will launch STEAM: Building Blocks of Workforce on Tuesday, April 21. This two-pronged, comprehensive event consists of a leadership seminar and job fair. The leadership seminar will take place at the Hilton University…Read more


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Gainesville Housing Authority to Host ‘Celebrating Fatherhood’ Event June 6, Nominate your ‘Father of the Year’

The relationship between a father and his child is a relationship that should be honored, respected, and encouraged. In honor of fathers in Gainesville, Gainesville Housing Authority in collaboration…Read more

Meridian expands their leadership team

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is pleased to announce the hire of John Corneilson and Mindy Chambers. Corneilson has joined Meridian as the new Vice President of Finance and Accounting…Read more

Bosshardt Annual Awards Acknowledge Standout Performers in Real Estate

Bosshardt Realty Services, North Central Florida’s leading realty company with double-digit increases last year based on the Gainesville MLS, announced its annual award recipients for outstanding realty…Read more

Join Body By Boris For Its Educational Series: Heart Rate & Kettlebells

Andy Harris and Patrick Snowman, two UF students participating in Body By Boris’ internship program, want to invite you to join them at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at Body by Boris for an exclusive…Read more

NASA Signs New Contract with Jones Edmunds

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected Jones Edmunds & Associates as an architectural/engineering consultant, to provide civil infrastructure and facilities support…Read more

Alachua County Library District Provides Financial Literacy Programming

Alachua County Library District (ACLD) is bringing “Money Smart Week @ your library” to a library near you April 18-25, 2015. This national initiative in its fifth year (in 2015) between the American Library…Read more

Bob Page, Executive Vice President of Florida Citizens Bank, Appointed to National Board

Bob Page, Executive Vice President of Florida Citizens Bank, has been appointed to the national Board of Directors of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), which represents over 5,500…Read more

Florida School of Massage to Offer Introductory “Discover Massage!”

The Florida School of Massage will host “Discover Massage!,” a one-day workshop designed to introduce the community to the field of massage therapy. The event will take place on Sunday, April…Read more

CAMPUS USA Credit Union Hosts Home Buyer’s Workshop April 21

CAMPUS USA Credit Union is hosting a Home Buyer’s Workshop on Tuesday, April 21 at Empower Park in Jonesville. Doors open at 5:30pm, presentation begins at 6:30pm. Dinner will be provided. Workshop…Read more

Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Gainesville Chapter April Luncheon

You are invited to join the Gainesville Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association for its April Luncheon, “What’s the Plan?” presented by Susan Vernon-Devlin, vice president of public…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Apr 10 Free Information Session Re: Social Enterprise Training for Nonprofits

Apr 13 Science Café: Smart Sensors

Apr 15 Free Information Session Re: Social Enterprise Training for Nonprofits

Apr 17 – 19 Earth Day Plant Sale

Apr 18 Earth Day Exploration

Apr 23 Free Information Session Re: Social Enterprise Training for Nonprofits

Apr 24 Free Information Session Re: Social Enterprise Training for Nonprofits

Apr 24 Spend the Day with John Spence

May 8 Gainesville Orchestra — “Go to the Circus”

May 9 Stop Children’s Cancer Fantasy Event

May 11 Science Café: Bioluminescence

May 17 Ask a Scientist: International Museum Day

Welcome New Members!

Cyber Studios, Inc.

Patricia M.Fearing, MD / Gentle Gynecology of Gainesville, LLC

Great Outdoors Restaurant

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Alachua County Housing Authority

Blue Highway Pizza

Chef Brothers Catering

Gainesville Country Club

IndepenDANCE Studio LLC

Loadtest, Inc.

Mark McGriff – State Farm Insurance

The Independent Florida Alligator

Vargas Orthodontics

Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

Kidder Advisers LLC

Butler Enterprises

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

McGriff-Williams Insurance

Tish Oleksy – State Farm Insurance

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