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e-Journal 7-21-15: County Commission Creates Business and Economic Growth Task Force

e-Journal 7-21-15: County Commission Creates Business and Economic Growth Task Force

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

July 21, 2015

County Commission Creates Business and Economic Growth Task Force

On July 14th, the Alachua County Commission voted to create the Business and Economic Growth Task Force to oversee implementation of 48 recommendations to improve the county’s business climate. These recommendations were approved unanimously by the County Commission on March 10th as part of the County Business and Economic Growth Action Plan, which includedRead more

Upcoming Events

Jul 21 Ribbon Cutting – RTI Surgical, Logistics & Technology Center

Jul 23 Ribbon Cutting – TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Aug 11 Chamber 101 – Meet the Chamber Staff

Aug 12 Advanced Manufacturing Council – 3rd Quarter General Council Meeting

Aug 18 Business Before Hours – TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Aug 20 Chamber After Hours – Volkswagen of Gainesville

Aug 22-23 TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

Sep 10 Chamber After Hours – Gainesville Harley Davidson & Crevasse’s Simple Cremation

Member Discounts Increase the Value of Membership Investment

Many of our members are enjoying greater value of membership through member discounts. Chamber members are eligible for discounts on auto purchases, computer networking and repair, legal services, advertising and a list of others. In many cases, the discounts offered have the potential to more than repay most annual membership dues. Please go to Member Discount Section of the Gainesville Chamber website…Read more

Chamber Board of Directors Nominations due by July 31st

The Chamber Board of Directors is accepting recommendations for the 2016 calendar year through their Nominating Committee; applications are due on or before July 31. Board directors serve three-year terms. Once all of the nominations are in, the candidates will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee. A slate of new directors will be proposed at the Chamber’s August Board Meeting and declared elected at the September…Read more

Business Celebrations

Join us this week for Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies to celebrate the grand openings of the new RTI Surgical, Logistics & Technology Center and TownPlace Suites by Marriott…Read more

Envision Alachua to Host Open House

Area professionals and community members are invited to enjoy appetizers and cocktails while learning more about Envision Alachua and the planning process at an Open House slated for next Thursday, July 23 from 6-8 p.m. The Open House will be held at the Envision Alachua Design Studio in the Commerce Building, located at 300 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL. We encourage you to both…Read more

We Need Your Feedback!

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Alignment and Education committee is exploring a set of solutions that best provide businesses the assistance needed to develop and implement an internship program. The Talent Alignment and Education committee oversees the programs and projects of the Chamber’s workforce development division, specifically to support and enhance education and the…Read more

The “Must Attend” TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, Two-Day Intensive Boot Camp, Comes to Gainesville, FL August 22-23

Learn to execute your tech projects effectively, on time and on budget from world-renowned technology consultant and CTO of Webgrrls, Nelly Yusupova (DigitalWoman). Are you a non-technical entrepreneur? Are you in a start-up and want to ensure that you are starting correctly? Are you already running a business and want to ensure that your project run smoothly, on time and on budget? Are you looking for…Read more

Survey: How Can Gainesville Better Meet Citizens’ Needs?

The City of Gainesville is seeking feedback from citizens on the availability of its services. The survey, City of Gainesville Hours & Methods Of Availability, can be accessed here. The results of this survey will be shared with the City Commission during the FY2016 budget workshops in late July. Thank you for taking a few moments to share your experiences, including the frequency you access…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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

Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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


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BBVA named Best Bank in Europe

Euromoney named BBVA as best bank in Latin America in the 2015 edition of its Awards for Excellence. Euromoney acknowledges the bank’s successful evolution and solid business results in the region. In…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Jun 8 – Jul 31 Summer Camps

Jul 14 PDQ Family Cornhole Tournament for Special Olympics Florida-Alachua County

Jul 16 Red, White & More Red!

Jul 17 Creative B Movie Series: Bringing Up Baby

Jul 24 Make-Up, Moscato & More Hosted by Claudia Jordan of RHOA

Jul 24 Creative B Movie Series: One Million Years B.C.

Jul 26 GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville (Down Syndrome Achievement Center) First Year Friends Bowl-a-Thon

Jul 31 Creative B Movie Series: Dinosaur 13

Aug 4 Learn QuickBooks – Desktop Version

Aug 5 Learn QuickBooks – Online Version

Aug 11 Everything You Wanted to Know About Business Deductions (but were afraid to ask!)

Aug 12 Tax Secrets for Realtors

Sep 18-20 ButterflyFest Plant Sale

Sep 19 ButterflyFest

Welcome New Members!

Chicken Salad Chick – Gainesville

BankersLife and Casualty

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee

Summit Salon Academy

Florida School of Massage

Shadow Health Inc.

Thornebrook Chocolates

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