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e-Journal 7-28-15: STEM Ready connects unemployed and underemployed to paid internships at vetted STEM companies

e-Journal 7-28-15: STEM Ready connects unemployed and underemployed to paid internships at vetted STEM companies

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

July 28, 2015

STEM Ready connects unemployed and underemployed to paid internships at vetted STEM companies

Companies and organizations including Mindtree, the Florida Innovation Hub, and Eventplicity are joining the 20+ other startups, non-profits, and established companies that are connecting with paid interns through STEM Ready. STEM Ready can help your business, too. Through STEM Ready, employers gain access to skilled, qualified interns, pre-screenedRead more

Upcoming Events

Aug 6 Ribbon Cutting – Targeted Training Solutions

Aug 11 Chamber 101 – Meet the Chamber Staff

Aug 12 Ribbon Cutting – Earth Fare

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

Aug 28 Ribbon Cutting – PDQ

Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cuttings at Targeted Training Solutions and Volkswagen of Gainesville

Join Targeted Training Solutions on August 6 in celebrating their new, state-of-the-art, computer testing lab, and the opening of the National Center for Logistics Education and Research, with this Ribbon Cutting Event. There will be room tours, door prizes, food, beverages and entertainment. The official Ribbon Cutting Event will commence at 5:30pm. On August 20, join Volkswagen of Gainesville to celebrate the official Grand…Read more

Business Before Hours: Hosted by TownPlace Suites by Marriott

Join us for Business Before Hours, a structured yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within the Chamber business community. Participation in Business Before Hours is included in your Chamber Membership. You may find a strong referral source, a new vendor, the perfect client or simply get a foot in the door for connecting at larger events. Come build lasting business and personal…Read more

Member to Member Deals

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 the Member Discount…Read more

Opportunity is Knocking: Research, recruitment and the future of agricultural science in Alachua County

Join us for this event — part of a series of first Friday luncheons presented by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Envision Alachua — focused transforming greater Gainesville and creating our area’s future. This luncheon will cover the changing landscape of agricultural life sciences, the value of public-private partnerships and innovations in our own back yard with UF/IFAS researcher…Read more

Advanced Manufacturing Council Meeting Coming Up

You don’t want to miss this eye-opening, insightful meeting with the Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council. During this event, the 2015 “State of the Regional Manufacturing Sector” Report will be released and there will also be presentations by Plum Creek, Celebration Pointe, and Hatchet Creek! These regional projects will create many jobs and opportunities in the years to…Read more

Resolution in Honor of Joshua Greenberg Passed and Adopted Thursday

A resolution in honor of Joshua Greenberg was passed Thursday by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. It reads: “Whereas, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce represents 1,400 businesses that employ more than 70,000 people, and strives to achieve a vision of Gainesville as the global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity; and Whereas, Joshua…Read more

Meet with local talent at annual Gainesville City Job Fair

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gainesville and a host of community agencies cordially invite all hiring businesses to participate in this year’s Gainesville City Job Fair. The job fair will take place on Sept. 1st 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) multipurpose center located at 1028 N.E. 14th St. Employers interested in participating are encouraged to register…Read more

From Zero Knowledge of Software Development to Winner of Startup Weekend in 1 Week

After hearing tech horror stories at speaking engagements from entrepreneurs around the world, The Wall Street Journal’s “Woman on the IT Fast Track” Nelly Yusupova (DigitalWoman), chief technology officer of Webgrrls International, created TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs to teach business owners the skills they need to become more capable, confident and competent in a short period of time. Now, entrepreneur…Read more

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Limited WUFT deal for Chamber Members Only

Local National Public Radio affiliate WUFT-FM is offering up to 12 Chamber member businesses a special recognition deal. For a $99 monthly investment, your business will receive 16 broadcast name mentions…Read more

Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. adds new associate attorney

The Law Office of Bogin, Munns & Munns, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of a fifth attorney, David J. Hallstrom, to its Gainesville office. The University of Florida Law School graduate gives…Read more

Front Street Adds to Property Management Staff

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group recently added two new team members and added additional office space to accommodate the rapid growth of the firm’s property management portfolio. Joining Front…Read more

Education Foundation of Alachua County Seeks Mentors

The Education Foundation of Alachua County’s Take Stock in Children program is looking for 55 new mentors. Take Stock mentors sever as positive role models, advocates, and friends for our Alachua County…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Jun 8 – Jul 31 Summer Camps

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!

Faith in Visions Realized, LLC

City of Waldo

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Bertie Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

Crevasse’s Simple Cremation

Gainesville Gator Lodge 67

Junior League of Gainesville, Florida, Inc.

Martin Kids Dental Health Team

Samant Dental Group P.A.

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

Cheshire Companiesc

Country Inn & Suites

Oelrich Construction Inc.

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