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 to learn…Read more
Now Accepting Nominations for Chamber Board of Directors
The Nominating Committee is accepting recommendations for Chamber Board of Directors members for the 2016 calendar year. Board director terms are a three-year commitment. All nominations are due to the Chamber no later than July 31, 2015, at which time the candidates will be reviewed by the Nominating Committee. A slate of new directors will be proposed at the August 27, 2015, Board meeting and be declared elected at the…Read more
See the Potential of Envision Alachua for Yourself
30,000 possible jobs in 50 years. 47,000 acres permanently protected from development. 50 percent reduction in water usage according to water ethic established by the Envision Alachua Sector Plan. These numbers quantify some of the opportunities our region could realize the new Envision Alachua Sector Plan is approved. Here’s another number: 2:21. That’s two minutes, twenty-one seconds, which is exactly how long…Read more
Marketing Delegation Visits Boston, MA to Share Greater Gainesville’s Potential for Life Sciences Growth and Return on Investment
Greater Gainesville’s vibrant Life Sciences industry is among our region’s strongest assets and is vital to our efforts to make this region the global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity. During a June 28-30 marketing delegation trip to Boston, MA, nine representatives from the Gainesville Area Chamber, County of Alachua, University of Florida and the region’s business community shared the ways our region…Read more
Alachua County Education Compact Prioritizes STEM Engagement for Students
A recent article on DiverseEducation.com written by Washington Correspondent Jamaal Abdul-Alim reports that gender and racial gaps in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields persist, despite efforts and resources—as reflected in the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index released June 29—committed to closing them. A 2014 American College Testing (ACT) report reflects a lag in college readiness in…Read more
Cell Phone/Cable TV Rate Reductions Now in Effect
As of July 1, Florida taxpayers began saving on their cell phone, cable and satellite bills. The Florida Legislature last month passed a 1/73 percent rate reduction on the state sales tax as part of a Florida Chamber-backed $400 million targeted tax reform package. Floridians will save a total of $220 million in the first year due to the phone and TV tax reduction. Communications services providers have until October 1, 2015, to implement the…Read more
Public Policy in the News
Recent news regarding Public Policy:
Former City Commissioner Lauren Poe Running for Mayor
New GRU Budget Includes Rate Hike, Raises, Tier Changes
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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Hippodrome Art Gallery: CALL TO ARTISTS for 2015-16 Mainstage Season
The Hippodrome Theatre is accepting applications from local artists, both professional and emerging, as well as local organizations, to showcase during the Mainstage 2015-2016 season. Submissions should…Read more
James Moore Welcomes Four New Hires
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Rick Feldman, Doreen Kidd, Troy Land, and Farah Rajaee to the firm. Feldman, Certified Public Accountant, will serve…Read more
DANCE ALIVE presents its Golden 50th Anniversary Season
50 years of Nutcrackers – 50 years of artistic creations – 50 years of children learning to appreciate dance – 50 years of enriching the community – 50 years of blood, sweat and tears. Here’s to 50 more! DANB’s…Read more
Upcoming Community Events
Jun 8 – Jul 31 Summer Camps
Jul 7 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Outputs, Outcomes, and Social Impact
Jul 8 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Introduction to Social Enterprise
Jul 9 Nonprofit Lunch-and-Learn Training: Tri-Sector Management for Nonprofits
Jul 10 Creative B Movie Series: THEM!
Jul 13 Audition Notice
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 31 Creative B Movie Series: Dinosaur 13
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