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e-Journal 8-25-15: Business, Community and Industry Leaders Explore Gainesville’s Potential for Film

e-Journal 8-25-15: Business, Community and Industry Leaders Explore Gainesville’s Potential for Film

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

August 25, 2015

Business, Community and Industry Leaders Explore Gainesville’s Potential for Film

Thursday morning, nearly 60 people gathered at the Hipppodrome Theatre for a panel discussion around a timely question—is Gainesville ready for film? Panelists included Yoav Attias and Nicholas Burnett—the producers of the CMT series, “Gainesville,” which premiered later that evening. Moderated by United Way of North Central Florida President Deborah BowieRead more

Upcoming Events

Aug 26 Let A Monster Buy You Breakfast

Aug 27 Ribbon Cutting – Escape2Vape

Aug 28 Ribbon Cutting – PDQ

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

Sep 16 Ribbon Cutting – Gainesville Housing Authority

Sep 18 Public Leader Awards Ceremony

Sep 22 Business Matters Workshop Series 2 of 4

Oct 1 Ribbon Cutting – Care Spot Healthcare / UF Health

Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cuttings at Escape2Vape and PDQ

On Thursday, celebrate with our newest Chamber member, Escape2Vape, for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony! Escape2Vape specializes in smoking cessation by offering different levels of nicotine intake. They have a comfy and inviting atmosphere that allows for casual conversation and a relaxing atmosphere. On Friday, join us as we celebrate the official grand opening of PDQ! PDQ, which stands for People Dedicated to Quality, is a fast…Read more

Save with Member-to-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 more about the available discounts. We want to be a catalyst for growth in member businesses. If you…Read more

Inspiring creative thinking, future inventors and early entrepreneurs in Alachua County

Join us on Friday, September 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at First Magnitude Brewing Company, for Opportunity Is Knocking Luncheon Series: Greater Gainesville Is Rising. Free for Chamber members! This luncheon will cover the pivotal role the Cade Museum plays in the transorming greater Gainesville both physically, as Depot Park becomes a reality, and sympolically, as the museum works to increase access and improve the quality of life…Read more

ACEC presented to a joint inaugural school board and city commission meeting

The Alachua County Education Compact is about a partnership. It’s about a promise. It’s about potential, said Superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools Owen Roberts, Ph.D., last Tuesday afternoon in support of the recently signed education compact. The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce was invited to present information about the Alachua County Education Compact (ACEC) at a joint inaugural meeting with the…Read more

ACEC Travels to Montreal and Back

Presentations of Alachua County’s innovative partnerships, which support the transformation and advancement of our education system, have rippled into international waters. The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Vice President of Education and Talent Alignment Ian Fletcher presented information on the Alachua County Education Compact (ACEC) at this year’s Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’…Read more

High Springs Talks Economic Development

During an Economic Development Forum led by High Springs City Manager Ed Booth, the city’s local and regional leaders and residents explored the city’s economic development needs and possibilities. After discussing major Fiscal Year 2015-2016 projects, the group engaged in a deep discussion geared toward identifying local, marketable assets. Led by the Gainesville Area Chamber’s Interim President/CEO Susan Davenport the group…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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SAVE The Date – Celebrate Junior Achievement

Don’t miss this one-hour, unforgettable and succinct presentation on the extraordinary work of Junior Achievement. The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast will…Read more

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off

Please join over 100 striders in the kick off event for the 2015 event. Thursday August 27th @ 6:30 pm at North Florida Regional Medical Center, Cancer Center (6420 W Newberry Road). Join us as we celebrate…Read more

Help UF Music School and Get a Free Granite Lazy Susan

Jackson Stoneworks Granite Buyers Club pledged to donate “1000 free granite lazy susans” per year for the next ten years to assist members to raise $1,000,000 for local community fund raising projects as part…Read more

UNIVERSITY COLLISION CENTER Earns Official Certification and Prestigious Top Automaker Recognition

UNIVERSITY COLLISION CENTER has been officially certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training, and facility necessary to…Read more

Alachua Conservation Trust Achieves Renewed Accreditation

Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) has achieved renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. “This achievement…Read more

Downtown Festival & Art Show: Gainesville Celebrates National Ranking

It’s time to celebrate in Gainesville! On a roll for several years running, the Downtown Festival & Art Show has steadily climbed in rankings in recent years. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural…Read more

Caroline Le Named Gainesville Education Center Director for Saint Leo University

Dr. Caroline Le has joined the Saint Leo University Gainesville Education Center as its new director. Le has served as an assistant professor of English since 2014 at Beacon College and as an adjunct instructor…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Aug 25 Walk To End Alzheimer’s KICK OFF

Aug 27 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick Off

Sep 18-20 ButterflyFest Plant Sale

Sep 19 ButterflyFest

Oct 9 Live2Lead:Gainesville

Oct 10 Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Welcome New Members!

Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc.

Alachua County Coffee News

Linda Thomas Allstate Insurance

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

JR’s Candy Buffet Co.

1st Credit Union of Gainesville

Butler Enterprises

Florida Credit Union

Gainesville Buick GMC

Gatorland Toyota

GSE Engineering & Consulting, Inc.

Henderson Land Trust

Neighborhood Housing & Development Corp

Partnership for Strong Families

PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality)

Regions Bank – Tower Road

Suburban Animal Hospital

TDC Entertainment, Inc.

Tumbleson White Construction

All Clear Pool & Spa Shop, Inc.


Mobiquity, Inc


Scrubs Car Wash

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