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e-Journal 11-03-15: Greater Gainesville Marketing Delegation Travels to Washington, D.C.

e-Journal 11-03-15: Greater Gainesville Marketing Delegation Travels to Washington, D.C.

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

November 3, 2015

Greater Gainesville Marketing Delegation Travels to Washington, D.C.

On Oct. 25 -27, Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research at the University of Florida led a marketing delegation trip to Washington, D.C. Over the course of 48 hours, the team of 10 regional University of Florida, elected and city officials and business leadership undertook 19 key meetings throughout the region. This was the third marketing trip of 2015 totaling 56 meetings in Boston, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.Read more

Upcoming Events

Nov 3 Business Matters Workshop Series 4 of 4

Nov 3 /hobnob

Nov 4 Ribbon Cutting- Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

Nov 10 4th Quarter – Advanced Manufacturing Council General Meeting

Nov 13 2015 Business of the Year Awards

Nov 17 Business Before Hours – GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club

Dec 10 Chamber After Hours – A Celebration of our Non Profit Community

BOTY Sponsored by SunTrust Bank is Officially Sold Out!

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Awards luncheon is officially sold out and anticipation is building to see Gainesville’s best of business recognized on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Best Western Gateway Grand. The 2015 Business of the Year, brought to you by SunTrust Bank, highlights the best and brightest in area business Read more

Join Us Today for Tax & Financial Advice at the Business Matters Workshop at 11:30 a.m.

Please join the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce today in our final installment of this year’s Business Matters Workshop Series 2015, “#BMWS2015”. The series of workshops provide information, tools and resources to help strengthen your business in the areas of budgeting, website Read more

Celebrate Epilepsy Foundation of Florida at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m.

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Join the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Nov. 4 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at 1905 NW 13th Street. The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida provides medical services and case management to people with epilepsy in our region. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.Read more

Rise and Shine for Business Before Hours at The Gainesville Woman’s Club, Tues., Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m.

Join us for Business Before Hours on Tues., Nov. 17 from 8:30 -10 a.m. at The Gainesville Woman’s Club, 2809 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32607. Business Before Hours is 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.Read more

Thank you TradePMR for Hosting the October Chamber After Hours

Thank you to TradePMR for hosting and sponsoring the October Chamber After Hours Event.  Over 150 Chamber members and guests met to network  while enjoying the facility tours and Oktoberfest themed food and drink offerings.  Musical guest Drew Copeland from Sister Hazel provided a special up close and personal concert experience for all to enjoy.Read more

Member Anniversaries

Congratulations are in order for Chamber members celebrating anniversaries. From new businesses to companies that have called Gainesville home for generations, these members daily embody the innovative spirit of our region. We hope you will join us in thanking them for the commitment they have demonstrated to the Read more

Chamber Visits Capitol Hill

On Oct. 26th and 27th, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce led a delegation of area business and government leaders in meetings with members of Congress, federal government agencies, and other stakeholders. The delegation discussed business issues with the following stakeholders: U.S. Senator Bill Nelson; U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho; 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

Opportunity is Knocking: Greater Gainesville is Rising

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. The next “Opportunity is Knocking” luncheon will take place Dec. 4 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.Read more

ACEC Participates in Greater Gainesville Marketing Delegation

Gainesville Chamber Vice President of Education and Talent Alignment Ian Fletcher and a few Alachua County Education Compact (ACEC) signers and supporters–including Mayor Doug Jones, Rose Fagler, and Kim Tesch-Vaught–traveled to Washington, D.C. last week as part of the Greater Gainesville marketing delegation. The ACEC signers and supporters met with several education-related organizations, such as the Read more

Legislative Leaders Receive Update on Economic Development Incentives

In April, Enterprise Florida President/CEO Bill Johnson spoke at the Council for Economic Outreach’s quarterly luncheon, outlining his vision for growing Florida’s global market presence through enhanced state marketing efforts and regional support and collaboration. A key component of state marketing efforts includes economic development incentives, which help the state compete Read more

Building a Manufacturing Workforce for Greater Gainesville

Did you know that Santa Fe College is providing training for the next general of manufacturing talent? Santa Fe College, the #1 community college in the nation has been awarded a grant from the Department of Labor and is offering classes in Training in Manufactured Construction (TRAMCON). During the course of this class (about one year),Read more

Expand Your Business Internationally with an Export Consultation

As part of a national economy that is increasing focus on worldwide competitiveness, the State of Florida is poised to become a global hub for commerce and trade. At 61,000, Florida is home to the second highest number of exporters in the United States and in 2014, over $58 billion worth of goods exported from Florida to 200 countries made it the seventh Read more


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Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and Everything DISC Workshops Now Offered in North Central Florida

Strategists, Inc. President Debbie Mason, APR, CPRC, Fellow PRSA  recently earned the credential of Accredited Facilitator for the renowned system Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team™.  Founded on the work of author and consultant Patrick Lencioni’s book the Five Dysfunctions of a Team,Read more

RTS Awarded FPTA Outstanding System of the Year

The Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) awarded the City of Gainesville’s Regional Transit System (RTS) the Outstanding System of the Year at a ceremony on Monday, October 26, during their annual meeting. FPTA officials reviewed 37 transit organizations in the state for proficiency in safety measures, efficient operation Read more

Thomas Group Realty Donates $1000 to Helping Families of Cancer Patients Locally

Thomas Group Realty donated $1000 to American Cancer Society’s Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge in Gainesville during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society’s Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge houses cancer patients currently undergoing outpatient treatment at a Gainesville facility, free of charge, for the duration of the treatment. Read more

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues to Headline the Downtown Blues Concert

The soulful sound of blues will usher in the Downtown Festival & Art Show weekend Friday, Nov. 13 with a free Downtown Blues Concert on the new stage (located on the corner of Southwest Second Avenue and Southwest Second Street) from 7-10 p.m.  The North Central Florida Blues Society is pleased to announce Read more

2015 Allstate Champion for Good – Rhonda Wilson, Local Resident | Allstate Insurance

Allstate Insurance Company honors Rhonda Wilson of Star Children’s Theatre as a 2015 Champion for Good in Gainesville, FL. The award honors those giving back, doing unexpected good deeds, and serving as unsung local heroes. Allstate hopes that sharing stories of these inspiring individuals will encourage others to give back and become Read more

ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN writer, Bob Fisher, coming to Hippodrome show on Oct. 27 with Q + A after!

Love the Hipp’s Halloween show, ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN? Come hear how it all came to be with Chicago playwright, Bob Fisher, on Tuesday, October 27! The Hippodrome’s Halloween show this season has created quite a stir and it’s only just begun! ALL GIRL FRANKENSTEIN is a Southeastern Premier, Read more

Faith in Visions Announces New Service for Clients

Faith in Visions would like to announce a new service being provided to clients for Tele-Therapy (Online Counseling). This will offer an increase in flexibility and convenience for families.Read more

Jones Edmunds announces personnel changes within the firm’s Gainesville office

Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc., a Florida-based engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm, today announced the appointment of John Horvath, PE, as the utilities department manager for the firm’s Gainesville office. Jones Edmunds and Associates, Inc. also announced Solid Waste Engineer, Tobin McKnight, PE, is now credentialed as a Composting Programs Read more

Grants Training in Gainesville, FL – December 3-4, 2015

Lubee Bat Conservancy and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Gainesville, December 3-4, 2015.  This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.Read more

Access to Creative, Problem-Solving Talent at Small Idea Competition on Nov. 13 & 14

Are you looking for a way to connect your organization with hundreds of attendees who are excited about supporting innovation in Gainesville? The Small Idea Competition, hosted by Gator Innovators, a student government agency and the UF Entrepreneurship Club, is a two-day event – taking place on Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Nov 3 /hobnob

Nov 10 4th Quarter – Advanced Manufacturing Council General Meeting

Nov 13 2015 Business of the Year Awards

Nov 14 American Cancer Society’s BARK FOR LIFE

Dec 10 Chamber After Hours – A Celebration of our Non Profit Community

Welcome New Members!

Central Vortex Heating and Cooling

Pure Barre

University Lending Group

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Employer’s Remedy, Inc.

Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Webster University

Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency

The Joy FM / WJLF

The Sweetest Things LLC

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