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e-Journal 11-24-15: Banner Week for the Envision Alachua Sector Plan

e-Journal 11-24-15: Banner Week for the Envision Alachua Sector Plan

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

November 24, 2015

Banner Week for the Envision Alachua Sector Plan

Greater Gainesville took two major steps to seize the future of economic prosperity, business growth and community progress offered by the Envision Alachua Sector Plan. The Alachua County Planning Commission and the Hawthorne City Commission made decisions to move the plan forward. On November 18—after a Chamber-led news conference, during…Read more

Upcoming Events

Dec 9 Goodwin Heart Pine Expansion Groundbreaking

Dec 9 FloridaMakes Orientation for Manufacturers

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

Chamber Accepting Public Policy Committee Applications

Public policy decisions can impact the business climate in the Gainesville region. The Chamber is accepting applications to fill vacancies on its Public Policy Committee. The application submission deadline is Tuesday, December 15th. Applications must be received by that date. Please email your application to or via mail to the following…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

Grow Your Business with FloridaMakes

FloridaMakes was created BY manufacturers FOR manufacturers, so they know what challenges your company faces everyday. As part of a national network focused on strengthening manufacturing in the state of Florida, FloridaMakes operates through the Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence. Join the Council at the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce on December 9, 2015 to learn how…Read more

Aviation Alliance Commends Mayor Braddy for Declaring November ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

The Alliance for Aviation Across America today commended Mayor Edward B. Braddy of Gainesville, Florida for proclaiming November “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Florida, general aviation airports contribute over $7.7 billion to the state’s economy annually. “Mayor Braddy’s proclamation helps highlight the economic benefits and valuable service that general aviation provides to the City of Gainesville and the State of Florida…Read more

Join us on Dec. 10 for Chamber After Hours

Join us as we ring in the Holiday Season with A Celebration of our Non Profit Community at the final Chamber After Hours of 2015. We will have holiday music provided by Genius Entertainment along with food and drinks. The Community Foundation will be presenting checks to multiple Non-Profit organizations during a special ceremony. Our Non-Profit Community Organizations work hard all year to improve the quality of our neighbors in need. Let us…Read more

100+ seasonal positions already available – if you’re looking for talent, act now

With the holidays fast approaching, many area companies are looking to fill seasonal positions before holiday retail season ramps up. If you plan to bring extra people on board for the holiday season, contact Chamber Business Services Director Joe Johnson to take advantage of the Chamber’s partnership with CareerSource North Central Florida. CareerSource North Central Florida can help you schedule interviews, screen applicants…Read more


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Carole Villemaire, CPA and Managing Partner of James Moore, Elected Treasurer of AGN International-North America, Inc.

James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce that Carol Villemaire, CPA and Managing Partner, was recently elected Treasurer of AGN International-North America…Read more

Dr. Owen Roberts Invites you to Babies, Business and the Bottom Line

The March of Dimes invites you to attend Babies, Business and the Bottom Line, where you will have the opportunity to learn how premature birth affects your healthcare costs and network with other area business leaders…Read more

Celebrate Bygone American Traditions at Cane Boil & FiddleFest

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Friends of Nature Parks present the Annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m…Read more

World Premiere of the Snow Queen at the Hippodrome this Holiday Season!

There’s no place like the Hippodrome for the holidays! Go on a magical and icy adventure in a new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s, THE SNOW QUEEN. The Hippodrome has brought you beloved stories…Read more

Alachua County Library District invites you to hear Warren Zanes Discuss “Petty the Biography”

Alachua County Library District invites you to hear author Warren Zanes talk about Petty The Biography. On Saturday, November 21, 2 p.m., rocker, writer and friend of Petty Warren Zanes will talk about his new…Read more

Dance Alive National Ballet Presents Its 50th Year of the Nutcracker!

The all-time family favorite returns with more beauty, more joy and more thrills than ever before. Dance Alive National Ballet presents the all-time family favorite. NUTCRACKER returns with more beauty, more joy…Read more

No eJournal Dec. 1

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday break, the Chamber will not distribute an issue of eJournal on Dec. 1. The dJournal will return on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The deadline for this issue is Friday, Dec. 4 at noon.

Upcoming Community Events

Nov 29 Santa Claus is coming

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

Welcome New Members!

Gatortown Gators

Gator Hydroponics

Snowie Gator Shaved Ice of Florida

ThemeWorks Incorporated

VGIT Services, Inc.

A Direct Cremations

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Advantage Publishing, Inc.

Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless

ATT – Florida

Barnes Healthcare Services

Battery Source

Brookdale Senior Living

Community Cancer Center of North Florida

Crime Prevention Security Systems

Infinite Energy Inc.

Ridgeway Enterprises, Inc.

St. Francis House, Inc.

VyStar Credit Union

North Florida Retirement Village, Inc.

Sweetwater Organic Coffee Co.

Employers Remedy, Inc.

Patrick Pirkle, DMD

Phoenix Commercial Park

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