No eJournal Dec. 29 or Jan. 5
Due to the holidays, the e-Journal will not run on Dec. 29 or Jan. 5. e-Journal articles for the Dec. 22 issue are due by noon on Friday, Dec. 18. Articles received after that time will be published in the Jan. 12 issue.
Florida Senate and House deliberate Gov. Scott’s Florida First Budget
Overviews of Gov. Rick Scott’s Florida First Budget and policy recommendations was presented to the House Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development in respective meetings in early December. Gov. Scott announced his budget recommendations—encapsulated in the “Florida First Budget” for fiscal year…Read more
City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar
Week of December 14: 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
Gainesville Named Best Midsize College City in America by WalletHub
Gainesville was named the Best Midsize College City in America in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub.com. You can find the full study here. With college-application deadlines approaching and campus tours in the offing, WalletHub ranked 326 U.S. cities and towns that promise the best combination of academic, social and economic opportunities for students. WalletHub arrived at its findings by analyzing…Read more
Enterprise Florida talks Marketing with Lawmakers
In early December, Enterprise Florida Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Crystal Sircy presented an overview of the newly proposed Florida Enterprise Fund to the House Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee. Gov. Scott and Enterprise Florida are requesting a $250 million one-time appropriation for the creation of the Enterprise Fund to bring Florida’s incentive funding in line with competitor states. Ms. Sircy’s…Read more
Chamber After Hours Celebrates Nonprofit Contributions to Society
Greater Gainesville’s nonprofit community organizations do incredible work every year to improve the quality of life for our neighbors in need. Recently, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce continued the tradition of dedicating its last After Hours of the year—sponsored by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida—to celebrating the contributions of this vital community. The Community Foundation is dedicated to…Read more
Goodwin Company Announces Expansion
Goodwin Company, pioneers of River-Recovered® heart pine and cypress, proudly announce the groundbreaking of their new facility. The expansion is part of a partnership with Heritage Wood Finishing Company. “Goodwin Company has experienced steady growth and success here in Alachua County,” said Carol Goodwin, President of Goodwin Company. “We look forward to contributing to years of future success in this region.” Goodwin…Read more
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Optym’s SkySYM Software Deployed by Southwest Airlines to Strengthen Reliability of Flight Schedules
Optym is pleased to announce that Southwest Airlines® has begun using SkySYM™ to strengthen the operational reliability of the carrier’s flight schedules. Based on the U.S. Department of…Read more
Maple Street Biscuit Company to Open in Gainesville
Maple Street Biscuit Company, voted one of the Best New Biscuit Spots in the country by Food & Wine Magazine, will soon be opening their first Gainesville location in the first quarter of 2016…Read more
Guardians LLC is Among First Security Training Schools Offering “Active Shooter’ training in Greater Gainesville
GUARDIANS LLC is pleased to announce that it is one of the first security training schools offering “Active Shooter” training to residents and businesses within Gainesville and the Alachua County area. Guardians…Read more
Jones Edmunds Receives NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Team Award
Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc., a Florida-based engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm, recently was recognized by NASA for its contributions to the Kennedy Uplink System project. The firm…Read more
Meridian Awarded $250,000 Care Coordination Grant
Lutheran Services Health Systems (LSF) has awarded Meridian Behavioral Healthcare a $250,000 coordination grant to be used over the next year. Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. will implement evidence…Read more
Gateway Bank of Central Florida Opens Full-Service Banking Center to Serve the Alachua County Market
Danny Gilliland, Gateway Bank of Central Florida, Alachua County Market President announced the opening of a new full-service banking center in the City of Alachua with doors opening on December…Read more
James Moore Welcomes Six New Hires
James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Heather Clarich, Tracy Curry, Tamara Howard, Joshua Kimmell, Angela Taff, and Caleb Thompson to the firm. Clarich…Read more
Buffalo Wild Wings is Arriving in Gainesville
Join us for our Grand Opening on January 11th. We will be offering our Free Wings for a Year coupon book to the first 100 guests (line up will start at 6:00am). Buffalo Wild Wings will be open in front of the Oaks Mall…Read more
Upcoming Community Events
Dec 15 AITP-NCFL December Dinner and Presentation
Welcome New Members!
The Law Office of Robert J. Warren
Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!
Boulware Springs Charter School
Ellett Insurance, P.L.
Emergency Physicians Medical Center
Falcon Financial Management, Inc.
Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc
The Watershed Group
Bank of America
Donna Cohen Classic Design, LLC
Brightway Insurance, The Moffat Agency (Haile Village)
Express Employment Professionals
Sarah Cain Design
American Heart Association
Cecil Edge & Associates
Communication Systems, Inc. DBA ComSys
Gainesville Health & Fitness Center
Keith Watson Productions, Inc.
Quality Design Works, Inc.
Silverman, Vorhis & Mack
The Einstein School