Trish Bulko Joins Chamber as New Account Executive
We are excited to welcome Trish Bulko to the Chamber team as a new Member Account Executive. Trish started on Monday, January 4, and will join our sales team in promoting the Chamber throughout the community and assisting businesses joining our organization. Previously, Trish served as one of our membership interns. “I’m thrilled to be in a position that encourages and supports me in forming relationships with the local businesses and…Read more
Susan Davenport to Speak at Year’s First Leadercast Gainesville Live & Local Event
Leadership isn’t simply delegation – it is the clarity, focus, and resourcefulness that unite introverts and extroverts alike on the road to achievement. Leadership lies in every one of us and grants us the opportunities to positively influence the communities in which we live through a core set of leadership values…Read more
Legislative Session Begins Today
Today marks the start of the 2016 regular legislative session. In September, the Chamber released its 2016 Legislative Priorities, which are based on guiding principles of citizen accountability, transportation connectivity, reducing the cost of doing business and increasing investments for the future. Next week, a delegation of Greater Gainesville leaders will travel to Tallahassee to support the priorities as part of the Florida Chamber’s annual Capitol…Read more
City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar
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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar
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Tech Council Announces 2016 Board
During its quarterly board meeting, the Gainesville Tech Council selected five new board members: Two new members Michael Fabiano (Mobiquity) and Lakshmi Balasubramanian (InfoTech) are replacing members from companies previously represented on the board. The other three members, Quang Tran (Starter Space), Aidan Augustin (Feathr), and Todd Chase (City of Gainesville) all represent organizations new to the…Read more
Dev Academy Holds Information Session
The Gainesville Dev Academy held an information session at the Chamber headquarters last week to provide an overview of its upcoming course. Attendees received an introduction to iOS development, a course over and an introduction to instructors as well as scholarships available through CareerSource North Central Florida. If you are interested in participating, visit gainesvilledevacademy.com. The Dev…Read more
Leaders Visit Boston to Advance Strategy for Job Growth and Research Advancement
In late December, Gainesville Area Chamber President/CEO Susan Davenport joined a delegation of Greater Gainesville leaders in Boston to produce strategic plans to make the first Envision Alachua jobs center—to be located on State Road 20 in Hawthorne—a reality. Discussions honed in on strategies for the Agricultural Sciences & Technologies Research and Development Campus and the Advanced Manufacturing Center to be located at the State Road 20 Center…Read more
Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cutting at Painting with a Twist
Join us Jan. 21 as we celebrate the Grand re-opening of Painting with a Twist with a Ribbon Cutting Event. The event will include food, drinks, studio tours and gift certificate giveaways. Painting with a Twist offers the opportunity for you to sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You”ll leave with a one of a kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore. Book…Read more
Hosting Opportunity: Business Before Hours
How would you like to showcase your business to 35-50 Chamber members? Business Before Hours provides a structured, yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within the Chamber business community. There are currently a few opportunities remaining for 2016 to host this event at your place of business. For more information contact Steve Cannon, Senior Director of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Congratulations to Florida Credit Union
Florida Credit Union, just received an A+ national financial health rating from DepositAccounts.com, which places it in the highest tier (top 10%) of the approximately 13,000 federally insured banks…Read more
Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County Painting with a Purpose Event
Sip. Paint. Relax. All for a good cause! Enjoy some food and wine while receiving instruction and guidance to paint a beautiful blue door which, to the club, signifies “opportunity for everyone…Read more
Annual Real Estate Forum Upcoming
The 7th annual real estate forum will be taking place on February 11, 2016 at the Gainesville Woman’s Club from 4:30p-7pm. Please visit the event page here to RSVP and for more information…Read more
One Day. Four Speakers. Unlimited Results.
The Tommy Williams Homes, Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors, & Ameris Bank Mortgage Services are proud to collaborate to bring this big-city event to Greater Gainesville…. Launch! ’16…Read more
New Drummond Community Bank Coming to Gainesville
The Drotos Ryals Group is pleased to announce the successful lease transaction of 3436 W University Avenue on behalf of Drummond Community Bank. The location is the former Pat’s Kwik Stop located just…Read more
Gainesville’s New Co-Working Space Launching Series of Studio Talks
Connect with Gainesville’s newest co-working studio, Home Work, as it introduces its first Studio Talk on Thursday, Jan. 14., 5-7 p.m. This series is about inspiring artists, sparking…Read more
United Way of North Central Florida’s Next Grant Cycle Opens
This month, United Way of North Central Florida will begin accepting applications for its 2017-2019 investment cycle, which starts July 1, 2016. With $1,000,000 currently available in the Community…Read more
Don’t Delay! Register Before the Price Increases THIS FRIDAY For Five Points of Life Race Weekend 2016
Run for a great cause at the 11th Annual Five Points of Life Race Weekend 2016 on February 20 & 21! Make sure you register before the price increases this Friday 1/15/16! The marathon course is…Read more
Gateway Bank of Central Florida Announces Appointment of Brian Scarborough To The Alachua County Advisory Board
Danny Gilliland, Gateway Bank of Central Florida, Alachua County Market President announced the appointment of Brian Scarborough to the Alachua County Advisory Board. Brian is a Gainesville native…Read more
Dance Alive National Ballet presents a Night for Lovers and Those that Believe in Fantasy and Magic
On a dreamy midsummer night’s eve, the world of fairies, humans, dukes and donkeys all collide under the magic spell of cupid’s arrow. We see how true love never runs smooth, as the mischievous Puck proclaims…Read more
Lowe’s to Hold “Board Cutting” Ceremony Thursday
Lowe’s of SW Gainesville is proud to invite you to be a special guest at our upcoming grand-opening celebration. We would be honored if you could attend our “board-cutting ceremony,” which is our version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony and has been a grand opening tradition at Lowe’s for more than 60 years.
Light it Up Blue for Autism Awareness
Every April, people from around the world join together in support of Autism Awareness Month by lighting up their communities and wearing blue…join Us in 2016! We can lead the charge to promote and educate Autism …Read more
Unmanned Aerial Systems Breakfast Briefing
You’re invited to an unmanned Aerials Systems Breakfast Briefing at the Santa Fe Center for Innovation and Economic Development on Friday, Feb. 5 from 7:30 – 10 a.m. This breakfast briefing will provide…Read more
Upcoming Community Events
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Welcome New Members!
All County Tax Service
HR Box by HR Pro on Demand LLC
Medicare Advantage and Health Insurance Plans, Inc.
Gainesville Dev Academy
Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!
Hampton Inn & Suites (Downtown)
Lee Crane Insurance Agency, Inc.
Merry Maids of Gainesville, FL
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Peter C.K. Enwall, P.A.
Santa Fe College Foundation
Nordstrom Distribution Center
Fun State Pools Service
Behavior Analysis Support Services, Inc
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc.
Pranges Plantscapes & Florist
Davis-Monk Financial Group, Inc.
The Arc of Alachua County, Inc.
Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers-Shands
Party Time Rentals
Gainesville Regional Airport
SunBelt Moving & Delivery, Inc.