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e-Journal 2-23-16: The Chamber Thanks Envision Alachua Supporters

e-Journal 2-23-16: The Chamber Thanks Envision Alachua Supporters

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

February 23, 2016

The Chamber Thanks Envision Alachua Supporters

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce thanks the following businesses, organizations and individuals for supporting Envision Alachua:The University of Florida, Santa Fe College, The Builders Association of North Central Florida, The Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors, The…Read more

Upcoming Events

Feb 23 Business Before Hours – Scuba Monkey Dive Center

Feb 24 Celebrate Chamber’s new President & CEO – Susan Davenport

Feb 26 Scuba Monkey Dive Center – Ribbon Cutting Event

Mar 1 Groundbreaking – Gainesville Audi

Mar 10 Gainesville Tech Council General Meeting

Mar 16 Gator Nationals – Chamber After Hours

Mar 17 Rabell Realty Group – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Event

Legislative Update

The House and Senate have both passed their versions of the next state budget, with the Senate budget totaling $80.97 billion, $1 billion more than the House. After the two chambers’ leaders agree on dollar allocations for the various parts of the budget, budget conference committee meetings will begin to negotiate the differences. Conference meetings could start as soon as early next week. The Tax Cut package approved by the House…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

Novorossiisk, Russia Chamber of Commerce President Visits Gainesville

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted Novorossiisk, Russia Chamber of Commerce President, Igor Zharinov. Zharinov visited Gainesville Feb. 18 -20, 2016 as part of the Sister City Program. Novorossiisk and Gainesville has been engaged in sister city activities since 1982. During his visit Zharinov met with Mayor Ed Braddy, representatives from the University of Florida and the Santa Fe College CIED. On Friday…Read more

The Week in Pictures: Feb 15 – Feb 19

Business Celebrations: Business Before Hours Today and Ribbon Cutting this week at Scuba Monkey Dive Center

Join us to celebrate the expansion of Scuba Monkey Dive Center with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration! Come check out their full service dive shop that features scuba/snorkeling sales, service and rentals. This outdoor center also offers apparel, underwater photography gear, nautical themed jewelry, souvenirs and beach products. They also offer a wide array of classes, trips and events. This event will include…Read more

Attention Foodies: Check out Mid-Day Meetups!

Your Gainesville Chamber is always at work for you. We know you are swamped with work, and that, when you’re running a business, deciding where to have lunch means one more decision. That’s why the Chamber will be offering Mid-Day Meetup suggestions. The community will be able to check out the Chamber’s Facebook, Twitter or Meetup feeds for a daily suggestion on where they can “meet-up” for lunch. Think about…Read more


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Leadercast Gainesville

Over the last century, our world has seen some of the most influential leaders, including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs. What connects these individuals is not merely their achievements, but the ways in…Read more

Industry Players Join Forces to Launch Combined Brand

Long-term industry stalwarts InterMed Biomedical, InterMed Ultrasound, InterMed Nuclear Medicine, and InterMed X-Ray have joined forces with premier financial player Wafra Partners, LLC to form The InterMed…Read more

Gainesville Harley-Davidson Celebrates 23 Years

Join the Gainesville Harley-Davidson family for their 23rd Birthday Bash Saturday, February 27, 12-4 p.m. Homemade fish & chips and dessert, live music from the South Street Band, ice cold beer, prizes, games…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

Mar 6 Ask a Scientist: Geology

Mar 12 Can You Dig It?

Mar 21-25 Florida Museum Spring Break Camps

Mar 22 77th Cattleman’s Banquet

Welcome New Members!

North Central Florida Apartment Association

Audi of Gainesville

West Networks, LLC

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

A Candies Limo and Charter Bus

Kitchen & Spice and other things nice

Partners Insurance Agency

Treweek Insurance Agency

Advantage Media Promotions

Allen Law Firm, P.A.

Best Water Solutions

Gainesville Apartment & Condominium Guide

Goodwin Company

Granny Nannies

Haven Hospice

Info Tech, Inc.

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

Pinners Fine Shoes

The UPS Store – Tower Square

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