Chamber Celebrates New Era of Leadership Under Davenport
Recently, more than 150 local leaders in business, education and the community gathered at the Harn Museum of Art to celebrate Gainesville Area Chamber President/CEO Susan Davenport as she leads the Chamber staff team into a new era of leadership. Davenport was selected as the Chamber’s President/CEO in September, after an extensive search…Read more
Michael Rankin Joins Chamber as Communications Coordinator
The Chamber is excited to introduce our members to Michael Rankin, who recently came onboard as its Communications Coordinator. Some of you may know Michael, as he has been a fixture as a Chamber intern for more than a year and often is present at Chamber events. “Interning here over the past year or so has taught me so much about myself and the positive role a Chamber has in shaping a community,” Michael said. “I’m lucky to be at an…Read more
Take the Community Health Survey for Business Leaders
Business leaders, community members, and healthcare providers of Alachua County are invited to share their views on health and healthcare by taking a 10-minute survey at www.WellFlorida.org/surveys. As a business leader, your input is important in identifying our community’s most pressing health needs and will assist in building a healthier Alachua County. Survey results, along with research and health related data, will be made…Read more
An Important Message from the Alachua County Emergency Management
Alachua County Emergency Management uses the CodeRED Emergency Notification System which is an ultra-high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications and the distribution of information considered to be important. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the County in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action, such as an evacuation, contaminated water, hazardous…Read more
Today: County Hearings on Envision Alachua to Resume at Senior Rec Center
After more than 220 speakers over 15 hours, the Alachua County Commission closed public comment and continued the Public Hearing to consider the transmittal of the Envision Alachua Sector Plan/Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA-01-14) until today at 5 p.m. Today’s hearing will provide commissioners the opportunity to discuss the issue and ask questions as necessary of County Staff and Plum Creek. Chamber members, if you…Read more
Members:Apply for the Business Rent Tax Relief Fund
Chamber Members: If the Business Rent Tax was cut, what would your business do with the money? Click below to tell the Business Rent Tax Coalition what you would do with the savings, and you will have a chance to win $1000. This is legitimate, so don’t wait! The Business Rent Coalition includes the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Realtors,Manufacturers Association of Florida, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and more…Read more
City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar
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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar
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Chamber Launches Innovation Gainesville 2.0
The next phase of Innovation Gainesville (iG) began Feb. 29 as the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce held the kickoff council meeting of iG 2.0. Developed in 2009, Innovation Gainesville (iG) was a community-wide initiative designed to connect people and regional assets around growing an innovation economy. iG transformed our cultural mindset towards innovation and made “cool things happen” in Greater Gainesville. Building…Read more
Business Celebrations: Gator Nationals and Rabell Realty Group Ribbon Cutting
It’s time to kick off Gator Nationals! Join us for the annual Chamber After Hours at the Gainesvile Raceway March 16 from 5-7 p.m. This event is always one of our biggest and most fun, so don’t miss out. Join us for food, refreshments, prizes and networking. Bring a friend, bring a coworker, bring yourself, but most importantly, bring your Gator Nationals spirit! Advanced registration…Read more
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 Gainesville area as Chamber members and wish them many more years of success! 35 Years: AMJ, Inc. of…Read more
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Florida Museum hosts ‘Can You Dig It?’ March 12
Discover the earth at your feet during this free, fun-for-all-ages geology event! Enjoy hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions. Presented in part by the UF department of…Read more
iLS network Honored with Gator100 Award
iLS network , known locally as Swamp Rentals, has been recognized as one of the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned and led business in the world as a 2016 Gator100 recipient. The company helps to find apartments for…Read more
Clay Martin joins Folds & Walker, LLC as Legal Counselor
Clay Martin has joined the law firm of Folds & Walker, LLC as Of Counsel to the firm. He will focus on real estate transactions, business formation, contract, and government relations matters. Martin joins the firm…Read more
University of Florida’s Actuary Program Ranked Nationally
The University of Florida’s actuary program claimed the No. 10 spot among the SafecoInsurance.com ranking of the 15 U.S. College with Top Actuary Programs. According to SafecoInsurance.com, an actuary is…Read more
SWAG March Calendar
Join us for a free computer class. Learn the basics, understand computer technology, or request help to learn how to search the internet, create resumes, and more. Participants will receive a free flash drive…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
Apr 15-Apr 17 Earth Day Plant Sale
Apr 16 Earth Day Exploration
Welcome New Members!
Marion/Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Co.
La Aurora Latin Market, Inc.
Mi Apa’ Latin Cafe
Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Harbor Chase of Gainesville
neutral7 design group
Parrish-McCall Constructors, Inc.
School Board of Alachua County
The Trophy Shop
Waldorff Insurance & Bonding, Inc
Ameriprise Financial Services
Sweetwater Branch Inn
The Collier Companies