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e-Journal 6-1-16: Chamber Open House Draws more than 200

e-Journal 6-1-16: Chamber Open House Draws more than 200

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

June 1, 2016

Chamber Open House Draws more than 200

The Chamber recently opened its doors to educate members on how to better engage and maximize their benefits, and to share how the Chamber’s activities on behalf of members benefit the whole community. The opening…Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun 1 Business Matters Workshop Series 3 of 8

Jun 9 ApexTek Labs – Ribbon Cutting Event

Jun 21 Business Before Hours – Saint Leo University

Jun 28 Export University 101

Jul 7 DaVita Dialysis – Ribbon Cutting Event

Jul 27


Enterprise Florida Launches 2016 Export Guide

This past week Enterprise Florida launched it’s 2016 Florida Export Guide, a key resource for small to medium businesses who are new to export. The guide includes information on best practices, success stories, grants, and a directory of contacts. Also included in the guide is information on the Florida Small Business Development Council’s Export Marketing Plans (EMPs). These customized reports identify new…Read more

Apply for Summer Courses at the Gainesville Dev Academy

This summer, do something life-altering for yourself! Become a web or iOS/iPhone developer in 12 weeks. Click here for the application. Gainesville Dev Academy announces the addition of summer immersive classes starting June 6, 2016. We’re offering both the Web Development Course and the iOS/iPhone App Development Course, Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Small Classes, Experienced Instructors, 12-week long…Read more

Registration Open for Export University 101

Gain the expert advice your company needs to expand your sales on a global scale! EXPORT UNIVERSITY is a training program developed by the Florida District Export Council in cooperation with the Florida Trade Alliance Partners to help companies begin an export initiative and to gain skills and innovation in their international sales. Delivered by the U.S. Commercial…Read more

Business Matters Workshop on Community Engagement today!

Small business are the strength of our local economy and Chamber. The Chamber is committed to helping ensure business growth for all of our members. Attend this session to hear local Boys and Girls Club Chief Professional Officer Scott Monnet talk about how to better engage in the community, and how doing so can increase your business success. Register here.

Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cuttings at Celebrity’s Soul Food & ApexTek Labs

Join us to celebrate the expansion of ApexTek Labs with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration! Founded in early 2015, ApexTek Labs is an engineering design firm bringing new ideas to life in downtown Gainesville, Florida. They have a team of brilliant engineers and designers that can prototype, machine, weld, code and develop anything, all while giving customers the best possible experience. This event will include tours, speeches, eating and more. Read nore….

Leadership Gainesville 43 is Filling Up, But there is Still Time to Enroll

Leadership Gainesville 43 is about 75% full, but there is still time to register for this ten-month community leadership program designed to identify and develop leadership skills through a combination of in-depth issue seminars and regional issues exposure program. Leadership Gainesville 43 will mark the first year the Chamber has appointed a class mentor—CPPI Executive Vice President Matthew “Matt” Webster, GGP, LEED…Read more

Attention Chamber Members: Save Big at Office Depot

A significant perk of being a Chamber member is the excellent discount program we have negotiated for you with Office Depot. Save on supplies, furniture and more by contacting our local representative, Joanna K. at (904) 412-5772 to get started.

Hot Jobs from CareerSource North Central Florida

Each week CareerSource North Central Florida staff members identify CURRENT HOT JOBS that employers are eager to fill. If you would like a vacant position to be included on this list, please call (352) 244-5112. For more information, or to apply, visit, which will take you to the statewide job matching database. Choose “Find a Job,” then click “Job Number Search” on the right tab in the search window, and type…Read more

Gainesville Area Chamber Launching Political Committee

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that it will launch a political committee. The overall mission of the Chamber is to promote economic prosperity, business growth and community progress. “Last Thursday, the Gainesville Chamber Board of Directors voted unanimously to launch a political committee.  Its purpose is to independently advocate for business-friendly leadership…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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BBVA Compass names Nancy Hurst and Steven Powers as Branch Retail Executives

BBVA Compass has named Nancy Hurst and Steven Powers as Branch Retail Executives for its Oaks and Main Street branches respectively. As Branch Retail Executives, Hurst and Powers are charged with overseeing…Read more

Blue Star Museums May 30- Sept. 5

The Florida Museum of Natural History is offering free admission to all fee-based exhibits for active duty U.S. military personnel and their families, beginning Monday, May 30, on Memorial Day through Monday…Read more

Candidate Qualifying Begins Noon, June 20, 2016 Through Noon, June 24, 2016 for County Offices

Candidate qualifying for the following county offices begins at Noon on Monday, June 20, 2016 and ends at Noon on Friday, June 24, 2016: Alachua County Commission Districts 1, 3, & 5; Alachua County School…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

May 15 – Jun 30 ‘Butterfly Rainforest’, ‘Ranching and Wrangling’ theme begins May 15

May 29 – Jan 17 Florida Museum’s new featured exhibit ‘Wicked Plants’ now open

May 30 – Sep 5 Blue Star Museums May 30- Sept. 5

Jun 4 World Sea Turtle Day Celebration

Jun 5 7th Annual Taste of Gainesville

Jun 7 “Charity Bowl Challenge IV”

Jun 13 – Aug 12 Summer Camps

Jun 13 – Jun 18 Circus Summer Camp

Jun 17 Saint Leo University Career & Volunteer Fair

Jun 18 – Jun 19 Father’s Day Special June 18-19

Jun 25 Electro Aerial Show

Jun 30 2016 Fierce Awards

Jul 8 Creative B Movie Series: “Mothra”

Jul 15 Creative B Movie Series: “Little Shop of Horrors”

Welcome New Members!

Liquid Creative Studio

Benefit Assurance Services, Inc.

Ameri Pro Home Loans

Eden Michele Salon

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Frontier Title Group

2 College Brothers, Inc.

Amec Foster Wheeler

BBVA Compass

Bailey Estates

Bunt Backline Event Services, LLC

DoubleTree by Hilton

Emiliano’s Cafe LLC

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc

Joyner Construction, Inc.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Jay Curtis

Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency

Ronald McDonald House Charities of NCF

Celebration Pointe

Frankel Media Group

Gainesville Mitsubishi

Gainesville Renewable Energy Center

Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville


Shoot GTR

Shores Animal Hospital

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