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 www.EmployFlorida.com, 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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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
Bunt Backline Event Services, LLC
DoubleTree by Hilton
Emiliano’s Cafe LLC
Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc
Joyner Construction, Inc.
Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NCF
Frankel Media Group
Gainesville Renewable Energy Center
Homewood Suites by Hilton Gainesville
Shores Animal Hospital