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e-Journal 7-12-16: Chamber Launches New Leadership Programs Website

e-Journal 7-12-16: Chamber Launches New Leadership Programs Website

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

July 12, 2016

Chamber Launches New Leadership Programs Website

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the launch of a new Leadership Gainesville programs website, developed by Liquid Creative Studio. Growing leaders, equipped to align strategies, policies, and investments to realize the major opportunities a new era of progress presents is critical. The Chamber is continues its work to develop leaders with these abilities through the region’s Leadership Gainesville program…Read more

Upcoming Events

Jul 12 Lunch & Learn on Wealth & Finance Management

Jul 13 Ribbon Cutting – Country Inn & Suites

Jul 19 Business Before Hours – Best Western Hotel

Jul 21 Ribbon Cutting Event – Thomas Group Realty

Jul 22 Ribbon Cutting – Zeezenia International Market

Jul 27

Aug 3 Business Matters Workshop Series 4 of 8


Business in Greater Gainesville Hosts the 2016 Fierce Awards

Business in Greater Gainesville Magazine hosted The 2016 Fierce Awards at the University of Florida’s Emerson Alumni Hall on June 30 at 6 p.m. Friends, family, colleagues and sponsors gathered to applaud 18 influential women of Greater Gainesville for their contributions to the workplace and our community. “My biggest goal, both professionally and personally, is to be a blessing to…Read more

Chamber Launches District 1 Business Council

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is calling on businesses located in the City of Gainesville’s District 1 to serve on its newly created District 1 Business Council. The Chamber’s Board of Directors recently cast a unanimous vote to create the District 1 Business Council in response to a need voiced by leaders-in particular, Gainesville City Commissioner Charles Goston-for increased economic opportunity in the area…Read more

Chamber 2017 Board Member Nominations Due July 25

The Nominating Committee is now accepting recommendations for Chamber Board of Directors members for the 2017 calendar year. Board director terms are a three-year commitment. All nominations are due to the Chamber no later than July 25, 2016, at which time the Nominating Committee will review the candidates. A slate of new directors will be proposed at the August 25, 2016, Board meeting…Read more

Lunch & Learn, July 27: Global Employment Megatrends and the Emergence of Generation Z

Don’t miss out on the July 27 Lunch & Learn with Jim Link, Chief Human Resources Officer, Randstad North America. The event will provide lunch and is free for Chamber members and North Central Florida Society for Human Resources Management members…Read more

Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow at Country Inn & Suites

Please join us to celebrate the recently renovated Country Inn & Suites with a ribbon cutting celebration! The event will include refreshments, entertainment and giveaways. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will commence at 6 p.m…Read more

Business Before Hours Next Tuesday at the Best Western Gateway Grand

Join us for Business Before Hours, a structured yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within the Chamber business community. Participation in Business Before Hours is included in your Chamber Membership. You may find a strong referral source, a new vendor, the perfect client or simply get a foot in the door for connecting at larger events…Read more

Sixth Annual “Red, White & More Red” this Thursday at Gainesville Woman’s Club

On Thursday, July 16, the Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting the sixth annual “Red, White & More Red!” wine tasting benefit with proceeds going to the Peaceful Paths and other club projects. There will be hors d’oeuvres, desserts, door prizes and live piano music…Read more

Lunch & Learn Today on Wealth and Finance Management with Dwight Hulse

The Newberry-Jonesville Chamber is having a luncheon July 12 at the Campus USA Credition Union (Jonesville Branch). Don’t miss out on this free event! The speaker is Dwight Hulse, founder and president of D.L. Hulse Consulting…Read more

CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 31,800 Floridians Who Got Jobs

The CareerSource Florida network reported in June helping 31,841 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and 100 career centers throughout the state. Local workforce development boards are ranked monthly based on several factors, including the number of job seekers who gain employment after being assisted in a career center or via…Read more

Local Elections Matter

The 2016 primary election is on Tuesday, August 30 – a little more than a month away. The last day to register to vote for this election is Monday, August 1st. We at the Gainesville Area Chamber are delighted to be partnering with the Florida Chamber and many other statewide Chambers in encouraging our members to participate in Employee Voter Registration Week, July 18 – 22. This voter registration drive is an effort to encourage civic engagement and make our voices heard this election…Read more

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Local Author Jennifer Webb Shares ‘Super Hero’ Secrets at Barnes & Noble Signing in Ocala

Author Jennifer Webb, known for such motivational books as Monster Lies: A Woman’s Guide to Controlling Her Destiny and The FIDO Philosophy, will be at Barnes & Noble, 4414 SW College Road in Ocala on July 23 from 12 to 3 p.m. to discuss her latest book, Zap! Pow! Kazam! 11 Super Powers to Change Your Career & Life. The book identifies Powers we all possess and how to access those powers to increase productivity and…Read more

TRCG Advisors: R&D Tax Credit Now Yields Refunds for Start-up Companies

The R&D tax credit has recently undergone some enhancements that make it valuable for companies of all sizes. Worth +/- 6.5% of the wages, supply costs and contractor expenses associated with the development or improvement of a product, process, software, formula or invention, the R&D tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of federal income tax liability for qualified expenditures…Read more

Ronald McDonald House Announces New Director of House Operations and Programs

Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida welcomes back Theresa Drews as their Director of House Operations and Programs after a two year departure. For nine years, Theresa graced the halls of Ronald McDonald House until her family made the decision to move from Gainesville. Since then, she has been serving as Director of Active Aging at FiftyForward in Nashville, TN, but now is rejoining the Ronald McDonald House…Read more

Celebrate Pride Night at the Hipp and give back to the OneOrlando Fund on Friday

The Hippodrome and Pride Community Center of North Central Florida are partnering up to bring our community together to celebrate pride and contribute to the OneOrlando Fund…Read more

Upcoming Community Events

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 13 – Aug 12 Summer Camps

Jul 14 Red, White & More Red!

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

Jul 17 FREE Cold Stone Ice Cream Day!

Jul 22 Creative B Movie Series: “The Thing from Another World”

Jul 29 Creative B Movie Series: “Matango”

Aug 12 Tech Battle of the Bands: Startup Showcase

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

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North Florida Rehab & Special Care

Venture Realty of Florida, LLC

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