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e-Journal 7-19-16: Chamber 2017 Board Member Nominations Due July 25

e-Journal 7-19-16: Chamber 2017 Board Member Nominations Due July 25

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

July 19, 2016

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

Upcoming Events

Jul 19 Business Before Hours – Best Western Hotel

Jul 20 Ribbon Cutting – The Twisted Peacock

Jul 21 Ribbon Cutting Event – Thomas Group Realty

Jul 21 Ribbon Cutting Event – Mowitz Title

Jul 22 Ribbon Cutting – Zeezenia International Market

Jul 27

Aug 3 Business Matters Workshop Series 4 of 8


University of Florida Ranks Fifth Among Nation’s Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

According to and its recent ranking of the 50 Best Online College, the University of Florida has earned the number five spot among top online bachelor’s degree programs. The list assesses four-year online schools based on key performance indicators, such as admissions, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Want to see the full list?…Read more

Nominations for the 2017 Gator100 Open Through September 15, 2016

The Gator100 isn’t reserved for large corporations. Any business that meets the program’s criteria is eligible for consideration. From businesses that serve the world to businesses serving their communities, the Gator100 is designed to recognize them all.Anyone can nominate a company for inclusion in the Gator100. If you know of a Gator-owned or Gator-led business, submit a nomination…Read more

Gainesville Dev Academy Announces its Fall Course Lineup

Learn the skills you need to get hired. Our immersive coding courses transform beginners into job-ready, skilled developers in 12 weeks. Gainesville Dev Academy, the region’s premier software development school and coding boot camp, has announced its Fall course offerings. Classes begin September 12, 2016. Courses are M-F, Evenings 6 – 9 p.m. Feeling tentative? Want a deeper skill base? Jump into the FREE online self-paced Introduction to Computer Science Course first…Read more

Four Ribbon Cutting Celebrations this Week!

This Wednesday through Friday we welcome four new Chamber members with ribbon cutting celebrations. Starting tomorrow, join us after work to celebrate the opening of one of Gainesville’s newest and coolest restaurants, The Twisted Peacock. We will be breaking out the scissors again on Thursday to welcome Thomas Group Realty and Mowitz Title. Finally on Friday we will welcome Zeezenia International Market…Click here for more details

Member Anniversaries

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…Read more

Business Before Hours Today at the Best Western Gateway Grand

Join us this morning 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

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…View Hot Jobs Here

Current Vacancies on the Alachua County Local Planning Agency/Planning Commission

One way to ensure the business community’s voice is heard on local issues is to be represented on county and city advisory boards and committees. “Notifying Chamber members about County and City advisory boards and committees is a priority,” confirms Chamber Vice President for Public Policy Kamal I. Latham. “These boards and committees play an important role in advising our commissions, and when our members participate, the business viewpoint…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

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Promotions at James Moore

James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce that Smoak Allen, Traci Bacom, Tyler Courson, Rebeca Denahan, Delia Fratila, Kathleen Juezan, Jane Lastinger, Julie Long, Samantha Lussier, Brendan McKitrick, David Moor, Matt Norris, Kevin Warren, Daniel Roccanti and Chris Salak have been promoted…Read more

The Global MMA Academy: Martial Arts Block Party, Aug. 5

The Global MMA Academy is hosting a free block party in celebration of its 10-year anniversary on Friday, August 5, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., at 4000 W. Newberry Road, Suite F., Gainesville, FL 32607. Join us for demonstrations, class information, food and fun for the whole family. More information is available at or call (352) 317-1007.

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

Jul 29 Eggs and Information at Webster University

Jul 29 Creative B Movie Series: “Matango”

Aug 12 Tech Battle of the Bands: Startup Showcase

Welcome New Members!

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Elixir Lounge & Juice Bar

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Alachua Habitat for Humanity

Austin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C.

Ference Insurance Agency

G. W. Robinson Homes

Gainesville Open MRI Center

Linda Thomas Allstate Insurance

Dimension Works, LLC

PASSAGE Family Church

Special Olympics Florida – Alachua County

Sun Country Sports Center

Union Properties of Gainesville, Inc.

Gainesville Chevy – Cadillac – Mazda

Gainesville Acura-Kia

Academy for Five Element Acupuncture

Classic Fare Catering

Crime Prevention Security Systems

Custom Home Entertainment, LLC

Lakewood Villas Apartments

Miller Real Estate

Oak Hall School

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