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eJournal 8-23-2016: Early Voting is Now

eJournal 8-23-2016: Early Voting is Now

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

August 23, 2016

Early Voting is Now!

The Supervisor of Elections office announced Early Voting days for the upcoming August 30 Primary Election. Early voting began last Friday, August 19, and runs through this Saturday, August 27. Any voter may vote at any one of the three Early Voting sites, and all precinct ballots are available at each location. The Early Voting sites are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Thursday, August 25, extended hours — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — are available…Read more

Upcoming Events

Aug 25 Grand Opening of Marshall’s at Butler Plaza North

Aug 25 Fundraiser for Girl’s Place at Painting with a Twist

Aug 31 3D Printing for Manufacturing

Sept. 7 Business Matters Workshop Series 5 of 8


Chamber Intern Anthony Ransom-Cason Attends Third Annual Beating the Odds Summit at White House

About 100,000 Florida high school graduates will start their college journeys this fall. Each is forging a unique path and facing different challenges that must be overcome to achieve their goal of a college degree.
Anthony Ransom-Cason, a recent graduate of Gainesville High School, is one such student. As Florida CAN’s nominee, he recently got the chance to join over 130 college-bound students at the White House for the third annual Beating the Odds Summit…Read more

With Latest Grant, CareerSource North Central Florida Infuses Local Economy with More than $31 Million to Help Employers Find, Develop and Keep Top Talent

CareerSource Florida recently announced the fourth of its multimillion dollar federal grant CareerSource NCFL has received since 2011 totaling $31.5 million in direct federal funding. The new grant will be used to fund Opportunity Quest, which will assist unemployed parents looking to upgrade their tech and entrepreneurial skills will have a…Read more

Chamber’s Talent Alignment and Education Committee to Host Second Annual Career Discoveries

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Alignment and Education Committee is hosting its second annual Career Discoveries Day. Career Discoveries Day is a 3-hour workshop designed to facilitate middle and high school students and their parent exposure to emerging career opportunities in the Greater Gainesville region…Read More

Raydel Cornelio Joins CareerSource NCFL Business Services Team

Raydel Cornelio, Ph.D, of Miami, Florida, has joined CareerSource North Central Florida as its Business Services Manager. Cornelio will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s business services offerings. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Cornelio brings extensive startup experience to the organization, something he hopes will help CareerSource NCFL better connect with the area’s growing software, biotech, and advanced manufacturing communities…Read more

Butler North’s Payless ShoeSource Now Open, Marshalls to Debut August 25

Payless ShoeSource was recently welcomed to Butler North, the destination-oriented second phase of the 267-acre Butler retail development. This Thursday, Marshall’s will be welcomed to the development with a grand opening ceremony at 8 a.m. One of the nation’s leading off-price retailers, Marshalls will occupy 22,000 square feet, offering a selection of high-quality, on-trend, brand name and designer merchandise…Read more

Need a Speaker for your Next Meeting? Call the Chamber

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a speakers’ bureau with a goal of reaching out to community organizations and partners to share our mission, vision and activities, illustrate how our work relates to the community at-large, and learn more about the priorities of other groups. At this time, speaker participation is limited to members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. For more information, or if you are interested in having a Chamber Board member come speak…Read more

Sign Up Today for the 2016 Intercity Leadership Exchange Trip

Register today to join Greater Gainesville’s elite business leadership to study the growth of Austin’s regional economy and key industries, and learn about how the city transformed its downtown into a vibrant and livable hub for thriving companies and talented people….Click here for details

Ribbon Cutting at Marshall’s Butler Plaza Location, Thursday

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Marshall’s in their new Butler Plaza North store. The 22,000-square-foot store’s grand opening will start at 7:45 a.m. with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and will run until 10 p.m. that evening. Marshall’s will be presenting Peaceful Paths a $5,000.00 check during the ceremony….Click here for details

3D Printing for Manufacturing Lunch & Learn, Aug. 31

If you’re in Engineering, Design or Manufacturing, please join us for a free Lunch & Learn to discuss real-life, every-day applications of 3D Printing for manufacturing. This event is being hosted by the Gainesville Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council and presented/sponsored by Council member Dimension Works…Click here for more information

Gainesville to Host the 2016 Manufacturers Association of Florida Summit, Nov. 15-17

The Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Annual Summit and Marketplace is the one event each year for manufacturers and those that serve them to come together to share their perplexing business issues, make plans to address them, and celebrate successes of the industry and our Florida manufacturers. Click here to find out more about sponsoring the summit. Don’t miss out on this huge occasion…Click here to register

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

City of Gainesville Commission Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

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Pro Taekwondo School Awarded Prestigious Mark of Excellence

In recognition of its unwavering dedication to quality martial arts instruction and community involvement, Pro Taekwondo School was recognized with the Mark of Excellence Award from Century Martial Arts, a highly regarded industry organization. Pro Taekwondo School was among a select few schools to receive…Read More

James Moore’s Award-winning Culture

James Moore was recently named as one of the 2016 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For. Accounting Today partnered with Best Companies Group to identify accounting companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This marks the second year in a row that James Moore has won this honor…Read More

Nominations for Impact Awards Now Open

Nominations and ticket sales are now live for the 2016 IMPACT Awards, which will be held Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. Presented by Campus USA Credit Union and Business in Greater Gainesville Magazine, the IMPACT Awards celebrate those who have made an impact on the local Greater Gainesville…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

Welcome New Members!

A Rai of Sunshine Thrift Store

Alcide Chiropractic

Bass Pro Shops

DSR Technologies, Inc.

Park Avenue Apartments

Zoe’s Kitchen

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

A New Look Upholstery

Baja Foods DBA Taco Del Mar


Crevasse’s Simple Cremation

Emiliano’s Cafe

Farm Credit of Family

Fraternal Order of Police

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare


Pomodoro Cafe

Shadow Health

Sisset’s Home and Patio

Smart Smile Dentistry

Sun Power Lawn Care

The Trophy Shop

UF College of the Arts

WAL-STAF Personnel Services

Employers Remedy

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