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eJournal 9-13-2016: Congratulations Gainesville Dev Academy Summer Web Development Graduates

eJournal 9-13-2016: Congratulations Gainesville Dev Academy Summer Web Development Graduates

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

September 13, 2016

Congratulations Gainesville Dev Academy Summer Web Development Graduates

The Gainesville Dev Academy recently had a graduation ceremony for participants in its Summer Web Development Course at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) in downtown Gainesville. Attendees heard from special guest speaker David Day, Asst. Vice President and Director of the University of…Read more

Upcoming Events

Sept. 13 Regional Business Before Hours at Campus USA Credit Union

Sept. 14 R&D Taxt Credit Seminar

Sept. 15 Hunger Action Day

Sept. 15 Chamber After Hours at UF Health Emergency Center, Kanapaha

Oct. 5 Business Matters Workshop Series 6 of 8

Oct. 10-12 2016 Intercity Leadership Trip to Austin, TX


Gainesville Ranked Among Top College Towns

Online lifestyle publication recently ranked Gainesville No. 16 among the top 19 college towns in America…Read more

2016 Cox Communications Battle of the Bands on Oct. 1

The Cox Communications Battle of the Bands, produced by Leadership Gainesville Class 40 and benefitting the Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children, will take place on October 1, 2016 at the Tioga Town Center from 4 to 9 p.m. The event will feature seven local bands that will compete for a prize package worth over $5000 including a Recording Package from SkyLab Studios! The event will be FREE and open to the public and will feature a live auction, food trucks and vendors, regular and adult beverages provided by Fluid Lounge/WOB and so much more! Follow the Event on Facebook

Take the Florida Chamber’s Business Climate Survey

Relative to many other states, Florida is consistently ranked as one of the best places to do business and its job growth currently outpaces the rest of the nation. But just how competitive is Florida’s business climate and how can it be improved to help grow and diversify our economy? To help the Florida Chamber’s Economic Development Task Force make Florida more competitive, please provide your input by taking this survey.

Deadline Extended for Intercity Leadership Exchange Reservations

The deadline has been extended for the upcoming Oct. 10-12 Intercity Exchange trip to Austin, TX. This is one Leadership trip you do not want to miss out on. Our delegation will bring back innovative ideas and new perspectives as we continue to “Transform Greater Gainesville” and further our area’s community and business progress…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

Regional Business Before Hours is Today

Sponsored by Campus USA Credit Union, this event is organized in partnership with the Alachua Chamber, the High Springs Chamber, The Hawthorne Chamber and the Newberry-Jonesville Chamber, providing an opportunity for members of the different regional chambers to network together. Participation in our Regional Business Before Hours is included in your Chamber Membership. Seating is limited to 100 people and registration is required.Click here to register

Business Celebrations: Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow at Jersey Mike’s

Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of Jersey Mike’s Subs with a Ribbon Cutting Event. Jersey Mike’s Subs is the newest location to open in the Butler Plaza North expansion. The event will include a fundraiser for Relay for Life.  While supplies last, if you make a minimum $2.00 donation, you will receive a coupon for a free sub.
The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will commence at 10:00am. Click here to register

September’s Chamber After Hours, Thursday

Join us for a Chamber After Hours event at the brand new UF Health Emergency Center, Kanapaha.
The facility is fully equipped to provide the same level of emergency care as their hospital ER. You may take a self-guided tour of the facility to get a closer look at the newest 24/7 emergency care unit. Enjoy food and beverages while networking with local business leaders. Click here to register

Chamber Membership Anniversaries

Congratulations are in order for the following Chamber members who are celebrating a membership anniversary. These members embody the innovative spirit as economic drivers of our region. We hope you will join us in thanking them for the commitment they have demonstrated to the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce as members who support our vision to be the global hub of talent, innovation…Read More

Join us for the R&D Tax Credit Seminar, Sept. 14

Adam Weems of TRCG Advisors, LLC will present on the Research and Development Tax Credit, which has seen several significant enhancements recently. Under the new law, the R&D Credit is now much more beneficial to start-up and early stage companies. The new law will allow a wider range of maturing companies to take advantage of the Credit as well. During the presentation, Adam will…Read more

Participate in the 2016 UPS X-Port Challenge!

UPS is conducting multiple** UPS X-PORT Challenges in 2016, competitive events that help local businesses connect to the world. This exclusive UPS competition gives your business the chance to showcase your product(s) and gain access to tools and resources you need to grow globally…Click here for more info

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

See details for this and other city government-related meetings here

Alachua County Meeting Weekly Calendar

See details for this and other county government-related meetings here


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CPPI Wins Contract to Construct UF’s Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopaedics facility

The University of Florida recently selected Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI) as the Construction Manager for the forthcoming $29 million Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopedics facility.The UF Health Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, and Orthopaedics building (referred to as “OOO”) is projected to be a 4-story, approximately 85,000-100,000 SF state-of-the-art multidisciplinary facility engaged in teaching…Read More

Buy a Raffle Ticket to Help Fund Target Training Solutions’ Communications Academy

The privately-funded Communications Academy aims to develop skills and interest the young men at the Reichert House Youth Academy. Select students are taught the basics of video/sound production, A/V production and website design. Enter our raffle to not only help fund the program but win some amazing prizes! The Grand Prize is either a Harley Davidson Motorcycle valued at $15,000 or $10,000 cash. Only 400 tickets are available at $100 per ticket. Click here

3rd Annual Island Grove Wine Company Fall Festival & Sangria 5K Dash, Oct. 29

This year’s Island Grove Wine Festival will be at the winery and our beautiful on-property authentic cracker house. In the yard of the house, shaded by many hundred-year-old oaks, we will have the vendors, food, activities, live-music, wine tastings, a car show and more! The Race begins at 8 a.m. and the festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m…Register here

Free Event: Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft, Sept. 19

The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present the Law in the Library: Identity Theft: Not Just a Marketing Gimmick on Monday, September 19, 6 p.m. at the Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue. Attorney Judy Collins, Esq., of Three Rivers Legal Services, will define what identity theft is and discuss: How does identity theft occur, how do you prevent it and what do you do if your identity is stolen? What types of scams may be used to access your personal information?

Swamp City Sirens vs. Rolling Valkyries, Sept. 17

It’s the return of GRR’s Swamp City Sirens as they go head to head against The Rolling Valkyries in a home bout you don’t want to miss! The bout is at the Martin Luther King Jr Multipurpose Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Get your tickets from Volta Coffee, Tea and Chocolate, Sweet Dreams Ice Cream, Wild Iris Books, or your favorite derby girl. As always, kids 12 and under get in FREE!…Read More

Welcoming Week in Gainesville!

Are you free on September 22 at 5 p.m.? Come join us for the first Welcoming Week in Gainesville! Welcoming Week is an event celebrated by all Welcoming Cities and Counties in the nation and is meant to highlight the contributions of immigrants to our communities, and to offer an opportunity to learn more about migration and what it is like for refugees and immigrants who try to make a new…Read More

Upcoming Community Events

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

Welcome New Members!

Associates Realty Services

Gainesville Pet Rescue

Mirror Reflections Auto Spa LLC

Panera Bread 4189, Oaks Mall

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!


Ceremonial Speeches

Contemporary Management Concepts

D.L. Hulse Consulting

Florida Wildlife Care Center

Gainesville House of Beer

Gainesville Lawnscaping

Godwin Green Roofing

Gore-Rabell Real Estate

GSE Engineering & Consulting


Mark’s Prime Steakhouse

McCoy Mini Storage

McGriff-Williams Insurance

My Healthcare Federal Credit Union

Nosa, Gabriel DDS

Robin S. Larson, DMD, PA

Sam Goforth

Weseman, Warner W.

West Designs

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