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eJournal 9-20-2016: New Brand Unveiled for Greater Gainesville Region

eJournal 9-20-2016: New Brand Unveiled for Greater Gainesville Region

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

September 20, 2016

New Brand Unveiled for Greater Gainesville Region

Council for Economic Outreach (CEO) Chair Rory Causseaux announced last week the launch of a new economic development brand for Greater Gainesville Region. The brand is being implemented as a component of CEO’s five-year economic development strategy focused on business recruitment and retention, and creating job opportunities for local residents. This strategy ultimately aims to position Greater Gainesville as a global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity, while promoting the region as a business and lifestyle destination…Read more

Upcoming Events

Sept. 22 Chamber After Hours at Florida Credit Union

Oct. 5 Business Matters Workshop Series 6 of 8

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

Oct. 13 Chamber After Hours at Trade PMR

Oct. 20 Business Before Hours at Backstreet Blues Chop House

Oct. 18 Ribbon Cutting at Allison Ables


Attention Entrepreneurs: Cox Business is Hosting Get Started Gainesville

If you are an entrepreneur, or know any entrepreneurs or start-ups with a great idea, please let them know about Get Started Gainesville, to be hosted by Cox Business on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.Chamber President. Chamber CEO Susan Davenport will serve on the Panel of Experts judging at the event…Read more

Was Your Business Impacted by Hurricane Hermine?

Click here to learn more about the Emergency Bridge Loan Program recently activated by Governor Scott.

Nominations Now Open for 2016 Business of the Year Awards

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce annually honors businesses for their role in helping our region become the global hub of talent, innovation, and opportunity. To be considered for a Business Award, the organization should standout for excellence and innovation with its’ business practices and community involvement.Winners will be announced at our Business Awards Celebration to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel…Read more

Chamber After Hours at Florida Credit Union, Thursday

We’re having a Florida Football Tailgate Party! Join us for a Chamber After Hours event this Thursday from 5:30 t 7 p.m. hosted by the Florida Credit Union. Network and socialize with local business leaders at this premier event.Click here to register

Leadership Gainesville 43 Completes Policy for Everyday People Day

The LG 43 class participated in “Policy for Everyday People Day” on September 8, 2016 at the Santa Fe College Kirkpatrick Center. This day is designed to engage the leaders in local politics and policy issues. Various speakers and officials addressed the group during the day starting with Kamal Latham, V.P. of Public Policy at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce speaking on the importance of being involved in community matters…Read more

Historically Underutilized Business Information

Alachua County invites small businesses in the area to participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone). The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones…Read more

Participate in FDOT Survey by Sept. 26

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Two would like to invite you to participate in the Northeast Florida Freight Movement Study by Sept. 26. Its major objective is incorporating the perspective of drivers, dispatchers, and terminal operators to ensure we have the most accurate representation of how the…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

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Fall Festival Presented by Saint Leo University, Oct. 7

Bring your family and friend to enjoy food, live music, games and more! Fall Festival 2016 will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at our Gainesville Education Center, 4650 NW 39th Place, Gainesville, FL 32606. Admission: donation of toiletries/duffle bags/baby bags for local foster care programs and women’s shelters. Call (352) 367-1192 for more information.

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Attend the Gainesville Black Professionals’ Movers & Shakers Gala!

The Gainesville Black Professionals invite the entire community to the upcoming Movers & Shakers Gala hosted by R. Christopher. With special performances by some of Gainesville’s finest, including Rickey Davis, Keith Ladd, Christina Martin, Ben Grier and Richard Patrick of Showtime, this gala will provide networking opportunities with Greater Gainesville professionals and leaders in a casual and fun environment. Call (352) 208-4894 to purchase tickets.

Attend Gator Bootcamp!

The Office of Equal Opportunity in partnership with the University of Florida Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center cordially invites you to participate in the 2016 Gator Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs. There will be a wealth of information provided for participants during this boot camp… Read more

Front Street Continues to Grow Property Management Staff

Front Street recently added four new team members to accommodate the rapid growth of the firm’s property management portfolio. Joining Front Street are Alex Ling, Gary Markwich, Marilyn Haines, and Stephanie Jarnol, bringing a wide range of commercial and multifamily property management experience…Read more

Live2Lead Seminar: Growing Your Vision Means Growing Your Workforce

A critical component of a company’s growth is the ongoing investment in its employee base. Workforce development is often stopped at developing technical knowhow, but to efficiently maximize a company’s social capital, special attention needs to be given to employee soft skill training. To be precise, each company looking to make its mark should invest in leadership development…Read More

ITM Group Welcomes Angela Koivula

Please welcome Angela Koivula, Ph.D. to the Gainesville clinical community. She is an independent practitioner with The ITM Group, LLC in Gainesville, FL. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in counseling psychology. Angela has worked at five different college counseling centers. She is a generalist with specialty training in group therapy and LGBTQ populations. Angela is currently working on her professional licensure…Read More

Upcoming Community Events

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

Welcome New Members!

Alcide Chiropractic


Plantation on Crystal River

University of Florida Office of Real Estate

Work Moves

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

All Clear Pool & Spa Shop

B&B Office Systems

Barry Rutenberg Homes

Brame Heck Architects

Business Bookkeeping Service

Butler Enterprises

FBT Mortgage

Gift Certificates & More

Gilchrist Club


Henderson Land Trust

Holden, Carpenter, Roscow & Hurdziel, PL

IndenpenDANCE Studio

Milam Funeral Home

Neighborhood Housing & Development Corp

Oak Hammock

Ridgeway Enterprises

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company

Suburban Animal Hospital

Tioga Realty

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