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eJournal 9-7-2016: Data Dashboard Provides Alachua County-Specific Indicators

eJournal 9-7-2016: Data Dashboard Provides Alachua County-Specific Indicators

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce E-Journal

September 7, 2016

Data Dashboard Provides Alachua County-Specific Indicators

The University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) provides population, economic and other data that is used by a wide variety of constituents. Historically, the data was made available in print form. However BEBR recently developed an online database to provide this data. The new online database is in beta form, and BEBR is seeking your feedback….Read more

Upcoming Events

Sept. 7 Business Matters Workshop Series 5 of 8

Sept. 7 Lunch & Learn Series: The Secrets of Antique Cypress

Sept. 8 Tech Council Meets the Newbies Mixer

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


At Allison Ables, You Have a Super Star the Whole Way Through

Fast forward seven years and Allison Ables has set out on a mission to shake up the real estate industry. This is not without help, of course – she found time in those years to get her broker’s license, ditch the old one-stop-shop realtor model and carve out a customer-centered real estate company that uses a team-based approach to bring care and delight to one of the…Read more

Assist in the Hurricane Hermine Recovery Effort

As a member of the Florida Private Sector State Emergency Response Team, the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) is engaged in the disaster communication system for Florida. Today the state is asking for donations from businesses to aid in Hurricane Hermine recovery operations as many parts of the affected area are still without power and debris removal is extensive…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

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

Promotion of Tabetha Getz to Vice President of Membership

Tabetha Getz, who joined the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in December, 2015 as the Director of Innovation Gainesville, has been promoted to Vice President of Membership effective immediately. In her new role, Tabetha will oversee Chamber membership, Leadership Gainesville and major Chamber events. Tabetha spent four years with the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce and served as the… Read More

Business Matters Workshop Series 5 of 8, Today!

Pam Burns is this month’s guest speaker and this afternoon she will be discussing: Budgeting for Business. Be sure to register for this great, insightful event. $10 for Chamber members; $20 for non-members. Lunch is provided. Click here for details

Regional Business Before Hours, Next Tuesday

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

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 explain activities…Click here for more info

Tech Council Meet the Newbies Mixer, Tomorrow

The Gainesville Tech Council will welcome its newest members of the Tech Community tomorrow at its quarterly meeting. Come out and mix and mingle with other tech entrepreneurs and companies. Newbies featured include USR Systems, Feathr, VANAD Group, txtSignal, Admiral, Botsy Be Drawn & Immersed Games. We will get a chance to hear from the new tech companies and play a fun game to get to know them better. Drinks and food provided. Register Here

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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Eat the 80 Introduces New Traditionally Healthy Meal Plan

Eat the 80 launched its new Traditionally Healthy Meal Plan yesterday. It features all-natural proteins, farm fresh produce and the addition of gluten-free grains, and hormone free, full-fat dairy. Rice Pasta, Feta Cheese, & Potatoes! Oh My! In true Eat the 80 fashion, the meals will still be focused around health, and farm fresh ingredients. Check out the Menu and check out Eat the 80!

WellFlorida Earns Gold National Health Information Award

WellFlorida Art Director and Communications Manager Jill Dygert recently earned a Gold Award from the 23rd Annual National Health Information Awards for a pregnancy and baby planner she designed and edited for Healthy Start and the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Education Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) in 2015….Read More

Attorney Julie Waldman Receives Rotary Recognition

Attorney Julie Waldman was recently recognized by the Gainesville Rotary Club as the “Rookie of the Year” for Service Above Self. Ms. Waldman joined the Gainesville Rotary Club in March, 2015, and quickly became involved in several programs focused on youth in the community. She chairs a committee focused on leadership development for high school juniors…Read More

Upcoming Community Events

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

Sept. 8 ACEL Happy Hour

Thank You Renewing Members for Your Continued Support!

Harbor Chase of Gainesville

Joshua Joel SMA Life, Inc.

Nordstrom Distribution Center

Original American Kitchen (OAK)


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