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Santa Fe College Wins Chancellor’s Best Practice Award

Posted on November 4, 2017


Santa Fe College was recently awarded a 2017 Chancellor’s Best Practice award from the Florida Department of Education. SF was recognized by Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega for efforts made to reduce student loan debt through a four-pronged financial aid campaign. SF students awarded financial aid are notified through the student portal that gives…

Alachua County Education Compact Donates $22,000 to Local Public Schools

Posted on November 3, 2017


Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce leads partnership effort with the School Board of Alachua County, United Way of North Central Florida and Publix to provide school supplies to local students in need Recently, the Alachua County Education Compact gave more than $22,000 in school supplies to Alachua County Public Schools. The supplies were donated for…

Trimark Properties Announces 22,000 Square Foot Lease with CH2M at New Office Building Ingenuity

Posted on October 27, 2017


Developer Trimark Properties recently announced that international engineering and consulting firm CH2M has leased the third and fourth floors of its new state-of-the-art Ingenuity office building in Innovation Square. CH2M will join the growing business community upon the building’s completion in spring of 2018. “It’s an exciting time for Gainesville as companies with large global…

Member Profile: Superheroes for Hope

Posted on October 23, 2017


We recently talked with James Coats, CEO of Phalanx Defense Systems and Founder of the Superheroes for Hope Foundation about what he’s doing to make local children and families smile. What is Superheroes for Hope and why did you launch it? The Superheroes for Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization which aims to create extraordinary…

Groundbreaking Ceremony at 800 Second Ushers in Exciting Development

Posted on October 23, 2017


Concept Companies, a comprehensive real estate development and construction organization, Atlanta-based Gateway Development Services and Harvest Capital Group, recently announced the groundbreaking for 800 Second at Innovation Square, offering four floors and 55,000 sq. ft. of Class A office and retail space strategically located adjacent to UF in the heart of Gainesville. “Gainesville is becoming…

i3 Initiative Culminates with Chamber Board Vote to Support Public School Repairs & Renovations

Posted on October 5, 2017


The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce last week released a report summarizing outcomes of its Putting Children First Infrastructure Investment Initiative, called i3. This year-long, citizen-driven effort, led by a 10-member steering committee of community leaders, researched infrastructure needs in Alachua County. The chief recommendation is to support the School Board of Alachua County’s half-cent sales…

It’s Employee Voter Registration Week at the Gainesville Area Chamber!

Posted on September 28, 2017


This week, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce will be participating in Employee Voter Registration Week (EVRW) in partnership with the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Every day, local businesses and organizations—and their employees—are affected by public policy decisions. It is important that businesses encourage employees to engage in the process by registering to vote. In…

Cox Accepting Applications for Community Investment Grants

Posted on September 23, 2017


Cox Communications announced today that it will award more than $75,000 to nonprofits in its three-state, Southeast Region through Cox Charities, which is funded by employees. The company is accepting applications for Community Investments Grants at www.CoxCharitiesSoutheast.com through Friday, September 15, 2017. Community Investment Grants are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that benefit…

AGTC, Clay Electric, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish and Jones Edmunds Commit New Investments to Greater Gainesville’s Transformation

Posted on September 22, 2017


The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that three new investors— AGTC, Clay Electric, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Jones Edmunds — have made pledges to the Transforming Greater Gainesville five-year economic development strategy. The investments were garnered as a result of mid-campaign fundraising efforts for the initiative, which officially commenced in January…

Update Your Information to Stay Connected!

Posted on September 19, 2017


Staying connected with the Chamber is one of the most important ways to push your business toward greater and greater levels of success! And this month, it could also be one of the most delicious ways to stay connected with us, because we will enter all members who update their profiles this month into a…

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