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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…

UF Becomes First in Florida to Crack Top 10 UF News & World Report

Posted on September 15, 2017


The University of Florida has become the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9, according to the recently released 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The 2018 list of top 10 best public universities now looks like this (*=tie): 1…

Is your business open or closed post-Hurricane Irma?

Posted on September 11, 2017


  Is your business open or closed after Hurricane Irma? Please let us know! Providing this information could help an emergency responder, so don’t wait – click the image below to let us know your status.  We will provide the information to the County’s Emergency Operations Center to assist in the recovery effort.

Help to Fund Programs Designed by Local Teachers for Local Students

Posted on September 1, 2017


The Alachua County Education Foundation’s Find It Fund It Campaign kicked offo August 7th, and we are delighted to partner with them to spread the word about Find it Fund It. This interactive online portal for the Alachua County Public Schools allows teachers to post classroom needs, up to $1,500. When requests have been submitted…

Attention Entrepreneurs: Cox Wants to Hear Your Startup Pitch at Get Started Gainesville

Posted on September 1, 2017


A Message from Gainesville Area Chamber President/CEO Susan Davenport  Just like us at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Cox Business is dedicated to developing andpromoting an environment of entrepreneurship across our area. Last year I had the great experience of being a judge at the Cox “Get Started Gainesville” event. It was such a strong…

Member Profile: 8 Degrees Fahrenheit

Posted on September 1, 2017


8 Degrees Fahrenheit Owner Akash Shah recently talked with us about the new Gainesville location. GAC: How and why did you choose to open 8 Degrees Fahrenheit? Akash Shah: At 8 Fahrenheit, we make bespoke ice cream with whole and fresh ingredients – in fact, our cream bases are made daily. Customers have their pick…

City Events Win Four State Awards

Posted on September 1, 2017


Recognizing Florida’s best events, the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during their 23rd annual convention and tradeshow. Four different events produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department were honored with four awards. Jest Fest!, which features world-acclaimed comedy/variety and cirque…

Member Profile: Menchie’s Brings a New Source of Cool, Healthy Treats and Fun for Family & Friends to Butler Plaza

Posted on August 28, 2017


Menchie’s Owner Ishvar Patel recently talked with us about the Menchie’s philosophy and his vision for the store today and in the future. GAC: How and why did you choose to open Menchie’s? Ishvar Patel: Approximately 7-8 years ago, my family and I came across a Menchie’s frozen yogurt shop as customers and were instantly…

James Moore Welcomes 16 New Hires Firmwide

Posted on July 24, 2017


James Moore & Company, P.L. (James Moore) is pleased to welcome Michelle Blakemore, Bailie Burkins, Simone Bell, Melissa Bivens, Kimberly Conway, Cassandra Corbin, Jacqualynn Drummond, Justin Farris, Hannah Ginn, Kevin Golden, Michael Holder, Kyle Paxton, Shane Metzler, Dakota Spencer, Cheri Swan and Ian Thompson to the firm. Blakemore will serve as a Staff Accountant in…

Changing Public Education through Partnership

Posted on June 26, 2017


Several key community organizations have partnered to improve the education and lives of students at Howard Bishop Middle School, which just completed its first year as a Community Partnership School. The Community Partnership School model utilizes the collective impact of four major partners– the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS),…

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