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P.F. Chang’s Signs as First Restaurant Anchor at Butler Town Center

Posted on February 16, 2017


P.F. Chang’s has signed as the first restaurant anchor at Butler Town Center, the urban-style phase of The Neighborhoods of Butler, developer Butler Enterprises announced today. The internationally renowned 5,600 square-foot upscale Asian bistro will join Whole Foods Market in anchoring the mixed-use Butler Town Center. Whole Foods Market is projected to open in winter…

UF Applications hit a record high

Posted on February 16, 2017


Applications to the University of Florida reached a new record this year, with more than 34,000 prospective students vying for admission during the summer and fall semesters of 2017. This year’s total application number – 34,553 – represents a nearly 8 percent increase over last year’s total of 32,026. Of those who applied for summer…

Gator Entrepreneurs Return to Gainesville

Posted on February 15, 2017


Alumni are increasingly choosing to locate their world-class companies near UF For years, Gainesville was often perceived as the launching point for people shaped by the University of Florida, but now more entrepreneurial-minded alumni are returning to launch their global businesses from the college town turned tech-savvy center. For many of these companies, their close…

Convening Culture Conference

Posted on February 15, 2017


Florida’s Annual Conference for Arts & Culture Exploring Innovation & Entrepreneurship through Arts & Culture The 2017 Convening Culture Conference will be held February 22 & 23, 2017 in Gainesville, FL. Convening Culture is a statewide cultural conference that brings together individuals working in arts and culture in Florida, artists, and those interested in arts and culture…

University of Florida Announces 2017 Gator 100

Posted on February 14, 2017


The Gator100, brought to you by the UF Alumni Association and the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, recognizes the fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world each year. This year’s third-annual celebration on Friday, February 10, 2017 included recognition of several local companies including AGTC, Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group, Infinite Electric, Study Edge…

Statewide Innovation Coalition Launches Today

Posted on February 14, 2017


Launch Florida, a new and inclusive statewide innovation coalition, officially launched today with a mission to foster collaboration between entrepreneurs, policymakers, business leaders, venture capitalists, philanthropists, and other stakeholders in order to make Florida the worldwide capital for innovation in the 21st century. Launch Florida represents 51 different organizations from coding schools to universities, technology…

Front Street Named 32nd Fastest Growing Gator-Owned Business

Posted on February 14, 2017


Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group was recognized as the 32nd fastest growing Gator-owned or Gator-led business in the world at the University of Florida’s 2017 Gator100 during a ceremony on February 10th. Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses…

James Moore & Co. Announces the 2017 Lead NCF Class

Posted on February 14, 2017


James Moore & Co. (James Moore) is pleased to announce the 2017 class of Lead North Central Florida (LeadNCF), a one‐year leadership training program presented by James Moore and the Velocity Advisory Group. The first training session will take place on February 16. The 2017 class consists of the following local business professionals: Stefan Ambrose,…

East Side High School Seeking Volunteers for Hidden Figures Field Trip

Posted on February 14, 2017


Dr. Edwards, the Assistant Principal at Eastside High School, are seeking volunteers to chaperone and/or lead a breakout session for the movie Hidden Figures. They plan to take 100 9th grade girls to see the movie on Friday, February 17th, from 8:30 am – 2:40 pm. The breakout session will be between 1:35 pm to…

Chamber Member Anniversaries

Posted on February 14, 2017


Congratulations are in order for our following members who are celebrating a membership anniversary with The Gainesville Area Chamber. 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 as members who support…

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