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UF Named Among Top Universities for Graduate Employability

Posted on January 10, 2017


U.S. employers say the University of Florida is among the top 10 public universities in the country for finding new hires, according to the latest Times Higher Education ranking for Global University Employability in 2016. “I am immensely pleased that UF graduates are among the most highly regarded college graduates among U.S. employers,” UF President…

Company Profile: Eat the 80’s Vision and Strategy for Success

Posted on January 4, 2017


  To share their unique insights on business excellence and community stewardship, the Chamber is highlighting each of the 2016 Business Awards winners in an issue of eJournal. This week, we feature the 2016 Startup Leading Women’s Enterprise Eat the 80.   What is special about Eat the 80? Eat the 80 is so much…

Company Highlight: Small Business of the Year, 2 College Brothers

Posted on December 21, 2016


2 College Brothers was recently named Small Business of the Year and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Business Awards. As a Gainesville moving company built on the backs of responsible, driven and honest young men, its mission is to simplify the moving experience through reliable and friendly service. Learn more about 2 College Brothers…

2017 Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities Guide Now Available

Posted on December 18, 2016


The Gainesville Area Chamber is proud to introduce our 2017 Sponsorship and Partnership Guide. This complete guide provides a listing of all Chamber Events for 2017 from our Signature Events like our January Annual Meeting to Business After Hours. Now you can plan your company’s marketing efforts to our region’s business community by choosing the events which…

Mayor Lauren Poe Talks Economic Development and More with Chamber Members

Posted on December 16, 2016


For the latest event in our Distinguished Speaker Series, City of Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe talked with more than 40 Chamber members over lunch. Mayor Poe’s remarks covered recent economic development successes and plans to make Gainesville the world’s most citizen-centered city. Guests were able to ask questions of the Mayor following his remarks. Mayor…

United Way Launches United Way Express: Bus Tours to Celebrate 60th Anniversary and Raise Awareness

Posted on December 16, 2016


On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, United Way of North Central Florida officially kicked off its 60th Anniversary year with the United Way Express – a series of community bus tours to help bring donors up-close-and-personal to the causes they care most about. The bus tours, sponsored by Candies Limousines & Motorcoaches,  feature themed tours to funded programs in…

White House Names Alachua and Bradford Counties among 20 New TechHire Communities

Posted on December 8, 2016


The White House has announced Alachua and Bradford Counties—both located in Florida’s Greater Gainesville region—together as one of the nation’s latest TechHire communities. Greater Gainesville joins a network of 70 TechHire communities across the country receiving support to “bring new jobs to local economies, facilitate business growth, and give local residents a pathway into the middle class,” according to…

Delegation Travels to New York City to tell the Story of Talent, Innovation and Opportunity in Greater Gainesville

Posted on December 8, 2016


On Dec. 4-6, over the course of 48 hours, a team of business leaders – including Liam McClay, Assistant to the President for Innovation & Governmental Affairs at Santa Fe College; Lee Niblock, Alachua County Manager; Ryan Loftus, Senior Engineering Manager at Exactech; and Andy Hopson, Executive Director of The Agency – and a group…

New $138 Million Nanotherapeutics Facility Opens in City of Alachua

Posted on December 7, 2016


On Dec. 7, officials from the United States Department of Defense as well as local elected officials and business leaders gathered for a ribbon-cutting for Nanotherapeutics’ new facility in the City of Alachua. The new facility was designed specifically to incorporate technological advances in disposable manufacturing equipment and provide a multi-product capability that reduces both…

Duke Energy Named One of 50 Best Companies for Diversity by Black Enterprise

Posted on December 1, 2016


Duke Energy has been recognized as a company that values the link between diversity, employee engagement and business outcomes. Black Enterprise Magazine surveyed the top 1,000 publicly traded companies with regard to diversity in four areas: employee base, senior management, board of directors and procurement. “At Duke Energy, we believe diversity and inclusion makes us…

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