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Gainesville Black Professionals Presents a Hands On Social Media and Internet Workshop

Posted on March 1, 2017

Gainesville Black Professionals, Inc. is hosting a hands-on social media and internet interactive workshop on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The workshop is a results-oriented social media and internet course for professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners. It is designed to help business professionals from all backgrounds and industries, as well…

Plantation on Crystal River Announces New Ownership

Posted on February 27, 2017

Plantation on Crystal River was recently purchased by the Atlanta-based Kingwood International Resorts. The company also owns and operates the Kingwood Country Club & Golf Resort in Clayton, Georgia. Also in Kingwood’s portfolio is the Achasta Golf Resort community located in Dahlonega,Georgia, home to the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, both inNorth Georgia. The…

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,…

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