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Strong Neighborhoods

Posted on February 26, 2018


[Part 4 of a 5-part series on the Intercity Leadership Exchange.] Strengthening our community begins by strengthening our neighborhoods and allowing them to e The University of Florida’s Strategic Development Plan seeks to shape the university and surrounding community’s future over the next 50 years and establish the framework for the “New American City.” The plan comprises…

Now is the Time to Advance Your Healthcare Career!

Posted on February 26, 2018


Are you well-positioned to get one of the 900 new jobs created in the education and healthcare industry segment last year here in the Gainesville region? Alachua County is ahead of the curve when it comes to employment — its 3.2% unemployment rate, which is almost one full point lower than one year ago, is…

Proximity

Posted on February 12, 2018


[Part 3 of a 5-part series on the Intercity Leadership Exchange.] By working in close proximity, the University of Florida and the City of Gainesville can collaborate to create an optimal environment for both the school and city. The University of Florida’s Strategic Development Plan seeks to shape the university and surrounding community’s future over…

The New American City

Posted on February 5, 2018


[Part 2 of a 5-part series on the Intercity Leadership Exchange.]  “The New American City is a city that attracts people to want to be there. They want to live there. They want to work there. They want to play there.” Warren Nielsen, former Commissioner, City of Gainesville The University of Florida’s Strategic Development Plan…

Gainesville Area Chamber Names Freddie Wehbe 2018 Citizen of the Year

Posted on January 31, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gainesville Area Chamber Names Freddie Wehbe 2018 Citizen of the Year Wehbe Recognized for His Many Contributions to the Gainesville Community at the Chamber’s 94th Annual Meeting GAINESVILLE, Fla. – January 31, 2018 – The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce today named Freddie Wehbe the 2018 Citizen of the Year. Wehbe, a successful…

Gainesville Area Chamber Builds Out Marketing and Public Affairs Teams

Posted on January 23, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gainesville Area Chamber Builds Out Marketing and Public Affairs Teams Todd Van Hoosear Named SVP Marketing Communications; Alyssa Brown Promoted to Sr. Director Public Affairs; and Shaw Adcock Joins Team as Marketing Coordinator GAINESVILLE, Fla. – January 25, 2018 – The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is building out its team to…

Join the Intercity Leadership Exchange in Columbus this Spring

Posted on January 22, 2018


[Part 1 of a 5-part series on the Intercity Leadership Exchange.]  Learn About the Importance and Depth of Collaboration; Establishing Public-Private Partnerships; Utilizing Partnerships to Revitalize Distressed Neighborhoods; Improve Downtown; and Much More The greater Gainesville region has experienced its share of success in recent years, but in order to stay competitive, we must keep…

New Laptops Presented to Eastside High School

Posted on January 19, 2018


The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Alachua County Education Compact, Gainesville Regional Utilities, and Jacobs (formerly CH2M) came together to bridge the digital divide for students at Eastside High School. Jacobs through their employee’s donation programs ENLACE and Bikes-n-Bytes provided seven brand new Dell laptops to Eastside High School. Many students in major program courses…

Meet Superintendent Karen Clarke

Posted on January 18, 2018


Alachua County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Clarke, an educator with more than 25 years of experience, will join the Business Community for a conversation on Tuesday, January 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Clarke, raised in Alachua County, will talk about her goals and challenges facing the school system from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30…

Join Our Team! (Membership Account Executive Position Available)

Posted on January 16, 2018


The Chamber is seeking a Membership Account Executive to join our team. This exciting position is responsible for promoting the Chamber throughout the community and assisting businesses with joining our organization. Highly motivated applicants should send a resume to Tabetha Getz, VP of Membership. The full job description is available below and on employflorida.com. Membership…

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