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UF to Pilot 4-H Life Ready Program

Posted on December 4, 2017

The University of Florida is piloting the Life Ready Program through IFAS Extension’s Alachua County 4-H youth development office. The Life Ready program is run in partnership with the Sheriff’s Office, born out of a conversation by Dr. Gutter,  the State Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development, Families & Communities, and Alachua County Sheriff, Sadie…

The Florida Chamber Foundation hosts the Less Poverty, More Prosperity Summit in Tampa

Posted on December 4, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28th, the Florida Chamber Foundation hosted a summit for state Chambers of Commerce and business and community leaders to discuss the “very different reality many Floridians live in.” Although Florida boasts the 16th largest economy in the world, and creates one of every 10 jobs in the United States, Florida also is…

Business in Greater Gainesville Announces the 2017 Impact Award Winners

Posted on December 4, 2017

Business in Greater Gainesville and Campus USA Credit Union announces 29 Impact Award winners. The winners will be honored at the 2017 Impact Awards on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the UF Hilton Conference Center. The Impact Awards recognizes individuals in the community who have motivated, educated and inspired our…

Apartment Advice for Gainesville Professionals

Posted on November 27, 2017

Gainesville is such a unique city. Not only is our town perfect for the college student looking to jumpstart their careers, it’s also a thriving environment for young professionals and families. With top-notch companies and businesses dotting the landscape, jobs in a wide variety of industries are plentiful. However, when it comes to finding Gainesville…

Santa Fe College Wins Chancellor’s Best Practice Award

Posted on November 4, 2017

Santa Fe College was recently awarded a 2017 Chancellor’s Best Practice award from the Florida Department of Education. SF was recognized by Florida College System Chancellor Madeline Pumariega for efforts made to reduce student loan debt through a four-pronged financial aid campaign. SF students awarded financial aid are notified through the student portal that gives…

Alachua County Education Compact Donates $22,000 to Local Public Schools

Posted on November 3, 2017

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce leads partnership effort with the School Board of Alachua County, United Way of North Central Florida and Publix to provide school supplies to local students in need Recently, the Alachua County Education Compact gave more than $22,000 in school supplies to Alachua County Public Schools. The supplies were donated for…

Trimark Properties Announces 22,000 Square Foot Lease with CH2M at New Office Building Ingenuity

Posted on October 27, 2017

Developer Trimark Properties recently announced that international engineering and consulting firm CH2M has leased the third and fourth floors of its new state-of-the-art Ingenuity office building in Innovation Square. CH2M will join the growing business community upon the building’s completion in spring of 2018. “It’s an exciting time for Gainesville as companies with large global…

Member Profile: Superheroes for Hope

Posted on October 23, 2017

We recently talked with James Coats, CEO of Phalanx Defense Systems and Founder of the Superheroes for Hope Foundation about what he’s doing to make local children and families smile. What is Superheroes for Hope and why did you launch it? The Superheroes for Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization which aims to create extraordinary…

Groundbreaking Ceremony at 800 Second Ushers in Exciting Development

Posted on October 23, 2017

Concept Companies, a comprehensive real estate development and construction organization, Atlanta-based Gateway Development Services and Harvest Capital Group, recently announced the groundbreaking for 800 Second at Innovation Square, offering four floors and 55,000 sq. ft. of Class A office and retail space strategically located adjacent to UF in the heart of Gainesville. “Gainesville is becoming…

i3 Initiative Culminates with Chamber Board Vote to Support Public School Repairs & Renovations

Posted on October 5, 2017

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce last week released a report summarizing outcomes of its Putting Children First Infrastructure Investment Initiative, called i3. This year-long, citizen-driven effort, led by a 10-member steering committee of community leaders, researched infrastructure needs in Alachua County. The chief recommendation is to support the School Board of Alachua County’s half-cent sales…

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