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It’s Employee Voter Registration Week at the Gainesville Area Chamber!

Posted on September 28, 2017

This week, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce will be participating in Employee Voter Registration Week (EVRW) in partnership with the Florida Chamber of Commerce. Every day, local businesses and organizations—and their employees—are affected by public policy decisions. It is important that businesses encourage employees to engage in the process by registering to vote. In…

Cox Accepting Applications for Community Investment Grants

Posted on September 23, 2017

Cox Communications announced today that it will award more than $75,000 to nonprofits in its three-state, Southeast Region through Cox Charities, which is funded by employees. The company is accepting applications for Community Investments Grants at through Friday, September 15, 2017. Community Investment Grants are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that benefit…

AGTC, Clay Electric, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish and Jones Edmunds Commit New Investments to Greater Gainesville’s Transformation

Posted on September 22, 2017

The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that three new investors— AGTC, Clay Electric, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Jones Edmunds — have made pledges to the Transforming Greater Gainesville five-year economic development strategy. The investments were garnered as a result of mid-campaign fundraising efforts for the initiative, which officially commenced in January…

Update Your Information to Stay Connected!

Posted on September 19, 2017

Staying connected with the Chamber is one of the most important ways to push your business toward greater and greater levels of success! And this month, it could also be one of the most delicious ways to stay connected with us, because we will enter all members who update their profiles this month into a…

UF Becomes First in Florida to Crack Top 10 UF News & World Report

Posted on September 15, 2017

The University of Florida has become the first Florida school to break into the list of top 10 best public universities, coming in at No. 9, according to the recently released 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The 2018 list of top 10 best public universities now looks like this (*=tie): 1…

Is your business open or closed post-Hurricane Irma?

Posted on September 11, 2017

  Is your business open or closed after Hurricane Irma? Please let us know! Providing this information could help an emergency responder, so don’t wait – click the image below to let us know your status.  We will provide the information to the County’s Emergency Operations Center to assist in the recovery effort.

Help to Fund Programs Designed by Local Teachers for Local Students

Posted on September 1, 2017

The Alachua County Education Foundation’s Find It Fund It Campaign kicked offo August 7th, and we are delighted to partner with them to spread the word about Find it Fund It. This interactive online portal for the Alachua County Public Schools allows teachers to post classroom needs, up to $1,500. When requests have been submitted…

Attention Entrepreneurs: Cox Wants to Hear Your Startup Pitch at Get Started Gainesville

Posted on September 1, 2017

A Message from Gainesville Area Chamber President/CEO Susan Davenport  Just like us at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Cox Business is dedicated to developing andpromoting an environment of entrepreneurship across our area. Last year I had the great experience of being a judge at the Cox “Get Started Gainesville” event. It was such a strong…

Member Profile: 8 Degrees Fahrenheit

Posted on September 1, 2017

8 Degrees Fahrenheit Owner Akash Shah recently talked with us about the new Gainesville location. GAC: How and why did you choose to open 8 Degrees Fahrenheit? Akash Shah: At 8 Fahrenheit, we make bespoke ice cream with whole and fresh ingredients – in fact, our cream bases are made daily. Customers have their pick…

City Events Win Four State Awards

Posted on September 1, 2017

Recognizing Florida’s best events, the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during their 23rd annual convention and tradeshow. Four different events produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department were honored with four awards. Jest Fest!, which features world-acclaimed comedy/variety and cirque…

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