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Fostering Business Growth

The Business Community Coalition (BCC) is a partnership comprised of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors and the Builders Association of North Central Florida. Together, these partners support and lead actions and initiatives that foster a stronger climate for business and opportunity.


Dean Cheshire, Cheshire Companies

BCC Programs

Public Forums

The BCC periodically hosts public forums including elected officials, business community members as well as the community at-large to facilitate communication and collaboration both in general and on specific topics.

Public Leadership Institute

The BCC Public Leadership Institute (PLI) is a non-partisan program for professionals in the Alachua County/Gainesville area who want to learn about public-policy issues while exploring the possibility of engaging in public leadership at some point in their future.

The PLI challenges professionals with business or business-related backgrounds to consider how their skills, talents and experiences may work to address our region’s critical issues. PLI class participants will learn from experts in public leadership, public policy and candidacy. There is no commitment required to run for office.


For more information, please contact Vicki Gervickas at

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