August 13, 2019
CEO InSights featuring Dr. Jim McClave, Founder and CEO of Info Tech
Wednesday, August 28, 8 - 9:30am
Hippodrome Theater, Gainesville
25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville

Only a few seats remaining!

People Over Profit

Dr. Jim McClave has always believed in treating people right, and that philosophy has been the foundation of his leadership style for the last 40 years. When Dr. McClave founded Info Tech in 1977, he began leading the company focusing more on people than profit. This leadership style helped him stay true to who he is while also being a successful business owner. During his talk, he will share real stories and experiences that helped him develop his people over profit philosophy and why he would never lead any other way. 

CEO InSights is an event series featuring topic presentations by local presidents, CEOs and other community leaders in an intimate, studio-type setting. The goal is to share personal and timely insights on critical topics including leadership, innovation, culture and more. 
Registration is required.  A light breakfast will be served.
CEO InSights is sponsored by BBVA.
Ribbon Cutting Celebration: International Diamond Center
Thursday, August 15, 5 - 7pm
International Diamond Center
Celebration Pointe
3201 SW 45th St, Gainesville

Join us this Thursday as we celebrate a new addition to Celebration Pointe and the Greater Gainesville Region... International Diamond Center!
International Diamond Center is family owned company with 40+ years of experience. They are a reputable source for carrying diamonds and other brilliant gems from around the world. Their main focus is to offer their customers great value, better selection and superior customer service. Join us for refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, giveaways, tours, music, networking and more!
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will commence at 5:30pm.
Click Here for more information.
Leisure, Hospitality, Finance & Insurance Job Fair
Wednesday, August 28, 10am - 1pm
CareerSource North Central Florida Career Center
10 NW 6th Street, Gainesville

Hiring for a position in leisure, hospitality, finance or insurance? We can help you reach highly qualified candidates in a short amount of time! 

You are invited to the  Leisure, Hospitality, Finance, & Insurance Job Fair,  hosted by Propel GNV, a collaborative partnership between The Greater Gainesville Chamber and CareerSource North Central Florida. The event will take place on August 28th from 10:00am-1:00pm, in the Gainesville CareerSource North Central Florida Career Center located at 10 NW 6th Street. 

While we have ample space for many employers, this career fair tends to fill up quickly so register soon! 

Want to join us?
  • Step 1 - Register online. Complete a Job Order Form for each position you are recruiting for if the positions are not already in the Employ Florida system.
  • Step 2 - We will add the position to Employ Florida, allowing both job fair attendees and job seekers to view your available positions.
  • Step 3 - Arrive at the Career Center between 9:30am-9:45am to set up your display. Bring items that help tell your story: handouts, business cards, giveaways, etc. 
  • Step 4 - We will provide a table, two chairs, and if needed, ample room to screen and interview prospects.

As a reminder, CareerSource North Central Florida hosts career fairs at no cost to participating employers.  Thank you in advance and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Hot Jobs through CareerSource NCFL

Each week, CareerSource North Central Florida staff members identify current Hot Jobs that employers are eager to fill.

If you’d like a vacant position to be included on this list, please call (352) 244-5112.   ...See this week's Hot Jobs
To apply for jobs listed:
  1. log on to
  2. Click on “Job Search” under “Quick Menu” on the left side of the page
  3. Select “Job Number Search” from the menu across the top of the page
  4. Enter the job number from the list above in the “job number” box
  5. Click on “search”
Join us on August 26 for our Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Dr. Jerry Parrish
Monday, August 26, 11:30am - 1:15pm
Greater Gainesville Chamber
300 E University Ave, Suite 100
We are delighted to welcome to the Chamber the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Dr. Jerry Parrish on Monday, August 26 from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. Dr. Parrish will discuss his concerns that the current trade wars raise the probability of a Florida recession in the next nine months to almost 21 percent. A Q&A will follow his remarks. This member-exclusive event includes a buffet lunch. These popular luncheons fill up quickly, register today!
  Distinguished Speaker Event Sponsor

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Aloft Hotel and Humane Society of North Central Florida Holding Yappy Hour
Thursday, September 19, 5 - 7pm
Aloft Hotel
3743 Hull Road, Gainesville

The Humane Society of North Central Florida and the Aloft Hotel are partnering for a "Yappy Hour" on September 19th from 5 to 7 PM. The event will be held at the Aloft Hotel on Hull Road. Pets are welcome. Mi Apa Latin Cafe and Gator BTW are providing food, Aloft drink specials, and the Humane Society adorable adoptable pets!
Community Foundation to hold Collaboration Conference
Tuesday, September 10, 9am - 2pm
Cade Museum
811 S Main Street, Gainesville

The Better Together Collaboration Conference will introduce new thoughts, ideas and connections for enhanced collaboration in our community. Join the Community Foundation of North Central Florida and La Piana Consulting to learn current best practices, lessons from the field and trends in collaboration. 

Through presentations, facilitated discussions, and active participation, a framework will be provided for successful collaboration with other organizations, local businesses and community members.

This conference is open to any nonprofit staff member, board member, volunteer, or community member. Sponsors for the conference include James Moore Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, United Way of North Central Florida and the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. Registration is now open at

Andaz Restaurant & Jolie Events

Shadow Health

Transforming Our Practice


Austin, Gillman & Lovano, P.L.L.C.

Bahama Breeze

Bass Pro Shops

BBI Construction Management, Inc.

Burkhardt Sales & Service of Gainesville

Carpet Systems Plus

Charles Schwab Gainesville

Davis Gainesville Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda

Dimension Works

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine

Eat the 80

Emerson Appraisal Co.

Family Promise of Gainesville, Florida

Florida Septic, Inc

G. W.  Robinson Homes

Gonzalo Law,  LLC

Jackson Stoneworks

Miller Real Estate

PASSAGE Ministries, Inc.

Sunstate Federal Credit Union - Main Office

Tailgate Guys & PRE Event Resources

Together Planning

University of Florida Performing Arts
Oaks Jewelry Rebrand

Oaks Jewelry has been a staple in the Gainesville community for years and recently received a face-lift by updating their store logo and store front! While their logo is new, they still provide the community with great deals, high-quality fine jewelry, and still have the same home on Newberry Road! Go check out their new logo and store front in person to see the awesome transformation for yourself.
Florida Museum hosts ‘Battle of the Beasts: Crocs vs Gators’ Aug. 29
Thursday, August 29, 6 - 9pm
Florida Museum
3215 Hull Road, Gainesville

Join the Florida Museum of Natural History on Aug. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. for a reptilian battle royal! Florida Museum scientists will debate alligators vs. crocodiles with the audience choosing the winner through real-time online voting. Guests may also participate in a trivia hunt for prizes and experience live animals in the “Crocs” exhibition with Katie, the exhibit’s animal keeper. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from a cash bar and food trucks. For more information or to buy tickets, visit or call 352-273-2045.
Barbara Padilla Benefit Concert
Sunday, September 29, 4pm
Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall
3000 NW 83rd St E-127, Gainesville

The Climb for Cancer Foundation is once again proud to present renowned soprano and cancer survivor, Bárbara Padilla in concert on Sunday, September 29th at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Halls at 4:00 PM. All proceeds benefit the Climb for Cancer Foundation's programs.

Bárbara was runner-up on season four of America's Got Talent. Her spectacular performance of Charles Gounod’s “Ave Maria” prompted judge Piers Morgan to declare: “It was the greatest single vocal performance we’ve ever had on America’s Got Talent." 

Sponsorship opportunities and VIP seating are available.
Atlas Screen Printing wins 2019 SGIA Sustainable Business Recognition Award

Fairfax, VA, April 2, 2019 - The Specialty Graphics Imaging Association has awarded Atlas Screen Printing, Gainesville, FL with its 2019 Sustainable Business Recognition award.

Atlas Screen Printing has won over 50 national and international awards for the quality of their screen printing work, but this is the first award recognizing the quality of the company itself.

Atlas has slashed its energy use, embraced alternative technologies, and drastically reduced its waste.

“Sustainability is a topic close to our corporate soul,” said Paul Wales, President and owner of Atlas Screen Printing. “From our first days, we have striven to celebrate this amazing planet and serve those who wonder at it. We both value and take pride in the things we make here, and we are doing our best to take care of one another.”
 Avison Young's Gainesville office announces hire of Jon Thomas

Jon Thomas has joined Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, as an Associate in its Gainesville office. As a part of Avison Young’s long-term growth strategy in attracting new talent, Thomas’s new role on the brokerage team will focus on multi-family, tenant representation/leasing, and investment sales.

"We’re very excited to add Jon to our North Florida brokerage team," said Nick Banks, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director in North Florida. "Experienced in several markets we serve, Jon was attracted to our global platform’s proven reach and results for clients which he will apply as he adds local depth, particularly to our investment sales platform. He is also a pillar in the community and a true servant leader with multiple cause-related organizations in our region. From a culture standpoint, we couldn’t ask for a better fit.”
Prior to joining Avison Young, Thomas previously held various positions such as Real Estate Associate Advisor with SVN - SouthLand Commercial and Vice President of Marketing for Thomas-Pierce & Company, a leading succession planning firm which has completed more than $2 billion in small and medium-size
 business transactions since 1986.

Thomas is also very active in local non-profits and groups, including Rotary Club of Gainesville, Gainesville Fisher House Foundation, Past President of the GOFC, Haven Hospice Community Board and Capital Campaign, Haven Hospice Viva Co-Chair, Board Member of Doug Johnson’s Reeling For Kids Saltwater Challenge, FPRA Programs Director and Board Member, the Treasurer of the FCCFA and Governmental Affairs Co-Chair.

A graduate of Barry University, Thomas holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Professional Administration.
James Moore again recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting as one of the nation's Top 200 public accounting firms

Gainesville, FL (August 8, 2019) – James Moore, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants (James Moore) is pleased to announce the firm has once again been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the nation’s top 200 public accounting firms. This is the tenth straight year that James Moore has made IPA’s annual list, with the firm jumping up 24 spots from its 2018 position.

Over 550 accounting firms nationwide participated in the 2019 IPA survey with the top 200 firms selected and ranked based on U.S. net revenue performance. The recognized firms generated fiscal year revenues ranging from $19 million to $19 billion. The annual IPA rankings are well known as one of the most thorough, complete and accurate sets of rankings and trends, and as such they are considered a gold standard when assessing the state of the accounting profession today.

Established in 1987 by The Platt Group, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has ranked the top 200 U.S. public accounting firms since 2010. To view a complete list of the top public accounting firms recognized by IPA, click here.

James Moore, founded in 1964, is a regional firm with offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Gainesville and Tallahassee, Florida. The firm specializes in providing tax, assurance, accounting and controllership, technology solutions, human resources, business advisory and wealth management services.
 NFRMC Introduces new Surgical Oncologist for Cancer Program

GAINESVILLE, Florida (August 9, 2019) – On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, North Florida Regional Medical Center (NFRMC) welcomed Dr. Francisco Macedo as the new surgical oncologist for North Florida Surgical Oncology. Dr. Macedo specializes in complex gastro-intestinal (GI) cancers, and is focused on using innovative surgery methods and technologies including minimally invasive surgery for his patients. Dr. Macedo brings an advanced skill set for NFRMC Oncology, further expanding our cancer care services for patients in North Central Florida.

Dr. Macedo’s clinical practice is in Surgical Oncology with focus on GI malignancies including hepatobiliary, pancreatic and gastroesophageal cancers. Dr. Macedo also provides cutting edge care to patients with melanoma, sarcoma and thyroid cancer. Dr. Macedo is affiliated with a number of professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Macedo began his career as a medical student at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil, where he obtained his medical degree. He then relocated to the United States to start surgical training. Dr. Macedo was general surgery resident at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine.

To make an appointment with Dr. Macedo at North Florida Surgical Oncology, please call 352-333-5680 or visit
 Blue Water Vaccines, developing universal flu vaccine, to partner with Ology Bioservices Inc.

FLORIDA – (PR NEWSWIRE) - Blue Water Vaccines, a Cincinnati-based biotechnology startup, has signed an agreement with Ology Bioservices, Inc. to manufacture a novel universal influenza vaccine. The vaccine, based on technology licensed from the prestigious University of Oxford in the UK, has shown promising results in a preclinical study done by Oxford researchers. 

  • Vaccine based on pioneering mathematical models, research from University of Oxford
  • Product to be manufactured in Gainesville, Florida, Blue Water headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio

Unlike many other viruses with preventative one-dose vaccines available, a universal influenza vaccine has eluded researchers. Current knowledge suggests the flu virus is unpredictable and ever-changing, leaving global health officials with the daunting task of predicting which strain will be most dominant during the upcoming flu season.
Greater Gainesville Chamber's Steve Cannon joins FACP Board of Directors for 3-year term

Steve Cannon, IOM, VP of Member Development for the Greater Gainesville Chamber, has joined the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals' board of directors.

The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals is a trusted resource for any Chamber of Commerce professional, from sales to operations and events to advocacy. Their mission is to exchange ideas to help local chambers better engage with their communities.