July 2, 2019
NOTICE: Members have notified us of people calling their offices claiming to be from the Chamber seeking information. Unless the person is Mary Fox, it is likely a scam call. Please do not give them information.
Select Marketing Opportunities Available!
Friday, July 26, All Day
UF Hilton Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville

Booth spaces for The ALL IN GNV Conference and Expo are sold out!

The ALL IN 2019 event will include: 
·        35+ Speakers
·        24+ Sessions
·        62+ Vendors
·        1 Fabulous Cocktail Party
·        Too many networking and education opportunities to count! 

There are a select number of opportunities remaining for your company to participate in The ALL IN GNV Conference and Expo including:
-         Keynote Speaker Sponsor (includes 2 booths)
-         Speaker Room Sponsor (includes 1 booth)
-         Photo Booth Sponsor (includes 1 booth)
For complete details on the remaining opportunities including a list of all the sponsor benefits, contact Steve Cannon SteveC@GainesvilleChamber.com
Sponsored by Florida Credit Union
Join us for Business Before Hours at Dos Papas
Tuesday, July 16, 8:30 - 10am
Dos Papas
3501 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville

Join us Tuesday, July 16 for Business Before Hours from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at  Dos Papas.   Admission is free with your Chamber membership, registration is required.
Business Before Hours is a structured yet relaxed environment for making effective connections within the Chamber business community.
You may find a strong referral source, a new vendor, the perfect client or simply get a foot in the door for connecting at larger events. Come build lasting business and personal relationships at Business Before Hours. We hope to see you there!

Click Here for more information and to register.
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 www.employflorida.com
  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”
June 2019 Alachua County Economic Indicators Report Available
The latest Edition of the Alachua County Economic Indicators Report is now available. To see a quick highlight of the Economic Indicators report, please click  here . To download the June 2019 full report, please click  here .

t hat one of the benefits you receive as a Chamber member is the ability to submit a Press Release           that will be visible on our website as well as in the Members Only Information Center?  To submit a Press Release, log into the Member Information Center and click on the News Tab to Add a Press Release.  For assistance logging into the Member Information Center, contact Mary Fox, your Member Engagement Manager at  Mary@GainesvilleChamber.com .
Florida Museum and Creative B host free movie series Fridays in July
Friday, July 5, 7 - 10pm
Florida Museum
3215 Hull Road, Gainesville
Friday nights July 5-26, the Florida Museum and Creative B will host free movie screenings and explore the balance between science and art. This year's films focus on Leonardo Da Vinci in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death and include a discussion with an expert panel. The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie. The museum's permanent exhibits, except the “Butterfly Rainforest” and “Discovery Zone,” will be open to the public for extended hours until 10 p.m. Parental discretion is advised. For more information, click here or call 352-273-2061.
Florida Chamber Third Quarter Small Business Index Survey

Small businesses create two out of every three jobs in Florida, and are the backbone of our state's economy. The FloridaChamber would like to know what issues are impacting your small business. 

Please take their  brief survey . As the Florida Chamber works to secure Florida's future, it's important to measure the health of small businesses. Please visit this link to share your feedback:  Q3 Small Business Index Survey .

This survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019.  

As the voice of business, The Florida Chamber also communicate your members' feedback to elected leaders in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. All answers will be kept confidential. 

Get Involved with the Florida Chamber's Small Business Council

Get the latest information tailored just for small businesses during the Florida Chamber Small Business Council conference calls. Calls are held every other month. Contact Carolyn Johnson at  cjohnson@flchamber.com  for details. For more information on the Florida Chamber's Small Business Council,  click here .

New Members

Accent Aesthetics

Ancient Rhythms Drum Shop

Gainesville Fine Arts Association
Renewing Members

City College

Congressman Ted Yoho

EDA Engineers-Surveyors-Planners, Inc.

First Federal Bank

Fletcher Family of Companies

Freeman Realty, Inc.

Gainesville Opticians

McKnight and Company DBA McKnight/Waldorff Agency (Allstate)

Mi Apa' Latin Cafe

Residence Inn Gainesville I-75

Sam's Club

Sinmat Commercial LLC

Sonny's BBQ
Oelrich Construction Cuts Ribbon on new Orlando office

 After 15 years of providing quality construction management services in North Central Florida, Oelrich Construction is pleased to announce the formal opening of its new Winter Garden office. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new location was hosted in conjunction with the West Orange Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday June 12. 

The new Orlando-area office location can be found at: 428 S. Dillard Street, Suite 103 Winter Garden, FL 34787.

Established in 2004, Oelrich Construction is a leading veteran-owned construction management firm. With offices in the Gainesville and Orlando markets, the company serves a diverse array of education, government, commercial, healthcare, and civil/public infrastructure clients. From 32-acre public parks, to soaring Fibonacci-spiral museums, and advanced bio-pharmaceutical laboratories, Oelrich Construction has had the privilege of building some of the most iconic projects in North Central Florida.
Alachua County and the Gainesville Sports Commission recognized as top in market for their efforts in sports tourism for the State of Florida

Destin, FL –  The 2019 Florida Sports Summit hosted by the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF), the state’s leading sports promotion and development organization, brought together representatives from Florida’s 31 sports commissions and sporting events rights holders from around the Sunshine State, United States, and even Colombia. The Summit featured presentations, certifications courses, and a marketplace that allowed commissions and right holders to network, showcase each group’s future opportunities to host events, and encourage groups to Come Play in Florida.

To cap off the Summit, the Florida Sports Foundation held the Inaugural Larry Pendleton Dinner where it presented seven awards to recognize Florida communities and sports commissions for their outstanding efforts in sports tourism in the State of Florida.

The Gainesville Sports Commission (GSC) received two awards for Alachua County and their efforts in sport tourism in their community. The GSC was awarded Mid-Market Event of Year for the 2018 US Amateur Boys Basketball National Championship and the Mid-Market Venue of the Year for Legacy Park Multipurpose Center.
Dance Alive National Ballet and Pofahl Studios Present 2 Week Summer Dance Intensive With 6 Phenomenal Master Teachers 
July 22 - August 2
Pofahl Studios
1325 NW 2nd Street, Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA, (June 28, 2019) Dance Alive National Ballet’s (DANB) Resident School, Pofahl Studios, will be presenting 2 weeks of dance instruction from July 22 through August 2 at Pofahl Studios, 1325 NW 2 Street in Gainesville, FL. Classes will be conducted by 6 master teachers with international reputations and extraordinary careers. 

Join us for an amazing 2 weeks of technique classes and repertoire with in house performances each Friday. Faculty week 1 includes Gerard Ebitz and Julia Ponomareva for ballet and Jose Ramos and Kimmy Keck for contemporary. Faculty week 2 includes Cristina Helena and Julia Ponomareva for ballet and Autumn Morgenstern and Kimmy Keck for jazz or contemporary. For bios: https://www.pofahldancestudio.com/intensive 

Intermediate through advanced dance students can participate in 1 or 2 weeks of technique and repertoire classes. Pre-pointe and intermediate students will be in classes from 9 AM to 2 PM. Intermediate advanced and advanced ballet students will be in classes from 9 AM to 6 PM.