July 23, 2019
UPCOMING EVENT
 Online Ticket Sales Close Tomorrow for ALL IN GNV!
Friday, July 26, All Day
UF Hilton Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville

Online Ticket Sales Close Wednesday for ALL IN GNV! 
    
Want to guarantee your spot at the ALL IN GNV Conference & Expo? Better act quickly! We’ll be closing online sales Wednesday at 5pm.  Box Lunch Sales end Wednesday at 10am.  Guests can still register on site Friday if capacity allows. You do not need to pre-register for the Expo since it is free to attend, however it certainly helps our vendors to know how many to expect! 

For the full list of speakers, click here .

Register today by  clicking here o r by calling 352.334.7100.

Questions? Please email Tiffany Propes at  tiffany@gainesvillechamber.com
Sponsored by Florida Credit Union
UPCOMING EVENT
Lunch & Learn : Cyber Security and The Dark Web
Wednesday, August 7, Noon - 1pm
St. Leo University, Gainesville
4650 NW 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville

TOPIC:  Cyber Security and The Dark Web
Speaker:  Brian Smith, Owner of Baseline Systems

It's a scary world out there, especially on the world wide web. Our lives and our businesses have gone digital. As a result, the importance of cyber security constantly grows stronger.
What would happen if your network was hijacked and held for ransom? 
Are your passwords and sensitive information secure?
When developing a cyber security action plan to keep your data safe, it’s critical to know the how and the why. This presentation will explore what cyber attacks are, what the after effects are and how they can be prevented.
Takeaways include:
• Impact on small to mid-size businesses
• 10 of the most common cyber attacks
• A deep dive into the Dark Web
• Clues that someone has stolen your information
• Multi-layered cyber security approach
• Proactive measures to securing data
We look forward to seeing you there!
ABOUT LUNCH & LEARNS:
Small business is the strength of our local economy and Chamber. The Chamber is committed to helping ensure business growth for all of our members. These workshops are dedicated to assist in developing and educating our small business owners and their employees on topics such as wellness, social media, strategic planning, websites, career development and more.
Sponsored by
UPCOMING EVENT
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

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. 
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

July 25: IPDC Lunch & Learn Series: Truths About Attracting, Hiring & Retaining Talent



July 26: Florida Museum hosts free Creative B movie ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

July 27: Superheroes For Hope Blood Drive

CEO InSights is sponsored by BBVA.
WORKFORCE EVENT
PROPEL GNV Workforce Services Webinar
Wednesday, July 31, 11 - 11:45am
Online

Are you looking to add new members to your team? Would you be willing to mentor youth interns? Are you currently hiring, or wish you could but need some help with recruitment and candidate matching? Do you need out-of-the-box thinking to support your workforce needs?
 
You are invited to our monthly webinar to learn about ways the Greater Gainesville Chamber’s PROPEL Greater GNV workforce services program can support you.
REMINDER
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”
UPCOMING EVENT
Join us on July 29 for our Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Mitch Glaeser
Monday, July 29, 11:30am - 1:15pm
Aloft Hotel
3743 Hull Road, Gainesville

We are delighted to welcome to the Chamber The Emory Group’s Mitch Glaeser, on Monday, July 29 from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. Mitch will discuss his latest project—the San Felasco Tech City—as well as other projects of regional significance. A Q&A will follow his remarks. This member-exclusive event includes a buffet lunch. These popular luncheons fill up quickly, register today!
Sponsored by the UF Health Doug Williams Executive Health Program
EDUCATION UPDATE
Gainesville named Most Educated City in Florida by Insurify

In light of a recent study by Insurify, Gainesville was named as the Most Educated Cities winner for the state of Florida.

Award winners were found by an analysis of the educational achievement of individuals across the United States. To determine the most educated community in each state, Insurify analyzed over 1.6 million auto insurance applications, which included the age and educational background of each applicant. Every individual in the data set was assigned a score based on educational attainment and grade point average (GPA), for current states. The results were then grouped by city, and the highest scoring community in each state was selected.

“Educational success is vitally important in determining the advancement of local economies across the United States,” said Snejina Zacharia, CEO of Insurify. “These awards recognize the cities in each state whose residents demonstrate unmatched commitments to their education.”

For a full list of the 2019 Most Educated City Award winners, click here.

Insurify lets drivers compare accurate car insurance quotes in one place for free at  https://www.insurify.com.

that this Friday’s ALL IN GNV Conference and Expo has two components. 1) The Conference component which will feature 35 speakers throughout the day on topics like leadership, entrepreneurship and professional development. An all-day access pass to the conference is only $55.00. 2) The Expo component will feature 60 businesses showcasing their products and services from 1-5PM and is free to attend. For more information or to register to attend, visit http://bit.ly/All-In-Expo .
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT
The UF Innovation Academy invites you to the 7th Annual Innovation Showcase: CATALYST
Friday, August 2, 2 – 4:30pm
Emerson Alumni Hall – President’s Ballroom
1938 W University Ave, Gainesville

CATALYST is a showcase of outstanding first-year student teams and their creative solutions. This showcase serves as the culminating event for the Creativity-in-Action course. All student teams will display a prototype of a product, service, model or other item they have developed in a team environment utilizing the creative design process as part of their Innovation minor coursework.
 
You will have the opportunity to see 25 prototypes with the potential to improve lives and create change - which are being showcased for the very first time.

As part of the Gator Good campaign, this year’s Innovation Academy Catalyst challenge asks each team to consider:   “How might we optimize early childhood development for children in Florida?”

Stay as little or as long as you would like!
For more information,  click here.

New Members

A'vie Events, LLC

Dog Bytes Computer

Kirsikka Jewelry

Relax Salt Rooms, LLC

Signal 88 Security

VITAS Healthcare

Wittly Builders & Restoration
Renewing Members

Blooming House Nursery

Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Emmer Development Corp

Episcopal Children's Services

In-Touch Computer Services, Inc.

Landmark Properties, Inc.

StorterChilds Printing Co.

The Plaza Health and Rehab

The Salvation Army

TradePMR

UF Office of Professional and Workforce Development

Well Florida Council

Westlab Pharmacy
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT
Capital City Bank Unveils SEND Person-to-Person Payments
Real-time Payments Made Easy Via Online and Mobile Banking

Tallahassee, FL., July 19, 2019 –  Capital City Bank  now offers SEND, real-time person-to-person payments to make splitting lunch or paying the babysitter easier than ever. With SEND, personal payments are almost as quick as handing over the cash youself, and clients may send money electronically to practically anyone, even if they do not have a Capital City Bank account. No extra apps or logins are needed by either sender or recipient.
 
Capital City Bank clients may access SEND and initiate payments securely from their online or mobile banking services. Payments are sent using only an e-mail address or mobile phone number, which ensures account information of both the sender and recipient is protected. Plus, payments are processed and protected in the same way as PIN-based, point-of-sale debit card transactions.
 
SEND is the latest in an ever-expanding line of innovative digital banking tools designed to allow clients to move their money easily and securely via their online or mobile banking services. For more information, visit  www.ccbg.com/send
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENT
United Way of North Central Florida Announces FY 19 Funded Programs  

GAINESVILLE, FL (July 18, 2019) — United Way of North Central Florida (UWNCFL) is pleased to announce its Community Investment Fund funding decisions for the 19-20 fiscal year. All investments align with UWNCFL’s core focus areas of health, education, financial stability and immediate needs. Funding decisions total nearly $850,000.
 
Earlier this year, more than 50 programs operated by 30 local nonprofit agencies responded to UWNCFL’s call for outstanding initiatives to be funded through the local Community Investment Fund.
 
“With this funding cycle, we saw tremendous need in our community,” said UWNCFL President & CEO Mona Gil de Gibaja. “There were nearly $3 million in requests through the RFP process. The Community Investment Council and United Way staff visited, vetted and reviewed all applications received and are pleased to announce 33 funded local programs, including eight new programs.”
 
The entire process of receiving, reviewing and visiting programs in-person is handled by the agency’s volunteer arm, the Community Investment Council (CIC). The Council is comprised of local agency volunteers from a variety of backgrounds, some of whom have been helping to steer funding recommendations in North Central Florida for nearly a decade.

Here are some key highlights in the FY 19 funding cycle:
  • Health, specifically mental health, made a significant impact on the Council’s funding decisions. In prior years, education was the biggest impact area.
  • Collaboration was encouraged among partners, which resulted in Girls Place, Kids Count and Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association (GACTA) collaborating on a mental health counseling program.
  • A new program offered by Project YouthBuild will focus on credit retrieval to help students get their high school diploma or GED.
 
The full list of funded programs and Community Impact Partners is available on the United Way website at www.unitedwayncfl.org/impact-partners .