July 30, 2019
 Join Us for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration this Thursday at Dos Papas Tequila & Taqueria Gainesville
Thursday, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Dos Papas
3501 S.W. 2nd Ave, Suite A, Gainesville

Join us as we celebrate a new restaurant to the Greater Gainesville region and the Greater Gainesville Chamber... Dos Papas!
Though Dos Papas is new to the community, the owners, Shawn Shepherd and Butch Monaghan, are certainly not! We have already been enjoying their delicious food and ambiance with their other local restaurant, Wahoo Seafood Grill, for many years. Now, Shawn & Butch bring the community Dos Papas, Tequila & Taqueria, a fun restaurant that provides high-quality food & beverages that are at a price point that is affordable to everyone. The building has seen its fair share of tenants over the years, but Shawn & Butch believe that the Mexican street taco & tequila bar concept is perfect for the space. The full bar and fun atmosphere are representative of both Shawn & Butch's personalities and they want everyone to come and enjoy themselves!

Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, giveaways, live music and more!

The ribbon cutting ceremony will commence at 6pm.

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

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.
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”
Alyssa Brown appointed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Logistics Committee

Greater Gainesville Chamber Vice President of Public Policy Alyssa Brown has been appointed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation, Infrastructure and Logistics Committee (TLIC). The TILC — the U.S. Chamber’s primary policy-originating body in the area of transportation infrastructure — is composed of business executives representing transportation providers and users, as well as related association heads and state and local chamber leaders. The committee’s jurisdiction includes legislative and regulatory issues related to aviation, marine, and surface transportation, as well as clean water and drinking water infrastructure. In addition to its policy agenda, the committee serves as a forum for networking and education for U.S. Chamber members.
Take Stock in Children Program Earns a 100% at the State Level 

Gainesville, Fla. - July 29, 2019 - The Education Foundation of Alachua County’s Take Stock in Children Program has received Gold Level Status from the state for the sixth year in a row with a perfect score this year. 
Take Stock served 387 students during the 2018-2019 school year in Alachua County. These students met with a college success coach once a semester, and with a volunteer mentor at least twice per month at the students’ school. The program inducted 71 new students during the school year. Students are recruited in grades 7 through 9 and are required to maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, maintain positive behavior and stay drug and crime free throughout their time in the program. Students also receive college readiness skills training. During the 2018-2019 school year the Alachua program’s staff along with collaborating community organizations, hosted 23 workshops including college tours, educational workshops, a wellness day and career assessments.
The students stay in the program until they graduate from high school. This year, 70 seniors received Take Stock in Children Florida Prepaid Scholarships from The Education Foundation totaling $560,000.
“Our whole team works really hard each year to ensure we are providing our students with the best services. Each one of us is dedicated to seeing the students succeed not only in high school but through college and into their careers,” said Tia Brock, Director of Programs at the Foundation.” We could not run our program at this level of excellence if it was not for the dedication of our volunteer mentors, board and an amazing community supporting our cause.”
Take Stock in Children is a statewide organization that breaks the cycle of poverty by providing an educational pathway for low-income, under-served students across the state resulting in a 96 percent graduation rate. This success is achieved through an innovative multi-year program with a model of mentoring, meetings with college success coaches, and college readiness training.
In order to receive Gold Level status and the maximum amount of Florida legislative funding, affiliate programs must exceed in each one of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) measures listed above. The Alachua County program will receive The Gold Award for Program Excellence for the sixth year in a row at the Take Stock in Children College and Career Conference on September 26, 2019 at the Daytona International Speedway.
It takes a mentor to make a difference in the life of a child. Nineteen Take Stock students are currently in need of mentor before the 2019-2020 school year starts. You can help a student achieve his or her dreams of going to college by becoming a mentor today. Please visit  https://edfoundationac.org/mentors/

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Free to Chamber Members: Santa Fe Entrepreneurship Series
Next Session:
Wednesday, August 14, 10am - Noon
Santa Fe CIED
530 W. University Ave., Rm. DB-125

The Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) offers a monthly  Entrepreneurship Workshop Series dedicated to the growth of early to mid-stage business ventures. Past topics have included Defining Your Business Strategy, Starting a Non-Profit, Proactive Risk Management and Creating a Company Culture. These workshops occur the second Wednesday of every month from 10am until noon at the CIED (530 West University Ave.). All Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce members are welcome to attend these workshops free of charge.  For more information, click here .
Progressive Orthodontic Associates Incorporates New Technology into Practice

Progressive Orthodontic Associates, a locally owned medical practice, is proud to announce the newest additions to their team: The iTero Element Scanners. Say “Goodbye” to the goop and gag from traditional oral-impressions and say “Hello” to a new, 3D digital model. 

At Progressive Orthodontics, every patient’s initial consultation now includes a full intra-oral scan preformed by a trained professional. After a patient is scanned, Dr. Dawn Martin will use the patient’s digital model to demonstrate the steps needed to obtain the perfect smile. With fully interactive screens, Dr. Martin is able to make precise adjustments, showing each tooth exactly where it should aligned. This demonstration includes a digital recreation of the patient’s mouth, showing what their smile will look like after the treatment process is complete! 

Incorporating the latest technologies into their practice, such as the iTero Element Scanners, is just one way Progressive Orthodontics works to provide Greater Gainesville with the best orthodontic care possible. Visit www.progressivebraces.com to learn more.
Maple Street Biscuit Company Tioga to Celebrate 1 year with a Birthday Bash!
Friday, August 2, 7am - 2pm
Maple Street Biscuit Company - Tioga
140 SW 128th street - Building 5, Suite D, Newberry

Maple Street Biscuit Company Tioga is turning one and they want to celebrate with with the Gainesville Chamber Family! 🎂 Please plan to come out and invite your friends and family as they will have a number of giveaways, gifts and surprises for you to help ring in this special occasion. 

- First 15 guests will get a $15 gift cards
- Drawings for mugs/T-shirts/Bags of Coffee
- $1 Risky Biscuits

“It’s hard to believe that the time has flown by this quickly.” Explains Maple Street Community Leader, Edwina Hurst. “We are super humbled to have had the opportunity to serve the Greater Gainesville community from Tioga Town Center.”
Join SharpSpring as they host the 2019 Tech Charity Concert
Friday, August 16, 8pm
High Dive
210 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville

The 2019 Tech Charity Concert is a live music event where bands from various Gainesville tech companies perform to help raise funds for three great local charities;  Grace Marketplace,   Family Promise,  and  Peaceful Paths.
 Women’s Health Through the Ages and Stages
Tuesday August 13, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Country Inn & Suites
4015 SW 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32608

The cycles of a woman’s life are celebrated with rituals that provide doorways to our feminine wisdom and creative forces of nature. We are all born with unique elemental constitutions with our unique tendencies and gifts that can underscore our perceptions and their impact on our relationships as well as our existence. 

Our community wellness event will provide clarity on how to balance your hormones and balance your life through Ayurveda’s personalized and evidence based model of health care, which focuses on your unique physical, mental and emotional constitution. 

Develop new perspectives and learn how you can up-level your life for balance through all the ages and stages of life and move from “aging to saging” to learn new ways of managing stress, improve digestion, and live from your strengths, with valuable tools and techniques to give you the foundation for better physical and mental health. 

Up-leveling your inner technology includes all the details of your diet and lifestyle, including emotional intelligence, that impacts all aspects of your life from familial or personal relationships to the professional sphere. 

Chaya, a former professional dancer and performing artist, is an experienced and Certified Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and Health Coach, Yoga Therapist, and licensed Massage Therapist, who has dedicated her life to holistic education and supporting others on their journeys to wellness by finding freedom and living their purpose. 

Get Tickets at ChayaVeda.com or Eventbrite.
Jason Eichenholz discusses “Lighting the Path Towards Autonomy”at the Cade Museum
Saturday, August 3, 11:20am - 2:30pm
Cade Museum
811 S Main Street, Gainesville

Gainesville, FL (July 29, 2019) - The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention today
announced that Jason Eichenholz, Ph. D, Luminar CTO, and Co-founder will be at the
Cade Museum on August 3 to discuss the technology requirements for self-driving
vehicles, and his vision for a major breakthrough in autonomy via LiDAR. Meet Jason from 11:20 am - 2:30 pm to learn about LiDAR technology & its use in self-driving cars.

Then, join us from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for Jason’s talk Lighting the Path Towards Autonomy that focuses on autonomous mobility, the disruptive technology of our era, and optical sensing challenges. The lecture, followed by a Q&A, is free for Members, and with Museum admission, or $5 for lecture attendance only. Refreshments will be served. Learn more and register today at bit.ly/cadejason.

Stephanie Bailes, Cade Museum Executive Director, said, “The future of self-driving
vehicles relies on inventions like LiDAR to create highly-functional, safe driverless vehicles.

We are honored to welcome Jason Eichenholz to the Cade. Visitors will be thrilled to meet this visionary and learn more about this cutting edge technology.” This event is part of the Cade’s Inventor Speaker Series and dovetails with the Cade’s museum-wide Optics, Film & Photography theme running through August 18th. Learn more at cademuseum.org.