July 9, 2019
Alexa Carlin named ALL IN GNV Keynote Speaker
Friday, July 26, All Day
UF Hilton Conference Center
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville

We are excited to announce the ALL IN GNV Keynote speaker, Alexa Carlin. Nationally renowned motivational speaker, Founder & CEO of the Women Empower X (WEX) Conference, Alexa speaks on women's empowerment, entrepreneurship and personal growth. She combines her authentic speaking style with practical strategies and memorable stories to drive impactful change on both a personal and professional level. 

Alexa started her career as an entrepreneur at 17, designing jewelry for L.A.-based fashion company OmniPeace. From there she launched her inspirational blog Hello Perfect with the mission to instill confidence in women and girls. In 2013, just months before graduating from the University of Florida, Alexa had a near-death experience and was placed into a medically induced coma. She was given a one-percent chance of surviving but incredibly she did, and while healing from this experience she wrote and published “The Simple Gluten-Free Vegan Cookbook”. Alexa’s incredible motivational and inspirational messages led her to create the Women’s Empower X Conference in 2016. The WEX Conference now takes place in Washington DC, Raleigh, and Ft. Lauderdale has been attended by thousands. 

Mindset, Community, Purpose, & Action. These are the four keys that Alexa believes are the foundation for Success. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Alexa as she discusses why it is important to share your story, be your most authentic self, and to live your life like it’s your last day living. 

Conference Tickets are available now. $55 for Chamber members, $60 for future members. You won’t only get to experience Alexa Carlin’s insight and inspiration but you will also be able to choose from more than 30 different workshops and breakout sessions throughout the day, and attend our annual business expo.  

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
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.
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 at SteveC@GainesvilleChamber.com.
CEO InSights featuring Dr. Jim McClave, Founder and CEO of Info Tech
Wednesday, August 28th, 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.
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”
Join us on July 29 for our Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring Mitch Glaeser
Monday, July 29, 11:30am - 1:15pm
Greater Gainesville Chamber
300 E University Ave, Suite 100, 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!

More About Mitch Glaeser

Mitch Glaeser is the CEO of The Emory Group of Companies, a family owned consortium including, among others, information technology, publishing, hospitality, apparel and real estate. Mitch is passionate about Gainesville and has started more than 10 companies locally.  Having received his Real Estate license at 18 and becoming a Real Estate Broker soon thereafter, Mitch is now owner and Broker of Glaeser Realty, a firm started by his father more than 50 years ago. Mitch is also a motivational speaker, having traveled the world for three years teaching others how to build strong business relationships.

Currently, Mitch is the collaborating force behind the San Felasco Tech City, a unique 82-acre live, work, play concept adjacent to the 7,200-acre San Felasco Hammock and its 30 miles of bike trails.  The Tech City prides itself on the many things a traditional city does not have and boasts about the many things a traditional city does have that the Tech City doesn’t.

Mitch’s contributions to the community are many, and include serving: as a past president of Crime Stoppers, Guardian Ad Litem, The Exchange Club and Junior Achievement; on the boards of the American Red Cross, Keep Alachua County Beautiful and the Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors; as chair of the Counsel of Economic Outreach and the Gainesville Community Foundation and as two-time chair of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce; and as a co-founder of Alachua County Emerging Leaders. He has received numerous awards over the years, and has recently been awarded as the LGAA and the James M. Parrish Community Leader of the Year. Mitch is the only person to receive two Keys to the City of Gainesville, presented to him by two different Mayors—26 years apart.
Alachua County Legislative Delegation Recaps 2019 Session

Members of our Legislative Delegation--Senator Keith Perry, Representative Chuck Clemons, and Representative Chuck Brannan--gathered yesterday at the Chamber to update members on key outcomes of the 2019 legislative session. Business climate, water and the environment, transportation infrastructure, and Florida's legal climate topped the list of issues discussed. 

that as a Chamber member, you may host a Ribbon Cutting Celebration to market your company for a multitude of reasons including a Grand Opening, A Milestone Anniversary and even an expansion of your business.  For information on hosting a Ribbon Cutting Event, contact Mary Fox, your Member Engagement Manager at Mary@GainesvilleChamber.com
Gainesville Dev Academy Launches Income Share Agreements to Expand Access to Professional Development Programs

Gainesville Dev Academy, a Florida company that offers professional advancement training for Web and Mobile application development, has announced today the launch of an Income Share Agreement program. Through this program, Gainesville Dev Academy will now offer students the ability to undergo training and pay their tuition only when they have completed the program and have achieved gainful employment.

“Our goal is to reach as many people as possible and prepare them for careers in the fast-growing tech industry where there is a shortage of talent. Our Income Share Agreement program will help us offer our training to students that did not have access to these opportunities in the past,” said Duncan Kabinu of Gainesville Dev Academy.

Gainesville Dev Academy aims to provide education to all with an ambitious goal of building a large talent pipeline that benefits the tech industry locally and at large.

Income Share Agreements allow students to cover tuition by agreeing to pay back a percentage of their future income once they land a well-paying job post-graduation. This method of education finance aligns the tuition a student pays with the value the student receives. The model is powerful because schools share the upfront risk with their students. By offering Income Share Agreements, Gainesville Dev Academy stands behind its programs, its outcomes, and its students.

Gainesville Dev Academy has partnered with Leif, a New York City company that offers end-to-end Income Share Agreement services, to provide students this financing option. Leif is one of the catalysts behind the growing adoption of Income Share Agreements in the United States. Schools ranging from traditional universities to coding bootcamps and workforce development programs have implemented Income Share Agreements in order to increase financial access and align incentives with their students.

New Members

Best Brand Solutions

Clear Channel Outdoor

Conscious Contact Transport

Ed Potts - Edward Jones Investments

Peninsula Aquatics

Sleep Number Store

WACO Properties, Inc
Renewing Members

Gainesville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Keg of Laughs Comedy LLC

North Florida Regional Medical Center
Florida Ranked 6th Best State to Start a Business by WalletHub

With the stock market booming, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on  2019’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business  as well as  accompanying videos .
To determine the most fertile grounds for planting and growing new ventures, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states across 26 key indicators of startup success. The data set ranges from financing accessibility to availability of human capital to office-space affordability.

Starting a Business in Florida (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 3 – Avg. Growth in Number of Small Businesses
  • 13 – Labor Costs
  • 25 – Avg. Length of Work Week (in Hours)
  • 27 – Cost of Living
  • 5 – Startups per Capita

For the full report, please click here.