June 11, 2019
FEW SEATS LEFT: CEO InSights featuring Nancy Eckert of LifeSouth Community Blood Center
Wednesday, June 12, 8 - 9:30am
Hippodrome Theater, Gainesville
25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville

Put Into Context.....With a Point of View

Our lives are influenced by the time and culture in which we live, as well as who we are. Decisions that may not have appeared significant when they were made can ultimately become defining moments. Facts, education, advice and instinct all play a role.

The CEO of an organization must make decisions that have far reaching impact on the organization. Blood banking is an integral part of the healthcare system. As such, decisions frequently are much more significant than merely the financial implications. Nancy will share with you some of the stories of the difficult decisions she made as CEO of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.

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. 
Join us this Wednesday, June 12th, as our guest speaker will be Nancy Eckert, President and CEO of LifeSouth Community Blood Center.

There are a few seats still available.  Registration is required.  A light breakfast will be served. 
For more information and to register,  click here .
Sponsored by BBVA Compass
Ribbon Cutting Celebration This Thursday: Absolute Health Chiropractic
Thursday, June 13, 5 - 7pm
Absolute Health Chiropractic
4110 NW 37th Place, Unit D, Gainesville

Join us in celebrating Absolute Health Chiropractic's new office with a ribbon cutting celebration!

After suffering severe migraines and following a recommended plan of chiropractic care in order to relieve the pain, Dr. Haines not only stopped the migraines but also fell in love with chiropractic treatment enough to change his career. Twelve years ago, Dr. Haines started Absolute Health Chiropractic, a holistic healthcare company that focuses on chiropractic treatment of neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Now, we celebrate their brand new location! 

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

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will commence at 5:45PM.
SOLD OUT: Business Before Hours at LifeSouth
Tuesday, June 11, 8:30 to 10am
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers
4039 W Newberry Road, Gainesville

Join us Tuesday, June 11th for Business Before Hours from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.  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!

There are only a few spaces remaining.  Once the event fills up, you will have the option of being added to the waiting in the event a cancellation occurs.

Click Here for more information and to register.
Maximize Your Membership! Attend Chamber 101 on June 25!
Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 - 10am
BBVA Compass
2814 SW 34th Street, Gainesville

New and re-engaged Chamber members are invited for a casual networking breakfast to learn more about the services included in your Chamber Membership. Attendees will interact directly with Chamber Staff, Diplomats and other new Members. Whether you just joined or have been a member for years, this is a beneficial experience for all.  

Chamber 101 is held quarterly and is open to any member who may need a refresher on their Chamber member benefits. Longstanding members are encouraged to send new employees through the program so that each company representative can fully utilize the features of their membership. 

For more information or to register to attend;  Click Here.   
Sponsored by BBVA Compass
ALL IN Conference & Expo 2019
Friday, July 26
UF Hilton
1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville

We are excited to be hosting the very first ALL IN Conference & Expo this July. To add more value and opportunity to our traditional expo we have done some reimagining and wrapped a fabulous conference around the event to bring education and inspiration to the day. The expo will still take place as it has in years past and guests can choose which elements they want to participate in. 

The conference will run throughout the day at the Hilton UF starting at 9am. The expo will open to the public at 1pm. Guests attending the conference will be able to attend the expo free of charge. Guests of the trade show can purchase conference tickets attend the education sessions. 

Would you like to do some professional development for you or your team but can’t take the time to leave the business for several days to travel for a conference? Now you don’t have to! We are providing opportunities for education right here in our backyard. We have topics and speakers appealing to all levels of experience. 
Topics that day include: 

  • Attracting and Engaging Gen Z throughout Your Hiring Process
  • Developing Brand Engagement from the Inside Out
  • Sell Anything to Anyone
  • Growing a Community of Entrepreneurs 
  • Ignite! Your Leadership Style
  • New Smart Cities

And many more! 

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! 
DEADLINE FRIDAY: Leadership Gainesville Class 46 Applications
Deadline: THIS FRIDAY, June 14

Are you ready to make a difference as a leader in our community?

Leadership Gainesville is now accepting applications for its 46th class. This 10-month community leadership program is designed to give leaders of today the tools they need to grow their impact in the Greater Gainesville region. LG provides an in-depth immersion into the issues and opportunities of our region.

Leadership Gainesville allows you to:
  • Broaden your perspective and understanding
  • Develop your leadership expertise
  • Meet local & state leaders
  • Develop & expand network of contacts
  • Visit local sites & facilities
  • Gain exposure to current issues and developments
  • Build personal & professional relationships that last a lifetime
  • Impact the community through class projects
  • And more!

For more information, contact Joe Johnson at  joe@gainesvillechamber.com.
Join us for our Manufacturing Council Meeting!
Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 - 7pm
UF Innovate | The Hub
747 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville

Join the Chamber’s Advanced Manufacturing Council for their second general council meeting of 2019! Hear from local manufacturers and industry experts on the state of manufacturing in our region. Also hear about the resources provided to manufacturers by FloridaMakes as well as a breakdown of up the upcoming ALL IN GNV Conference and Expo.
Mortenson Career Fair
Wednesday, June 12, 8am - 3pm
CareerSource North Central Florida
10 NW 6th Street, Gainesville

Mortenson Construction is holding a job fair to fill 500 positions for Trenton Solar Project in Trenton, Florida! The job fair will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 8 AM to 3 PM at the CareerSource North Central Florida Gainesville Career Center.

The positions include the following:
Craft Safety (Job #10937696)
Electrical Apprentice-Solar (Job #10937693)
Electrical Journeyman-Solar (Job #10937754)
General Labor-Solar (Job #10937766)
Heavy Equipment Operators-Solar (Job #10937784)
Inventory Specialist-Solar (Job #10937745)
Mechanic-Solar (Job #10937730)
Solar Operator I (Job #10937714)

Benefits include Paid Time Off (PTO), Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance, Paid Training, Employee Assistance Programs, and 401(k).

Participants must complete the following in order to attend:

2. Log in or register as a new job seeker
3. Search for job order # (listed above) and complete referral process and company online application
4. Attend the job fair at CareerSource NCFL in Gainesville
Biotechnology/Technology/IT Career Fair
Wednesday, June 26, 10am - 1pm
CareerSource North Central Florida
10 NW 6th Street, Gainesville

You are invited to participate in the CareerSource North Central Florida Biotechnology/Technology/IT Career Fair. This event will be held on June 26 from 10am-1pm. While we have ample space for many employers, this Career Fair tends to fill up quickly! Contact David Kniseley at CareerSource North Central Florida for more information and to register to attend. Email David at  dkniseley@pcgus.com  or call 352-244-5153.
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 towww.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”

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
James Moore & Co. named a MOVE Project Top Firm for Equity Leadership

The 2019 Accounting MOVE Project delves into the perceptions and misperceptions that women and firms have about how and why women pursue partnership and other senior leadership positions. The report also outlines tactics that women, advocates for women, and firm leaders can take to ensure that all women CPAs can fully achieve their aspirations for their careers and drive firm growth in the process.

James Moore & Co is excited to announce that their firm has been named to the Accounting MOVE Project’s list of Top Firms for Equity Leadership! Only 20 firms across the country were selected for inclusion on this list, which recognizes the demonstration of gender equity at all levels of management. 

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Harn Museum of Art

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Ossi & Withers P.A.

Quality Plumbing of Gainesville, Inc.

Sisset's Home & Patio

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Unifirst Corporation
Dance Alive National Ballet to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Dance Alive National Ballet (DANB) to support artist fees for the creation of two dance works by choreographer Brian Carey Chung. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.

“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as Dance Alive National Ballet are givingpeople in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”

Mr. Carey, recently named Resident Choreographer for Dance Alive National Ballet, created a work for the Company that was premiered February 2019 to great success.
DANB Artistic Director Kim Tuttle noted that the Company had been looking for an additional choreographer who would stimulate and excite both audience and dancers.  After working with him through February and much conversation the invitation was extended and accepted. 

 As a choreographer, Chung’s work is conceptual, drawing inspiration from history, literature, music, nature, philosophy, poetry, pop culture, psychology, religion, the sciences, sports, technology, the visual arts, and yoga. He is particularly interested in where the formal in classical ballet intersects and participates with the informal in gesture and movement. Methodologies utilized to create vocabulary for each piece embrace elements of chance, spontaneity and individuality, which allows unique associations and resonances to arise and influence scripted choreographic phrases.

 Mr. Chung will work with students in a workshop setting during June and return in August to begin work with the professional company.  One of his new works will be presented in a February performance, “ LOVELAND”,  while the other,  “ATHLETES OF THE GODS” will be premiered in March.

Brian Carey Chung is a Jamaican-born, naturalized American dancer, choreographer, poet and registered nurse. His sixteen-year dance career (1991-2006) spanned the country’s most celebrated contemporary ballet companies, touring internationally with Lines Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Armitage Gone! Dance and Ballet Hispanic of NY. After retiring from the stage he was rehearsal director and assistant choreographer to Karole Armitage; both for her company and for her 2008 re-creation of the musical,  HAIR, f or the Public Theatre in New York
City. In 2009, Chung formed Collective Body Dance Lab in New York City. The lab, a project-based, creative think  tank, brought together independent artists, designers, musicians, singers, composers, and dancers in the production and performance of new dances.

Chung has taught on the faculties of Lines Ballet in San Francisco, and Peridance Capezio Center, Broadway Dance Center and the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. He has guest lectured and taught masterclasses for Lines, Complexions, and Armitage, and at universities throughout the U.S.A. From 2011-2013, he was Assistant Professor of Ballet at Northern Illinois University. Chung holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida, a Master of Fine Art in Creative Writing: Poetry from New York University, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to being Resident Choreographer for Dance Alive National Ballet, Chung works as a nurse on the Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cardiac Surveillance Unit (D1) at Stanford Health Care, Stanford University.