June 4, 2019
Last chance to sign up for the DRINK GNV Brewery Tour Presented by ServPro of Alachua County West
Friday, June 7, 3pm
First Magnitude Brewing Company
1220 SE Veitch Street

The Chamber is launching a new Buy Local campaign that highlights what makes Gainesville unique and celebrates the talent we have here in our favorite community. EAT and DRINK GNV are two of those that we are most proud of and so we are very excited to host our very first Brewery Tour. 

Join us as we visit all of our Member Breweries including: 
Big Top, First Magnitude, Swamp Head, and Cypress & Grove. 
We will also provide food, snacks, and plenty of water along the way. 

Guests will meet at First Magnitude at 3:00pm (Parking available). We'll spend approximately 45 minutes at each location before boarding a bus and travelling to the next location. Each guest will receive a commemorative tumbler, a souvenir lanyard, and food and beverage (BEER!) at each location. 

Space is limited so be sure to book your spot early! 

Cheers to Drink GNV!

For more information and to register to attend,  Click Here .
Sponsored by Servpro Alachua County West
Instant Imprints Gainesville 
Grand Opening is June 6, 2019!
Thursday, June 6, 5 - 8pm
Instant Imprints
9200 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville

Come celebrate with us!
We are very happy to announce the Grand Opening of the Gainesville Instant Imprints is set for Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 5:45 pm.

This hosted grand opening event will be in benefit for  Food 4 Kids , a local, 100% volunteer-led organization which helps identify chronically hungry children throughout the community and provides them with food and vital resources on a regular basis. They partner with schools in our local community with the anticipation of growing to meet the needs of our county’s food insecure families.

We would love if you were a part of this benefit and celebration. Please enjoy drinks, appetizers, door prizes and a silent auction. This will be a terrific networking event as well: Come meet and greet your local businesses in a show of community support.

For more information,  Click Here .
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
How To Achieve Success Through Mastermind Groups
Roundtable / Mastermind Kickoff Event
Friday, June 7, 7:30am - 9:00am
Carr, Riggs and Ingram
4010 NW 25th Place, Gainesville
As a Business Owner, do you feel your business benefit from being part of a small business peer advisors group? If so, join us this Friday for an "Introduction to Small Business Roundtables" led by Collin Austin, COE (Chief of Everything) and Owner of New Scooters 4 Less.
This meeting is exclusive for small business Owners / CEOs, attendance at this introductory event is the prerequisite to joining a Small Business Roundtable / Mastermind Group.

Collin will share his personal insight and experience on the value he received by participating in a Small Business Roundtable and the value you can expect to gain for your business. Registration is required with seating limited to 30 attendees.
Mastermind groups provide support, function much like a board or directors or executive coach, lend advice and serve as a confidential group of peers to discuss any challenges your business may face. Once the roundtables are formed, groups can chose to meet monthly when it is convenient for them.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to jumpstart your business by taking this step in your professional development.

Click Here to register.
Sponsored by
Lunch & Learn : Social Media Marketing for Business 2.0 – Using FaceBook’s New Design 
to your Advantage
Wednesday, June 5th, Noon - 1pm
Saint Leo University
4650 NW 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville

Presented by : Mary Reichardt, Director of Marketing at Butler Enterprises

Facebook has redesigned and revised itself, adding more features for its’ users. With these changes come opportunity for you and your business.  

Come join us for this informative talk where the audience will leave feeling more comfortable with the new Facebook changes and confident in how to take advantage of the changes to increase your business success. 

We look forward to seeing you there.
Sponsored by
Join us for 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.
ALL IN Conference & Expo 2019
Thursday, 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! 
Leadership Gainesville Class 46 Accepting Applications
Deadline: June 14, 2019

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.
Exactech builds 67,000 sq. foot facility and adds 200 Gainesville-based jobs
GAINESVILLE, FL – Exactech—a Gainesville-grown global medical device manufacturer that develops and produces innovative bone and joint restoration products—has expanded its physical footprint with the addition of a new 67,000 square feet facility. In addition to its physical expansion the company has created 114 new jobs after strong economic growth in Gainesville between 2017 and 2018. In 2019 they are adding an addition 100 jobs. “Exactech's success contributes directly to the economic health of our region and it brings us closer to reaching the goals of ‘Transforming Greater Gainesville’,” remarked Nancy Eckert, chair of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce economic development committee. Exactech has focused on recruiting top talent from the University of Florida, Santa Fe College and our regional workforce through CareerSource North Central Florida.
“The Greater Gainesville region is an exceptional global hub for talent, innovation and technology. Exactech’s success is, in good part, a product of this prosperous region that invest heavily on a business-friendly and visionary ecosystem. With the expansion of our new 67,000 sq ft facility, we aim at taking Exactech to even greater heights and consolidating Greater Gainesville as an international powerhouse for biotechnology manufacturing,” said Priscilla Bennett, Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communication at Exactech.
The inauguration of the facility will take place on June 5 th  alongside the Healthcare & Biotechnology Council meeting with elected officials, professionals of the industries and representatives from the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. “Finding opportunities to tell Greater Gainesville’s story is always exciting.  Exactech’s story, which is more than 30-years in the making, embodies Gainesville’s spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and corporate citizenship and their on-going commitment to Greater Gainesville serves to solidify the region as a global hub for talent and innovation in the biotech sector,” shared Bryan Harrington, Chair of the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. 
Join us for our Manufacturing Council Meeting!
Wednesday, 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.
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”

that one of the benefits you receive as a Chamber member is exclusive invitations to Chamber Member Only Events like our Distinguished Speaker Series, Small Business Round Tables and Business Before Hours?  For information on how to get further engaged and find the right fit for you and your business, contact Tiffany Propes, your Events Director at Tiffany@gainesvillechamber.com .

New Members


Aroma Solutions

CoIgnite School House

Ocala Jockey Club

Randyman the Handyman, LLC

Sandy Sweets 
Renewing Members

American Universal Medicine

BBVA Compass

Bread Of The Mighty Food Bank, Inc

Double Envelope Corp

Fairfield Inn and Suites


Gainesville Harley Davidson


Johnson Group

McCall Service, Inc

SharpLenz Photobooth

Shema Freeman 

Stephen J Kaufman Public Relations

The Trophy Shop