May 21, 2019
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: NFRMC Internal Medicine Clinic
Wednesday, May 22, 4 - 6pm
NFRMC Internal Medicine Clinic
7485 SW 17th Road, Gainesville

Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new Internal Medicine Clinic from North Florida Regional Medical Center with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

"Our new Internal Medicine Clinic will provide the best care to our patients and a positive learning experience for residents in our medical education program."

The event will include facility tours, speeches and hors d'oeuvres.

The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will commence at 4:00PM.
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

Don’t miss the first 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
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 now 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
Few Seats Remain: Chamber Hosting ACEC's 3rd Annual Compact Signer's Dinner
Wednesday, May 22, 6 - 9pm
Mark's Prime Steakhouse
201 SE 2nd Ave, #102, Gainesville

The Alachua County Education Compact will host their 3rd Annual Compact Signer's Dinner. The theme for this year dinner is "The Future of Education." The Compact Signer's Dinner showcase the education programs of the Compact. Karen Clarke, Superintendent of Alachua County Public Schools, will be this year keynote speaker.
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
  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”
Wal-Staf's Top Candidates List
See below Wal-Staf's  “Top Candidates List” #31 , (11 Candidates). This is only a sample of some of the outstanding employees Wal-Staf Personnel Services  (North Central Florida’s leading Staffing Company since 1977)  has recently brought on board, screened and ready to go to work at your location!    If you see someone you need, call ASAP, they won’t be available long. If you don’t see who you need, call Wal-Staf anyway!

  • #70913D Customer Service Representative available in Lake City, excellent customer service skills, bi-lingual, personable, computer savvy, sales experience and types 34 WPM.

  • #70916S Hospitality Professional in Gainesville, dynamic person with over 15 years’ experience in tourism, destination management and maintaining key client accounts, speaks English, Spanish and some French, has worked with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

  • #70925C Fiscal Assistant available in Gainesville with several years’ experience at UF, excellent customer service skills and types 51 WPM.

  • #70883D Warehouse Associate available in Lake City experienced in shipping and receiving, computer literate and ready to work.

  • #70927C Administrative Assistant in Gainesville, experience includes customer service, insurance verification, payment collection, data entry, accounts payable & receivables and answering multiple phone lines.

  • #70886S Hospital Office Representative in Gainesville, scheduled patients for follow up appointments, answered phones and verified medical insurance, experienced with Excel, PowerPoint, Windows and Word.

  • #70929D Administrative Assistant available in Lake City, varied experience includes accounts payable and receivables, receiving clerk, IT, and HR assistant.

  • #70834C Payroll Administrator/Staff Accountant available in Gainesville, produced all monthly reports, did all aspects of payroll including quarterly taxes, general ledger, reconciliations, and is proficient in numerous software programs.

  • #70939C Risk Manager available in Gainesville experienced assessing and identifying potential risks in the job place, training associates in compliance with OSHA standards and HR responsibilities.

  • #70937D Medical Office Receptionist/Manager new to the Lake City/High Springs area, types 65 WPM, experience includes data entry, accounts payable/receivables and customer service, ready to go to work.

  • #59141C Customer Service/Receptionist available for part time work in Gainesville, computer literate and types 40 WPM.

that we created new stickers to promote the Chambers support of local business? If you would like to proudly display a sticker at your place of business, your car or anywhere, stop by the Chamber or contact Miss Pauline at the Greater Gainesville Chamber by emailing .
Join ThriveHive for a Digital Marketing Summit
Thursday, June 6, 8:30 - 10:30am
Hotel Indigo
5020 SW 30th Lane, Gainesville 

Join us for a free seminar with ThriveHive and Google, as we help your business take off. You will learn how to:

  • Reach qualified customers
  • Impact purchase decisions
  • Drive sales
  • Grow your business

For more information, visit or call 888-225-1592.
TradePMR Named a Winner of 2019 Excellence in Customer Service
The technology and custody services provider recognized for 'white glove' approach to service and responsiveness to financial advisor requests

GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TradePMR, a technology and custodial services provider, has been named a winner of the 2019 Excellence in Customer Service Award presented by Business Intelligence Group. TradePMR was one of seven small businesses from across the globe that was recognized as organization of the year for providing a differentiated level of customer service.

"Providing excellent customer service is a commitment we make every single day," said Robb Baldwin, founder and CEO, TradePMR. "Delivering white glove service to the advisors that work with TradePMR is a core company value. We want every advisor to know that we care about their business, their success and their clients. Thank you to Business Intelligence Group for recognizing our efforts to go above and beyond."

New Members

Buffalo Wild Wings - Oaks Mall

Golden Rule Real Estate and Property Management 

Progressive Orthodontic Associates

PT Solutions & Services, Inc.

Wahoo Seafood Grill

Your CBD Store Gainesville
Renewing Members

Alachua County Housing Authority

Bear Archery, Inc./ DBA Escalade Sports

Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.

Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

Gainesville Community Ministry, Inc.

HOPE - Horses Helping People

Irving Publications, LLC / Giggle Magazine & Wellness 360 Magazine

Island Grove Wine Company

Mark McGriff - State Farm Insurance

Schneider & Associates Insurance Agencies, Inc.

Skinner Vignola McLean Inc

The Hyppo

Tish Oleksy - State Farm Insurance