October 29, 2019
Join us next Tuesday for  
Business Before Hours 
Tuesday, November 5, 8:30 - 10am
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Tioga Town Center

Join us Tuesday, November 5 for Business Before Hours from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at  Maple Street Biscuit Company in Tioga Town Center.   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.
Lunch & Learn: Humility & Emotional Connection – 
The Critical Ingredients to Long Term Business Success
Wednesday, November 6, Noon - 1pm
Saint Leo University
4650 NW 39th Place, Suite B, Gainesville

Presented by : Dr. Christina Oliva, DNP, ARNP-C, M-CAP, PMHNP-ca
CEO - Natural Healing of North Central Florida

Description:    When companies connect with customers’ emotions, the payoff can be huge. Given the enormous opportunity to create new value, companies should pursue emotional connections as a science—and a strategy. True connection is no longer a mystery—it’s a new source of real competitive advantage and growth. It might also even revolutionize our perceptions of the world we have created as well! 

Objectives covered will include:
1. The paradoxical power of humility
2. The science of consumer emotions (“emotional motivators” that drive consumer behavior)
3. How “emotionally intelligent” are you & how might that impact the consumer experience?
4. Examples of humility & emotional connection
5. Displaying humility alongside confidence 
Lunch & Learns are sponsored by Carr, Riggs & Ingram.
CEO InSights featuring Domenic Scorpio, President and CEO of Scorpio Corporation
Wednesday, November 13, 8 - 9:30am
Hippodrome Theater, Gainesville
25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville

Building People – The Foundation of Success

Over the course of his career in construction management, Domenic Scorpio has carefully cultivated three levels upon which professional success is achieved. First, master your industry. (Know what you want to do.) Second, create your company. (Know how you want to do it.) And lastly, grow and develop your team. (Know who you want to do it with.) This is the motivation behind “Building People”. Each of these levels delivers it rewards. Domenic has identified that by far the most significant and transformative success comes from helping others achieve their goal and that the foundation for every great achievement or organization is people.

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.
How To Achieve Success Through Mastermind Groups
Roundtable / Mastermind Kickoff Event
Friday, November 15, 7:30 - 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
 Apply for a 2019 Business Award!
Business Awards
Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 8:30pm
UF Hilton
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville

Each year, the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce honors local businesses and organizations for their role in helping our region become a global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity.  We love to celebrate our members and recognize all the good they do not only in our region, but around the world! 

This year, our member businesses will be recognized in the following categories:

·        Bio-Science Company of the Year
·        Commitment to the Environment
·        Community Involvement 
·        Diversity & Inclusion
·        Employer of the Year
·        Leading Women’s Company
·        Manufacturing Company of the Year
·        Non-Profit (501C3 required) Small (<$1M Revenue Annually)
·        Non-Profit (501C3 required) Large (>$1 M Revenue Annually)
·        Startup Company of the Year
·        Technology Company of the Year
·        Small Business of the Year (<$2M Revenue Annually)
·        Large Business of the Year (>$2M Million Revenue Annually)
The 2019 Business Awards will be hosted on Wednesday, December 4th — an evening dedicated to rewarding excellence in economic prosperity, community development, and leadership in Greater Gainesville. Make sure your organization gets the opportunity to attend and be recognized at our very popular annual awards ceremony!

You're invited to submit your business or non-profit for one or more of the 2019 awards!

Applications are now available online. Click Here to submit your business or non-profit for one or more of the 2019 awards!
Presented by
Santa Fe College Fall Job Fair
Wednesday, October 30, 9am - Noon
3000 NW 83rd Street, Building R, Room 001, Gainesville
2019 NCF - SHRM Conference
Thursday, November 14, 7:30am
CareerSource North Central Florida | Gainesville Career Center
10 Northwest 6th Street, Gainesville
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 November 18 for our Distinguished Speaker Luncheon featuring NFRMC CEO Eric Lawson
Monday, November 18, 11:30am - 1:15pm
Greater Gainesville Chamber
300 E University Ave, Suite 100, Gainesville

We are delighted to welcome to the Chamber Eric Lawson, North Florida Regional Medical Center CEO, on Monday, November 18, from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm. Eric will provide an update on developments at NFRMC,and a Q&A will follow his remarks. This member-exclusive event includes a buffet lunch. These popular luncheons fill up quickly - register today !
Distinguished Speaker Luncheons are sponsored by UF Health Doug Williams Executive Health.
Grants 101 Workshop: Learn the Basics of Grant and Proposal Writing
Wednesday, Nov 20, 9-11am
UF Innovate | The Hub
747 SW 7th Ave 

Designed for those with little or no experience in grant writing, this workshop will cover sources of funding (for profit and non-profits), proposal writing, budget building, award management and reporting and general guidance. 
Join us: 

Hosted by the Collaboratory for Women Innovators in partnership with Santa Fe IPDC. Only $20!

Renewing Members

All Clear Pool & Spa Shop, Inc.


Chance, Ramona M.

Data Targeting, Inc

Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center

Lowry Financial Advisors, Inc.

Robin S. Larson, DMD, PA

Sam Goforth
A Community Seminar: The Hormone Symphony
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville

Dr. Akey will be joined by her long time friend and colleague Dr. Anna Cabeca to give a talk on the importance of balanced hormones on wellness. Dr. Anna Cabeca is the best-selling author of "The Hormone Fix" which is #1 on Amazon for Menopause. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about an integral part of your health from two experts on the subject.This event is 100% FREE and open to the public but space is limited so register now to reserve your seat!

Richard & Dawn Suss endow the first scholarship to benefit Innovation Academy students.
Gainesville, FL, October 22, 2019  – The Suss Family Endowment has been established to support scholarships for students in the Innovation Academy who are pursuing a degree from either the Warrington College of Business or the College of Journalism and Communications.
“We are excited to see UF expand the student experience with a focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics and leadership. These disciplines are meaningful to our family’s own successes, and we proudly support UF’s commitment to innovation,” Richard and Dawn Suss.  

The Suss Family is proud to have two current Gators, Jacob and Sammi, and are members of the UF Parent & Family Leadership Council since 2018. Richard Suss CFP®, Executive Director of UBS Wealth Management Americas in Miami, graduated from the Warrington Business School at the University of Florida, having earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and was inducted into the leadership honorary, Florida Blue Key. Dawn Suss, a graduate from the University of South Florida with a B.A. degree in Advertising, is a Media Sales Account Manager at WLFX Fox 29 in West Palm Beach.

“We are thrilled to have the Suss family establish the first scholarship in the Innovation Academy,” said Dr. Jeff Citty, Director of the Innovation Academy. “We look forward to awarding an IA business student each year to assist them in focusing on their studies and creative innovations.”

For more information on the UF Parent & Family Leadership Council, please visit https://www.uff.ufl.edu/pfc/ .
Learn Web App Essentials at Gainesville Dev Academy

GAINESVILLE DEV ACADEMY has a new class to learn Web Application Development for Beginners.

Gainesville Dev Academy (GEV) is a professional software development training school that caters to making you an expert as a full stack front-end developer (yes we also do include some backend knowledge). GDEV takes the time to evaluate its curricula to go beyond academic by injecting may industry specific tools and knowledge….basically the things that make you competitive and hirable with job-ready skills.

GDEV offers a Beginner and Advanced program titled Web App Essentials (for Beginners) and Web Application Development (Advanced) that covers the most current of technologies such as React.js, Node.js, Mongo, Express, etc technologies on third-party APIs, how to build and how to use. You want to build an AirBnB or Uber type application? GDEV can teach you all those principles. 

The environment you will be surrounded by is fellow learners with whom you network and project build together, periodically speakers come in to share perspectives on technology and code….these speakers are leaders in the industry working as CTO, CIO or CEO’s of some of the larger tech companies in the community. GDEV wants to help you be ready for the best foot forward in a fast growing industry and age. 

GDEV is partnered with Santa Fe college, Chamber of Commerce, University of Florida College of Engineering, Career Source North Central Florida as well as other many tech employers whom you can find listed on our website www.gainesvilledevacademy.com

GDEV is currently enrolling for next cohort - Web Application Development Essentials (for Beginners) starting the week of October 28, 2019…..classes are held three timesaver week (Mon - Fri from 6 - 9PM…we found most people preferred this time helping them accommodate their professional or other things they do during the day). I highly encourage you to take the necessary next step to get registered for class so you do not miss out on the opportunity or wait another minute to get in this industry.

For more information please contact  duncan@gainesvilledevacdemy.com

Limited financing options are available for those that qualify.
Cox Communications to Surprise 20 deserving Take Stock in Children Students with laptops
Gainesville, FL – The Education Foundation is excited to announce that 20 students from their Take Stock in Children program will be receiving laptops on Monday, October 28 thanks to the generosity of Cox Communications. Surprise presentations will be made at Gainesville High School at 8:30am, and Eastside High School at 10:30am.

Students will be surprised in the company of their school administrators. Parents and Take Stock in Children mentors. “We want to encourage these students and reward them for their hard work in school, despite the many obstacles they face,” said Foundation Executive Director, Rachel Debigare.
“We’re happy to work with The Education Foundation to supply these deserving students with laptops,” said Aimee Pfannenstiel, market vice president for Cox Central Florida. “Putting the right tools in the hands of our students is one way to ensure they succeed in the classroom. We continue to work to close the digital divide.”
For more information regarding these laptop presentations, please contact Education Foundation Executive Director Rachel Debigare at  Debigarere@gm.sbac.edu  or 904-962-2659.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children is a program of The Education Foundation of Alachua County that breaks the cycle of poverty by providing a pathway that allows low-income, at-risk students to stay in school, graduate from high school, complete college or technical school and go on to become productive citizens. This success is achieved through an innovative multi-year program model of mentoring, a college success coach, accountability, college readiness skills training, and a college scholarship.
About The Education Foundation of Alachua County
The Education Foundation of Alachua County, Inc. is a 501(C)3 organization founded in 1986 whose mission is to invest in the future of Alachua County’s public school students. The foundation administers multiple programs including Take Stock in Children, Senior Scholarships, and Catalyst for Change Teacher Grants. The Education Foundation also supports teacher and employee recognition events as well as provides funding for staff development training. For more information about The Education Foundation, visit their website at  www.EdFoundationAC.org .
Avison Young to hold sixth annual global Day of Giving
Employees across the company will participate in community activities on October 24

Toronto, ON  –  Mark E. Rose , Chair and CEO of  Avison Young , the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, announced today that it will hold its sixth annual global  Day of Giving  this Thursday, October 24.

“On October 24, thousands of employees in approximately 100 Avison Young offices will spend the day volunteering at more than 80 community organizations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Europe,” comments Rose. “Although Thursday marks our sixth annual global Day of Giving, it will actually be a day of many firsts. Many new members of the Avison Young family will participate in the global Day of Giving for the first time – and we will be active in many communities that we haven’t assisted before. The increase stems from our acquisition of GVA in February 2019 and other acquisitions, new office openings and hires completed during the past year. We’re thrilled that this will be our largest and most far-reaching global Day of Giving ever. As we continue to help initiate change at the grassroots level, we will again be promoting the principles of sustainability through action and partnership – but on a much larger scale.”
First Annual Minority & Indigenous New Age Integrative Health Summit
Tuesday - Thursday, November 5 - 7
Santa Fe CIED
530 W University Ave, Gainesville

Free Admission

Featuring local health professionals an d experts speaking on the panel addressing specific minority health concerns

November 5 - Health Concerns of the African, Hispanic, Native American & Indigenous Diaspora

November 6 - Interactive Workshops

November 7 - Health Concerns of the Asiatic Diaspora & LGBTQ Culture
 All Saints’ Concert
Sunday, November 3, 4pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 
100 NE 1st Street, Gainesville
Glorious music and incredible dancing are yours when Dance Alive National Ballet and the Holy Trinity Choir and Chamber Orchestra perform W.A. Mozart’s REQUIEM.

Holy Trinity’s Music Director and Conductor John Lowe along with Dance Alive Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer are pleased to present this work as part of Music At Holy Trinity’s music program.

DANB principal dancers along with a corps of 20 will fill the aisles and alter at Holy Trinity – a magnificent setting for Mozart’s REQUIEM. Seating is limited, so arriving early to get a good seat is recommended.  A reception follows the performance. 

For More Information: 352-371-2986 or dalive@bellsouth.net