This summer marks the five year anniversary for United Way of North Central Florida’s Small Business Partner Program. To date, small business has brought in nearly a half million dollars for the Community Investment Fund! To celebrate all that we’ve accomplished we’re recognizing 2019 as the Year of Small Business.

The fun starts on Thursday, February 21 st with the second annual Small Business Summit: Purpose-Driven Leadership. This half-day event provides an opportunity for local small business owners, leaders, managers and entrepreneurs to learn, network and grow. We have a great lineup of speakers including Wendy Sellers, The HR Lady; Todd Louis, Tommy Williams Homes; and recent winner of the Greater Gainesville Chamber’s Employer of the Year award, PHOS Creative’s Brandon West. Tickets are available online at or click the button below! 
It’s important to recognize that this event would not be possible without the support from our Premium Small Business Partners. These are the businesses that have committed additional dollars to their Small Business Partnership for the purpose of facilitating educational events and networking opportunities for fellow businesses in the program. Thank you to: 2 College Brothers, Banks Carroll Group, Campbell Spellicy Engineering, Darr Schackow Insurance, Drotos Ryals Group, Earthwise Pet Supply, Gator Air & Energy, Hometown Mortgage Services, Medicare Advantage & Health Insurance Plans, Inc., Parent Dental Group, Power Production Management, Quality DesignWorks & Quality Plumbing, The Best Restoration, Waymaker and Wolf Security Systems.

To learn more about the Small Business Partner program, please contact Amber Miller at